KeyW Corporation
Sep 26, 2011

KEYW Issues "Aura" Contract Update

HANOVER, Md., Sept. 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW) has been informed that the systems integration contract referred to by KEYW as "Aura" has been awarded to a competitor.

"While the award of the Aura contract to a competitor is disappointing, we continue to see abundant opportunities for continued high growth," commented Leonard Moodispaw, President and CEO of KEYW. "Although this contract has captured a great deal of interest by our investors, we continue to view it as only one part of a much larger plan to build on the core strengths and focus of KEYW as a leading provider of mission critical cyber and intelligence solutions to the defense and intelligence communities. Since the IPO, and prior to the award of this contract, KEYW has nearly doubled in employees and revenue through a combination of strong organic growth and 5 acquisitions. We view our market as rich with opportunities for continued rapid growth, which is underscored by the fact that we currently have over 300 current openings for qualified staff. Our strategy and success are not dependent on any single contract or opportunity. Rather, we continue to expand our platform to meet the high demand by our customers for agility, continuous innovation, and creative solutions to our nation's cyber superiority challenges and needs."

About KEYW: KEYW provides agile cyber superiority and cybersecurity solutions, primarily for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers. We create our solutions by combining our services and expertise with hardware, software, and proprietary technology to meet our customers' requirements. For more information contact KEYW Corporation, 1334 Ashton Road, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-270-5300; Fax 443-270-5301; email, or on the web at

Forward-Looking Statements: Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include but are not limited to statements about our future expectations, plans and prospects, and other statements containing the words "estimates," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will," "potential," and similar expressions. Our actual results, performance or achievements or industry results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. These statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, date and filed March 29, 2011 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as required under the Securities Act of 1934, and other filings that we make with the SEC from time to time. Due to the uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. KEYW is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Ed Jaehne

         Chief Strategy Officer