euro adhoc: S&T System Integration&Technology Distribution AG / S&T: Major International Contract (E)

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S&T System Integration & Technology Distribution AG ("S&T", Vienna Stock Exchange: SNT, NASDAQ Europe: SNTS, OTC: STSQY) has won a major contract to implement the enterprise planning software MAX+ at the Polish and Czech subsidiaries of the British industrial group IMI Plc (IMI). After successful implementation, another 11 Central and East European countries will follow. S&T won this major international contract because it is the only company that is represented in all countries of the region with branches of its own and which develops and also implements local language versions.

IMI plc is a British industrial group that manufactures beverage dispensing systems and fluid controls. It employs around 19,000 employees throughout the world and records sales of EUR 2.3 billion. In Eastern Europe, IMI operates in 20 countries and wishes to implement new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software in order to optimise its business processes. Poland and the Czech Republic will be the first two countries to receive the new software, upon successful implementation 11 others will follow.

The ERP software MAX+ was developed by SSA Global Technologies (SSA GT), a leading supplier of enterprise planning software, and is marketed in Central and Eastern Europe exclusively by S&T. At present S&T is developing the local language versions and will also be responsible for their implementation. The new software allows companies to make improvements in a number of areas, providing for example, a faster financial information system, optimised production control and improved customer management.

Other advantages of MAX+ include rapid integration within the company, low total costs which promises rapid amortisation, as well as its highly competitive but user-friendly technology.

Karl Tantscher, CEO of S&T: "This order is especially pleasing as it confirms that S&T's strategy of becoming a leading IT service provider in the region is the right one. The main factors behind the decision to award the contract to S&T, were our expertise in the implementation of enterprise planning software and the existence of local branches in all the countries of Central and Eastern Europe."

Mike Carbine, Managing Director of IMI-International says, "I am convinced that the project will be a complete success. After a careful selection of possible suppliers and preparation time of one year, we will complete the first phase of implementation in six months."

About IMI
IMI plc is a dynamic international engineering business specialising in innovative solutions and services for a wide range of industrial and retail customers. Its future growth is being built on the two business areas of Fluid Controls and Retail Dispense.
IMI's operations in these two business areas share the following core characteristics: strong market positions in growing markets; the ability to be clearly differentiated from their competitors through technological innovation or after-sales service; and the provision of 'added value' through bespoke solutions rather than a high manufacturing or material content.
IMI is quoted on the London Stock Exchange.

About S&T -
S&T is a leading provider of IT solutions for customers in 19 countries in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe and Turkey. The company advises, develops and implements customised IT solutions and also offers round the clock service. S&T has particular problem-solving and service know-how for mission-critical applications. S&T has a specific concentration on the needs of large and medium-sized enterprises, in particular telecommunications companies, banks, power companies, the government and health care sectors.

Further inquiry note:
Karl Tantscher
Chief Executive Officer

Markus Klampfer
Corporate Communications

S&T System Integration & Technology Distribution AG
Gunoldstrasse 16, 1190 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 367 80 88 0
Fax: +43 1 367 80 88 99
Tel: 01-367 80 88
FAX: 01-367 80 88-99

Emittent: S&T System Integration&Technology Distribution AG Gunoldstrasse 16 AT-1190 Wien Tel: 01-367 80 88 FAX: 01-367 80 88-99 Email: WWW: ISIN: AT0000905351

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