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EANS-News: adesso wins KfW Bankengruppe tender

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Subtitle: adesso awarded multi-year contract as consultancy and development
partner for optimising online customer communication and process efficiency


Dortmund (euro adhoc) - adesso has won a public tender from KfW Bankengruppe
(Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) for the migration and modernisation of the
websites maintained by Germany's largest business development bank. The contract
also includes a four-year consultancy and development partnership aimed at the
sustained strategic expansion and improvement of KfW's online communication
activities. The technology underpinning the contract comes in the form of the
FirstSpirit content management system developed by adesso subsidiary e-Spirit
AG. It will be introduced as a unified, group-wide platform geared towards
future needs.

The selection process comprised several stages, and at the end of them all, KfW
selected adesso AG. This decision was made because the IT specialist's products
and services had the quality necessary to meet the bank's catalogue of
requirements. Based on considerable references that range from process
optimisation to portal development, adesso was once again successful in defining
an attractive overall package of IT services, solutions and products. The
project will entail migrating all portals and websites to the new system: this
will affect approximately 20,000 webpages, 17,000 documents and 215 forms. To
ensure that the data transfer is transparent and secure, adesso will deploy its
in-house in|MOTION solution, which has shown time and again that it is the ideal
tool for handling migration projects.

The tender won by adesso plays a key role in a large-scale KfW campaign to
further enhance the quality of its customer communication and processes, and
raise the bank's public profile. 

KfW Bankengruppe is one of the leading business development banks in the world.
Founded in 1948 as an institution operating under public sector law, KfW is now
owned by the Federal Republic of Germany (80 %) and the country's constituent
states (20 %). With a balance sheet worth EUR 494.8 billion (on 31 December
2011), it is one of the three largest banks in Germany. KfW's activities within
the country and abroad focus on making long-term improvement to people's
economic, social and environmental conditions. In 2011, it issued EUR 70.4
billion in development aid and support. Providing assistance to small and
medium-sized companies is one of its main target activities. Others include
support for entrepreneurial businesses, programmes for the residential sector,
promotion of environmental protection and education for private customers,
financial support for municipalities and regional development banks, financial
support for exports and economic projects, and financial support for countries
undergoing economic development and restructuring.

Banking forms one of adesso's key business fields. Winning a contract for a new
project from one of the world's most important development banks enhances
adesso's reputation in the sector and underscores the attractiveness of the
company's portfolio for financial institutions.

The Executive Board

Further inquiry note:
Martin Möllmann
Manager Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 231 930-9330

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

company:     adesso AG
             Stockholmer Allee 24
             D-44269 Dortmund
phone:       +49 231 930-9330
FAX:         +49 231 930-9331
sector:      Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:        DE000A0Z23Q5
indexes:     CDAX
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             regulated dealing/general standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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