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									                                         SDL PLC Trading Update

Maidenhead, U.K.
January 17 2013

Trading Update

Maidenhead, U.K. - Thursday 17 January 2013 - SDL plc, the leading provider of Global Information Management
solutions, today announced revenues and profits for the year ended 31 December 2012.


Revenue is expected to be in a range of £269.0m to £270.0m (2011: £229.0m) compared with consensus
expectations of £270.1m. Profits before taxation and amortisation of intangible assets ("PBTA") for the period are
expected to be in the range of £35.0m to £36.0m (2011: £39.7m), compared with consensus expectations of
£36.1m. Net cash in the business at the end of the period was slightly in excess of £6m (2011: £70.4m), reflecting
the acquisition of Alterian in January 2012. Gross cash at the end of the period was slightly in excess of £28m
(2011: £70.4m).

Commenting on today’s announcement, Mark Lancaster said:

“2012 saw another year of organic growth and significant strategic progress with the acquisition of Alterian,
bringing marketing analytics, campaign management and social intelligence technologies to create a compelling
Customer Experience Management solution.”

SDL expects to announce its results for the year ended 31 December 2012 on 12 March 2013 when further details
will be provided.



About SDL

SDL enables global businesses to engage with their customers in the language, the media and at the moment they
choose. We help businesses manage their brands, drive global revenues, accelerate speed to market and enrich
their customers’ experience. SDL’s enterprise-ready innovative technology and service solutions span the entire
customer journey and include social listening and marketing analytics, campaign management, language
management and services, video and written content creation, web content management, dynamic technical
documentation publication and eCommerce. SDL solutions drive global reach across multiple languages, cultures,
channels and media. SDL has over 1,500 enterprise customers, 400 partners and a global infrastructure of 70
offices in 38 countries. For more information, visit www.sdl.com.

Contact

SDL plc Tel: +44 (0)1628 410 127
Mark Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Knight, Chief Financial Officer

FTI Consulting Tel: + 44 (0)20 7831 3113
Edward Bridges/Jon Snowball/Emma Appleton

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