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Agfa Signs Exclusive Agreement to Acquire IBM Products from Skipton Group

Richmond Hill, Ontario — December 19th, 2009 Skipton Group Inc (“Skipton”), a leading provider of IBM Information Technology solutions, and Agfa HealthCare Canada (“Agfa”) have announced the signing of an IBM Industry Solutions Remarketer (”ISR”) Agreement. Under the ISR Agreement, Agfa will now acquire its IBM Products exclusively from Skipton, in support of its healthcare informatics solutions in Canada.

“The opportunity to work closely with Agfa in the PACS and Diagnostic Imaging space, is an important step in our plans for 2010 and beyond. It acknowledges the strength of our IBM solutions capability, particularly in the Storage arena”, commented Rob Seager Co-founder of Skipton Group. For Agfa, the opportunity to work more closely with Skipton will only enhance an IBM partnership that is already strong. In the words of Dave Wilson, Agfa Vice President Healthcare, “We see this new partnership with Skipton as a further commitment to IBM and its value network”.

Agfa’s HealthCare business group supplies hospitals and other healthcare centers with state-of-the-art systems for the capturing, processing and managing of diagnostic images and with IT solutions that integrate the imaging workflow into the overall hospital operations across departmental disciplines. In addition, Agfa is a leader in the fast growing market of IT systems that span the entire healthcare enterprise and through which healthcare facilities become more efficient and effective, with improved patient outcomes.
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