RISC GROUP

RISC GROUP

Previous company name
RISC TECHNOLOGY EUROPE
Name change date
9/26/2003
Company Overview
Risc Group, formerly known as Risc Technology Europe SA until September 2003, is one of the European leaders in developing and managing computer security systems. It was established in 1990. The company’s head office is based in Gennevilliers, France.
Risc Group develops security management solutions for information systems security primarily in France. Its services include data safety, antivirus, and firewalls. The company is active in 3 leading e-business markets: information system security, e-commerce infrastructures, and the mobile internet.
Risc Group is the European Leader of Managed Security Services (MSS). Its vocation is to provide backup solutions and safety data processing to SMEs, local communities and liberal professions and to answer the increasing needs of data processing security.
Risc Group’s subsidiaries include BESDI, Adhersis and monDSI. BESDI targets informatic reseallers. Adhersis offers three principal security solutions: BBA and BBF, which protect information flows between servers, and Backupia, which retrieves lost data. Adhersis has offices in France, Belgium, Germany and Italy. France-based MonDSI offers security solutions for user stations and networks, and protection services, such as virus scans and firewall programs, for workstations and servers. Risc Group turnover reached more than 25 millions Euros for 2005/2006. It is quoted on the Euronext Paris.
The company also operates in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Spain. It has more than 18,000 customers of all sizes.
In addition, the company sold off its DVA (value added distribution) branch to Hollandais Unit 4 Agresso group in July of 2004.
Business Summary
The Compagny is one of the European companies in developing and managing computer security systems. Net sales (including intragroup) break down by activity as follows:
– deployment and administration of data protection software : activity operated with sales to very small, small, and medium enterprises, local collectives, and professionals;
– integration and management of protection systems : antivirus, firewalls, anti-intrusion, and anti-pirating, etc. This activity is intended for corporate customers and administrations;
– other : management on its own behalf.
Description and history
The Company is one of the European leaders in developing and managing computer security systems. Net sales (including intragroup) break down by activity as follows:
– deployment and administration of data protection software (84%): activity operated with sales to very small, small, and medium enterprises, local collectives, and professionals;
– integration and management of protection systems (7.1%): antivirus, firewalls, anti-intrusion, and anti-pirating, etc. This activity is intended for corporate customers and administrations;
– other (8.9%): management on its own behalf.
Net sales break down by sector as follows: real estate and corporate services (45%), industry (15%), trade (12%), production and distribution of electricity (7%), education (7%), transportation/communication/finance (5%) and other (9%).

History:
1990 Creation of the compagny
1992: Creation of the compagny by Patrice Perche. Positioned as a specialist in e-security engineering and services, active in three leading markets: network security, e-commerce infrastructures and the mobile Internet.
1998: Risc Technology accepts the buyout offer of the SIT Europe group, now UBIZEN SA. Risc Technology doubles its workforce.
2000: Initial offering on the Nouveau Marchй of Euronext Paris.
2001: Historically positioned in the data protection market, Risc Technology becomes a comprehensive and international player in security through the acquisition of Adhersis and rounds out its protection offer with on-line data safety. This new strategy now allows to respond to all the security problems encountered by enterprises (SMB/SOHO and large corporations).
Confirmed international development with the opening of its Belgian subsidiary and the acquisition of the Rinner Group in the Netherlands.
2002: Debut in the growing market of security management services (SMS). Marketing of packaged SMS offers combining security management services and financing solutions.
July : Opening of a subsidiary in Germany .
August : Acquisition of the Siemens Group from ASP (Applications Services Provider) monDSI.
2003: January: release of Backupia Nomade, a new version intended for laptop computers.
February: doubling of the Adhersis network in Germany with a more than two-fold increase in sales in one year – 3.6 M eur.
April: The compagny successfully raises 8M eur as part of a convertible bond issue in order to support the Group’s development in France and in Europe. Establishment of Adhersis in Italy. Two branch offices have been opened in order to begin deployment of the MSS offer.
June: opening of a Risc Technology subsidiary in the UK.
2004: June: The compagny concludes an agreement with UNIT4Agresso, a Dutch company listed on Euronext Amsterdam to sell its distribution business – Risc technology.
Risc Group becomes a service provider dedicated exclusively to managed security services (MSS).
2004 Sale of RISC Technology to UNIT 4 AGRESSO
2005 The compagny raises 9M and Loпc PEQUIGNOT becomes the compagny General Manager
2006 The compagny celebrates its 100 000th protected computer and is chosen by the small companies Ministry Program
« SME growing » to represent the French data process security.

2007: Strategic acquisitions and fund raising
Buyout of LINONE, BACKUP AVENUE, ITEMOS, SITTI (businesses)
Renewal of the OSEO ‘Innovating company’ LABEL (March)
Risc Group launches RISC BOX (June)
Risc Group raises EUR53.5 million (August)
Risc Group acquires the ORNIS group (September)
Risc Group regroups its shares together = from 688 million to 68.8 million shares (November)
Risc Group, via the intermediary of its subsidiary monDSI and Fujitsu Siemens Computers launch ebackup4you

2008: European development
Acquisition of Clunk Click
Opening in Italy
Opening in Switzerland
For its first anniversary, Spain sports its 300th customer

Formerly known as Risc Technology Europe SA

Description in French
La Sociйtй est un des leaders europйens des prestations de services de sйcuritй informatique et de mobilitй а destination des trиs petites entreprises (TPE), des petites et moyennes entreprises (PME), des grands comptes, des collectivitйs locales et des professions libйrales. Le groupe propose а ses clients des services de mobilitй, de sauvegarde, de protection de rйseau, de vidйo surveillance, d’infogйrance, de tйlйcommunications et d’applications en mode hйbergй.
La distribution des services managйs est assurйe, en vente directe et en vente indirecte, au travers de 2 pфles :
– TPE-PME (Risc Security / BESDI / Itemos) : pфle dйdiй aux sociйtйs disposant de 5 а 100 postes informatiques ;
– PME-Grands Comptes (Ornis / Backup Avenue / monDSI) : pфle dйdiй aux sociйtйs disposant de plus de 100 postes informatiques.

Historique:
4 septembre 1990 : Crйation de la compagnie Europe qui deviendra Risc Group en septembre 2003
1992: Crйation de la compagnie par Patrice Perche. Positionnement de spйcialiste de l’ingйnierie et des services en e-security, intervenant sur trois marchйs phares : la sйcuritй des rйseaux, les infrastructures e-commerce et l’Internet mobile.
1998: la compagnie accepte l’offre de rachat initiйe par le groupe SIT Europe devenu UBIZEN SA. Risc Technology double ses effectifs.
2000: Introduction au Nouveau Marchй d’Euronext Paris.
2001: Historiquement positionnй sur le marchй de la protection des donnйes, la compagnie devient un acteur global et international de la sйcuritй par le rachat d’Adhersis et complиte son offre de la protection avec la sauvegarde des donnйes en ligne. Cette nouvelle stratйgie lui permet de rйpondre aux problйmatiques de sйcuritй de l’ensemble des entreprises (PME/TPE et grandes entreprises).
Dйveloppement confirmй а l’international avec l’ouverture de sa filiale belge et l’acquisition aux Pays-Bas du groupe Rinner.
2002: Engagement confirmй sur le marchй porteur des services de management de la sйcuritй (MSS). Commercialisation de nouvelles offres MSS packagйes associant services de management de la sйcuritй et solution de financement.
Juillet : Ouverture d’une filiale en Allemagne .
Aoыt : Rachat de l’ASP (Applications Services Provider) monDSI au Groupe Siemens
2003: Janvier : lancement de « Backupia Nomade », une nouvelle version destinйe aux ordinateurs portables.
Fйvrier : doublement du rйseau Adhersis en Allemagne avec un chiffre d’affaires multipliй par plus de deux en un an 3.6 Meur.
Avril : Risc Group lиve avec succиs 8M eur dans le cadre d’une йmission d’obligations convertibles afin de soutenir le dйveloppement du groupe en France et en Europe. Implantation d’Adhersis en Italie. Deux agences sont ouvertes afin d’engager le dйploiement de l’offre MSS.
Juin : ouverture d’une filiale de la compagnie au Royaume Uni.
2004:Juin : La compagnie conclut un accord avec UNIT4Agresso, spйcialiste nййrlandais de la sйcuritй cotй sur Euronext Amsterdam, portant sur la cession de l’activitй distribution de la compagnie .
La compagnie se concentre dйsormais exclusivement sur le dйveloppement des services de gestion de la sйcuritй (MSS).
22 juillet 2004 : Patrick de Roquemaurel est nommй Prйsident Directeur Gйnйral.
1er septembre 2004 : Patrick de Roquemaurel dйcide de geler les embauches au sein d Adhersis et met en place des procйdures de gestion rigoureuses en vue de prйparer la restructuration opйrationnelle.
14 septembre 2004 : La compagnie annonce la suspension de cotation des actions et obligations convertibles pour permettre а la Sociйtй d engager, dans un environnement serein et йquitable, des discussions avec les banques et les principaux actionnaires portant sur les conditions de remboursement de la dette et sur le renforcement des fonds propres du Groupe.
30 septembre 2004 : Assemblйe Gйnйrale ordinaire et extraordinaire : les actionnaires de la sociйtй, sur recommandation du Conseil d Administration, dйcident de ne pas approuver les comptes de l exercice clos le 31 mars 2004 compte tenu de la dйcouverte, postйrieurement а l arrкtй des comptes, de l existence de litiges clients de nature а impacter le montant des provisions relatives а l activitй d Adhersis.
15 dйcembre 2004: La compagnie franchit un cap majeur : accord sur la restructuration de la dette du Groupe conclu avec les banques, les principaux porteurs d obligations convertibles et les actionnaires de rйfйrence
24 janvier 2005 : Reprise de la cotation du cours
17 fйvrier 2005 : La compagnie nomme Loпc Pequignot Directeur Gйnйral des Opйrations.
23 mars 2005 : Visa de l AMF sur le projet d augmentation de capital avec maintien du DPS ; nouvelle organisation de la direction de la sociйtй avec la nomination de Gйrard Guillot, administrateur indйpendant, comme Prйsident et Patrick de Roquemaurel comme Directeur Gйnйral
18 avril 2005 : La compagnie finalise avec succиs son augmentation de capital de 9 millions d euros
11 mai 2005 : La compagnie nomme Loпc Pequignot Directeur Gйnйral en remplacement de Patrick de Roquemaurel.
19 Aoыt 2005 : Mise en place d un financement de 3 millions d euros pour pallier au non rиglement de « l earn-out » relatif а la cession de Risc Technology.
26 aoыt 2005 Adhersis, spйcialiste de la tйlй-sauvegarde, prйsente la nouvelle identitй de son site Internet www.adhersis.com. Ce nouveau site Web est une plateforme multilingue de traitement de l information bйnйficiant d une nouvelle ergonomie et d un contenu optimisй.
22 mars 2006 La mise en ligne du nouveau site internet RISC GROUP donne naissance а de nouveaux services а destination des actionnaires : cours de bourse en temps rйel, derniers communiquйs et publications lйgales classйes par catйgorie et nouvel espace dйdiй aux actionnaires.
27 avril 2006 : Le Conseil d Administration nomme Loпc Pequignot Prйsident Directeur Gйnйral en remplacement de Gйrard Guillot.Ce dernier devient Prйsident d Honneur du groupe et reste membre du Conseil d Administration. Parallиlement Alain Kagan rejoint Risc Group au poste de Directeur Gйnйral
Adjoint. Ingйnieur Supйlec et Master of Science de Stanford University, son parcours professionnel consacrй а l informatique s inscrit pleinement dans la stratйgie de dйveloppement technologique du groupe.

2007 : Strategic acquisitions and fund raising
Buyout of LINONE, BACKUP AVENUE, ITEMOS, SITTI (businesses)
Renewal of the OSEO ‘Innovating company’ LABEL (March)
Risc Group launches RISC BOX (June)
Risc Group raises EUR53.5 million (August)
Risc Group acquires the ORNIS group (September)
Risc Group regroups its shares together = from 688 million to 68.8 million shares (November)
Risc Group, via the intermediary of its subsidiary monDSI and Fujitsu Siemens Computers launch ebackup4you

2008 : European development
Acquisition of Clunk Click
Opening in Italy
Opening in Switzerland
For its first anniversary, Spain sports its 300th customer

2010 :Entrйe de STS GROUP en tant qu’actionnaire majoritaire

Business Line
Developing and managing computer security systems
Subsidiary
B.E.S.D.I.
Advisor
DELOITTE & ASSOCIЙS
IPO date
11/9/2000
US SIC Code
7375
Company Address
7/11, Rue Castйja

City province or state postal code
2100, BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT
Phone: +33 1 46 20 92 00
Fax: +33 1 46 20 92 01
Country address: FRANCE
Website url: www.risc-group.com