ARKOON : Success of the capital increase - Finalisation of the acquisition of SkyRecon Systems

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ARKOON Network Security announces the success of the reserved capital increase which took place between 30th October to 9th October.

This capital increase allows ARKOON Network Security to acquire 100% of SkyRecon Systems shares, a company specialising in Intelligent Endpoint Security.

This acquisition amounts to ¤2,495,705 for the basic price which could be completed by a sum ranging from 0 to ¤2,218,404 to be determined in 2010 depending on both companies' turnover levels in FY 2009.

Success of the reserved capital increase

The Board, meeting on 10th November 2009, observed that the company's capital stock rose from ¤4,714,110 to ¤5,491,228 by the creation and issue of 777,118 new shares with a face value of ¤1 with an issue premium of ¤1,554,236, i.e. a unit share price of ¤3.

For this operation, the financial investment company, VENTECH takes a 9% stake in ARKOON's capital.

Appointment of Ventech as a new member of the Supervisory Board

In compliance with the decision taken by the Mixed General Meeting dated 30th October 2009, the VENTECH company is appointed as new member of the ARKOON Network Security Supervisory Board for a period of six years. VENTECH will be represented on the board by Ms Claire Houry.

Thierry ROUQUET, Chairman of the Board, declared: "We are happy to welcome the Ventech company as one of our reference shareholders and are convinced that our different experiences will allow us to steer through other projects. We are particularly satisfied to welcome SkyRecon Systems within our Group. ARKOON Network Security thus secures the means to assert its position as a major player in endpoint security solutions: network, communication, data and workstation protection" .

Contacts

ARKOON Network Security

Thierry ROUQUET / Chief Executive Officer - T: +33 4 72 53 01 01

Pierre-Yves HENTZEN / Chief Financial Officer - T: +33 4 72 53 01 01 - contactfi@arkoon.net

Actus Lyon

Amalia NAVEIRA / Analyst / Investor Relations - T: +33 4 72 18 04 92 - anaveira@actus.fr

Marie-Claude TRIQUET / Press Relations - T: +33 4 72 18 04 93 - mctriquet@actus.fr

About ARKOON Network Security

A recognised pioneer in IT infrastructure protection, ARKOON - www.arkoon.net - has always striven to offer certified solutions tailored to protect sensitive information and infrastructure.

ARKOON solutions are grouped together in a protective system for its clients, regardless of their size, to meet their security objectives while minimising operational costs.

ARKOON protects information, communication and infrastructure through complementary solutions:

- The Security BOX software suite meets companies' data confidentiality, integrity and authenticity needs. The Security BOX encoding engine is certified Common Criteria EAL4+.

- The range of FAST360 appliances natively integrates FAST (Fast Applicative Shield Technology), patented by Arkoon, to protect infrastructure and communications. FAST360 is certified Common Criteria EAL2+.

Established in 2000, with its head office in Lyon, ARKOON Network Security is listed on NYSE Alternext. Its solutions are marketed worldwide by its certified partner network and subsidiaries. The majority of ARKOON's clients are on Eurostoxx 100, include civil service departments and thousands of medium sized businesses. ARKOON solutions are deployed in more than 60 countries.

ARKOON Network Security has obtained the OSEO "Entreprise Innovante" label.

ISIN Code: FR0010481101 - ALARK - Website: www.arkoon.net

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