SOURCE: CEGEDIM

August 12, 2008 12:36 ET

CEGEDIM : FIRST HALF 2008 FINANCIAL INFORMATION

A confortable level of revenues

PARIS--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Cegedim, the world's leading provider of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, with 2008 half year revenues up to 25% with EUR 418M, widely confirmed its 2008 revenues forecast and the success of Dendrite integration.

First half 2008 consolidated revenues (not audited)

+-------------------------+---------+---------+--------+----------
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|Revenues (€ thousands)   |   2008  |   2007  |  Change|Gross
change        |
|                         |         |         |        |excluding
sector    ||  |         |         |        |impacts             |
|                         |         |         |        |
|
+-------------------------+---------+---------+--------+----------
----------+
|CRM and strategic data   |  240,094|  186,178|   29.0%|
35,5%|
+-------------------------+---------+---------+--------+----------
----------+
| Healthcare professionals|  125,085|   94,000|   33.1%|
18,0%|
+-------------------------+---------+---------+--------+----------
----------+
|Insurance and services   |   52,593|   52,962|   -0.7%|
5,9%|
+-------------------------+---------+---------+--------+----------
----------+
|Total revenues           |  417,772|  333,140|   25.4%|
|
+-------------------------+---------+---------+--------+----------
----------+
|First quarter            |  189,827|  136,050|   39.5%|
|
+-------------------------+---------+---------+--------+----------
----------+
|Second quarter           |  227,945|  197,090|   15.7%|
|
+-------------------------+---------+---------+--------+----------
----------+

+-------------------------+--------------------+------------------
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|Revenues (€ thousands)   |2008 at constant    |2007 at constant
|
|                         |consolidation scope |consolidation
scope |
|                         |and exchange rates  |and exchange rates
|
|                         |(*)                 |(*)
|
+-------------------------+--------------------+------------------
--+
|CRM and strategic data   |             250,860|
177,877|
+-------------------------+--------------------+------------------
--+
| Healthcare professionals|             129,088|
94,000|
+-------------------------+--------------------+------------------
--+
|Insurance and services   |              50,253|
50,117|
+-------------------------+--------------------+------------------
--+
|Total revenues           |             430,201|
321,994|
+-------------------------+--------------------+------------------
--+
|First quarter            |                    |
|
+-------------------------+--------------------+------------------
--+
|Second quarter           |                    |
|
+-------------------------+--------------------+------------------
--+

+-------------------------+--------------------+
|Revenues (€ thousands)   |Organic growth at   |
|                         |constant exchange   |
|                         |rates (*)           |
|                         |                    |
+-------------------------+--------------------+
|CRM and strategic data   |               41.0%|
+-------------------------+--------------------+
| Healthcare professionals|               37.3%|
+-------------------------+--------------------+
|Insurance and services   |                0.3%|
+-------------------------+--------------------+
|Total revenues           |               33.6%|
+-------------------------+--------------------+
|First quarter            |                    |
+-------------------------+--------------------+
|Second quarter           |                    |
+-------------------------+--------------------+
* Like-for-like growth is not restated for the activities of Dendrite, which were bought in May 2007 and whose impacts on the "CRM and strategic data" sector are no longer distinguishable due to intervening mergers.

New split of activities

In 2007, the activities sold to Tessi, which represented about one third of the "Technologies and services" sector, led to a more straightforward sector organization.

New split of the " Technologies and services " sector

+--------------------+--------------------+--------------------+
|      Activities    |New sectors         |Comments            |
+--------------------+--------------------+--------------------+
|  Direct marketing  |CRM and strategic   |Activities mainly   |
|                    |data                |carried out with    |
|                    |                    |pharmaceutical      |
|                    |                    |industries          |
+--------------------+--------------------+--------------------+
|  Cegelease         |Healthcare          |Activities that are |
|                    |professionals       |aimed at doctors and|
|                    |                    |pharmacists         |
+--------------------+--------------------+--------------------+
|  Cegedim SRH et PCO|Insurance and       |Activities          |
|                    |services            |completing our      |
|                    |                    |services and        |
|                    |                    |outsourcing offers  |
+--------------------+--------------------+--------------------+
+--------------------+--------------------+--------------------+
The growth of Cegedim Group activities offset the foreseen decrease of its American subsidiary during the first half year despite an unfavourable dollar rate.

The "CRM and strategic data" sector, which caters to pharmaceutical industries, increased its like-for-like revenues of 30% despite a negative change effect and the foreseen decrease of its American subsidiary during the first half year. Today, the international part of the revenues represents more than 72%, which clearly assert the Group as a worldwide player.

Activities in the "Healthcare professionals" sector cemented their momentum with an increase of more than 33% in comparison with the 2007 first half year. Like-for-like growth amounted to 18% excluding sector impacts and confirmed the steady progress of the medical and pharmaceutical software activities in France and in the United Kingdom. Moreover, the sustain growth came from the positive impact of the optimization of Cegelease contracts management.

In the "Insurance and services" sector, revenues from the Protectia acquisition offset, on the whole, the activities sold to Tessi. Excluding the impacts of the new sector organization, the growth amounted to 6% and complied with the growth generally established by this activity.

Half year highlights

The Group maintains its targeted acquisitions policy. After the February 2008 acquisition of Protectia in the field of personal insurance, Cegedim concluded the acquisition of the French entity "01 Santé" in April 2008. This acquisition gives the opportunities to Cegedim to extend its scope of activities in the healthcare software area.

First half 2008 financial situation and results

The trend in net debt is in line with projections made when Cegedim acquired Dendrite in May 2007.

Cegedim Group is maintaining its forecast for 2008 revenues in the range of EUR 840M to EUR 850M and projects an operating margin from ordinary operations on a par with 2007.

About Cegedim:

Founded in 1969, Cegedim is a global technology and services company specializing in the healthcare field. Cegedim supplies services, technological tools, specialized software, data flow management services and databases. Its offerings are targeted notably at healthcare industries, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare professionals and insurance companies.

The world leader in pharmaceutical CRM, Cegedim is also one of the leading suppliers of strategic healthcare industry data. Cegedim employs more than 8,000 people in 80 countries and generated revenue of EUR 753 million in 2007.

To learn more, please visit our website: www.cegedim.com

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|Media inquiries          |Investor relations  |
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|Cegedim                  |             Cegedim|
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|Aude Balleydier          |     Antoine Alazard|
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|Media Relations          |Tel: + 33 (0)1 49 09|
|                         |86 41               |
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|Tel: + 33 (0)1 49 09 68  |                    |
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|aude.balleydier@cegedim.f|   Annelise Falandry|
|r                        |                    |
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|                         |Tel: + 33 (0)1 49 09|
|                         |31 94               |
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|Presse & Papiers         |                    |
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|Guillaume de Chamisso    |Jan Eryk Umiastowski|
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|Press Officer            |Tel: + 33 (0)1 49 09|
|                         |33 36               |
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|Tel: + 33 (0)1 77 35 60  |                    |
|99                       |                    |
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|guillaume.dechamisso@pres|Investor.relations@c|
|sepapiers.fr             |egedim.fr           |
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