We recorded a healthy performance, with organic revenue growth of 3.5% bringing revenue to €3,845.4 million. Operating profit on business activity grew by 9.5% to €329.8 million, and our margin reached 8.6%, an improvement of 0.6 points compared with 2016. Lastly, net profit attributable to the Group rose 14.0% to €171.4 million. As a result, we reached the targets set in 2015 when Sopra and Steria merged – namely revenue of between €3.8 billion and €4 billion and an operating margin on business activity of between 8% and 9%. These results are the culmination of our efforts to completely transform the Group. The business segments that had seen performance shortfalls in 2014 (Germany and IT infrastructure management in France) were successfully turned around and today are a source of strength for the future. We have launched a targeted repositioning plan covering our operations in the United Kingdom. In particular, it aims to bolster the businesses serving the private sector.

In France, we strengthened our leadership in Consulting and Systems Integration. We backed up our healthy business performance with substantial investments to expand our offerings. Generally speaking, our move up the value chain has increased the relative size of our Consulting and Software businesses, which now generate close to one-quarter of the Group’s revenue. We are committed to a proactive corporate responsibility policy, fully aligned with our business goals and our transformation programme. In 2017, we contributed to 16 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through our social, societal, environmental and ethical initiatives. As far as our workforce policy is concerned, we provided over one million hours of training to our employees in 2017. As part of our commitment to the environment, we continued to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and reiterated

our target of cutting them by 21% from their 2015 level by 2025. Our societal accomplishments in 2017 included the award of EcoVadis’ Gold Advanced level, a standard achieved by less than 1% of businesses rated by the organisation. Lastly, we strengthened the ethics- and compliance-related aspects of our governance framework in 2017 with the creation of a new Corporate Governance & Risk Management Department. Our clients’ needs are changing, and they now demand greater agility, rapidity and added value. Today more than ever before they are looking for partners able to invent the business models of the future with them and support their transformation. With this in mind, our strategy is predicated on four key principles: — independence, which underpins our long-term vision and our entrepreneurial model;

PIERRE PASQUIER, Chairman of Sopra Steria Group

“Our move up the value chain has increased the relative size of our Consulting and Software businesses, which now generate close to one-quarter of the Group’s revenue.”



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