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Oracle Europe, Middle East & Africa Reports Strong Performance for the Fiscal Year 2006 as Total Revenues Increase by 10%


Over 100% Applications growth in last six months reflects Oracle gaining market share.

Geneva, Switzerland 23-JUN-2006 Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today reported revenues of $4,708 million in US GAAP basis for the fiscal year 2006 (ended 31 May 2006) for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, a 10% growth compared to fiscal year 2005. Operations in the region accounted for 33% of worldwide FY06 revenues, and new license revenues grew 10% compared with the previous year.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2006, new license revenues were also up 20% on the fourth quarter 2005 as the region saw increased demand from a broad span of industry sectors, in particular public services, financial services, retail and telecommunications, as well as the small, medium enterprise market. Many world-class commercial enterprises such as Thomas Cook AG, Telecom Italia, Virgin Atlantic and Société Générale have selected Oracle® solutions in database, middleware, business intelligence, business applications, and collaboration to improve their business processes, and to help them gain better information, high availability and performance, and to deliver superior customer service.

Sergio Giacoletto, Executive Vice President, Oracle Europe, Middle East and Africa commented, “This has been a good year for the region, with growth across all lines of business. We have increased our revenues; consolidated our leadership in our bedrock markets of public services, financial services and telecommunications; and extended our presence substantially in the healthcare, retail and transport and logistics industries.” He continued, “For EMEA customers, the decision to put Oracle at the heart of their business success is based on three compelling factors: open standards-based technologies and information architecture; a world-class set of customer-centric information age applications from a single vendor; and the peace of mind of a superior support service.”

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Addendum: Oracle Highlights of Fiscal 2006

* Expansion in the Region
* Strategic Acquisitions to support Customers
* Product Innovation
* Leadership in the EMEA Market
* Oracle in the Community
* Industry Awards
* Customer Endorsement
* Key Industry Sectors Selecting Oracle Offerings during FY06 Q4.

Expansion in the region. Oracle has expanded its operations in the EMEA region in Fiscal 2006. In December 2005, Oracle opened support offices in Oman as part of its increased presence in the Middle East. In April 2006, Oracle approved plans to open offices in Azerbaijan and Belarus to help governments and industries in these markets use technology to help build strong economies. Oracle has over 75,000 technology customers and over 8,000 applications customers in EMEA.

Strategic acquisitions to support customers. In fiscal year 2006, Oracle made several key acquisitions as part of its policy to offer its customers the most innovative and comprehensive set of solutions for their needs. Acquisitions included: certain assets of TripleHop, a provider of context-sensitive enterprise search products and technologies; TimesTen, a provider of time-critical data management software; ProfitLogic, a provider of retail profit optimization software; certain assets of Context Media, a provider of enterprise content integration; a majority interest in i-flex solutions, an Indian provider of software and services to the financial services industry; G-Log, a provider of transportation management solutions; Innobase, a developer of discrete transactional open source database technology; Thor Technologies, a provider of user provisioning solutions; OctetString, a pioneer in defining and driving the evolution of virtual directory technology; the former TempoSoft Workforce Management Application and related intellectual property to strengthen our retail offering with workforce scheduling optimization; 360Commerce, a privately held provider of open store and multi-channel solutions software; Siebel, the leading provider of CRM solutions; SleepyCat, a privately held supplier of open source database software for developers of embedded applications; HotSip AB, a leading provider of communications infrastructure software; and Net4Call, a leading provider of Parlay/OSA service delivery components for the telecommunications industry.

Product innovation - Oracle unveiled several new products and product enhancements during fiscal year 2006, including: Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3, Oracle Database 10g Express Edition, Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite 10g, Oracle Business Intelligence Suite 10g, Oracle JDeveloper 10g available free to developers; Oracle Cluster File System Release 2 available to Open Source Community, PeopleSoft Enterprise CRM Operational Dashboards, PeopleSoft Enterprise Supplier Relationship Management 8.9, PeopleSoft Enterprise Supply Chain Management 8.9, PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management 8.9, Oracle Transportation Management, Oracle CRM On Demand Release 10, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12, Oracle Clinical Data Repository, and Oracle Service Delivery Platform.

Leadership in the EMEA region. According to the latest Gartner report “market share: database systems software market, EMEA, 2005” (dated 20th June, 2006) Oracle is the number one supplier in the EMEA region in the relational database segment (RDBMS) with 48.3% market share.

According to the report, the RDBMS segment continues to be the engine for growth, at 6.7%, accounting for 84% of the total database management systems (DMBS). Overall, the DMBS market 5.8% in EMEA, totalling 4.7 billion Euros.

Oracle Grows Partner Network in EMEA. Oracle has over 10,000 partners in the EMEA region, and every day 3 new Partners join Oracle to take advantage of the range of products and services, and the partner care programs that will make them successful. In fiscal year 2006, the Oracle Partner Competency Centre delivered 35,000 online training courses, 40,000 instructor-led training days, and over 62,000 users accessed the Oracle PartnerNetwork. In support of the European Software Industry, Oracle has established an Innovation Award. Winners of the award this quarter were Mi-Services, a UK-based subsidiary of Business & Decision; Fujitsu Siemens Computers; and Equilybra of Italy.

Oracle in the Community. Oracle provided $820 million USD in software grants to education institutions in 51 countries in the EMEA region where over 303,000 students are touched by our education initiatives. The Oracle Education Foundation, an independent, philanthropic organization funded by Oracle, launched its program, an educational environment for elementary students and teachers, in Austria, Belgium, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Mali, Qatar, and Romania, and its Oracle Academy in Serbia and Montenegro.

Industry Awards and Recognition in EMEA during the second half of Fiscal Year 2006
Oracle’s products, services and excellence as an IT company received positive endorsement during the second half of fiscal 2006 in a number of honours, and awards, for example:

* Best Enterprise Database Readers’ Choice 2006 Award (Javamagazin, Germany) for Oracle Database 10g
* Database of the Year (Dr. Dobbs. Journal, Spain) for Oracle Database 10g
* PC Plus Performance Award (PC Plus, UK) for Oracle Database 10g Express Edition
* Nine Out Of Ten Award (Linux Format Magazine, UK) for Oracle Database 10g Express Edition
* Best Database Readers’ Choice 2006 No. 3 (Entwickler Magazin) for Oracle Database 10g
* Product of the Year Readers’ Choice 2006 Award (Data TI Magazine, Spain) for Oracle Fusion Middleware
* Best Product Readers’ Choice 2006 Award (Javamagazin, Germany) Bestes Persistenz Tool (Best Persistence Tool) for Oracle Top Link
* Best SOA Platform Readers’ Choice 2006 Award No. 3 (Entwickler Magazin, Germany) for Oracle SOA Suite
* Best Database Tool Readers’ Choice 2006 Award No. 3 ( Magazin, Germany) for Oracle Developers Tool for .NET
* Best Business Application in eHealth (Saudi Healthcare Information Technology Commission)
* eSolutions Award2005 (eFinance publication, Romania) for the iLearning solution implemented for BCR (Commercial Bank of Romania) and Raiffeisen Bank.
* Best ICT Company to work for 2006 (ICT Excellence Awards, Ireland) for Oracle Ireland for excellence in training and Human Resource policies, employee satisfaction and growth
* Company of the Year (Computing Magazine, Spain) for Oracle Spain in recognition of excellence in strategy, executive board, integration process, and position in the Spanish market
* Merit of the Hungarian Republic - Knight’s Cross (President of the Republic of Hungary) awarded to Péter Füzes, Manager Director, Oracle Hungary, for his work in introducing state-of-the art information technology solutions and for supporting and strengthening the Hungarian IT sector’s international role
* Sponsor of the Year for 2006 (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, England) for Oracle UK for support of schools seeking specialist schools status and commitment to encouraging students to understand and explore the benefits of learning and technology.
* Superbrands Awards 2005 in Electronic Equipment, PCs and Software (Superbrands Organisation) for Oracle Egypt and Oracle Greece
* Best Ideas of the Year for SME Market (Actualidad Económica Magazine) for Oracle Spain for Oracle E-Pyme: externalizing applications for the SME market in partnership with Abast Grup and Digital Park

Customer Endorsement
Customers in the region continue to select Oracle, because it offers operational efficiencies and enables companies to make rapid business decisions based on accurate information. The Corporate Office of the Government of Dubai (TCO) has selected Oracle E-Business Suite to fully automate, integrate and streamline the business operations of PCFC (Ports Customs Duty Free Zone Corporation), DP World, Nakheel, Customs, Jebel Ali FreeZone and other group companies. “Our group’s ever-expanding business operations span the development, management and marketing of ports, real estate development, investment and Free Zone operations around the world,” said Hamed Kazim, Group Chief Financial Officer at TCO. “We wanted an integrated system that can support our global operations while providing our business executives with the insight they need to make fast, smart and fact-based decisions, and Oracle E-Business Suite provided the perfect answer.”

AR Telecom of Portugal implemented Oracle BPEL Process Manager and Oracle Business Activity Monitoring to build a service-oriented technology (SOA) architecture that defines and manages key integrated business processes. Additionally, Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server, and Oracle Real Application Clusters will enable round-the-clock, uninterrupted availability of business applications and efficient use of hardware. “With Oracle BPEL Solution, AR Telecom is assuring a Service-Oriented Architecture in a standards-based manner. With this solution we believe we will win better agility and faster decision-making. Today, business requirements change fast and with Oracle BPEL we can quickly respond to any of those changes, reducing costs and risk to diverse IT environments,” said Luís Sousa Machado, IT Director, AR Telecom.

Key Industry Sectors Selecting Oracle Offerings during the Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2006
Many organisations in EMEA adopted or expanded implementations of Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Grid technologies and Oracle Applications, including the Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, Siebel CRM, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and JD Edwards World in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 across a wide range of industries. Customer examples include:
Public Services
Volksgezondheid, Veiligheid van de Voedselketen & Leefmilieu (Belgium), Ministry of Justice (Belgium), Provinciebestuur Antwerpen (Belgium), The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (Czech Republic), the National Survey and Cadastre, Ministry of the Environment (Denmark), Danish Commerce and Companies Agency, Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs (Denmark), MCIT Ministry of Communications & IT (Egypt), UNEDIC (France), Ministry of Interior / KEP (Greece), Ministry of Justice / APDPX (Greece), Sviluppo Italia (Italy), Ministero Istruzione Università e Ricerca (Italy), Ministero della Difesa (Italy), AETAT (Norway), Innovasjon Norge (Norway), IGIF (Portugal), The Government of Qatar (Qatar), Ministry of Interior - National Information Center(Saudi Arabia), Consellería de Sanitat - Genval (Spain), Congreso Diputados (Spain), Turmob (Turkey), UAE University (UAE), AWE (UK), Department of Finance and Personnel (Northern Ireland), South Lanarkshire Council (Scotland)
Financial Services
BA-CA (Austria), Sparinvest KAG (Austria), Bulbank (Bulgaria), United Bulgarian Bank (Bulgaria), First Investment Bank (Bulgaria), Banque Misr (Egypt), Société Générale (France), Clearstream (Germany), GaVi mbH (Germany), Földhitel- és Jelzálogbank FHB (Hungary), Erste Bank (Hungary), Intesatrad (Italy), Assicurazioni Generali Finance (Italy), Zamil Industrial Investment (Middle East), DAS Rechtsbijstand (Netherlands), Sparebank 1 (Norway), Gjensidige (Norway), Banca Comerciala Romana - BCR (Romania), Prime Gate Technology (Saudi Arabia), BRD Societe Generale (Romania), SEB (Sweden), Vaudoise Assurance, Insurance (Switzerland), Kocbank -Yapi Kresi (Turkey), Dubai Islamic Bank (UAE), Portman Building Society (UK)
Mobistar - subsidiary of Orange (Belgium), Telecom Egypt (Egypt), PalTel (France), Cosmote (Greece), Forthnet (Greece), Magyar Telekom (Hungary), Telecom Italia (Italy), Telenor Networks (Norway), Avea (Turkey), Turkcell (Turkey), Turkish Telekom (Turkey), Phones 4 U Group Ltd (UK), Production Services Network Limited (UK)
Umdasch (Austria), Mondi Business Paper Austria (Austria), VOEST (Austria), Kordarna a.s.(Czech Republic), Thales Electronic Systems(Greece), ANEK Lines (Greece), B&B Italia Spa (Italy), Omar A. Balubaid Co. Ltd (Saudi Arabia), Jane (Spain), Husqvarna AB (Sweden), Chopard (Switzerland), MFI Furniture Group Plc (UK)
Travel and Transportation
Gulf Air (Bahrain), De Post (Belgium), DSB Danish Railways (Denmark), ALD Automotive (France), Continental AG (Germany), Thomas Cook AG (Germany), Anek Lines (Greece), Wincanton Plc (UK), Firstgroup Plc (UK), Virgin Atlantic Limited (UK)
Baumax (Austria), Kamal Osman Jamjoom Est. (UAE), Kingfisher Plc (UK), Dixons Group Plc (UK)
Coloplast A/S (Denmark), EVA (Egypt), PEIFASYN (Greece), Regional Health Authorities of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace (Greece), Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy), Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano- Ripartizione Sanita (Italy), Baxter Healthcare Europe (Netherlands), Rijnmondnet (Netherlands), Ministry of Health (Saudi Arabia)
Energy and Utilities
OMV (Austria), CEZ a.s. (Czech Republic), EDF - Gaz de France (France), TERNA S.p.A (Italy), NUON (Netherlands), Waterschap Rivierenland (Netherlands), Statoil (Norway)
Other Industries
Education - Universiteit van Amsterdam (Netherlands); Engineering & Construction - Orascom (Egypt), Colas (Hungary); Media & Comms - Herold Business Data GmbH (Austria), British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc (UK); Food & Drink - Pernod Ricard (France), Dairy Crest Ltd (UK); Professional Services - CapGemini (France), ATOS Origin (Netherlands), Arboned (Netherlands), Legálitas Asistencia Legal (Spain), dunnhumby Ltd (UK); Wholesale Trade - NEBUS Loyalty (Netherlands)


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