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Publication of inside information pursuant to Article 17 MAR - secunet Security Networks AG: forecast for the 2021 financial year

[Essen, 3 November 2020] The Management Board of secunet Security Networks AG (ISIN DE0007276503, WKN 727650) today issued its forecast for the coming financial year 2021.

The forecast envisages sales revenues of around 260 million euros and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of around 38 million euros for secunet Group in the 2021 financial year. This outlook thus lies below the forecast for the current financial year 2020, which is expected to close with sales revenues of around 270 million euros and an EBIT of around 48 million euros, the seventh financial year in succession with an increase over the respective previous year.

In the current financial year 2020, secunet Security Networks AG has benefited from positive special effects in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, which were triggered in particular by public sector clients bringing forward and expanding their procurement of secure mobile workplaces. In addition, secunet is benefiting from government grants in the current financial year 2020 to a greater extent than in the 2019 financial year. In its forecast for the 2021 financial year, the Management Board has assumed that these positive special effects will no longer occur to a comparable degree.

In the forecast, the Management Board has also taken into account the overall economic environment, which is generally characterised by uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the possible risk of a further tightening of measures to combat the pandemic, which could also have negative effects on the business activities of secunet Security Networks AG.

The forecast also makes allowance for an investment programme which was likewise approved by the Management Board today and which it is possible to implement thanks to the strong net assets and earnings situation of secunet Security Networks AG. The planned investments, which are expected to reach a high single-digit million amount, are primarily targeted at the areas of industrial security, eHealth and cloud security. They are intended to sustainably strengthen the Business Sector division.

secunet Security Networks AG    
Head of Investor Relations
Dr Kay Rathke
Phone: +49 201 5454 1221

secunet Security Networks AG
Kurfürstenstrasse 58
45138 Essen, Germany

ISIN: DE0007276503
WKN: 727650
Listed: regulated market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); OTC market in Berlin-Bremen, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich and Stuttgart

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