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Agfa HealthCare inaugurates new offices in Riyadh, reinforcing commitment to important Middle East healthcare market

Increased presence and cutting-edge solutions support local healthcare sector and digitization plans

Mortsel, Belgium – 19 March 2014 – 14:00 CET

· HRH Astrid of Belgium spearheaded the inauguration of the offices, in the presence of other Belgian and Saudi Arabian dignitaries.
· Agfa HealthCare is committed to contributing to the local healthcare sector with cutting-edge solutions and technologies.
· MOH of Saudi Arabia has ambitious healthcare digitization plans.

Agfa HealthCare announces the inauguration of its new offices in Riyadh, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 16 March 2014. The offices were officially opened with the participation of H.R.H. Astrid of Belgium, and in the presence of dignitaries from Belgium and Saudi Arabia, including high level delegations from the Ministry of Health, H.E. Marc Vinck (Belgian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Guenther Schreiber (Director of Agfa HealthCare Export Region). Delegates from a number of important Agfa HealthCare partners attended as well, including Advanced Electronics Co. (AEC), Gulf Medical Co. (GMC), and Barco NV.

Offices ensure greater market presence and closer proximity to customers
The new offices will ensure a greater presence for Agfa HealthCare in the key Middle East market, and will also allow the company to support the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its ambitious healthcare digitization plans, with dedicated products and services.
Zyad Benaissa, Managing Director of Agfa HealthCare Solutions Middle East, explains: “Informatics is key to unlocking the development potential of the healthcare sector in the region. Agfa HealthCare has the experience and expertise to support these plans, and our increased presence will bring that know-how even closer to our customers. We are grateful for the tremendous support that we are receiving from the Saudi Government and Belgian Embassy in the Kingdom.”

Mustafa Hamdy, General Manager of Agfa HealthCare in Saudi Arabia, adds: “The new offices will further strengthen our presence in the region. They also reflect our dedication to enhancing the support we offer our customers, in order to satisfy and even exceed their needs. We look forward to continuing to provide them with solutions and services for a long time to come.”

About Agfa
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,865 million euro in 2013.

About Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading global provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions. The company has nearly a century of healthcare experience and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990’s. Today Agfa HealthCare designs, develops and delivers state-of-the-art systems for capturing, managing and processing diagnostic images and clinical/administrative information for hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as contrast media solutions to enable effective medical imaging results. The company has sales offices and agents in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2013 were 1,160 million euro.

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