10.01.2020 – ALSO Holding AG

ALSO Polska enlarges its footprint

ALSO Holding AG / Key word(s): Mergers & Acquisitions
ALSO Polska enlarges its footprint

10.01.2020 / 11:30



     Media release
ALSO Polska enlarges its footprint

The merger of ALSO Polska and Roseville Investments, the successor company
of ABC Data, is finalized. From now on the business operations of the two
ALSO Holding companies will be conducted solely by ALSO Polska. With the
completion of this step the newly formed company is one of the leading
technology providers and IT suppliers in Poland.

"Integration of the two organizations will strengthen ALSO's position in
Poland," says Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG (SIX: ALSN).
"With a powerful, committed and highly competent management team at the
start, we have laid the foundations to develop new perspectives for the
dynamic growth of our business partners and our own organization. Operating
as one company, ALSO Polska is now able to offer its customers and partners
a substantially enlarged range of business and technological solutions that
until now were not available on such a scale in Poland."

Supply, Solution and Services: The newly formed organization will
participate in ALSO's 3S business models and its sophisticated IoT,
virtualization, cybersecurity and 3D printing platforms. At the same time
InterLink, the established purchase management platform, will remain in
place and the ALSO Web shop platform will continue to be available.
InterLink has already been integrated into ALSO's SAP system, supporting
commercial, warehouse and accounting processes. At the same time all
customers will now gain access to the ALSO Cloud Marketplace (ACMP), a
technologically advanced cloud-based platform offering IT services in PaaS
(Platform-as-a-Service), IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), SaaS
(Software-as-a-Service), WaaS (Workplace-as-a-Service) and DaaS
(Device-as-a- Service) modes.

The Polish organization will also gain access to ALSO's European Centers of
Competence to provide its customers with competitive offerings and its
vendors and suppliers with a broad value proposition.

Direct link to media release: https://www2.also.com/press/20200110en.pdf

Contact person ALSO Holding AG:
Manuela Rost-Hein
Head of Communications ALSO Group
Phone: +49 151 14040215
E-Mail: manuela.rost-hein@also.com

ALSO Holding AG (ALSN.SW) (Emmen/Switzerland) brings providers and buyers of
the ICT industry together. ALSO offer more than 550 vendors of hardware,
software and IT-services access to over 100 000 buyers, who can call a broad
spectrum of other customized services in the logistics, finance, and IT
services sectors, as well as traditional distribution services. From the
development of complex IT landscapes, the provision and maintenance of
hardware and software, right through to the return, reconditioning and
remarketing of IT hardware, ALSO offers all services as a one-stop shop.
ALSO is represented in 23 European countries and generates total net sales
of approximately 9.2 billion euros with around 4 000 employees in the fiscal
year 2018. The majority shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege Group,
Düsseldorf, Germany. Further information is available at http://also.group

Droege Group
Droege Group (founded in 1988) is an independent advisory and investment
company under full family ownership. The company acts as a specialist for
tailor-made transformation programs aiming to enhance corporate value.
Droege Group combines its corporate family-run structure and capital
strength into a family-equity business model. The group carries out direct
investments with its own equity in corporate spin-offs and medium-sized
companies in «special situations». With the guiding principle «execution -
following the rules of art», the group is a pioneer in execution-oriented
corporate development. Droege Group follows a focused investment strategy
based on current megatrends (knowledge, connectivity, prevention,
demography, specialization, future work, shopping 4.0). Enthusiasm for
quality, innovation and speed determines the company's actions. In recent
years Droege Group has successfully positioned itself in domestic and
international markets and operates in 30 countries. More information:

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on
current assumptions and forecasts of the ALSO management. Known and unknown
risks, uncertainties, and other factors could lead to material differences
between the forward-looking statements made here and the actual development,
in particular the results, financial situation, and performance of our
Group. The Group accepts no responsibility for updating these
forward-looking statements or adapting them to future events or