COMPUTERLINKS AG announces positive start to the year in the 1st quarter of 2008

Munich, (PresseBox) - The COMPUTERLINKS Group has made a successful start to the new fiscal year 2008. Group turnover increased by 15.2% in the 1st quarter of 2008 to 117,5 million Euro (1st quarter 2007: 102.0 million Euro). With a stable EBITDA margin compared to the same quarter last year, EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) rose in the 1st quarter of 2008 by 14.8% to 4.0 million Euro (1st quarter 2007: 3.5 million Euro). Net income for the period rose in the first three months of 2008 by 20.8% to 2.4 million Euro. Earnings per share were therefore 0.36 Euro in the 1st quarter of 2008 (1st quarter of 2007: 0.30 Euro).

The e-security division saw an increase of 16% in the 1st quarter of 2008 to 104.4 million Euro
(1st quarter 2007: 89.9 million Euro). Turnover of 10.8 million Euro was achieved in the ebusiness division compared to 10.4 million Euro in the same period last year. In the Professional Services segment turnover rose by 30% to 2.3 million Euro in the 1st quarter of 2008.

The COMPUTERLINKS Group was able to make a seamless transition from the successful fiscal year 2007 to the 1st quarter of 2008.

We feel we are well positioned in all our Group's companies in the various countries.Following a successful start to the new year, we remain cautiously optimistic about the coming months of the current fiscal year based on the summer quarters and the uncertain overall economic climate.

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