ORBIS AG shareholders satisfied and confident: ORBIS with dynamic business growth

The Annual General Meeting of ORBIS AG (ISIN DE0005228779), a software and business consulting company based in Saarbrücken, Germany, was once again held not far from the company's headquarters on the Saarterrassen in the E-Werk Saarbrücken. Around 300 shareholders looked back on another good financial year. The Executive Board and Supervisory Board were discharged by the meeting. In view of the positive business performance and the solid balance sheet structure, a proposal was made to the Annual General Meeting to distribute a dividend of 10 ct per share, significantly higher than the previous year, from the net income for the past fiscal year 2015.

The shareholders' meeting reappointed RSM Verhülsdonk GmbH, Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft - Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Georg-Glock-Straße 4, D- 40474 Düsseldorf, as auditors and group auditors for the 2016 financial year. As the term of office of the Supervisory Board members ended at the close of the Annual General Meeting, the shareholders re-elected Mr. Ulrich Holzer, Managing Director in the Hager Group, resident in Neunkirchen, and Mr. Peter Kraus, Management Consultant (self-employed), resident in Langenargen, and Dr. Ing. Uwe G. Spörl, Managing Partner, resident in Wimsheim, for the next 5 years.

Chief Financial Officer Stefan Mailänder explained the business development for 2015 to the Annual General Meeting, in which ORBIS recorded an increase in sales of 8.2% to 42.7 million euros. Despite high investments in the product business and the start-up costs for the new Austrian subsidiary, ORBIS can report EBIT of EUR 1.8 million (previous year: EUR 1.9 million).

The consolidated net income for the year amounts to 1.3 million euros (previous year: 1.6 million euros) due to higher tax reporting for the 2015 financial year. This corresponds to earnings per share of 15 ct.
Cash flow from operating activities is clearly positive at 1.2 million euros (previous year: 0.3 million euros).

Cash and cash equivalents amount to EUR 7.8 million as of December 31, 2015.
ORBIS AG's equity increased to EUR 20.7 million as of December 31, 2015. This corresponds to an equity ratio of 61.4%.

The number of employees as of December 31, 2015 increased from 359 to 369.

Provided that the economic environment described above is not negatively impacted by a further decline in demand from the global economy as well as geopolitical tensions in the eurozone and, in particular, intra-European border closures, ORBIS AG expects its business activities to continue to develop positively in fiscal year 2016.

Mr. Mailänder points out that 2016 is an anniversary year for ORBIS; ORBIS AG is 30 years old this year. Together with the shareholders, Mr. Mailänder looks back on milestones in the development of ORBIS as a company.

In his remarks, the Spokesman of the Management Board of ORBIS AG, Mr. Thomas Gard, emphasizes that in 2015, ORBIS once again succeeded in reaching numerous customers and interested parties with its consulting services and products.

According to Mr. Gard, existing industry solutions in the Microsoft CRM environment will be further expanded and also offered in the Microsoft Cloud. The new ORBIS subsidiary in Vienna is now doing well in business and is also successfully positioning the MS-CRM portfolio of ORBIS in the Austrian market.

In addition to the existing ORBIS products, which extend the functional scope of Microsoft CRM in the area of sales and service and the functional scope of SAP ERP in the areas of quotation costing, product data management, production control and intralogistics, ORBIS also supports its customers on the way to implementing new hype topics such as the digital transformation.

For example, customers can already be supported on their way to the digital factory (Industry 4.0) on the basis of their current SAP Business Suite (R/3) in conjunction with the ORBIS Multi-Process Suite.
Mr. Gard emphasizes that ORBIS will be involved in another major topic in the next few years:
SAP has developed a completely new ERP system, S/4HANA, which is now to be successively introduced to the market as the successor to SAP Business Suite (R/3). Since this new SAP system also supports the digitization of all processes as a new platform, extensive redesign and reorganization projects will be necessary in the future as part of the changeover at SAP's existing customers.

ORBIS is already dealing with this new technology and the new solutions from SAP. However, this also means that ORBIS will have to invest in building up the know-how of its employees. If SAP succeeds with the new solution, there will be a very high demand for consulting capacities and also add-on solutions in the medium term - ORBIS is in the process of preparing itself well for this.

ORBIS is therefore ideally equipped for the future with its innovative strength and know-how.
The sustained good development of the company in 2015 and the good prospects of ORBIS for the future made the shareholders of ORBIS AG satisfied and confident.

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Dr. Sabine Stürmer, Head of Investor Relations at ORBIS AG
Tel: +49 (0)681 99 24 605, E-Mail: sabine.stuermer@orbis.de

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