Press Release

03.09.2007
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SKIDATA AG ACQUIRES A CONTROLLING STAKE IN BELGIUM’S LEADING PARKING SOLUTION PROVIDER PACT SA

  • Acquisition is part of SKIDATA’s worldwide growth strategy
  • Enhancing service offering for Belgian customers
  • Strengthening key accout relationships

Salzburg/Brussels, September 3rd, 2007– Austrian-based SKIDATA AG, a member of the Swiss Kudelski Group and leading international access control specialist, announces the acquisition of a controlling stake in Belgium’s leading parking access control provider PACT SA, SKIDATA’s distribution partner for the Belgian market since 1999. The transaction is effective as of September 1 2007. The new firm will be known as SKIDATA SA/NV.

This decision underscores SKIDATA’s worldwide growth strategy, which follows organic growth objectives as well as M&A goals. “Solidifying our cooperation with PACT will bring us closer to our Belgian clients and help us to strengthen our key account relationships,” says Charles Egli, CEO of SKIDATA AG.

PACT founder Jacques Rubini also sees a common interest in the transaction: “We are now able to perform even stronger with the full power of the SKIDATA brand; I am delighted that we can now offer our Belgium customers a broader variety of solutions and services.”

About SKIDATA AG
Headquartered near Salzburg, Austria, SKIDATA AG is an international market leader in access and ticketing systems designed to control access of people and vehicles to sites and events. SKIDATA® solutions have been installed at major international airports (e.g., London Heathrow, Hong Kong International), prestigious ski resorts (e.g., Zermatt, Les Trois Vallées), sports stadiums (including FIFA 2006 World Championship and 2008 UEFA Championship stadiums) and amusement parks (e.g., Legoland, Ski Dubai). Around 4,500 SKIDATA® applications are currently being operated successfully in over 30 countries worldwide. For further information log on to www.skidata.com. SKIDATA AG is a member of the Swiss Kudelski Group (SWX: KUD.VX; Internet: www.nagra.com), a world leader in digital security.

About PACT SA (to be renamed as SKIDATA SA/NV)
Brussels-based PACT SA (Parking Access Control Technology) is the Belgian market leader in parking access and revenue control, providing SKIDATA solutions to cities, communities and private car park operators.
Co-operating with some of the largest international operators in around 130 projects so far, PACT (SKIDATA SA/NV), with its staff of 19 employees, has equipped numerous city car parks, hotels, leisure facilities and professionally operated garages throughout Belgium.

Contacts:

SKIDATA AG
Joerg Weisser
Head of Marketing / Corporate Communications
[p] +43 6246 888-2271
[m] +43 664 5160 142
[e] joerg.weisser@skidata.com

PACT (SKIDATA SA/NV)
Jacques Rubini
Managing Director
[p] +32 (27) 72 18 35
[m] +32 4 75 75 90 50
[e] jacques.rubini@pact-belgium.com