SOURCE: CEGEDIM

November 14, 2006 13:42 ET

CEGEDIM : Consolidated turnover to 30 September 2006

TRENDS CONFIRMED

Paris -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- CEGEDIM, the European leader in CRM solutions and marketing studies for the pharmaceutical industry, posted 8.1% consolidated turnover growth in the first nine months of 2006.

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|In thousands of euros    | 2006   | 2005   |Variation |Organic |
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|                         |        |        |          | Growth |
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|                         |        |        |          |      % |
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|CRM and strategic data   |173,226 |162,143 |     6.8% |   4.0% |
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|Healthcare professionals | 92,793 | 79,179 |    17.2% |  11.8% |
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|Healthcare insurance     | 56,083 | 54,021 |     3.8% |   3.8% |
|services                 |        |        |          |        |
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|Healthcare and strategic |322,102 |295,343 |     9.1% |   6.0% |
|data                     |        |        |          |        |
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|Technologies and services| 64,386 | 62,282 |     3.4% |   3.4% |
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|Total                    |386,488 |357,624 |     8.1% |   5.6% |
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|1st quarter              |126,250 |113,151 |    11.6% |   6.9% |
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|2nd quarter              |139,518 |132,389 |     5.4% |   3.9% |
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|3rd quarter              |120,720 |112,084 |     7.7% |   6.2% |
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After beating forecasts in the first quarter of 2006 and turning in a more moderate performance in the second quarter, CEGEDIM Group's first-half turnover growth was in line with expectations at 8.2%. The Group has now posted very good third-quarter growth of 7.7%, confirming the trend established since the start of 2006. Growth in the nine months to September comes to 8.1%, including like-for-like growth of 5.6%.

In the "CRM and strategic data" sector, international activities continue to grow at a brisk pace, up 15% over nine months on a like-for-like basis and up 21% overall. The Group's international success is taking over from French activities as the growth driver and is validating CEGEDIM's goal of solidifying its European leadership position and its role as a key global player in these markets.

"Healthcare professionals" activities continued their dynamic growth in the third quarter, bringing growth over nine months to 17%, including 12% on a like-for-like basis. Robust gains early in the year are naturally likely to subside somewhat over the rest of the year, notably in UK software businesses and more seasonal promotional activities.

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

2006 outlook

The CEGEDIM Group's previously announced forecast for 2006 consolidated turnover of approximately EUR 535 million is unchanged.

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 4,800 people and generated turnover of EUR 501 million in 2005 in over 60 countries. To learn more, please see our website: www.cegedim.com

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|Aude Balleydier          |Sandrine Debroise   |
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