August 09, 2011 05:50 ET

SDL Becomes Patron of the Prince's Trust Technology Leadership Group

Supporting young, disadvantaged people in the UK to gain the key skills, confidence and motivation required to change their lives for the better

MAIDENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 9, 2011) - SDL (LSE:SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions is pleased to announce that it has become a patron of the UK's leading youth charity - The Prince's Trust ( Dominic Kinnon, Joint CEO, SDL Language Services division, will join the committee of the Prince's Trust Technology Leadership Group, which raises awareness for activities that help young people gain employment and provides around 10% of the private sector income for The Trust.

The Prince's Trust, founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976, gives practical and financial support to over 40,000 disadvantaged young people every year, helping them to gain the workplace skills required to build a sustainable and self-sufficient future. SDL has made a four year commitment to supporting The Prince's Trust activity.

"For a number of years, SDL has been working with disadvantaged communities around the globe through the SDL Foundation. The registered charity (no: 1127138) was set up by SDL to provide support for sustainable, structural development throughout the 30+ countries in which we operate. The Prince's Trust approach of building lifetime skills and ongoing development plans for those disadvantaged in the United Kingdom is one that we whole-heartedly support. We are very proud to be patron to such a worthy cause," says Dominic Kinnon.

The patronage also provides the opportunity for over 400 UK-based SDL employees to become personally involved in fundraising and development activities. As an initial activity, 30 SDL employees have signed up to take part in The Prince's Trust Palace-to-Palace bike ride. The bike ride which starts at Buckingham Palace and ends at Windsor Castle will see SDL employees raise sponsorship funds for completing the 45 mile journey.

"We are very excited to welcome SDL as a patron of the Prince's Trust Technology Leadership Group (TLG). As a market leader in Global Information Management and a FTSE 250 company headquartered in the UK, SDL is a natural fit to help steer this group. SDL will sit alongside our other patrons which include prominent technology companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, HP, Capgemini and Accenture. SDL is clearly committed to making a positive impact on the communities in which it operates and we look forward to welcoming Dominic Kinnon to the TLG Committee and working with SDL employees as they support the work of The Prince's Trust," comments Fiona Timothy, Chair of The Prince's Trust Technology Leadership Group and Chief Executive of Calyx Group Companies.

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SDL is the leader in Global Information Management. Global Information Management enables companies to engage with their customers throughout the customer journey –from brand awareness, to sales and after-sales support– and across languages, cultures and channels.

SDL's best-of-breed Web Content Management, eCommerce, Structured Content and Language Technologies, combined with its Language Services drive down the cost of content creation, management, translation and publishing. SDL solutions increase conversion ratios and customer satisfaction through targeted information across all customer touch points.

Global industry leaders who rely on SDL include ABN-Amro, Bosch, Canon, CNH, FICO, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, KLM, Microsoft, NetApp, Philips, SAP and Sony. SDL has over 1500 enterprise customers, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses and provides access to on-demand portals for 10 million customers per month. It has a global infrastructure of more than 60 offices in 35 countries. For more information, visit

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