SOURCE: CEGEDIM

February 09, 2006 12:45 ET

CEGEDIM: Consolidated full-year 2005 revenues

Boulogne-Billancourt -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 9, 2006 -- Core business posts record level of international growth

Paris, 9 February 2006 - CEGEDIM, Europe's leading provider of integrated sales and marketing solutions specifically designed for the global pharmaceutical industry, generated growth of 16% in its consolidated full-year revenues, breaking the EUR 500 million mark.

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|in million euros         |        |        |          |Organic |
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|                         |   2005 |   2004 |Variation | growth |
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|                         |        |    (*) |          |      % |
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|First semester (IFRS)    |245,541 |214,299 |      15% |     8% |
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|Third quarter (IFRS)     |112,084 | 99,587 |      13% |     5% |
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|Fourth quarter (IFRS)    |144,402 |120,469 |      20% |    12% |
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|Total                    |502,026 |434,355 |      16% |     9% |
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|Healthcare and strategic |411,957 |358,865 |      15% |     6% |
|data                     |        |        |          |        |
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|CRM and strategic data   |228,435 |197,318 |      16% |     7% |
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|Healthcare professionals |108,500 | 90,612 |      20% |     6% |
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|Insurance services       | 75,022 | 70,935 |       6% |     5% |
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|Technologies and services| 90,070 | 75,490 |      19% |    19% |
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|Total                    |502,026 |434,355 |      16% |     9% |
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(*) For the Technologies and services division, the presentation of Cegelease lease contracts restatements was changed when the company first reported its accounts according to IFRS (the reclassification had no impact on operating results because it caused an equal increase in revenues and in operating costs). The following corrections have been made relative to previous announcements with respect to turnover (+ EUR 2,212,000 as at 30 June 2004, + EUR 2,534,000 as at Q3 2004 and + EUR 2,098,000 as at Q4 2004, amounting to EUR 6,844,000 for the whole year 2004).

For the first time in the Cegedim group's history, in 2005 the "CRM and Strategic data" division generated more revenues abroad than it did in France. This is a strategic turning point and serves as witness to the group's successful expansion of international activities (+35% in real terms, +14% organic growth). The group has been able to export its business model while continuing to boost margins, thereby providing fertile ground for future development.

"Healthcare professionals" activities posted very satisfactory organic growth of more than 6% over the full year 2005. The doctors' software business in the UK actually managed to top 2004's record-setting performance. Total growth came to nearly 20%, including notably the pharmacists' software activities acquired in late 2004 in the UK and the very good performances by these same activities in France.

Revenues in the "Insurance services" sector rose by nearly 6%, in line with full-year guidance, with operating margin on more solid footing relative to the first half.

"Technologies and services" activities all posted strong growth, thus making a significant contribution to the group's consolidated growth.

2005 earnings

This performance solidly reinforces the group's outlook for operating margin growth and firmly establishes a trend that began in 2003.

About CEGEDIM:

CEGEDIM develops exclusive databases and 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 core business, CEGEDIM provides the world's largest pharmaceutical companies with vital support for successful CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and helps measuring sales & marketing effectiveness. CEGEDIM's strategic databases also provide its clients with a clearer picture of their markets and targets, ensuring optimized return on investment.

Founded in 1969, and the only European company operating globally in this market, CEGEDIM employs 4,500 people and generated turnover of EUR 502 million in 2005 in over 60 countries. To learn more, please see our website: www.cegedim.com.

Listed on Eurolist by Euronext Paris, compartment B - ISIN FR0000053506 - Reuters CGDM.PA - Bloomberg CGM

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|Media inquiries          |Investor relations  |
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|CEGEDIM                  |CEGEDIM             |
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|Aude Balleydier          |Sandrine Debroise   |
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|Media Relations          |Chief Financial     |
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|Tel: +33 1 49 09 68 81   |Tel: +33 1 49 09 22 |
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|aude.balleydier@cegedim.f|investor.relations@c|
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|VP COMMUNICATION         |                    |
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|Jérôme Richard           |                    |
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|Press Officer            |                    |
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|Tel: +33 1 40 22 07 01   |                    |
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|jrichard@vp-communication|                    |
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