Lagan Technologies Ltd Preliminary Unaudited Results for the 2009-2010
Financial Year


    


    
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<p>ROCKVILLE, Md., <span class="xn-chron">April 27</span> /CNW/ -- Lagan, the global leader in Government to Citizen (G2C) technology, today announces preliminary unaudited results for the 2009-2010 financial year:</p>
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    Financial highlights:
    --  Revenue up 13% to a record $26.4 million (2008/09: $23.3 million)
    --  Income from new licenses and on-going support and maintenance up 34%
        year on year
    --  Fifth consecutive EBITDA profitable quarter
    --  Group consolidated EBITDA for the year $3.9m
    --  Very strong fourth quarter - the strongest on record - with 9 major
new
        customers signed, including: Sheffield City Council, UK; Cobb County,
        GA; City of Pasadena, CA; South Northamptonshire Council, UK, and
        multiple extensions to existing contracts
    --  Positive outlook for 2010/11 with strong (and strengthening) pipeline
        of new business opportunities

    Operational highlights:
    --  A series of new business wins throughout the UK and North America
    --  Lagan innovations now enable governments worldwide to serve the needs
        of 60 million citizens
    --  Launch of Citizen Connect, a mobile application that enables citizens
        to register GPS-tagged requests with local government
    --  Launch of Lagan OnDemand, a cloud-based CRM option, offering
        governments and authorities a low cost entry route to CRM
    --  Collaborative Open Source project with the City of San Francisco
        enabling citizens to connect with government via social media
platforms
        including Twitter
    --  New business engagements include systems to support Adult Social Care,
        transport initiatives and housing.

    
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<p>Des Speed, CEO of Lagan Technologies, commented:  "It has been an outstanding year for Lagan, with record sales and profits, a record number of new business wins in <span class="xn-location">North America</span> and the UK and a strong pipeline of innovation."</p>
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<p>"We strengthened our leadership position in our market and we broadened our business base to include several new substantial areas of local government service delivery where technology delivers several important benefits, including improving service and compliance. Lagan innovations now serve the needs of 60 million citizens worldwide."</p>
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<p>"This performance took place against the backdrop of a challenging period for the global economy when governments sought to achieve cost reductions whilst improving services.  Our model of low-cost, fast-track implementation combined with our global knowledge base makes Lagan the logical technology partner for state, local and regional governments worldwide."</p>
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<p>"We continued to innovate, with the development of cloud-based applications, mobile phone applications and new enhancements to our 311 (non-emergency service) technology, which is now installed in several leading government organizations across the US and <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>.  During the year we completed our largest 311 implementation to date for the City of <span class="xn-location">Toronto</span>.  We were delighted to have our work in partnership with the City of <span class="xn-location">San Francisco</span> on an Open 311 standard cited as a strong example of Open Government by the White House CIO."</p>
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<p>"We will soon be bringing Citizen Connect, our mobile phone-based application that enables citizens to send GIS-tagged reports to local government, to the UK after a very positive reaction to its launch in the City of <span class="xn-location">Boston</span>."</p>
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<p>"Looking ahead, we are confident that our market will continue to grow and we anticipate strong business growth as local governments worldwide focus on the delivery of better services at lower cost. Our Omnibus polling confirms to us that there is a healthy appetite amongst citizens across the age and demographic spectrum for technologies that enable them to access public services in a more efficient manner.  Market conditions and citizen demand play to our strengths.  In the year ahead, we will continue to innovate and we will investigate opportunities to enter new territories."</p>
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    About Lagan
    
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<p>Lagan Technologies is the global leader in G2C (government to citizen) technology.  Lagan software connects government and citizens worldwide. It enables governments and citizens to communicate online, on the phone and on the move. With approaching 200 public sector customers worldwide - from <span class="xn-location">Toronto</span> to <span class="xn-location">East Timor</span> and from Bolton to <span class="xn-location">Boston</span> - Lagan helps local governments serve the everyday interests of more than 40 million citizens.</p>
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<p>Lagan Enterprise Case Management (ECM) has been designed to streamline the service delivery functions of government, enabling improved efficiency and more citizen-centric public services. Lagan ECM manages the interactions between citizens and government and provides full CRM support for a wide variety of government service delivery processes. Lagan ECM has proven utility for state and local governments and offers a range of flexible delivery methods: on-premise, on-demand and hosted.</p>
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<p>For more information about Lagan, please visit <a href="http://www.lagan.com/">http://www.lagan.com/</a> and contact us at <a href="mailto:info@lagan.com">info@lagan.com</a>.  Keep up with industry news on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/lagan_business">http://twitter.com/lagan_business</a>.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Katie Sieck of Lagan, +1-202-716-8167, Katie_sieck@lagan.com Web Site: http://www.lagan.com

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