Diebold yesterday reported fourth quarter profits of $21.9 million on revenues of $525.8 million. However, ATM-related revenues decreased 5.2% from $413.8 million for 4Q/01 to $392.5 million for 4Q/02. The results included a one-time charge for the cost of settling a tax dispute with the IRS. During the fourth quarter Diebold signed $12 million in ATM deals in the USA, $8 million from several financial institutions in India, more than $4 million from financial institutions in Brazil, $3.2 million from a financial institution in Indonesia, orders for more than $3.2 million from two financial institutions in China, and, more than $2 million from a large financial institution in Canada. Diebold expects first quarter revenues to increase in the mid-single digit range vs. prior year. For complete details on Diebold’s 4Q/02 results visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).