Amsterdam, 03 July 2007
The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board have decided to explore this option and its strategic implications for the company going forward. The process will be executed by the Board of Management taking into account the interest of all stakeholders, i.e. clients, employees, business partners as well as shareholders. Getronics has retained financial advisors to support it in this process.
In order to protect Getronics and the Board of Management against a potential conflict of interest this process will be supervised by a special committee of the Supervisory Board, consisting of its Chairman, Rinus Minderhoud, and its Vice-Chairman, Berend Brix. The exploration may or may not lead to a transaction. The company remains focused on serving its clients, working with its business partners and employees and creating value for shareholders regardless of the outcome of this process. Until there is either the expectation that an agreement can be reached or the Boards have decided to terminate the process or legal or regulatory requirements arise requiring us to issue a press release, no further information will be disclosed. However, we will provide further information at the moment of publication of our 2007 halfyear report.
This press release does not constitute a press release as referred to in article 9b paragraph 2 of the Decree on the Supervision of the Securities Trade 1995.
With some 25,000 employees in more than 25 countries and approximate revenues of EUR 2.6 billion, Getronics is a leading international provider of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services and solutions. Applying its expertise in workspace management, applications, and consulting and transformation services, Getronics helps organisations raise their performance and increase the productivity of their people, by providing them with the ability to share information and to work together efficiently, securely and effectively, wherever and whenever they need.
Getronics headquarters are in Amsterdam, with regional offices in Boston and Singapore. Getronics' shares are traded on Euronext Amsterdam ('GTN'). For further information about Getronics, visit www.getronics.com.