SOURCE: CEGEDIM

February 13, 2007 12:39 ET

CEGEDIM: Consolidated 2006 Turnover

Solid 2006 in Line With Forecasts

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 13, 2007 -- CEGEDIM, the European leader in CRM solutions and marketing studies for the pharmaceutical industry, posted 8% consolidated turnover growth in 2006.

+-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+-----------------+
|Turnover in thousands of | 2006   | 2005   |Variation |Organic growth % |
|euros                    |        |        |          |                 |
+-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+-----------------+
|First quarter            |126,250 |113,151 |     12 % |           6.9 % |
+-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+-----------------+
|Second quarter           |139,518 |132,389 |      5 % |           3.9 % |
+-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+-----------------+
|Third quarter            |120,721 |112,084 |      8 % |           6.2 % |
+-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+-----------------+
|Fourth quarter           |152,978 |143,713 |      6 % |           5.3 % |
+-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+-----------------+
|Total                    |539,466 |501,338 |      8 % |           5.5 % |
+-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+-----------------+
|CRM and strategic data   |241,609 |228,886 |      6 % |           3.5 % |
+-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+-----------------+
|Healthcare professionals |126,657 |107,426 |     18 % |          12.3 % |
+-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+-----------------+
|Healthcare insurance     | 77,721 | 74,968 |      4 % |           3.7 % |
|services                 |        |        |          |                 |
+-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+-----------------+
|Healthcare and strategic |445,987 |411,280 |      8 % |           5.8 % |
|data: A                  |        |        |          |                 |
+-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+-----------------+
|Technologies and         | 93,483 | 90,058 |      4 % |           3.8 % |
|services: B              |        |        |          |                 |
+-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+-----------------+
|Total: A + B             |539,469 |501,338 |      8 % |           5.5 % |
+-------------------------+--------+--------+----------+-----------------+
CEGEDIM had a good fourth quarter, bringing consolidated annual turnover to EUR 539 million, near the top end of the forecast range.

The "CRM and strategic data" sector, which comprises businesses that cater to pharmaceutical companies, grew by 6% in 2006. Organic growth of 3.5% is mainly due to French operations, whose growth outlook is conditioned by the Group's already strong presence in France. Growth in international activities is particularly dynamic: they now represent 56% of full-year turnover and are expanding at a rate of nearly 17% (organic: 13%). Since 2005, the numbers have confirmed this underlying trend, and international expansion can now be counted among the Group's fundamentals.

The "Healthcare professionals" sector has been particularly impressive since the start of 2006 and turned in another strong performance in the fourth quarter, bringing full-year growth to 18% (organic: 12.3%). Business outside of France accounts for 41% of total turnover, and the pharmacists' software activity in the UK - acquired in late 2005 - grew by a robust 16%. All of the sector's French businesses are faring well, both software and promotional activities for doctors and pharmacists.

CEGEDIM Group began consolidating French paramedical software publisher RM Ingénierie in March 2006, and announced the acquisition of doctors' software publisher STACKS, which is active in Spain and Chile, on 29 December 2006. These two new subsidiaries are particularly well established and testify to the Group's strategy of enriching its offering and expanding its presence in this rapidly growing sector.

Continuing first-half trends, "Healthcare insurance services" and "Technologies and services" turnover rose at a moderate pace, in line with forecasts.

2006 results: Full-year 2006 results will be announced on 23 April 2007, and operating margin is expected to be in line with forecasts.

About CEGEDIM: CEGEDIM develops exclusive databases and high value added software solutions. Its expertise falls into two divisions. The "Healthcare and strategic data" division comprises services specifically designed for pharmaceutical companies, healthcare professionals and health insurance providers. The "Technologies and services" division covers a variety of sectors.Established as the European leader in its historic core business, CEGEDIM provides the world's largest pharmaceutical companies with vital support for successful CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and helps measure sales & marketing effectiveness. CEGEDIM's CRM tools, backed by the Group's powerful strategic databases, also provide its clients with a clearer picture of their markets and targets, optimizing both strategies and return on investment.Founded in 1969, and the only European company operating globally in this market, CEGEDIM employs around 5,000 people and generated turnover of EUR 539 million in 2006 in 75 countries. To learn more, please see our website: www.cegedim.com.

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