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2016-01-25

Sword Group: 2015 Fourth Quarterly Results / Outperformance

Sword Group

2015 Fourth Quarterly Results
Outperformance in terms of:
Revenue: €36.0 M
EBITDA Margin: 16.1%
Organic Growth: + 20.4 %Sword Group Q4 2015 (1)
Consolidated
Growth: + 18.0 %
EBITDA: €5.8 M (16.1%)

Sword Group 2015 (1)
Organic Growth: 22.5 %
Consolidated Growth: + 17.5%
EBITDA margin: 15.7 %
(1) Non audited Figures

Windhof - January 25th 2016,

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| Euros M Q4 (1) |
| Consolidated 2015 2014 Growth |
| Revenue 36.0 30.5 + 18.0% |
| EBITDA 5.8 4.9 + 18.4% |
| EBITDA Margin 16.1% 16.1% - |
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| Euros M Q4 (1) |
| On a like-for-like basis 2015 2014 Growth |
| Revenue 36.0 29.9 + 20.4 % |
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(1) Non audited Figures

ANALYSIS

FY2015 Growth
Organic Growth for 2015 on a like-for-like basis amounts to + 22.5 %.

In sectorial terms, the growth for each of the divisions is:
- Software: + 28.7%
- Services: + 19.5%

After adjustment for exchange rate fluctuations, growth for 2015 amounts to
15.1% and per
division, the rates are respectively:
- Software: + 18.4%
- Services: + 13.6%

The 2015 forecasted growth was 12%. The annual outperformance is 3 points.

EXTRACT FROM THE FY2015 CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNTS

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| Euros M Consolidated 2015 (1) 2014 |
| Revenue 137.6 117.1 |
| EBITDA 21.6 18.9 |
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EVENTS CONCERNING THE PERIMETER

During the first part of the year, a few minor adjustments, were made to the
perimeter through
the sale of assets not within the scope of Sword's long-term strategy.

2 entities were sold to their Management:
- Kenzan, on 1 July,
- A Charteris Business Unit, on 1 August.

Their cumulated revenue, budgeted for 2015, amounted to €4.7 million.

As of 1 December 2015, the AAA company, specialised in managed services,
outsourced
projects and recruitment, was consolidated. Its annual revenue calculated at
current exchange
rates amounts to €10.8 M.

Accordingly, the FY2015 pro forma revenue, calculated with the current
exchange rates, based
on the perimeter of January 2016 1st is €144.9 M.

OUTLOOK
The Group expects a 2016 organic growth, at constant exchange rates, of 15%
with an EBITDA
margin of 15%.

Investor Relations
einvestorrelations@sword-group.lu

Sword Group
1 400+ staff
Listed on Euronext Paris - Compartment B
ISIN Code: FR0004180578
ICB: 9530 Logiciels et Services Informatiques
Indices:
CAC® Small
CAC® Mid&Small
CAC® All-Tradable
CAC® All-Share

About Sword Group
Sword Group is an international Consulting, Service and Software
Company driving global leaders in their digital&technology
transformation.
Created in November 2000, the group has a current headcount
of 1,400+ staff (31/12/2015) operating in more than 50 countries.
Sword generates €137.6m in consolidated revenue in 2015.
Sword offers its customers comprehensive and integrated
responses, on both the strategic approach and the execution.
In order to meet the strategic challenges of its clients, the
adaptation demands of their information systems and the
evolution needs of their business processes, Sword is organised
around specialised competence centres. The group guarantees to
customers the provision of proximity services, high-added value
know-how, high production capacity and optimised economic
approaches.
The 5 main areas of activity of the Group:
Sword Consulting advises CXOs in their strategy and through
accomplishment
Sword Services enables new technologies within complex
Business&IT landscapes
Sword Digital accelerates companies' internal&external
digitalization programs
Sword Performance enables customers to manage IT Performance
Sword Software provides global solutions in asset finance and
GRC
More information onwww.sword-group.com

Sword Group Q4 2015 Results
http://hugin.info/143591/R/1981133/725804.pdf

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