SOURCE: Aladdin Knowledge Systems

June 25, 2008 07:11 ET

Aladdin Knowledge Systems to Acquire Eutronsec S.p.A.

Transaction to Expand Aladdin's Market Share and Presence in European Region

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN), an information security leader specializing in authentication, software DRM and content security, today announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Eutronsec, S.p.A., a provider of software protection and authentication products, for approximately EUR 10.0 million in cash, including acquisition related expenses.

"The acquisition of Eutronsec is focused on further expanding Aladdin's market share and presence in the European region and extending our global position as an industry leader in the areas of software protection and authentication," said Yanki Margalit, Chief Executive Officer at Aladdin Knowledge Systems. "Eutronsec's innovative products are designed to guard against software piracy as well as protect electronic intellectual property and are a complement to Aladdin's award-winning portfolio of IT security products. We look forward to providing Eutronsec's customers throughout Europe with the high-quality service and support they have come to expect with the added benefit of our worldwide security expertise, research and development resources as well as the strong financial backing of a publicly-traded company."

Eutronsec is a significant player in the Italian software security and authentication market, with full year 2007 annual revenue relevant to Aladdin's primary business just under EUR 5 million. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be consummated by September 2008. Pending a successful completion of the transaction, the acquisition is anticipated to be accretive to Aladdin on a diluted earnings per share basis during the first half of 2009.

About Eutronsec

Established in 1987, Eutronsec is a private company based in Italy devoted to developing and marketing innovative solutions for information security. Eutronsec solutions include software protection, token authentication, OTP technology, SIM and smartcard readers, desktop and laptop protection, USB flash memory, and PDF document protection. For more information, visit the Eutronsec Web site at http://www.eutronsec.com.

About Aladdin

Aladdin Knowledge Systems' Software Rights Management products are the #1 choice of software developers and publishers to protect intellectual property, increase revenues, and reduce losses from software piracy. Aladdin eToken is the world's #1 USB-based authentication solution. The Aladdin eSafe secure Web gateway provides the most advanced protection against the latest Web-based threats and attacks. Aladdin has offices in 12 countries, a worldwide network of channel partners, and has won numerous awards for innovation. For more information, visit the Aladdin Web site at www.Aladdin.com.

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