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Valora awards major ICT order to T-Systems

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Muttenz (euro adhoc) - Valora awards major ICT order to T-Systems 
- Operating and modernizing the ICT infrastructure
- Centralizing the European data centres
- Base platform for Valora growth strategy
- Eight year contract term

The trading company Valora has instructed T-Systems in Switzerland to operate
its data centres and ICT infrastructure. The aim is to implement a uniform
solution transnationally together with T-Systems, sustainably reduce costs and
provide a dynamic infrastructure platform to support the growth strategy. The
contract will run for eight years.

"With the expert knowledge and innovation of T-Systems we are focusing on a
clear increase in the efficiency of our planning and control, and flexible
support for our growth activities. At the same time we are anticipating savings
and transparency in our ICT costs", says Markus Guggenbühler, CIO at Valora. "I
am delighted that in T-Systems we have found a strong partner whose innovative
technologies will help us achieve our corporate objectives".

With the outsourcing contract with T-Systems the entire Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) including all servers, networks, end user devices
and the Helpdesk will be modernized. In addition, the Deutsche Telekom
subsidiary will be centralizing the infrastructure of all of Valora´s data
centres, which include sites in Austria, Germany, Luxemburg and Scandinavia.
During the course of this, 16 employees will move over to T Systems. The central
application management within the competence centre for the different business
platforms will be run strategically using Valora´s own resources. The
outsourcing initiative will serve to focus these areas on supporting the
business units in implementing the corporate strategy "Valora 4 Growth".

"T-Systems is the only service provider in Switzerland able to offer Valora data
centre operations and ICT infrastructure Europe-wide from a single source. With
our scalable services we are helping the trading company to increase the quality
and transparency of its IT and processes", explains Pierre Klatt, Managing
Director of T-Systems in Switzerland. "We are looking forward to working

About Valora
Valora is an economically strong independent trading company operating on a
Europe-wide scale. Valora is active in three areas of business, all of them
involving supplying consumer markets with high sales potential. The focus is
clearly directed towards European markets which have developed over the years
with the lifestyle of modern, mobile generations.
As a retail company, Valora Retail runs around 1600 sales outlets in
Switzerland, Germany and Luxemburg. Valora Services is a press wholesaler which
supplies media articles both to its own retail outlets and to retail partners in
Switzerland, Austria and Luxemburg. Valora Trade is an exclusive distribution
partner for branded consumer goods to the organised and independent retail
trade, and supports both manufacturers and retailers with highly specialized
services. In 2010 the Valora Group´s turnover was CHF 2.9 bn. and the Group
employed around 6,500 staff.

About T-Systems 
Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems
operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for
multinational corporations and public sector institutions. T-Systems provides
integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. The
company's some 47,600 employees combine industry expertise and ICT innovations
to add significant value to customers´ core business all over the world.
T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 9.1 billion in the 2010 financial

In Switzerland, T-Systems has over 650 employees and, in addition to the head
office in Zollikofen, has offices all over Switzerland. Since March 2011, the
Swiss SAP integrated systems provider, Data Migration Consulting AG, has been a
subsidiary of T-Systems Switzerland AG.

Further inquiry note:
Investor Relations Valora:	       Phone:	+41 58 789 12 20
Mladen Tomic	                E-Mail: 

Media Relations Valora:	       Phone:	+41 58 789 12 01
Stefania Misteli	                E-Mail:	

Senta Kleger	                Phone: 	+41 79 270 27 89	                        

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company:     Valora Holding AG
             Hofackerstrasse 40
             CH-4132 Muttenz
phone:       +41 61 467 20 20
FAX:         +41 58 789 12 12
sector:      Retail
ISIN:        CH0002088976
stockmarkets: stock market: BX Berne eXchange, Main Standard: SIX Swiss Exchange 
language:   English

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