ComputerLinks AG

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Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers
Acquisition of Scandinavian Securesoft Group by COMPUTERLINKS AG

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15.06.2005

COMPUTERLINKS AG (ISIN DE0005448807), the leading value added distributor in Europe, has acquired 100 per cent ownership of the Scandinavian Securesoft Group.

With the acquisition of the Securesoft Group, the COMPUTERLINKS Group has gained direct access to the Scandinavian market. Securesoft is represented by 4 companies in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

The Securesoft Group achieved turnover of 37 million Euro and earnings before tax (EBT) of 2.3 million Euro in the financial year 2004. The basic purchase price is 12.1 million Euro. In addition performance-related earn-out payments totalling a maximum 6.2 million Euro were agreed for a period of 4 years. The basic purchase price and also the earn-out payments are to be paid solely in cash.

Securesoft is the leading Scandinavian value-added-distributor in the fast growing field of e-security of great importance to COMPUTERLINKS. COMPUTERLINKS and Securesoft market the products of the leading e-security vendors Check Point, Nokia and Trend Micro amongst others. The Securesoft business model of value added distribution matches that of the COMPUTERLINKS Group. With its presence now in 12 European countries the COMPUTERLINKS Group is consolidating its market position as the leading value added distributor in Europe.

Issuer's information/explanatory remarks concerning this ad hoc announcment:

Stephan Link, CEO of COMPUTERLINKS AG comments: "The Securesoft Group with turnover of 37 million Euro, EBT of 2.3 million Euro and a matching business model is the ideal acquisition for us. The acquisition of the Securesoft Group is a milestone for our expansion strategy in Europe."

Pekka Ekman, former shareholder and CEO of the Securesoft Group looks forward: "As new members of the expanded COMPUTERLINKS Group, we anticipate corresponding synergies as a result of the synchronisation of further vendor contracts and also the use of resources and information technologies throughout the group. This is confirmed by the initial positive reactions of our customers and vendors."

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Bettina Zollner

Branche: Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:      DE0005448807
WKN:        544880
Börsen:    Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse
                Berliner Wertpapierbörse
                Hamburger Wertpapierbörse
                Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse
                Börse Düsseldorf
                Bayerische Börse
                Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB)



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