Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking and non-IFRS information
This annual report may contain certain forward-looking statements relating to SoftwareONE Holding AG (the ‘Company’) and each of its subsidiaries and affiliates (jointly referred to as ‘SoftwareONE’ or the ‘group’) and its future business, development and economic performance. Such statements may be subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other important factors, such as but not limited to force majeure, competitive pressures, legislative and regulatory developments, global, macroeconomic and political trends, the group’s ability to attract and retain the employees that are necessary to generate revenues and to manage its businesses, fluctuations in currency exchange rates and general financial market conditions, changes in accounting standards or policies, delay or inability in obtaining approvals from authorities, technical developments, litigation or adverse publicity and news coverage, each of which could cause actual development and results to differ materially from the statements made in this annual report. SoftwareONE assumes no obligation to update or alter forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Certain financial data included in this annual report consists of non-IFRS or adjusted financial measures. These non-IFRS or adjusted financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies, nor should they be construed as an alternative to other financial measures determined in accordance with IFRS. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any non-IFRS or adjusted financial measures and ratios included herein. In addition, certain financial information contained herein has not been audited, confirmed or otherwise covered by a report by independent accountants and, as such, actual data could vary, possibly significantly, from the data set forth herein.
In addition, this annual report contains selected financial statement line items and non-IFRS or adjusted financial measures prepared on a proforma basis. The proforma financial information for 2019 has been prepared by aggregating (i) the audited IFRS reported financial information for the financial year 2019 (consisting of twelve months of the group (excluding Comparex AG and its consolidated subsidiaries ('Comparex’)) and eleven months of Comparex) and (ii) the month of January 2019 of Comparex. The proforma financial information has been prepared by taking into account the group’s acquisition of Comparex as if such acquisition had taken place on 1 January 2019 and has not been audited, reviewed or otherwise verified. Accordingly, such proforma financial information should be treated as merely indicative of the performance of the group as if the acquisition of Comparex had taken place on 1 January 2019 and the group’s actual performance for the relevant period could vary, possibly significantly, from the information set forth in the proforma financial information.