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Cognosec Completes A-TEK DISTRIBUTION Acquisition

Jun 12, 2017 - (Newswire)

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Cognosec AB (publ) ("Cognosec" or "The Company"), (Nasdaq: COGS), a leading supplier of cyber security solutions with operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, has completed its acquisition of UK-based A-TEK DISTRIBUTION LIMITED. The acquisition is in line with Cognosec's strategy to expand business areas to cover the sale and distribution of software technologies over the internet.

Cognosec AB today announces the completion of the acquisition of A-TEK DISTRIBUTION pursuant to previous directives.

A-TEK DISTRIBUTION is a UK registered company with offices in Manchester and Johannesburg. The transaction has completed by Cognosec AB and will be injected into COGS subsidiary, Credence Security.

A-TEK DISTRIBUTION is a specialist Digital Software Distribution Business, distributing cyber security solutions by portal and established by pioneers of digital software distribution. The business is positioned as a New Age Distribution Business, enabling global access to the vast Enterprise & SME markets with Pay-as-you-Use and Software-as-a-Service cyber security solutions. The technology platform provides significant scalability and global advantages through innovative distribution methodologies.

A-TEK DISTRIBUTION recorded revenues of over £88[1] in FY2016 and EBITDA of £42.

The acquisition of A-TEK improves Cognosec's competitive advantage for both vendors and customers alike. This addition also expands Credence Security's current product portfolio to incorporate cyber security solutions for secure operation centers, network operation centers, datacenters, mobile platforms, virtualized environments as well as providing critical fraud prevention solutions into the technology, media, telecommunications, financial and public sectors.

Commenting on the acquisition of the business by Cognosec AB, Simon Campbell-Young, A-TEK's Co-founder & CEO, says that - "This will provide us with the traction that is required in this heavily fragmented market, to move quickly and expeditiously towards solving our communities' needs with rapid supply solutions to ever increasing demands, internationally."

Patrick Boylan, Group MD of Cognosec AB commented - "The acquisition of A-TEK gives us the further strength and security of building upon man-years within the cyber industries from a hugely diversified group of existing and potential vendor offerings."

This information is information that Cognosec AB is obliged to make public, pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, on 12th June, 2017, at 09.00 CET.

ABOUT COGNOSEC

Cognosec AB (publ) is engaged in providing cyber resilience solutions and cyber-attack prevention. The business conducts international operations from offices in Sweden, South Africa, the UK, Kenya, Germany, Austria and the United Arab Emirates. Listed on Nasdaq First North (Nasdaq: COGS), Cognosec delivers services and bespoke technologies to enhance public and private sector organisations' protections against unwanted intrusions and designs holistic, organisation-wide solutions to prevent diverse and increasing forms of information and identity theft. Cognosec had revenues of EUR14.64m in 2016 and employed 136 personnel at the end of Q1 2017. For further information, please visit www.cognosec.se

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1. Adjusted at date of release to current exchange rate in £'000s

SOURCE Cognosec AB

Original Source: https://www.newswire.com/news/cognosec-completes-a-tek-distribution-acquisition

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