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SDL plc

SDL plc

Monday, 14 January, 2008

Maidenhead, U.K. -- SDL plc, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, today announced that revenues and profits for the year ended 31 December 2007 are expected to be ahead of analyst expectations. Revenue will be in the range of £116m to £117m (2006: £94.7m) compared with analyst consensus expectations of £114.7m. Profits before taxation and amortization of intangible assets ("PBTA") for the period are expected to be in the range of £16.5m to £17.0m (2006: £12.2m), compared with analyst consensus expectations of £16.1m.

Mark Lancaster, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SDL commented:

"The strong performance in the year was achieved as a result of the company making excellent progress across both the technology and services business units in the SDL Group, supported by the continuing demand for our Global Information Management solutions. We are particularly encouraged by the strong contribution from the SDL Tridion business unit, acquired in May 2007, which provides technology for managing global web content. These solid results, achieved despite a dollar that has weakened by more than 9% on average for the year compared to 2006, were particularly pleasing and a credit to the staff in the SDL Group."

SDL expects to announce preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2007 on 26th February 2008, when further details will be given.

SDL plc Tel: 01628 410 127
Mark Lancaster, Chief Executive
Alastair Gordon, Chief Financial Officer

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About SDL
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management (GIM) solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage the delivery of global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed translation supply chain.

Global industry leaders rely on SDL to provide enterprise software or hosted services for their GIM processes, including ABN-Amro, Best Western, Bosch, Canon, Chrysler, CNH, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Philips, SAP, Sony, SUN Microsystems and Virgin Atlantic.

SDL has implemented more than 400 enterprise GIM solutions, has deployed over 150,000 software licenses across the GIM ecosystem and provides access to on-demand translation portals for 10 million customers per month. Over 1,000 service professionals deliver consulting, implementation and language services through its global infrastructure of more than 50 offices in 30 countries.

For more information, visit www.sdl.com