Hemisphere GPS added to S&P/TSX SmallCap Index



    CALGARY, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS Inc. ("Hemisphere")
announced today that its common shares have been added to Standard & Poor's
Canadian SmallCap Index. The addition was made following Standard & Poor's
quarterly S&P/TSX Composite Index review and is effective at the open of
trading on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008.
    To be eligible for inclusion in the S&P/TSX SmallCap Index, a security
must meet certain criteria during the preceding 12-months, including trading
liquidity and consistency, and have a minimum market capitalization of
C$100 million. During the past 12-months, Hemisphere's increased share price,
improved trading liquidity and a market capitalization reaching as high as
C$275 million were important factors in meeting the criteria for the index
inclusion.
    The S&P/TSX SmallCap Index is designed to be both representative of the
Canadian small cap equity market, and liquid to support investment products
such as index mutual funds, exchange traded funds, index portfolios, and index
futures and options. The S&P/TSX SmallCap Index is calculated and managed by
Standard & Poor's and provides an investable index for the Canadian small cap
market. It includes common stock and income trust units.

    About Standard & Poor's

    Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:   MHP),
is the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including
independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and
data. With approximately 8,500 employees, including wholly owned affiliates,
located in 23 countries, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's
financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 140 years
in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more
confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more
information, visit: www.standardandpoors.com.

    About Hemisphere GPS

    Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS
products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in
agriculture, marine and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and
other intellectual property and owns leading brand names, including Outback
Guidance(R) and BEELINE, two of the leading brands in precision GPS for ground
agriculture. The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with major
product development, sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas,
Texas, and Australia. Hemisphere GPS trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange
under the symbol "HEM" and is a component of Standard & Poor's TSX SmallCap
Index. For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to
www.hemispheregps.com.





For further information:

For further information: Cory Pala, Investor Relations, E.vestor
Communications Inc., (416) 657-2400, CPala@evestor.com

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