updated 10/1/2010 10:45:48 AM ET 2010-10-01T14:45:48

HANOVER, Md., Oct. 1, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW) is pleased to announce the pricing of its initial public offering of 9,100,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $10.00 per share. The shares will begin trading on Friday, October 1, 2010 on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol "KEYW". Of the shares in the offering, 8,274,090 are being offered by the Company and 825,910 are being offered by selling stockholders. In addition, the Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,365,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. KEYW will use the proceeds from the offering to repay debt and for working capital, capital expenditures and general corporate purposes, including potential acquisitions.

"KEYW is pleased to be joining the NASDAQ family of publicly traded companies today," according to Leonard Moodispaw, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are focused on delivering agile solutions for the challenges and problems facing our Nation's Intelligence Community."

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering. FBR Capital Markets & Co., Merriman Capital, and Noble Financial Capital Markets are acting as co-managers for the offering.

The offering of these securities will be made only by means of prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from SunTrust Robinson Humphrey by a request via standard mail, telephone, facsimile, or email, as follows:

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Prospectus Department
3333 Peachtree Rd, NE, 9th Floor
Atlanta, GA  30326
Phone:  404-926-5744
Facsimile: 404-926-5464
e-mail:  prospectus@rhco.com

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sales of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

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 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; E-mail info@keywcorp.com, or on the Web at www.keywcorp.com.

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