Interim report for the period from January 1 to September 30, 2000

Interim report for the period from January 1 to September 30, 2000 Another strong quarter Sales increased during the third quarter by 105% to SEK 75.1 M (36.7). Total sales for the first nine months increased by 86% and amounted to SEK 207.6 M (111.4). Profit after net financial items amounted to SEK 4.0 M (2.2) for the quarter, corresponding to profit for the nine-month period of SEK 7.5 M (loss: 2.1). The number of employees was 148 (85) at the end of the period, which was an increase of 74%. Significant events during the third quarter In July, Protect Data's subsidiary in the US received a major order of 40,000 licenses for the proprietary IT security system PointsecTM from Cisco Systems, Inc. In September, the US subsidiary received a major order for Pointsec, from Marconi Corporation plc, a global communications company with 49,000 employees in 100 countries. The order, which was delivered in September, is for a corporate license, and is valued at nearly SEK 8 M. The US subsidiary also received an order in September from the Department of Justice for 5,000 Pointsec licenses. Protect Data Sweden received an add-on order in September from the Swedish Migration Board regarding the PKI system delivered by Protect Data earlier in the year. During the period, Protect Data signed a contract with the American IT security company Rainbow Technologies. Under the contract, Protect Data will be the sole distributor in the Nordic market of Rainbow's security solutions for the Internet and e-commerce. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/10/26/20001026BIT00950/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/10/26/20001026BIT00950/bit0002.pdf The full report