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Growth rate remains far above industry average

London, UK, 23rd February 2009 : Sitecore, a leading provider of .NET web content management systems (CMS) and portal software, today announced a phenomenal 91 percent leap in its UK revenues for the first six months of the current financial year to 31st December 2008. Today’s announcement sees Sitecore maintaining its sound growth in the UK after achieving a resounding 118 percent growth from its previous financial year 2006/2007 to 2007/2008.

Sitecore’s licence sales for the period 2007-2008 accounted for 84 percent of revenues with only 15 percent from training and less than 1 percent from professional services. These results speak volumes on its product itself and underscore the company’s successful strategic focus on software development and the strength of its partners providing associated professional services. Furthermore in a strong display of ongoing commitment and satisfaction, over 98 percent of its customers worldwide renewed their technical support and product upgrade contracts direct with Sitecore.

Sitecore is the driving engine behind some of the most prestigious and innovative websites in the UK including Microsoft, Sara Lee, Siemens, ABN Amro, Omni Hotels, Cabinet Office, Manchester United, Bristol Airport and The Science Museum. Sitecore CMS helps these and thousands more organisations around the world achieve compelling web experiences by providing powerful and flexible .NET web content management solutions.

Sphere heading the impressive growth Sitecore’s UK-based Vice President Laust Sondergaard said “Sitecore has been profitable year after year for the past four years and it has maintained a robust annual growth rate. This by far exceeds the CMS industry’s 15 percent average annual growth”.

Worldwide revenues for the Danish-owned CMS company in 2007/2008 were up 115% and 91% respectively from its previous years 2006/2007 and 2005/2006. Net profit for the company remains over 21 per cent of revenues. The Sitecore offices in the United States and Canada represented over 50 per cent of the company revenues, followed by the United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark and three other international sales offices all with strong revenue contributions. These full-service offices provide partner and customer training, product support as well as sales. The employee headcount doubled worldwide to over 120 employees with over 50 per cent in technical and R&D positions.

Sitecore leverages a growing and strong Channel partner model, having over 300 partners
worldwide, each with documented competencies in Sitecore and leading edge website design and technologies. The number of Certified Sitecore Developers providing technical services worldwide has expanded to over 2000, supporting the growth in new implementations. A major new training facility was opened in San Francisco, California, in June of this year.

About Sitecore

Sitecore’s Web Content Management System (CMS) and portal software solutions enable companies to deliver compelling web experiences. Sitecore’s award-winning CMS software makes it easy for businesses to create and keep up-to-date dynamic, full featured Web sites of all types. Sitecore’s industry leading flexibility and scalability allows companies to better leverage their content to improve customer experience and drive business growth.

Thousands of public and private organisations, including national governments and Fortune 500 companies utilise Sitecore solutions for their Web sites. These organisations have created and now manage over 20,000 dynamic Web sites with Sitecore including Microsoft, Sara Lee, Siemens, ABN Amro, Omni Hotels, Cabinet Office, Manchester United, Bristol Airport and The Science Museum.

For further information:

Paul Shlackman, BondPR,
T: +44 (0)1628 560161

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