Notes to the Consolidated Balance Sheet


Goodwill as of September 30, 2007, in the amount of €445,070 thousand showed an increase of €257,123 thousand over December 31, 2006. This increase resulted from the acquisition of SPL Software Ltd., Israel, (€38,246 thousand) and the company webMethods Inc., USA, (€220,682 thousand), as well as subsequent changes in the acquisition costs and exchange rate fluctuations in the amount of €-1,805 thousand related to the companies acquired in 2005, Sabratec Ltd. Israel, APS-Gruppe, Venezuela and Casabac Technologies GmbH, Bammental near Heidelberg.

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