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Systems Union Group plc

Trading Update

Systems Union Group plc, the global software vendor, announces key trading highlights ahead of its interim results for the half-year ended 30 June 2003:

•EBITDA, PBT and EPS are ahead of the same period last year and are in line with market expectations although total revenue was 10 per cent lower

•Profit margins have improved as the direct result of continuing cost reductions

•Cash and investments increased by £3 million from the year-end to £28 million

•SunSystems’ product offerings have been strengthened by a new alliance with MAPICS, a leading global supplier of manufacturing systems, and the extension of the existing analytics portfolio for pan-application reporting and analysis

•Product enhancements at Pegasus underpinned a strong performance

•Interim results for 2003 are due to be announced on 26 August 2003

Paul Coleman, chief executive officer of Systems Union Group plc, said:

“The Group remains cash generative and we anticipate improved profits for the half year to be in line with expectations albeit on lower revenues. We continue to pursue our stated acquisition policy as the IT sector consolidates to help us fulfil the growth strategy for Systems Union.”

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About Systems Union Inc.
Established in 1981, Systems Union Inc. is part of Systems Union Holdings Ltd. The company has 20 offices worldwide and over 200 channel partners in 76 countries. Systems Union has annualized revenue in excess of $110 million and 650 staff worldwide. For more information, visit

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