CEVA Group Plc

CEVA Group Plc Reports Quarter 3, 2007 Results

    Hoofddorp, Netherlands, November 29 (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - First Release Following Extension of Service Offering

    - CEVA Third Quarter 2007 Results

    CEVA Group Plc released its Quarter 3, 2007 Interim Financial Statements today. These statements include the following highlights:

    - First presentation of results following the EGL acquisition on 2 August 2007

    - EBITDA increased to EUR86.9 million from EUR(4.3) million in Q3 2006

    - Adjusted EBITDA improved to EUR93.1million from EUR57.5 million in Q3 2006

    - Cash position at the 30 September 2007 of EUR216.9 million

    - Solid financing structure with medium to long term maturity dates.

    CEVA Group Plc delivered the following results:

@@start.t1@@                            Three months ended Sep 30              Nine months ended Sep 30
                                  2007          2006                         2007            2006
      Net sales    EUR1,331.3m  EUR840.4m  58.4%  EUR3,097.7m EUR2,587.1m  19.7%
      EBITDA              EUR86.9m    EUR(4.3)m      -        EUR186.9m      EUR66.9m 179.4%
      % sales                  6.5%         (0.5)%                        6.0%            2.6%
      Adjusted
      EBITDA(i)         EUR93.1m    EUR57.5m  80.9%      EUR202.3m    EUR151.7m  41.2%
      % sales                  7.0%          6.8%                         6.5%            5.9%@@end@@

    (i)Adjustments in 2007 relate mainly to EGL merger costs and Contract Logistics rebranding and separation costs.

    (ii) The results presented include three months Contract Logistics and two months EGL.

    Our Contract Logistics and Freight Management business on a stand-alone basis delivered the following results:

    - Contract Logistics organic results excluding the impact of the EGL acquisition:

@@start.t2@@                              Three months ended Sep 30            Nine months ended Sep 30
                                  2007          2006                         2007            2006
      Net sales      EUR833.5m    EUR829.5m    0.5%      EUR2,579m EUR2,553.9m    1.0%
      EBITDA            EUR63.3m      EUR(4.9)m      -        EUR162.2m      EUR65.7m 146.8%
      % sales                 7.5%          (0.6)%                        6.3%            2.6%
      Adjusted
      EBITDA(i)        EUR70.0m      EUR57.5m  21.7%      EUR178.9m    EUR150.5m  18.8%
      % sales                 8.3%            6.9%                         6.8%            5.9%@@end@@

    (i) Adjustments primarily relate to costs incurred following the separation from previous parent.

    - EGL performance on a stand-alone basis:

@@start.t3@@                          Three months ended Sep 30              Nine months ended Sep 30
                                 2007         2006                          2007            2006
      Revenue         EUR735.0m EUR646.1m  13.8%    EUR1,962.9m EUR1,871.3m    4.9%
      EBITDA              EUR6.5    EUR28.7m (77.4)%        EUR36.6m      EUR77.1m (52.5)%
      % sales                 0.9%         4.4%                          1.9%            4.1%
      Adjusted         EUR38.3m  EUR32.0m  19.7%        EUR100.1m      EUR86.0m  16.4%
      EBITDA(i)
      % sales                 5.2%         5.0%                          5.1%            4.6%@@end@@

    (i) Adjustments primarily relate to advisor fees and pre-acquisition deal costs incurred by EGL prior to 2 August 2007.

    CEO John Pattullo commented: "It is exciting to show the financial performance of the full CEVA Group Plc for the first time. The fact that we are one of the major players in the global supply chain is now reflected in our results. We are in the process of establishing a unified approach to the  market and can now focus on delivering value to all stakeholders. I am very pleased to see that the integration process has not distracted attention and that despite making significant changes in the company we have continued to move forward strongly. Revenue is showing momentum, our profitability continues to improve and our focus on cash is strong."

    CEVA. Making Business Flow

    CEVA Logistics supply chain management is recognised by its customers for making their business flow through our commitment to their success. CEVA focuses on a diverse range of market sectors including automotive & tyres, technology, industrial, retail & consumer goods, health care, publishing, aerospace and oil & gas. We offer our customers increased efficiency and reduced transit times, thanks to our ongoing focus on operations excellence and the visibility and control that we create in supply chains. As a leading global logistics company, we provide end-to-end design, implementation and operation of logistics solutions in contract logistics, freight forwarding, distribution management and transportation management for large and medium-sized national and multinational companies.

    CEVA combines the heritage of two great companies, TNT Logistics and EGL, which merged in August 2007. We employ more than 50,000 people and operate an extensive global network with facilities in over 100 countries worldwide. We operate 614 warehouses around the globe summing a combined space of approximately 8, 6 million square meters. For fiscal year 2006, CEVA reported combined pro forma sales of EUR 6 billion. CEVA is an Apollo portfolio company. Apollo is one of the leading private equity investors in the world. CEVA's CEO is John Pattullo. For more information http://www.cevalogistics.com

    Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

    The statements included in this news release, and other statements that are not historical facts, may contain forward-looking statements. In addition to the assumptions specifically mentioned in the above paragraphs, there are a number of other factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the process of combining EGL and CEVA, the actual effects of recent and future regulatory changes and technological developments, globalization, levels of spending in major economies, the economic climate in Asia and the US, levels of marketing and promotional expenditure, actions of competitors and joint venture partners, employee costs, future exchange and interest rates, changes in tax rates, unexpected costs of integrating recently acquired businesses and future business combination or dispositions and other factors detailed in risk factors and elsewhere in CEVA and EGL's most recent Annual Reports, including but not restricted to the EGL Annual Report on Form 10-K. Further information concerning the Company and its business, including factors that potentially could materially affect the Company's financial results, is contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize (or the consequences of such a development worsen), or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those forecasted or expected. EGL and CEVA disclaim any intention or obligation to update publicly or revise such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Contact:
For more information please contact: Paula Satink, Tel:
+31-23-568-3492, Paula.satink@cevalogistics.com



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