DICOM Group plc

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Pre-close Period Trading Update (E)

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------- London / Frankfurt - 17 July 2002 - DICOM Group plc ("DICOM Group" or "the Group"), the global leader in the Electronic Data and Document Capture ("EDC") market, a fast growing segment of the Office Automation software industry, announces the following trading update ahead of its close period. Preliminary Results for the year ended 30 June 2002 will be announced on Tuesday, 17 September 2002. In the core EDC Division, trading during the last quarter of DICOM Group’s financial year, has remained strong. In June it secured a number of new contracts with blue chip clients, notably a contract worth US$ 700,000 from Raymond James, the US investment bank. Other sizable contracts gained during the last quarter included European projects at Hertz UK, Halifax Bank, the Ministry of Justice in the Netherlands and the Italian Post. Current trading in the EDC Division continues to be strong, with recent order flow ahead of the same period in 2001. Ascent Ricochet, the award winning new software product line extending the Ascent Capture product family, was launched at the end of June and first orders have been received in July. The Group remains well positioned in its core market, EDC, which has shown good growth during the year in contrast to difficult general trading conditions in the IT market. This growth has been aided by the successful launch of new products, increased sales to new and existing customers, and has led to a growing market share. end of announcement euro adhoc 17.07.2002 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Further inquiry note: Stefan Gaiser Tel.: +49 (0)761452 6918 or +49 (0)1727621 562 E-Mail: stefan_gaiser@dicomgroup.com Branche: Software ISIN: DE0009314864 WKN: 931 486 Index: Nemax All Share Börsen: Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade Bayerische Börse / free trade Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / Neuer Markt

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