Hemisphere GPS Appoints New VP Engineering



    CALGARY, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Hemisphere GPS (TSX: HEM), a designer and
manufacturer of advanced GPS products, today announced the appointment of Jim
Chinnick as the Company's new Vice President of Engineering.
    With more than 36 years of experience, Mr. Chinnick joins Hemisphere GPS
with a distinguished background, including executive engineering and
management roles at WaveRider Communications, Harris Corporation (Wireless
Access Division), NovAtel Communications, Nortel, and Foundation Electronic
Instruments. Mr. Chinnick brings to Hemisphere GPS significant technical depth
in communications and satellite technology and product development. He has a
Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics, and Masters of Science in
Electrical Engineering (Communications).
    "Jim was recruited for his engineering strengths, but also for his
demonstrated leadership experience in business, process, and planning," said
Steve Koles, president and CEO of Hemisphere GPS. "Jim will play a key role in
the direction of our technology and expanding product lines as we go through
this current growth phase and address new markets. I am pleased to officially
welcome Jim to the team."

    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), one 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, and
Texas. For more information about Hemisphere GPS, go to www.hemispheregps.com.

    The above disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that
involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These
forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties,
certain of which are beyond Hemisphere GPS' control, including: the impact of
general economic conditions, industry conditions, increased competition, the
lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in
foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and market
valuations of companies with respect to the announced transactions and the
final valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory
authorities. Hemisphere GPS' actual results, performance or achievement could
differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by these forward-looking
statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events
anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if
any of them do so, what benefits, including the amount of proceed, that
Hemisphere GPS will derive there from.





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For further information: Cory Pala, Investor Relations, E.vestor
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