Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service enters into extensive framework agreement with EDB ErgoGroup

(Oslo, 8 November 2011) The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service (NAV) has entered into an extensive framework agreement with EDB ErgoGroup for deliveries of consulting services in a number of areas. The agreement runs for two years, with a one plus one additional year option. NAV organises its purchasing of consulting services in the ICT area through 34 parallel framework agreements covering 16 competencies. NAV plans to draw on these agreements for services totalling approximately NOK 1.2 billion over the next four years. EDB Ergo Group has been awarded framework agreements for eight competencies within which the company will be eligible to compete for specific assignments. The level of revenue this will generate for EDB ErgoGroup over the term of the agreement will depend on the scale of services purchased by NAV in relation to the eight framework agreements: -Technical architecture (operating services) -Logistics, OeBS, e-commerce -Agresso -Systems development/programming -Operating services for IT systems and platforms -Data communications -Operating systems -Data storage "The framework agreements with NAV open up many exciting new opportunities for EDB ErgoGroup's 1,200-strong consulting business in Norway. NAV is an extremely important public sector customer for EDB ErgoGroup, and we will now have the opportunity to work closely with one of the country's largest purchasers of IT services for a long time to come", says Hans-Henrik Merckoll, head of the Consulting business area at EDB ErgoGroup. In addition to consulting services, assignments for NAV will involve a number of other areas of EDB ErgoGroup. "This means that NAV's IT purchasing will be able to make good use of much of our extensive breadth of activities", adds Hans- Henrik Merckoll. The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service (NAV) is the central public sector element of the Labour and Welfare Agency, and has around 14,000 employees. The Labour and Welfare Agency also includes the municipality employees who work at local NAV offices, totalling around 17,000 employees. NAV administers around one third of the national budget through its delivery of services in the areas of unemployment benefit, rehabilitation, pensions, child benefit and family credit, and its users are the entire population of Norway. EDB ErgoGroup has operated framework agreements with NAV since the early 2000s. These agreements were previously with the National Insurance Administration and the Norwegian Public Employment Service, and were renewed when these bodies merged to form NAV in 2006. For further information, please contact: Hans-Henrik Merckoll, Executive Vice President Consulting, EDB ErgoGroup. Tel: +47 970 08 888 Torgeir Kristiansen, Information Director Corporate Communications, EDB ErgoGroup. Tel: +47 901 27 909 About EDB ErgoGroup EDB ErgoGroup ASA is one of the leading Nordic IT companies, with some 10,000 employees and annual turnover of NOK 12.4 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. In all, the company operates from 135 offices in 16 countries around the world. This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: EDB ErgoGroup ASA via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1561715]