Temmel, Seywald & Partner Communications
Temmel, Seywald & Partner Communications
Matthias Sturm
Phone: +43-1-4024851-173
E-Mail: sturm@temmel-seywald.at
Tue, 14.01.2003
pts20030114045 Companies/Finance, Computer/Telecommunications
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TOPCALL announces preliminary results for the financial year 2002
Successful turnaround - Results in line with management projections

Vienna, Austria (pts045/14.01.2003/11:09) - TOPCALL International AG (Vienna Stock Exchange, Prime Market and NASDAQ Europe: TOPC) today announced its preliminary annual results for the financial year 2002 ended on December 31. Management expects to record total revenues in the region of Eur 30 million for this period. According to the company, the positive EBIT for the financial year 2002 lies between 6 and 8 percent in relation to total revenues (previous year: -17%). Final figures will be announced on February 27.

According to the figures released, the company was also able to record growth of between 7 and 9 percent in its product business area. At the same time, TOPCALL reduced personnel expenses by around 9 percent in the last financial year. The reduction in other expenditure amounted to almost 20 percent.

Herbert Blieberger, CEO of TOPCALL International AG, comments: "The results for the financial year 2002 are in line with the company's projections. We are delighted to have been able to further consolidate our leading position in the Unified Communication sector on an international level, despite the continuous tight economic situation in the global markets."

Christoph Stockert, CFO at TOPCALL International AG, adds: "In the last financial year, the company was able to make significant advances especially in the Asian/Pacific sales markets. In addition, we also recorded double digit percentage growth rates in a number of European countries."

Management is also pleased about the positive development of the TOPCALL share price on the new stock market in Vienna, Austria. Since the company's listing in the Prime Market segment on December 19, 2002, TOPCALL shares have already recorded an increase in value of around 20%.

The TOPCALL Server is a one-stop solution for business communications. The extremely reliable server architecture allows companies to integrate, to archive and to manage all communications from a single server. This single server architecture simplifies network management and eliminates the need for additional client software. Specific solutions are available for Unified Messaging, Network and Production Faxing, Interaction Management and Computer Telephony (CTI / IVR). In addition, TOPCALL offers ASP-ready solutions and functionality that allows companies to turn Call Centres into Multimedia Contact Centres.

TOPCALL (Vienna Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Europe: TOPC) is a worldwide provider of mission-critical Unified Communication (UC) solutions. The Company delivers UC solutions that allow customers to leverage their existing IT investments (such as ERP and CRM systems), to simplify and/or streamline business processes and achieve better results as well as a rapid return on investment. With 25 years of experience and an impressive Fortune 500 customer list, the company has a proven ability to integrate all types of media in any kind of IT environment and subsequently optimize business processes through communications. To date, TOPCALL has installed over 4,000 UC solutions worldwide, offering global support and consulting services. TOPCALL is represented worldwide through a network of 24 direct sales and support offices and 18 dedicated distributors. The company is listed in the Prime Market segment on the Vienna Stock Exchange (since December 19, 2002) as well as on NASDAQ Europe (since July 11, 1997) under the ticker symbol TOPC. The headquarters of TOPCALL are located in Vienna, Austria. Further information is available at http://www.topcall.com.

For further information, please call:
TOPCALL International AG
Christoph Stockert, CFO
Talpagasse 1, A - 1230 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (1) 863 53 - 0
Fax: +43 (1) 863 53 - 8103

Submitter: Temmel, Seywald & Partner Communications
Contact: Matthias Sturm
Phone: +43-1-4024851-173
E-Mail: sturm@temmel-seywald.at
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