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SDL wins innovation award for automated translation system

SDL plc

Thursday, 2 August, 2007

Recognised for leadership and innovation in delivering publishable quality automated translation

Maidenhead, UK -- SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions today announced that it has won the 2007 International Stevie® Award for "Most Innovative Company in Europe". The award was given to SDL due to its work in delivering publishable quality automated translation with SDL Knowledge-based Translation SystemTM (SDL KbTSTM). This innovative solution has established itself over the last three years as the market leading solution delivering substantial Return on Investment (ROI) to customers worldwide.

SDL Knowledge-based Translation System (SDL KbT System) delivers a proven breakthrough solution already used in organizations such as HP, Microsoft, Best-Western, The Chrylser Group, CNH and RS-Components. It provides high-quality translations, accelerated time-to-market and reduced total cost by combining automated translation systems with human translation skills. This can deliver content into markets up to 50% faster and at up to 40% of the traditional cost.

Members of the Stevie Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staff selected the winners during final judging in June 2007, which was preceded by two months of preliminary judging by business professionals worldwide. Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" (New York Post, April 27, 2005), the Stevie Award was designed by the company that makes the Oscar, Emmy, and other major awards. The awards will be presented at a gala dinner ceremony on Monday, September 10 at the Munich Marriott Hotel in Munich, Germany.

For more information on why SDL Knowledge-based Translation System is an award-winning solution, that provides substantial ROI to its customers, read case studies and white papers at www.sdl.com/kbt

For information on the 2007 International Stevie® Award Winners visit: http://www.stevieawards.com/pubs/iba/awards/171_1829_13895.cfm

About SDL International
SDL International (London Stock Exchange: "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 global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed localization supply chain.

Global industry leaders rely on SDL to provide enterprise software or hosted services for their GIM processes, including Audi, Bayer, Best Western, Bosch, Canon, Deutsche Bank, Kodak, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Reuters and SAP. 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.

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