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-Consolidated revenue for the STERIA Group in 2004 was 984 million Euros, an increase of 1.8 % (on a like for like basis) compared with 2003 revenue.
-In 2004, STERIA's services activity (excluding the resale of hardware) increased by 3.5 % (on a like for like basis) compared with 2003.
-Consolidated revenue for the STERIA Group in 2H04 came to 500 million Euros, an increase of 1.9 % (on a like for like basis) versus the same period in 2003 and an increase of 3.5 % compared with 1H04.
-STERIA's 2004 operating profitability will be slightly higher compared with 2003, in accordance with its primary objective, despite the unfavourable effects of the decrease in prices.
The gradual recovery in investment apparent in early 2005 confirms a return to durable growth in the IT services market in Europe.
The factors are comfortably in place for the success of the operational alliance concluded between STERIA and MUMMERT Consulting in Germany, effective since 1 January 2005.
The STERIA Group will publish its 2004 annual results on Thursday, 7 April 2005.
STERIA is listed on the Euronext First Market
Code ISIN : FR0000072910, Bloomberg Code : RIA FP, Reuters Code : TERI.PA
Euronext 150, SBF 120, IT CAC 50, MIDCAC
For further information, consult the Internet site: http://www.steria.com
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