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2014-04-28

ReadSoft: Release from ReadSoft AB's Annual General Meeting 2014

President and CEO comment:
Per Åkerberg, ReadSoft's President and CEO concluded in his
presentation at the Annual General Meeting that 2013 was a moderate
year for ReadSoft with flat sales adjusted for currency effects. The
vital license sales more or less also remained unchanged during 2013
with 1% growth in constant currencies.

In May 2013 ReadSoft acquired Expert Systems Development Svenska AB
(Expert Systems), an influential supplier of cloud-based services for
electronic business with one of the leading cloud-based networks for
exchanging e-invoices and other electronic documents in the Nordics.
The acquisition of Expert Systems gave ReadSoft a new product with
large global potential that will both strengthen and expand
ReadSoft's cloud offering and create great upselling opportunities
for ReadSoft's subsidiaries that also are recurring revenue based.

Per Åkerberg pointed out ReadSoft's strategy to increase recurring
revenue, consisting of license revenues from our subscription model
and our cloud services, and revenue from support and maintenance
agreements. The work on increasing our recurring revenue developed
very positively during 2013 and accounted for 47% of total sales and
increased by approximately six percentage points during 2013. This
will have a very positive impact on ReadSoft's future profitability.

Per Åkerberg commented on the cost reduction program that was
initiated during the second quarter and that was finalized in the
fourth quarter of 2013. The cost reduction program resulted in
restructuring costs of 9 MSEK and approximately 30 employees left the
company. The annual cost savings from the program will be in the
range of 20-22 MSEK. The cost savings will be partially reused for
investments and recruitments where the company sees good potential
for growth. Per Åkerberg concluded that ReadSoft's EBITDA result was
positive for the full year after a strong fourth quarter, but not at
all on the level that he and the Executive Management Team expected.
The result was negatively affected by the fact that several new large
license deals were subscription based, which affects the result in
the short run, by non-recurring costs related to the cost reduction
program, by non-recurring costs associated with the acquisition of
Expert Systems and by a decrease in the billable consulting hours
during the first quarter 2013. Per Åkerberg also concluded that
ReadSoft's cash flow from operating activities remains strong.

Per Åkerberg mentioned that ReadSoft in the beginning of 2013
reorganized the sales organization for the company's Oracle
solutions, creating a dedicated team working exclusively with Oracle
sales on a global basis. This change proved to be very positive and
the license sales for Oracle more than doubled during 2013. On the
product side XBOUND was launched in North America with an immediate
success, and several important product launches were made such as
INVOICES 5-7, PROCESS DIRECTOR 7.2 and PROCESSIT 7.3 among others.

Per Åkerberg also talked about the first quarter of 2014, a quarter
where ReadSoft moved in the right direction with steady growth and
improved EBITDA margin. He further stated that ReadSoft's growth
curve is positive and the sales growth is 8% in constant currencies
compared to the corresponding period last year. ReadSoft's license
growth is really strong and grew by 27% in constant currencies
compared to the corresponding period last year. The cash flow from
operating activities remains strong.

Per Åkerberg mentioned that the growth ReadSoft had during the quarter
wasn't based on any single major deal; all the company's regions have
performed well. He also mentioned that the sales organization for
XBOUND that is organized in line with the same model as for
ReadSoft's Oracle sales had very good growth during the first
quarter, and that the Invoice Portal, ReadSoft's e-invoicing
solution, also contributed with good growth generated from upselling
opportunities to our existing customers.

The work on increasing ReadSoft's recurring revenues continues to
develop positively. The recurring revenues increased by 14 percent
during the quarter compared with the same period last year and
represented more than 50 percent of ReadSoft's total sales.

Per Åkerberg mentioned that ReadSoft's EBITDA result and margins have
taken clear steps in the right direction. The problems ReadSoft
experienced during the first quarter in 2013 with decreasing
consulting revenues affected the result negatively and prompted some
actions. These actions have led to a streamlined more effective
consulting organization. He also mentioned a gradual change in the
reporting of ReadSoft's revenues from support and maintenance
agreements that affected the first quarter's result negatively
compared to first quarter last year. This effect means no lost
revenue but only a time delay in the reporting of these revenues.

On the product side of the business we presented, at the global
conference Convergence 2014 in Atlanta, USA, that our invoice
automation solution is now available to all Microsoft Dynamics users,
regardless of which platform they use. We also launched and presented
the latest version of our invoice automation solution for Oracle,
PROCESSIT (7.3.1), at the international conference COLLABORATE 14 in
Las Vegas, USA.

Per Åkerberg concluded by stating that ReadSoft is well positioned for
the future and that the company will continue to work for growth and
to prioritize improving the profit margin.

Resolutions at the Annual General Meeting:
At the Annual General Meeting were the Directors Göran E Larsson
(chairman), Jan Andersson, Lars Appelstål, Lennart Pihl, Håkan
Valberg and Peter Gille re-elected for a new period. The annual
meeting also re-elected Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers AB as
auditors until the end of the Annual General Meeting 2015.

The annual meeting decided on a dividend of SEK 0.60 per share with
May 2, 2014 as the day of record for dividend.

The meeting decided that a nomination committee shall be appointed
with the assignment in connection with next year's annual meeting to
submit proposals, among others, with respect to election of the Board
of Directors, compensation to the Board and the auditors and election
of a Nomination Committee. The Chairman of the Board shall invite a
minimum of four of the largest shareholders as per September 30,
2014, to appoint one representative each and to together with the
Chairman comprise the Nomination Committee.

The annual meeting decided to authorize the Board of Directors to, at
one or several occasions, up to the next annual meeting 2015, execute
new issues of shares with maximum 3,200,000 shares, series B. The new
shares may be issued with deviation of shareholders' preferential
rights. The reasons for the Board to be able to deviate from
shareholders' preferential rights are that financing may be required
in connection with future acquisitions with payment in shares and/or
issue of new shares with payment in capital contributed in kind.

The Board withdraw its proposal for decision on the issue and transfer
of convertibles and informed about its ambition to come back with a
revised and more adapted proposal.

The annual meeting decided to authorize the Board of Directors, at one
or several occasions, up to the next annual meeting 2015, decide on
purchase and transfer of own shares. Purchase may be made of a
maximum number of shares so that the company's possession of shares
at each point in time does not exceed ten % of the total number of
shares in the company. Transfer may be made without the shareholders
preferential rights on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and to third parties in
connection with acquisition of companies or businesses. The purpose
of the authorization is to give the Board of Directors possibility to
adjust the company's capital structure and to enable acquisition
financing through use of own shares.

This is information of the type that ReadSoft AB (publ) is obligated
to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Securities Markets Act
and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was
submitted for publication on April 28, 2014 at 16:30 CET.

For additional information, please contact:
ReadSoft AB
Johan Holmqvist, Vice President, Corporate Communications
Phone: +46 708 37 66 77
Email: johan.holmqvist@readsoft.com
Kristin Widjer, Legal Counsel
Phone: +46 42 490 21 29 alt. +46 733 37 86 79
E-mail: kristin.widjer@readsoft.com

About ReadSoft. ReadSoft simplifies business for organizations of all
sizes with applications for business processes such as accounts
payable automation
(http://www.readsoft.com/solutions/by-department/accounts-payable-automation),
accounts receivable
(http://www.readsoft.com/solutions/automation-for-sap/accounts-receivable),
sales order processing
(http://www.readsoft.com/solutions/automation-for-sap/sales-order-process...),
and multichannel mailroom automation.
(http://www.readsoft.com/solutions/document-process-automation/mailroom-a...)
Its on-premises and cloud document process automation solutions
(http://www.readsoft.com/solutions/document-process-automation/mailroom-a...)
enable some of the world's largest corporations as well as small and
medium businesses to compete and thrive in today's environment by
improving customer and supplier satisfaction, increasing operating
efficiency, and providing greater visibility into business processes.
ReadSoft is the world's number one choice for invoice processing
automation
(http://www.readsoft.com/solutions/document-process-automation/invoice-pr...),
and its applications integrate seamlessly with ERP systems from SAP
(http://www.readsoft.com/solutions/automation-for-sap/sales-order-process...),
Oracle
(http://www.readsoft.com/solutions/automation-for-oracle-e-business-suite),
Microsoft
(http://www.readsoft.com/solutions/document-process-automation/invoice-pr...),
as well as with many other business systems. Since 1991, the company
has grown into a worldwide group, delivering industry expertise and
support in 17 countries on six continents through its local and
global partner network. ReadSoft is headquartered in Helsingborg,
Sweden, and its share is traded on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm's Small
Cap list. Visit www.readsoft.com
(http://file///C:/Users/Sara%20Hagsten/Desktop/www.readsoft.com).

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