CMG + ADMIRAL = A MAJOR STRENGTH FOR 2001 Monday 26 March 2001 PDF Print As a result of the £1bn+ acquisition of Admiral last year by CMG plc, one of Europe's leading suppliers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services, CMG UK is to take on the Admiral name. CMG UK will now be known as CMG Admiral. This is to signify the strengthening of the company through the combination of people, skills and resources from the two businesses brought together by the merger. Already working with many of the top private and public sector organisations, and numbering some 3,300 staff, CMG Admiral is focused on achieving clear market leading status and performance. CMG plc acquired Admiral plc in June 2000. The majority of Admiral's business was in the UK, where it was similar in size to CMG's local operation. The combined company is therefore a far more powerful force in the UK market, capable of addressing a wider range of customers and projects. Since the acquisition, the two companies have been working together to successfully help customers achieve business change, growth and success through the implementation of information technology. CMG Admiral has proven knowledge, solutions and products across a wide spectrum of markets, including finance, transport, telecommunications, media, petrochemicals, utilities, retail, manufacturing and government agencies. The Group also provides outsourced business services ranging from payroll processing, call centres and networked systems to infrastructure management, application maintenance and hosting. CMG Group results for the year 2000 were announced on the 26 February 2001 and, including the 7 month contribution from Admiral, revealed a 33% increase in turnover for the year to £810.4 million and pre-tax profits up 36% to £117.0 million. With external commentators projecting market growth rates for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services in Western Europe during 2001 to be ahead of 2000, CMG's strong growth rate is expected to continue. In the UK in particular, CMG is looking for good growth in both revenues and profit from the newly combined CMG Admiral business in its first full year of operation. In a period when the technology sector has been subject to numerous reported disappointments, many major organisations are turning to well-established systems integrators for their long term electronic and mobile commerce strategies. Such strategies have to be linked to an appropriate infrastructure and marketing strategy that embraces both the front and back office functions of a business and extends out to other business partners in the supply chain. CMG Admiral has a thorough understanding of the eBusiness drivers and challenges facing organisations today and is steadily building its sales pipeline in the e & m commerce area. Commenting on the future, Geoff Neville, CMG Admiral Chairman said: "The successful integration of CMG and Admiral has enabled us to bid for and secure larger contracts, in the key UK market. We have been encouraged by the ability of our people to manage their way through a period of rapid and extensive change and position CMG Admiral strongly for the years ahead." Press Enquiries: Jean Maxwell, Citigate Technology, 3 London Wall Buildings, London Wall. EC2M 5SY, Tel: 0207 638 9571, Fax: 0207 628 3444, Email: Jean.Maxwell@citigatetechnology.com CMG Admiral Enquiries: Imogen Beck, CMG Admiral, Parnell House, 25 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LW. Tel 020 7592 4755, Fax 020 7592 4157, Email: email@example.com Background to CMG Admiral CMG Admiral is part of the CMG group and represents the combined UK business of CMG and Admiral. With over 3500 staff throughout the UK CMG Admiral offers the strength to deliver global solutions locally. CMG Admiral is focused on enabling clients to gain maximum advantage from technological innovation. CMG Admiral provides a pragmatic, partnership approach and is committed to building long term relationships with clients. CMG is a global Information & Communications Technology (ICT) group, with leading positions in the provision of business information services and wireless data solutions. Through management consultancy, systems development & integration, software applications and the outsourced management of key business processes, CMG helps organisations to generate revenues, improve competitive positioning and enhance operational efficiency. Today that process includes building secure ICT platforms that enable the adoption of electronic and mobile business models (e&mCommerce). Established in 1964, CMG is headquartered in London and Hoofddorp (near Amsterdam) and now implements and supports applications for customers worldwide from bases in 16 countries. CMG has proven knowledge, solutions and products across a wide spectrum of markets, including finance, transport, telecommunications, media, petrochemicals, utilities, retail, manufacturing and governments. The Group also provides long term management of business processes ranging from payroll, call centres and networks to infrastructure management, application maintenance and hosting services. CMG Wireless Data Solutions has established a leading position in wireless messaging and gateway products, mobile Internet and e-mail, cell broadcast and customer care & billing systems. These products are provided to mobile telecommunication operators and service providers worldwide from offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. They also underpin the Group's ability to advise organisations on mCommerce strategies and implement them effectively. CMG works alongside its customers in long term relationships to generate success for them. Through the quality of its services, products and professionally committed people, CMG adds value to its customers' businesses. This creates a basis for the Group's sustained success. CMG is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (FTSE 100 and techMARK 100) and Euronext in Amsterdam (AEX Midcap and Euronext 100). This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Citigate Dewe Rogerson (London) in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.