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EVRY signs major contract with SINTEF

April 2, 2012 - London

(Oslo, 2 April 2012) SINTEF has signed new agreements that renew and extend its collaboration with EVRY. The agreements include the integration of project and administration systems, SINTEF's extensive data storage requirements and general updating of solutions, and the parties have also signed a separate agreement for payroll and accounting services.

The agreements in respect of operating services and the development of IT platforms for SINTEF run for 5 years and represent total contract value of around NOK 200 million.

A significant part of the new delivery relates to data storage and uninterruptible operations, which are very important areas for SINTEF's extensive research activities. EVRY's data centre in Trondheim will serve SINTEF and other customers that have particularly demanding requirements for the scale and reliability of data storage.

Through these agreements, SINTEF now has a single supplier with responsibility for operating its entire IT portfolio. This gives SINTEF a single point of contact for the management and follow-up of all IT deliveries.

"SINTEF's strategy for the development of its IT services, both in terms of solutions andoperating services, relies on long-term collaboration with partners, and as part of this EVRY is one of SINTEF's most important partners. Our collaboration with EVRY is a long-term partnership, and EVRY's understanding of our business processes and particular requirements plays a key role in ensuring the delivery of operating services that meet our requirements", comments Reidar Bye, Deputy CEO of SINTEF.

"EVRY has built up in-depth understanding and expertise to meet SINTEF's particular requirements over many years. We are delighted that SINTEF has chosen to build on our existing collaboration. EVRY is committed to continuing development with a long-term perspective for both our organisation and for SINTEF", explains Terje, Mjøs, CEO of EVRY.

EDB ErgoGroup took on responsibility in 2011 for the operation of SINTEF's new solution for project and competence management (SIPOK). This newly-developed solution provides complete integration between accounting systems, project support systems, document management and archiving.

About EVRY
EVRY is one of the leading IT companies in the Nordic countries, with a strong local and regional presence in 50 Nordic towns and cities. Through its knowledge, solutions and technology, EVRY contributes to the development of the information society of the future, and so creates value for the benefit of its customers and for society as a whole. EVRY combines in-depth industry knowledge and technological expertise with a local delivery model and international strength.

EVRY has some 10,000 employees, and the company is committed to demonstrating that Nordic customers are best served by a supplier that understands Nordic business from the inside. EVRY reports annual turnover approaching NOK 13 billion. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and operates from headquarters in Oslo, with major activities in both the Norwegian and Swedish markets. EVRY is the result of the merger in 2010 of Norway's two leading IT companies, EDB Business Partner and ErgoGroup.

SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia, with more than 2,000 employees from 68 countries. SINTEF's turnover in 2011 was NOK 2.8 billion. SINTEF carries out research assignments based on its internationally-leading expertise in the areas of technology, natural sciences, the environment, energy, construction, health and the social sciences. Every year SINTEF carries out more than 7,000 research projects for some 2,000 clients in Norway and internationally. SINTEF is an independent non-commercial organisation, and it invests the profit generated by its activities into its laboratories, scientific equipment and competence development.

For further information, please contact:
Geir Remman, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Tel +47 970 55 017
Petter Haugan, Vice President Corporate Communications, SINTEF. Tel: +47 90 133 285

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