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T-Systems moderately increases full-year revenues

Bonn/Frankfurt, Germany, February 23, 2012
T-Systems' business saw moderate growth in 2011. Total revenue increased slightly by 2.1 percent year-on-year to EUR 9.2 billion, with disproportionately high growth in external revenue (2.4 percent) and in international revenue (4.2 percent).
At EUR 8.8 billion, order entry was down 4.9 percent year-on-year. This decline was partly due to T-Systems' decision in 2011 to prioritize quality assurance in existing contracts over acquiring new business. It also reflects an industry-wide trend away from big deals toward more cloud-based contracts. Cloud-based contracts are billed based on use and only stipulate a minimum purchase quan-tity; the actual order volume per corporate customer is usually significantly greater.
The cost involved in quality assurance had an impact on earnings figures in 2011. Adjusted EBITDA declined 8.0 percent to EUR 0.9 billion. The adjusted EBIT margin for the full year was 2.7 percent, one percentage point under the 2010 figure. The adjusted EBIT margin recovered considerably in the fourth quarter compared with the prior quarter to 5.0 percent. This is attributable to high revenue in the fourth quarter due to seasonal effects with a high system utilization and virtually unchanged costs. In addition, the quality assurance measures have taken effect, leading to a historic high in terms of customer satisfaction.
Systems Solutions operating segment*:
 Q4 2011 millions of EURQ4 2010 millions of EURChange
FY 2011 millions of EURFY 2010 millions of EURChange
Total revenue2,4572,479(0.9)9,2499,0572.1
Of which: Computing Services826835(1.1)3,1363,1280.3
Of which: Desktop Services374409(8.6)1,3731,461(6.0)
Of which: Systems Integration489503(2.8)1,8711,8013.9
Of which: Telecommunications8538322.53,1973,0863.6
Of which: Othera(85)(99)14.1(328)(419)21.7
Net revenue1,7261,7140.76,5676,4112.4
Order entry2,2683,206(29.3)8,8269,281(4.9)
Profit (loss) from operations (EBIT)8(5)n.a.(43)44n.a.
Adjusted EBIT124137(9.5)252333(24.3)
Adjusted EBITDA282299(5.7)872948(8.0)
Adjusted EBITDA margin11.5%12.1%(0.6)p9.4%10.5%(1.1)p
Number of employees  
Comments on the table:
a Non-core activities and consolidation.
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About T-Systems
Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. T-Systems provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. The company's some 47,600 employees combine industry expertise and ICT innovations to add significant value to customers’ core business all over the world T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 9.1 billion in the 2010 financial year.
In Switzerland, T-Systems has over 650 employees and, in addition to the head office in Zollikofen, has offices all over Switzerland. Since March 2011, the Swiss SAP integrated systems provider, Data Migration Consulting AG, has been a subsidiary of T-Systems Switzerland AG.