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August 10, 2011 05:23 ET

SDL Proud Winner of 2011 International Business Award

SDL recognized for leading business services, management and products

MAIDENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2011) - SDL, (LSE:SDL) the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions announced today that it has been awarded an International Business Award(SM) for its innovative SDL BeGlobal™ product in the Best New Product - Software as a Service category and has been named as a distinguished honoree in the Company of the Year – Business Services and Executive of the Year categories.

The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in business. Recipients of International Stevie Award trophies were selected from more than 3,000 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 40 nations.

Interest in automated translation has increased over the last few years, with companies looking for translation tools that not only deliver trusted translations, but can also significantly reduce translation costs and turnaround time. SDL responded to the interest by launching SDL BeGlobal, the industry's first cloud platform for real-time automated translation. Through an easy-to-use web interface, the platform empowers all business users to communicate with their global customers across languages and channels. The new product is already generating high value and rapid return for leading brands, with dramatic improvements in customer satisfaction levels.

SDL's technologies integrate with its language services solutions to accelerate the delivery of culturally sensitive translations and increase brand consistency across international markets. The company's Language Services division and its Joint Chief Executive Officer, Peter Smith, were recognized as Distinguished Honorees by the International Business Awards for their outstanding achievements and positive contributions in the global workplace. 80% of SDL's revenues are derived from repeat business, which is not only testament to SDL's products and services, but the management team that drives the business forward.

SDL's technologies and services, combined with Web Content Management, eCommerce and Structured Content, represent a Global Information Management platform to allow companies to engage with their global customers.

SDL has been a previous winner of International Business Awards including Most Innovative Company in 2007 and Best Sales and Customer Service in 2009. These more recent accolades further demonstrate the company's commitment to providing customers with innovative products and industry-leading services that are enabling them to deliver personalized content to their customers, across the relevant channels and at the right time.

"Entries to The International Business Awards grew by more than 80% this year, and that illustrates the increasing importance of the IBAs worldwide," said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, presenters of the IBAs. "We congratulate all of the honorees, and we look forward to recognizing them for their achievements at our gala event in Abu Dhabi on 11 October."

Find out more on how SDL BeGlobal can benefit your organization: http://www.sdl.com/sdl-beglobal-solutions

Full press release: http://www.sdl.com/en/about-us/press-room/news/2011/sdl-proud-winner-of-2011-international-business-award.asp

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About SDL

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 www.sdl.com.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

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