SPIE Announces the Signing for the Takeover of IS&P Unit from KPN

      SPIE Announces the Signing for the Takeover of IS&P Unit from KPN

  PR Newswire

  CERGY, France, March 19, 2013

CERGY, France, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

SPIE, the leading independent  European  technical service provider in the
area of energy and communication, today announces the signing of an agreement
for the acquisition by SPIE Nederland of IS&P (infrastructure services &
projects) from KPN  Group .

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With over 600 employees based in Zoetermeer, Houten, Apeldoorn, Eindhoven,
Rotterdam and Assen, IS&P has a turnover of more than 100 million euros
annually. The takeover of IS&P enables SPIE Nederland, in combination with its
existing activities and recent takeover of Gebr. Van der Donk, to offer a
global service in the area of digital connectivity.

Lei Ummels, CEO of SPIE Nederland declared " This acquisition satisfies SPIE '
s wish for a balanced presence in the industry, infrastructure and commercial
real estate markets in the  Netherlands . The technological know-how and the
customer portfolio complement SPIE Nederland ' s current activities. IS&P will
form the basis of a new division within SPIE  Nederland : SPIE-ICS
(SPIE-Integrated Connectivity Solutions). "

John van Vianen, director of KPN Business segment, said " We found SPIE to be
a good takeover partner for our business unit IS&P. IS&P will be able to
develop a far broader spectrum within SPIE and thereby continue to offer high
quality services to KPN customers in the future. This sale of the
infrastructure activities fits in with our strategy of focussing increasingly
on the core activities of KPN Business segment, enabling us to provide our
customers with total IT solutions in collaboration with selected partners " .

This takeover is subject to the approval of the NMA and to the positive advice
of the Works Councils of IS&P and SPIE Nederland.

Profile IS&P

IS&P is an independent organisation that is aimed at the installation,
maintenance and management of communication infrastructure (wired and
wireless), for data and voice, and datacenter for its clients. IS&P has found
a strategic partner in SPIE Nederland, for which communication infrastructure
projects are core business.

Preferred supplier KPN

SPIE-ICS keeps its status as preferred partner within KPN: KPN will cite
SPIE-ICS as preferred supplier in all its offers to business customers.

About SPIE Nederland

SPIE Nederland has more than 2,000 employees and generated a pro forma
turnover of EUR 321 million in 2011 through its 17 branches. SPIE Nederland
works through the divisions of SPIE-Technology, SPIE-Infra, SPIE-Building
Systems, SPIE-Controlec Engineering and SPIE-Industry for both the private
sector as well as the public sector in all disciplines involved in the design,
building and maintenance of network systems, energy installations, bridges,
locks, dams, industrial installations and building installations. SPIE
Nederland holds a position in the top 5 technical service providers in the

About SPIE

As Europe's independent leader in electrical, mechanical and HVAC engineering,
energy and communication systems, SPIE improves the quality of our living
environment by helping local and regional authorities and businesses to
design, build, operate and maintain facilities that are more energy efficient
and environmentally friendly.

With 29,055 employees working from more than 400 locations in 31 countries,
SPIE achieved pro forma production of €4.047 billion and generated EBIT of
€218.2 million in 2011.





Contact: SPIE SA: Pascal Omnès, Communications Director, Tel.
+33-(0)1-34-22-58-21, pascal.omnes@spie.com; SPIE Nederland: Bianca Meyer,
Marketing & Communications, Tel. +31-(0)6-5371-7066, b.meyer@spie.com,
http://www.spie-nl.com; KPN: Manel Vrijenhoek, KPN Mediarelaties, Tel.
+31-(0)6-2006-1035, Manel.vrijenhoek@kpn.com
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