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Swisscom IT Services to sell its jobbing printer business

15 February 2005

With effect from 1 April 2005, Swisscom IT Services will hive off its ReproMedia business to Juan Holding AG, Berne. The printing business is not considered a core activity of Swisscom IT Services. In future, the new company will be managed under the name of RMS Repro Media Services AG and the roughly 20 full-time positions will not be affected.

ReproMedia Services, a profit center for jobbing printed matter with about 20 full-time positions, was primarily active for Swisscom AG Group companies but also took orders from outside companies. Its new partner is Ritz AG, a printing and media enterprise with 28 employees. Ritz AG is a 100% subsidiary of Berne-based Juan Holding AG.

As of 1 April 2005, ReproMedia Services will be managed as an independent company under the name of RMS Repro Media Services AG. The two hitherto executive management members of ReproMedia Services will have a financial stake in the new company. and the management buy-out is being undertaken with the support of the Swisscom Venture Fund, which has many years of experience in outsourcing Swisscom non-core business activities.

RMS ReproMedia Services AG will continue to operate from its present location at Wankdorffeldstrasse 102 in Berne.

Berne, 15 February 2005


Swisscom AG
Media Relations
3050 Bern