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Datalogic (Star: dal.mi): Consolidated revenues of € 283.8 million (mn) as of 30 September 2008 (-5% against € 297.5 mn at 30 September 2007). With constant Euro/Usd exchange rates, the growth would have been equal to 1%

Bologna 13th October 2008 - Consolidated revenues of € 283.8 mn as of 30th September 2008, down by 5% from € 297.5 mn in the same period in the previous year. With constant euro/usd exchange rates, the growth would have been equal to approx. 1% (proforma sales exceeding € 298 mn). 

Consolidated revenues were € 90.2 mn in the third quarter of 2008, down by 8.5% against sales of € 98.6 mn in Q307. With constant euro/usd exchange rates, the reduction would have been approx. equal to 5%. 

These are the preliminary revenue figures for Datalogic S.p.A., a company listed in the STAR segment a leader in the market for barcode readers, data collection mobile computers and RFID (radio frequency identification) systems. 

As far as the individual business divisions are concerned, during the first nine months of this year, Datalogic Mobile achieved revenues of € 62 mn (-8% compared to the same period in 2007 and  -4% with constant euro/usd exchange rates), Datalogic Scanning € 138.2 mn (-1% compared to the same period in 2007 and +4% with constant euro/usd exchange rates) and Datalogic Automation € 50 mn (-8% vs the same period in 2007 and -5% with constant euro/usd exchange rates). Concerning the Business Development Division, the Shopevolution line increased by approx. +2% and Informatics Inc. +3% (in Usd). 

The Board of Directors will meet on 13 November to approve the accounts at 30 September 2008. 

The manager responsible for preparing the company's financial reports - Dott. Marco Rondelli - declares, pursuant to paragraph 2 of Art. 154-bis of the Testo Unico della Finanza, that the accounting information contained in this press release corresponds to the document results, books and accounting records.