As of September 30, 2008, the effective number of employees (i.e., part-time employees taken into account on a pro-rata basis only) amounted to 3,466 (September 30, 2007: 3,552), 78.1 percent of whom were employed abroad (June 30, 2007: 78.6 percent). In absolute terms (i.e., part-time employees are taken fully into account), the Group employed 3,570 people (June 30, 2007: 3,662) at the end of the second quarter on September 30, 2008.
The term of office of Mr. Justus Mische, who had been a member of the Supervisory Board since December 9, 2002, and who was elected by the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, ended with the end of the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on April 29, 2008, as he had reached the age limit specified in the Articles of Association.
Mr. Willi Berchtold, Dipl. Oec., Chief Financial Officer, Controlling and Informatics at ZF Friedrichshafen AG, and residing in Überlingen, was elected by the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on April 29, 2008 as a new member of the Supervisory Board.
On April 29, 2008, the Supervisory Board approved a reorganization of the Executive Board. The sales organizations of the two business divisions, webMethods and ETS, have been placed under the joint direction of two Executive Board members with different regional responsibilities. Region West (North and South America, Western and Southern Europe), will be headed by Executive Board member Mark Edwards, previously Chief Operation Officer for the ETS division. Region East (Northern and Central Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia) will be headed by David Broadbent, previously Chief Product Officer for the ETS Division, who directed sales in the Asia/Pacific region.
Dr. Peter Kürpick, who was previously responsible for R&D in the webMethods division, will in addition assume responsibility for R&D in the ETS division. Mr. David Mitchell resigned his office as member of the Executive Board on April 29, 2008. He had previously been responsible for sales in the webMethods business division.
Mr. Holger Friedrich was appointed as a new member of the Executive Board with global responsibility for Professional Services effective October 1, 2008. There were no further significant events between the end of the third quarter and the date of release of these quarterly financial statements by the Executive Board.
Software AG’s Executive Board approved the quarterly consolidated financial statements on October 31, 2008.