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T-Systems Significantly Increases Order Entry in the Fourth Quarter



     T-Systems Significantly Increases Order Entry in the Fourth Quarter

  PR Newswire

  BONN and FRANKFURT, Germany, February 28, 2013

BONN and FRANKFURT, Germany, February 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  * Growing overall revenues and external business despite the global
    financial crisis.
  * Rising adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBIT margin.
  * Expanding number of cloud contracts.

In the 2012 financial year, T-Systems recorded order entry of EUR 8.7 billion,
up some 18 percent year-on-year. This encouraging development was driven by
major contracts in the fourth quarter with oil company Shell and the state of
Lower Saxony. The extension of the contract with Shell for another five years
in particular shows that T-Systems has further improved its position in the
strategically important market for cloud services.

Despite persistent price pressure, external revenue was up 0.6 percent
year-on-year at EUR 6.6 billion. Total revenue also increased by 0.6 percent
to EUR 10 billion. This increase is due to strong international revenue, which
rose by some 6 percent compared with 2011 to EUR 3.2 billion. The company is
successfully counteracting the ongoing price pressure in the industry with
cost-cutting and efficiency measures and improved its adjusted EBIT margin
steadily over the course of the year to 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter of
2012.

T-Systems once again recorded significant successes in the area of intelligent
networks in 2012, such as the major contract from Presbyterian, an operator of
hospitals in the United States. In addition to IT services from the cloud, the
contract covers the joint development of new e-health applications in the
future. In the growth area of the connected car, automotive group Daimler is
working with Deutsche Telekom to provide in-car online services. Deutsche
Telekom developed the communications infrastructure for the multimedia system
Command Online in Mercedes Benz vehicles. This will allow the driver and
passengers to use applications via the Internet while in the vehicle,
including real-time traffic information, mobility services, personal radio,
and access to social networks.

Systems Solutions operating segment*:

                    Q4 2012  Q4 2011         FY 2012  FY 2011
                                      Change                   Change
                    millions millions        millions millions
                     of EUR   of EUR    %     of EUR   of EUR    %
    Total revenue      2,829    2,694    5.0   10,016    9,953    0.6
    Net revenue        1,771    1,726    2.6    6,609    6,567    0.6
    Order entry        3,622    1,928   87.9    8,737    7,396   18.1
    EBIT                (60)     (62)    3.2    (299)    (290)  (3.1)
    Adjusted EBIT         67       54   24.1      110       23   n.a.
    Adjusted EBIT
    margin              2.4%     2.0%   0.4p     1.1%     0.2%   0.9p
    EBITDA               125      114    9.6      350      379  (7.7)
    Adjusted EBITDA      240      220    9.1      747      672   11.2
    Adjusted EBITDA
    margin              8.5%     8.2% (0.3p)     7.5%     6.8%   0.7p
    Number of
    employees
    (average)         52,991   52,213    1.5   52,742   52,241    1.0

Comment on the table:

As of July 1, 2012, Deutsche Telekom reorganized the Group's IT infrastructure
and pooled the existing units from the Germany operating segment and Group
Headquarters & Shared Services into the Systems Solution operating segment as
the new Telekom IT unit. The prior-year figures have been adjusted for better
comparability.

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current views of Deutsche Telekom management with respect to future events.
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expected development of revenue, earnings, profits from operations,
depreciation and amortization, cash flows, and personnel-related measures. You
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to achieve our objectives are the progress of our workforce reduction
initiative and other cost-saving measures, and the impact of other significant
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and the availability of financing on favorable conditions. Changes to our
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principles. Other companies may define these terms in different ways.

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