LaCie QUARTERLY REVENUE UP BY 37% Net sales in millions of 2005/2006 2004/2005 Change % euros(*) (IFRS) (IFRS restated) (m€) July – September 75.1 61.3 +13.8 +22% October - December 99.5 75.2 +24.3 +32% January - March 98.8 72.0 +26.8 +37% TOTAL (9 months) 273.4 208.5 +64.9 +31% (*) unaudited LaCie today reported revenue of €98.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2006 (IFRS). This compares to revenue of €72 million in the year-ago quarter, representing a 37% increase (+32.5% without forex). - Europe accounts for 53% of LaCie revenue, versus 40% for Americas and 7% for AsiaPac. - LaCie manufactured and shipped about 750,000 encased drives throughout the world since the beginning of the year. - A new agreement was signed in January 2006 with Best Buy, North America's number-one specialty retailer of consumer electronics, personal computers, entertainment software and appliances. LaCie reported revenue of €273.4 million for the nine-month period ended March 31, 2006 (IFRS). This compares to revenue of €208.5 million in the year-ago period, representing a 31% increase (+28% without forex). The Solutions family (including Big, Bigger, Ethernet Disks and RAID solutions) accounts for 28% of the revenue. “Our sales momentum is fuelled by product launches: storage, back-up, security and data-sharing,” commented Pierre van der Elst, Deputy General Manager. “After outstanding sales in Q2 in connection with holiday’s campaigns, we delivered in Q3 without a glitch. We are now in a quieter time for our business.” Next release: semi-annual revenue on 07/27/2006 (after Euronext is closed) About LaCie Located in North America, Europe and Asia, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for PC, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). Find all information at www.lacie.com. LaCie has been awarded the 2006 Red Dot Award for superior product design - LaCie Rugged and LaCie Skwarim. Contact: LaCie: Geraldine Hottier-Fayon at +33 (0)1 58 49 57 57 or firstname.lastname@example.org Yucatan: Shirine Banjy at +33 (0)1 53 63 27 31 or email@example.com This press release includes statements that may constitute forward-looking statements. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations contained in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove correct. These statements may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. Such risks include, but are not limited to, risk factors described in the prospectus and in the Company's periodic and other filings. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward- looking statements contained in this press release.
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