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Personnel: Software AG appoints Dr. Peter Kürpick to the Board of Directors

Darmstadt, Germany, 19/11/2004

Software AG has appointed Dr. Peter Kürpick to the Board of Directors with responsibility for the "XML Business Integration" division, to further expand this strategic business unit. The appointment takes effect on April 1, 2005. As Chief Technology Officer Dr. Kürpick will be responsible for Software AG's integration business.

The full XML Business Integration business line will report directly to Dr. Kürpick, whose responsibilities will include R&D and product marketing. 

As Senior Vice President of a major NetWeaver development division at SAP, the 38 year old is currently responsible for the development of SAP integration technology in six development centers across the world. Dr. Kürpick has a deep understanding of the development of application and systems software. He also has extensive experience in product marketing, the development of go-to-market strategies, in running customer projects, and the management of international business units.

Software AG provides a real-time single view of strategic business information by integrating applications and systems, in addition to modernizing mainframe and open system IT environments. Its offerings are based on the product families Adabas, Natural, EntireX and Tamino. Around 2,500 employees in 59 countries support the mission-critical systems of 3,000 customers around the world. The company maintains five R&D facilities across three continents. Founded in 1969, Software AG today is Europe’s largest and most established systems software provider. It is headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany and is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW). In 2003 Software AG posted 420 million euros in total revenue.

Software AG
Otmar Winzig
Senior Vice President
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