Sopheon plc, the international provider of software and services for complete Enterprise Innovation Performance solutions, is pleased to announce a trading update for the Group’s performance in 2015.

In our interim report issued in August 2015, we highlighted a positive shift in the momentum of the business and we are pleased to report that this translated into strong performance for the second half of the year. As a consequence, we expect that reported revenues for the year ended 31 December 2015 will be comfortably in line with current market expectations, and that EBITDA and pre-tax profits will exceed current market expectations.

Financial expectations noted above are subject to the completion of year-end financial close and audit processes. Sopheon intends to issue its results for the year ended 31 December 2015 on 17 March 2016.

Finally and with much sadness, we also announce that Dr. Bernard Al, a non-executive director, passed away over the holiday period. Bernard served on the Sopheon board from 2001, and made an important contribution to guiding the Company’s development during that time. He will be greatly missed, and the board offers its sincerest condolences to his family.

For Further Information Contact:

Barry Mence, Chairman Sopheon plc + 44 (0) 1276 919 560
Arif Karimjee, CFO Sopheon plc + 44 (0) 1276 919 560
Ed Frisby/Carl Holmes (corporate finance)
Mia Gardener (corporate broking)
finnCap + 44 (0) 20 7220 0500

About Sopheon
Sopheon (LSE: SPE) partners with customers to provide complete enterprise innovation management solutions including software, expertise, and best practices, that enable them to achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability. Sopheon’s Accolade solution provides unique, fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle, including strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management and resource planning. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by over 200 customers with over 60,000 users in over 50 countries. Sopheon is listed on AIM, operated by the London Stock Exchange.

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