Strategically-important agreement with Gjensidige

(Oslo, 14 December 2012) EVRY ASA has won a strategically important IT services contract with Gjensidige. The agreement runs for 6 years, and represents total contract value in excess of NOK 700 million. "I am very pleased to see the confidence that Gjensidige has shown in us. EVRY has documented that our company has extensive business knowledge and technology expertise. This contract shows that our services are competitive. EVRY will be an innovative business partner for Gjensidige. Our strong and long-standing relationship is renewed, and we look forward to continuing our good collaboration for a further 6 years", says Terje Mjøs, CEO of EVRY. "IT is playing an increasingly important role in realising Gjensidige's Nordic strategy and through this improving the customer experience and strengthening the company's competitiveness. The agreement with EVRY will ensure operational reliability and speedy time-to-market for new services, with particular emphasis on self-service, automation and information processing, combined with high levels of security", says Helge Leiro Baastad, CEO of Gjensidige. Through the partnership agreement, EVRY will deliver secure cloud-based services based on new standardised solutions. EVRY will provide IT services that ensure high levels of availability for Gjensidige's business-critical applications through efficient infrastructure and reliable, secure operations on all platforms. The services will include: * Mainframe and Linux services with a particular focus on applications with demanding requirements for secure processing and data storage. * Windows and UNIX services through a new secure cloud-based delivery model (Future Proof). * A new, state-of-the-art desktop based on industry standards with high levels of performance that will also meet the requirements associated with "bring your own device". About the agreement The agreement with Gjensidige will run from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2018, with an option to extend for a further two years, and will replace existing agreements. In addition to operating services deliveries, EVRY will be a preferred partner for consulting services related to applications development and applications maintenance. The agreement represents total contract value in excess of NOK 700 million for the contract period. Contact persons at EVRY: CEO Terje Mjøs, EVRY, tel +47 06500 CFO Eli Giske, EVRY, tel + 47 908 44 189 SVP Communications Geir Remman, tel +47 97055017 About EVRY EVRY is one of Scandinavia's leading IT corporations with strong community and regional ties to 50 Nordic cities. EVRY's insights, solutions and technological expertise allow strong participation in designing the IT society of the future and developing values that customers can use in their daily lives, in their businesses and in society. EVRY combines a high level of trade and technological expertise with regional distribution models and international exposure. EVRY has about 10 000 employees; the company works purposefully to prove that Scandinavian customers are best served by the people who know Scandinavian conditions best. EVRY has an annual turnover of almost NOK 13 billion kroner. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has its main office in Oslo. A significant amount of its business activity occurs in the Norwegian and Swedish markets. EVRY is the result of the merger between Norway's two leading IT companies in 2010: EDB Business Partner and ErgoGroup. 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: EVRY via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1664960]