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SDL PLC - Preliminary Results for the Year ended 31 December 2005

SDL plc

Wednesday, 22 February, 2006

SDL plc ("SDL or "the Group"), a leader in the emerging market for global information management (GIM) solutions, is pleased to announce its unaudited preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2005.

Operational Highlights:

  • Successful integration of TRADOS acquisition ahead of schedule. TRADOS was acquired in July 2005 for ᅡᆪ35.0 million and leaves SDL well positioned to be the leader in Global Information Management
  • Gross margins increased from 41% in 2004 to 47% in 2005
  • Significant 2005 new business wins -- AMD, Best Buy, Chrysler Group, Emerson, France Telecom, GSK, Honda, Le Meridien, Regus, Siemens Medical, SMS Demag, TI and many more


Commenting on the preliminary results Mark Lancaster, Chairman and Chief Executive of SDL, said:

"Our growth drivers remain compelling. International businesses are facing burgeoning demand from both within their businesses and externally from customers and other stakeholders, to provide multilingual content. It is clear from our customers' experience that satisfying this demand generates considerable value in terms of return on investment. Having made this initial investment corporations then need cost effective and efficient software systems and services, in order to maintain and improve this content on an ongoing basis.

Following many years of investment and the recent acquisition of TRADOS, SDL is ideally positioned to help businesses, large and small, to create real value through effective Global Information Management. We therefore remain excited about the future prospects for the business."

For further information please contact:

SDL plc
On 22 February 2006
tel: 020 7831 3113
Thereafter tel: 01628 410 127
Mark Lancaster, Chief Executive

Financial Dynamics
Tel: 020 7831 3113
Edward Bridges/Juliet Clarke

Background information

About SDL:
SDL plc (London Stock Exchange: 'SDL') is a leader in the emerging market for 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 global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed localization supply chain.

Global industry leaders such as Audi, Bayer, Best Western, Bosch, Canon, Deutsche Bank, Kodak, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Reuters, and SAP rely on SDL to provide enterprise software or full outsourcing for their GIM processes. SDL has implemented more than 100 enterprise GIM solutions, has over 100,000 software licenses deployed across the GIM ecosystem and its global services infrastructure spans more than 50 offices in 30 countries.

To view the following please go to: http://www.sdl.com/files/pdfs/ir/investors-preliminary-results-2005.pdf

Chairman's statement
Unaudited Consolidated Income Statement
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheet
Unaudited Consolidated Cash Flow Statement
Notes to the unaudited Financial Statements