CONTINUED GROWTH AND INCREASED PROFIT

Sales for the first six months of the year total SEK 731.2 (652.6) million, an increase of 12 percent compared with the same period last year.

Operating profit (EBIT) totals SEK 99.2 (87.1) million, an operating margin of 13.6 per cent. Liquid assets total SEK 168.0 (125.4) million.

“We started the year with a record quarter and are now following it up with another good quarter. We are growing and have a very strong cash flow and are also both pleased and proud that so many wants to work at and with HiQ,” says President and CEO Lars Stugemo.

No matter where we are, today it is a given that it should be possible to stream high- quality TV images live via mobile phones and tablets. Similarly, we shop and do our banking via mobile devices while riding the bus on the way home from work. HiQ is a leader in finding mobility solutions - a field that has an impact on all market segments where HiQ operates.

In the quarter, HiQ wins several assignments strengthening our position in already strong areas as telecom, the automotive industry and mobile payments. The assignments are in the forefront of technology and innovation.

“The economy in the Nordic region, HiQ’s main market, continues to be relatively strong. Generally speaking, even if it varies from regions and market segments, demand from our clients is good. We are the company that strives to provide that “crucial extra” and together with our successful and innovative customers, we look forward to an exciting autumn,” concludes Lars Stugemo.

HiQ’s President and CEO Lars Stugemo will present the report at 9:00 a.m. today, Tuesday, 14 August , at HiQ's office, Regeringsgatan 20, Stockholm. The report can be ordered at +46 (0)8 588 90 000 or downloaded at www.hiq.se

The information is such that HiQ will make it public according to the Swedish Securities Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. This report will be made public at 7:30 a.m. on 14 August 2012.


Lars Stugemo
Lars Stugemo President and CEO HiQ International +46 8 588 90 000
Erik Ridman
Erik Ridman Head of Communications HiQ International +46 70-750 80 60 +46 8-588 90 000

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