NTT DATA announces a capital alliance with everis Group, a Spanish multinational consulting and IT service company

  NTT DATA announces a capital alliance with everis Group, a Spanish
  multinational consulting and IT service company

Business Wire

PLANO, Texas -- November 4, 2013

NTT DATA Corporation, a global IT services company headquartered in Japan
(“NTT DATA”; President and CEO: Toshio Iwamoto; Head office: Koto-ku, Tokyo),
has reached an agreement with everis Group (“everis”; Chairman of the Board
and President: Fernando Francés; CEO: Benito Vázquez; Head office: Madrid,
Spain) to acquire 100% of its outstanding shares.

NTT DATA announces a capital alliance with everis Group, a Spanish
multinational consulting and IT s ...

NTT DATA announces a capital alliance with everis Group, a Spanish
multinational consulting and IT service company (Photo: Business Wire)

everis is one of the largest independent Spanish consulting and IT services
providers with more than 10,000 employees worldwide. everis has a strong
presence in Europe (Spain, UK, Italy and Portugal), and multiple Latin
American countries including Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and
Peru. It provides a wide range of IT services through business and strategy
consulting, application development, systems integration and outsourcing to
prestigious clients in Spain and the growing Latin American market, including
the banking, insurance, telecommunication, public, industry, and utilities
sectors.

The company also owns highly-qualified near-shore and off-shore capabilities
at its High Performance Centers (HPCs), which are located in southern Spain,
Brazil, Chile and Argentina and have a CMMI Level 5 certification.

The alliance is a part of NTT DATA’s core strategy to accelerate its
globalization activities and to widen its global offering portfolio and
presence outside of Japan. The collaboration with everis will enable NTT DATA
to strengthen its industry expertise and gain access not only to major local
clients largely in Spain and multiple Latin American countries, but also to
multinational enterprises which are based in those countries.

In addition to the potential synergies with NTT DATA, it is expected that
everis will also work more closely with NTT Group companies to extend global
supporting capabilities of their customers.

With the signing of the final agreement, everis will maintain its corporate
headquarters and tax residence in Spain, as well as all of its executive teams
and professionals in all countries.

Commenting on the alliance, Toshio Iwamoto, President and CEO of NTT DATA
Corporation, said, “everis is a growing people-based IT services company with
a business model based on high caliber talent, and a corporate culture that
shares common values to NTT DATA, with emphasis on ‘Clients First’,
‘Foresight’, ‘Teamwork’, and a commitment to innovation. In addition, everis
works closely with its customers in providing IT services in similar sectors
to NTT DATA, especially in the area of banking, telecommunication and the
public sector. Welcoming everis to NTT DATA will enable us to leverage their
comprehensive IT services both in Europe and Latin America, and offer more
efficient and higher value solutions to our customers, with promising
synergies ahead.”

Fernando Francés, Chairman of the Board and President of everis Group,
commented, “This decision is a clear commitment by NTT DATA to everis’ talent
and gives us stronger capabilities and increase muscle to access major
projects. everis will continue offering the best professionals to its clients,
but now is also supported by one of the largest IT services companies in the
world.”

Benito Vázquez, CEO of everis, stated, "The trust that NTT DATA has placed in
our business model and in our professionals emphasizes our unique way of
understanding the consulting business and creates a great opportunity.
Becoming part of this great group grants us many possibilities to develop
large and complex projects, offer new services, access new countries and
strengthen our leadership in the markets where we operate. It also ensures
that the everis team, with more than 10,000 professionals, will have the best
opportunities and professional development.”


Corporate Profile of everis Group
                       
(1) Name               everis Group
                       
                       everis provides a full life-cycle of offerings covering
(2) Fields of business IT consulting, application development, system
                       integration, application management and IT / business
                       process outsourcing.
                       
(3) Established        1996
                       
                       everis management and employees (64.03%)

                       3i Group plc (18.33%)

(4) Shareholders       Hutton Collins Partners LLP (10.44%)

                       Landon Group (6.34%)

                       Other (0.86%)
                       
(5) Head office        Madrid, Spain
                       
                       (Spain) Alicante, A Coruña, Barcelona, Bilbao, Ciudad
                       Real, Las Palmas, Madrid, Mataró, Murcia, Seville,
                       Valencia, Valladolid, Zaragoza

(6) Major locations    (Latin America) Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico
(alphabetical order)   City, Santiago, Sao Paulo

                       (Europe) Brussels, Lisbon, London, Milan, Rome

                       (North America) Washington D.C.
                       
                       Fernando Francés, Chairman of the Board and President
(7) Representative
                       Benito Vázquez, CEO
                       
(8) Headcount          10,625 (as of March 31, 2013)
                       
(9) Revenue            EUR 591 million for the year ended March 31, 2013
                       

About NTT DATA Corporation

NTT DATA is your Innovation Partner anywhere around the world. Headquartered
in Tokyo, with business operations in more than 35 countries, NTT DATA puts
emphasis on long-term commitment and combine global reach and local intimacy
to provide premier professional services from consulting, system development
to business IT outsourcing. NTT DATA recorded total revenues of approx. JPY
1.3 trillion (EUR 10.0 billion; EUR 1 = JPY 130) for the year ended March 31,
2013, and has more than 61,000 employees as of March 31, 2013.

For further information please visit: http://www.nttdata.com/

About everis Group

everis is an employee-owned multi-national consulting and IT services company
providing a full-range of offering covering business consulting,
transformation programs, application development, systems integration,
application management and outsourcing services worldwide. It serves over
1,000 clients mainly in banking, insurance, telecommunication, public,
industry, and utilities sectors.

everis began its operations in Madrid in 1996 reaching a turnover of EUR 591
million in Fiscal year 2012 and a headcount more than 10,000 consultants
worldwide, purely with organic growth.

For further information please visit: http://www.everis.com/

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Contact:

NTT DATA, Inc.
Tara Jantzen, +1 312-305-1771
Corporate Communications & Public Relations
tara.jantzen@nttdata.com
or
everis Group, +00 34 915679400
everis.group@everis.com
 
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