Oracle Europe, Middle East & Africa Exceeds USD 4 Billion in Revenues for the Fiscal Year 2005

Wednesday, 29. June 2005 15:50

- Biggest ever quarter, biggest ever fiscal year as the region shows
17% revenue increase over the same periods last year respectively -

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, June 29, 2005: Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL)
today reported revenues of $4,288 million in US GAAP basis for the
fiscal year 2005 (ended 31 May 2005) for the Europe, Middle East &
Africa (EMEA) region, a 17% growth compared to fiscal year 2004.
Operations in the region accounted for 36% of worldwide FY05
revenues, and new licence revenues grew 10% compared with the
previous year.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005, revenues were also up 17%
on the fourth quarter 2004 as the region saw increased demand from a
broad span of industry sectors, in particular public services,
financial services and telecommunications. Many world-class brands
such as Agfa, BASF, Bosch, BT, Gianni Versace SpA, Giorgio Armani
SpA, Gulf Air, HSBC Holdings Plc, KLM, Morgan Stanley, O2, T-Mobile
and Whirlpool have selected Oracle® to consolidate, standardise and
automate their IT systems to help them gain cost efficiencies, better
information, high availability and performance, and better customer
service.

Within the public sector, public employees in defence, police,
hospitals, government ministries, justice departments, ports,
customs, education and local councils across the EMEA region use
Oracle products and services to deliver enhanced citizen services,
and to make cost-effective use of public funds.

Sergio Giacoletto, Executive Vice President, Oracle Europe, Middle
East and Africa commented, "Our continued performance in the key
vertical markets of public services, financial services,
telecommunications and healthcare, as well as increased success in
engineering & construction, retail and mid-market manufacturing is
the result of our focus to deliver business value." He continued,
"From geographical information systems for utilities, eHealth systems
for increased quality of healthcare for Europe's citizens, radio
frequency identification systems for logistics, fraud prevention
systems for banks and telecommunications, automated distribution
systems, to real-time business intelligence systems, Oracle is at the
heart of a diverse set of modern applications that are transforming
the way organisations operate in the 21st Century."

Highlights of Fiscal 2005
* Expansion in the region. Oracle has expanded its operations in
the EMEA region in Fiscal 2005 and now has employees in 54
countries. In June 2004, Oracle set up SensorWorld, a
demonstration centre for the uses of RFID technology, at its
Reading UK offices. In November 2004, Oracle opened a Support
Contract Renewal Centre in Romania. In May 2005, Oracle set up
a Public Sector Competency Center for Central and Eastern
European Region, based in Hungary. Also in May 2005, Oracle
opened support offices in Jordan, together with an expertise
centre to provide consulting services to customers across Europe
with focus on the telecommunications market and wireless
applications. Oracle is making significant investments for
growth in Africa and the Middle East. Oracle has over 75,000
technology customers and over 8,000 applications customers in
EMEA.
* Strategic acquisitions to support customers. In January 2005,
Oracle completed the acquisition of PeopleSoft, Inc., and
confirmed its long-term commitment to the continued and
consistent support of PeopleSoft and JD Edwards products,
together with product development and product support roadmaps.
In March 2005, Oracle acquired Oblix, Inc., a leading developer
of identity management software that allows web access control
including Single Sign On (SSO), identity administration and user
provisioning. In April 2005, Oracle acquired Retek Inc., a
leading provider of solutions to the retail industry.
* Product innovation - Oracle unveiled several new products and
product enhancements during fiscal year 2005, including Oracle
Collaboration Suite 10g, Oracle Database 10g Release 2, Oracle
Application Server 10g Release 2, Oracle Business Intelligence,
Oracle E-Business Suite 11i.10, Oracle CRM 11i.10, Oracle
Procurement Contracts, Oracle Services Procurement, Oracle
Supplier Network, Oracle Product Information Management Data Hub,
PeopleSoft Enterprise Performance Management 8.9 and JD Edwards
EnterpriseOne.
* Oracle Grows Partner Network in EMEA. Oracle grew its partner
network in the region in fiscal year 2005 by 13% to over 9,000
partners. The Oracle Partner Competency Centre delivered 35,000
training days

"The acquisitions of PeopleSoft, Oblix and Retek, mean that we move
forward into fiscal year 2006 with an even more comprehensive set of
products and services to help customers in the region across multiple
industries become more efficient and better-informed to compete
globally," Sergio Giacoletto commented. "Our compelling set of
world-class products is unmatched by our competitors."

Cost savings have been a key priority in customers selecting Oracle
over other vendors. Hochtief, the international construction
services provider, headquartered in Germany, has chosen the Oracle
E-Business Suite as the basis for its new enterprise resource
planning system. Among the reasons behind the decision was the ease
and affordability of integrating the information technology systems
of Hochtief's affiliate companies into the Group's structure, and the
opportunity for significant savings in ongoing operating and
maintenance costs within the IT infrastructure.

Banque Misr selected Oracle to enhance customer service and deliver
strategic business intelligence. "To improve our market position, we
devised a two-point strategy of measuring and analyzing our
performance in a number of key areas while simultaneously boosting
customer service interaction," said Mohamedd Kafafi, Vice President,
Banque Misr.
"In addition to increased performance analysis and management, the
Oracle solution enables Banque Misr to see how our actions in the
field - across all 450 branches - are aligned with the bank's
management strategy. We're complementing this internal reporting
tool with upgrades to customer-facing processes such as our call
centre, marketing and credit card collections functions to ensure
that customers receive a uniformly superior service experience."

Deutsche Post is using Oracle's self-managing database, Oracle
Database 10g, to improve customer service. Rob Leaman, manager for
the database department in the Business Information Management
Systems Division at Deutsche Post IT Solutions GmbH (DPITS) and his
team have 400 projects under way, as they develop applications
ranging from sorting mail and bar coding to monitoring movements of
container cargo and airfreight. "Customer service is among the top
criteria upon which we are evaluated," said Leaman. "With Oracle
Database 10g, we can let the database manage itself and focus on
issues that directly impact our business such as improving customer
service. Because the new software automatically captures workload
information and learns about how it's being used, it can help
troubleshoot by diagnosing problems ahead of time, as well as solve
problems faster."

Key Industry Sectors Selecting Oracle Offerings during the Fourth
Quarter Fiscal 2005
Many organisations in EMEA adopted or expanded implementations of
Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Grid technologies
and Oracle Applications, including the Oracle E-Business Suite,
PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards Enterprise One and JD Edwards World
in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005 across a wide range of
industries. Customer examples include:

Public Services
ITSV der österreichischen Sozialversicherungen - Social Insurance
(Austria), Bundesrechenzentrum - Central Government (Austria),
Allgemeines Krankenhaus Wien (Austria), Ministry of Finance (Egypt),
Finnish Defence Forces (Finland), French Military Police (France),
Direction du Journal Officiel - Office of the Prime Minister
(France), Ministerie van Verkeer & Waterstaat (Netherlands), Gemeente
Rotterdam (Netherlands), ARiMR - Agency for Restructuring and
Modernisation of Agriculture (Poland), Ministry of Water &
Electricity (Saudi Arabia), Ministry of Education (Saudi Arabia),
Stockholm County Council (Sweden), PCFC - Ports, Customs and Free
Zone Corp (UAE), UK Ministry of Defence

Financial Services
BAWAG Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft AG (Austria), SWIFT (Belgium),
Bulstrad Insurance and Reinsurance Company Plc (Bulgaria), Nova Banka
(Croatia), National Bank of Dubai, Central Bank of Egypt, Banque Misr
(Egypt), Credit du Nord (France), CNAMTS Caisse Nationale Assurance
Maladie des Travailleurs Salariés (France), Bank of Ireland,
Twenty-one banks in Jordan via the Central Bank of Jordan, Bank of
Jordan, Valut-Transit Bank (Kazakhstan), Rabobank (Netherlands),
Nordea AB (Norway), UFG (Poland), Morgan Stanley (Spain), La Caixa
(Spain), Nordea (Sweden), Akbank (Turkey), HSBC Holdings Plc (UK)

Telecommunications
T-Mobile (Croatia), O2 GMBH & CO. OHG (Germany), OTE SA (Greece),
Cosmote (Greece), Meteor Mobile Communications (Ireland), Telenor
(Norway), Megafon (Russia), Mobile Telesystems (Russia), MTN Mobile
Telephone Network Limited (South Africa), Telefonica Moviles (Spain),
Turk Telecom (Turkey), Carphone Warehouse (UK), O2 (UK), BT Plc (UK)

Manufacturing
Mayr Melnhof AG (Austria), Bosch Group (Germany), Fischer (Italy),
Europa Metalli (Italy), SAME (Italy), SAPIO (Italy), Whirlpool / Atos
Origin (Italy), Severstal (Russia), Tiger Brands Healthcare t/a
Adcock Ingram, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tiger Brands Limited
(South Africa), Salvador Escoda (Spain), Munters (Sweden)

Travel and Transportation
Informatik Porsche Holding (Austria), Austrian Airlines, Ebrahim
Kanoo (Bahrain), Blue Water Shipping (Denmark), Dublin Airport
Authority (Ireland), Fincantieri (Italy), KLM (Netherlands),
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines AS (Norway), Statens Vegvesen - Norwegian
Road Authority (Norway), Abdullatif Jamil - ALJ (Saudi Arabia), Gulf
Air (UAE)

Retail
Mercator (Croatia), MGI Metro Group (Germany), Autogrill SpA (Italy),
SMA SpA (Italy), Coop Italia Distretto Tirrenica - C.I.S. S.c.a.r.l
(Italy), Gianni Versace SpA (Italy), Giorgio Armani SpA (Italy),
Mercadona (Spain), Grand Stores (UAE), The Co-Operative Group Ltd
(UK)

Healthcare
Helsinki District Hospitals (Finland), Ziekenhuis Gelderse Vallei
(Netherlands), Acibadem (Turkey), Common Services Agency (Scotland)

Energy and Utilities
Fortum (Finland), Paks Nuclear Energy Plant Ltd (Hungary), Eneco
(Netherlands), Gamesa (Spain), Compania Aguas Sabadell (Spain), ADWEA
(UAE)

Engineering & Construction
Hrvatske autoceste (Croatia), Hochtief (Germany)

Other Industries
Agfa (Belgium), Solvay (Belgium), Axalto (France), Lectra (France),
BASF (Germany), Pastificio Rana SpA (Italy), ST Microelectronics Srl
(Italy), Luxottica (Italy), Udad St. Pablo CEU - University (Spain),
Troll (Spain), Baxters Foods Group (UK), Sodhexo (UK).

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Gaye Hudson
Oracle
+44 118 924 5289
gaye.hudson@oracle.com

Anna Reid
Weber Shandwick
+44 207 067 0610
areid@webershandwick.com


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