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Oslo, Friday, October 16, 2009
Stock Exchange Notification
BLOM AWARDED NOK 23 MILLION CONTRACT BY ITALIAN MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT

Blom CGR S.p.A., the Italian subsidiary of Blom ASA, has been awarded a NOK 23 million contract by Italian Ministry of Environment to deliver historical and new orthophotos covering the entire Italy. The project will start immediately and is expected to be completed within 2nd quarter 2010.
The new project includes Inventory Land Use of Italy for the implementation of the Community Action Plan as required by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Kyoto Protocol.

We are proud to be the preferred provider of services for the Italian Ministry of Environment for this strategically important project” says Giovanni Banchini, Chairman and Managing Director Blom CGR S.p.A, “ This agreement is a further confirmation that our services maintain high professional and commercial level, and it is an international recognition of the expertise we represent”.

Blom will provide archived data and prepare the technical organization and production methodology for carrying out the operations covering the country. The methodology is based on the comparison of up-to-date orthophotos from the TerraItaly™ database and older orthophotos from the VOLOITALIA® database. The agreement underlines Blom’s success within the important focus area, Environmental Services.


For further information please contact:

Dirk Blaauw, CEO Blom ASA, at tel: +47 22 13 19 23 or email: dirk.blaauw@blomasa.com, or

Håkon Jacobsen, COO Blom ASA, at tel: +47 22 13 19 33 or email: hakon.jacobsen@blomasa.com


About Blom
Blom Group is a leading European player within geographic information. The Group is the largest European company within collection and processing of map information. Blom has unique databases of map and image information and develops applications and services for Location Based Services and navigation. Blom has more than 1,200 employees and subsidiaries in 13 countries. The company headquarter is located in Oslo, Norway. Blom is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker BLO).
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