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Pompey, France  08/30/2012

Global Graphics reports second quarter and first half 2012 results

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GLOBAL GRAPHICS SA (NYSE-Euronext: GLOG), experts in developing e-document and printing software, announces its consolidated results for the quarter and the six-month period ended 30 June 2012, and reports sales of Euro 2.4 million, ahead of management’s expectations, and a nominal adjusted pre-tax loss for the second quarter of 2012.

Comparisons for the second quarter of the financial year ending 31 December 2012 with the same quarter of the previous financial year include:
  • sales of Euro 2.4 million this quarter (Euro 2.2 million at Q2 2011 exchange rates) compared with Euro 2.1 million in Q2 2011;
  • an operating loss of Euro 0.1 million this quarter, compared with a nominal operating profit in Q2 2011;
  • a nominal adjusted operating loss this quarter, compared with an adjusted operating loss of Euro 0.2 million in Q2 2011;
  • a nominal adjusted pre-tax loss this quarter (or an adjusted pre-tax loss of Euro 0.00 per share), compared with an adjusted pre-tax loss of Euro 0.2 million in Q2 2011 (or an adjusted pre-tax loss of Euro 0.02 per share);
  • a net loss of Euro 0.1 million this quarter (or a net loss of Euro 0.01 per share), as was the case in Q2 2011; and
  • an adjusted net loss of Euro 0.1 million this quarter (or an adjusted net loss of Euro 0.01 per share), compared with an adjusted net loss of Euro 0.2 million in Q2 2011 (or an adjusted net loss of Euro 0.02 per share).

Commenting on the quarter’s performance, Gary Fry, Global Graphics’ Chief Executive Officer, said:  “I am pleased to report that our sales performance in the second quarter of the current financial year is ahead of expectations and that our cash position remains strong.
“We signed five contracts during the quarter, two of which give us a foothold in the mid-range digital print market and another in the market for managed print services.  We were also very pleased to announce that our relationship with HP continues to expand, and that the Harlequin RIP has been chosen to drive HP’s Print Module System which was unveiled at drupa last May.  This tradeshow was very successful for us as a platform to communicate to the industry the superiority of our Harlequin RIP technology for high-speed digital printing applications.
“In the electronic document segment, the gDoc Binder platform has been rolled out to 100 lawyers by a London law firm, Speechly Bircham. This technology continues to gain traction in the legal market and is being actively promoted by our system integrator partners.”


Analysis of the Company’s performance during the quarter and six months to 30 June 2012
A detailed discussion of the Company’s financial performance during the quarter and the six-month period ended 30 June 2012, notably including a comparison with the previous financial year’s comparative periods, is included in notes 2 and 3 to the interim management report of the Company’s Board of Directors for the quarter and the six-month period ended 30 June 2012, which is attached to this press release, together with the condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the same periods.

CEO comments on future prospects
Gary Fry added: “Our Harlequin and Jaws OEM partners have informed us that they had a very good drupa tradeshow: we therefore anticipate that this should result in additional revenues for the remainder of this year and into the next financial year.  We also had a very positive reaction from major digital print vendors about the results of our independent performance testing on the Harlequin RIP.

Second quarter and first six months of 2012 conference call details
Global Graphics will hold a conference call today at 09.00 CET about its results for the quarter and the six-month period ended 30 June 2012.  
Callers should dial +44 (0)20 7162 0077 and mention conference ID “920413 Global Graphics quarterly results" to the operator.  
The call will be available for replay for 7 working days by dialing number +44 (0)20 7031 4064 (freephone number UK only: 0800 358 1860), access code 920413.

Third quarter and first nine months of 2012 results announcement
Global Graphics expects to announce its consolidated interim results for the quarter and the nine-month period ending 30 September 2012 on Friday 26 October 2012 before market opening.

Editors notes

About Global Graphics

Global Graphics is a leading developer of e-document and printing software. It provides high-performance solutions to the graphic arts/commercial print and digital print markets and for knowledge worker and professional software applications.  
The Company’s customers include Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators, software developers and resellers and number the world's leading brands of digital pre-press systems, large-format color printers, color proofing systems, digital copiers and printers for the corporate and SOHO (Small Office / Home Office) markets, as well as a wide variety of market leading software applications.

Forward-looking statements
This press release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These include statements regarding the Company’s growth, funding, expansion plans and expected results for future periods.
Such statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Although management believes that their expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable based on information currently available to them, they cannot assure any reader that the expectations will prove to have been correct. Accordingly, any reader should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. In any event, these statements speak only as of the date of this release.
The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any of them, neither to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, nor to reflect new information nor the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Contact

Alain Pronost, Chief Financial Officer Tel: + 33 (0)6 62 60 56 51 Jill Taylor, Director of Corporate Communications Tel: + 44 (0) 1223 926489