ots Ad hoc-Service: DICOM Group plc <DE0009314864> DICOM GROUP plc gibt Ergebnisse des 1. Quartals bekannt

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DICOM GROUP plc First Quarter Results 2000/2001 - three months to 30 September 2000 Record Results: Sales up 30.4%; Pre-tax Profits up 156%; Confident outlook

DICOM GROUP plc ("DICOM"), a global leader in the Electronic Data and Document Capture ("EDC") market, announces record results for the three months to 30 September 2000. DICOM today operates as a product developer, sales and service supplier in 22 countries in Europe, The United States, South East Asia and Australia.

DICOM is the only company quoted on the Official List in London and the Neuer Markt in Frankfurt and is a member of the techMARK and Nemax all share index.

Highlights of the First Quarter Results (all financials are stated in UK GAAP): * Sales up 30.4% to 27.7m (1999: 21.2m) * Sales in EDC division up 69% in local currency terms * Operating profits before amortisation up 232% to 1.43m (1999: 0.43m) * Operating profits up 139% to 0.99m (1999: 0.41m) * Pre-tax profits up 156% to 1.01m (1999:
0.40m) * Adjusted earnings per share at 5.0p (1999: 5.2p) * Successful acquisition of Italian PDS which also achieved Q1 record results * Strategic Investment in Cardiff Software provides entry into high growth e-forms sector * To date, more than 14,000 Ascent Capture software licences sold * Group remains ungeared with net funds of 5.86m (13.53m at 30 June 2000).

Regarding Current Trading and Prospects, Otto Schmid, Chairman and Chief Executive of DICOM said:

"The results achieved in the traditionally slow summer quarter are broadly in line with expectations. We continue to experience good levels of growth in our core markets in all areas of the EDC division. The focus of our activities going forward will be centred around the EDC Division.

"DICOM is well funded and will continue to grow organically and by acquisitions in its core industry. Our planned acquisition policy will enable new products to be introduced more quickly and provide greater divisional cross fertilisation."

"Current trading and industry forecasts provide the Board with confidence to view the medium term outlook with optimism."

For further information please contact:

Christoph Löslein Executive Director Dr. Bettina Erler Investor Relations Manager

DICOM GROUP plc

Telefon: +49 761 45269 36 Telefax: +49 761 45269 95 E-mail:
Christoph_Loeslein@dicomgroup.com Bettina_Erler@dicomgroup.com Internet: http://www.dicomgroup.com

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