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Software AG successfully places promissory note for €200 million

  • Strong demand exceeded planned volume
  • Optimized financial terms
  • Further flexibility in financing corporate growth

Darmstadt, Germany, 29/06/2011

Software AG has successfully placed promissory note for €200 million in the Euro capital market, assisted in the transaction by Commerzbank AG, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba) and UniCredit Bank AG.

The promissory note was offered with a maturity of three years and at both fixed and variable interest rates. With up to €500 million the strong investor demand exceeded the offering substantially. Hence, the originally planned amount of € 100 million was raised to € 200 million. The spread of both tranches was set at the lower end of the marketing margin.

The placement was effected with more than 70 investors with private banks, state banks and savings banks accounting for the majority. Regionally, most investors come from Germany (79%) and Austria (12%) with the remaining investors in neighboring countries.

The promissory note will replace an existing note. With the now lower rates and higher volume the company opens further flexibility in financing corporate growth.

About Software AG
Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence. Our 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; and the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform, webMethods.

We offer our customers end-to-end business process management (BPM) solutions delivering low Total-Cost-of-Ownership and high ease of use. Our industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural, CentraSite and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio encompassing: process strategy, design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data management; process-driven SAP implementation; and strategic process consulting and services.

Software AG had revenues of €1.1 billion in 2010 and has more than 5,600 employees serving 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers across 70 countries. Our comprehensive software and services solutions allow companies to continuously achieve their business results faster. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).

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Robert Adolph
Senior Manager Investor Relations
Uhlandstrasse 12
64297 Darmstadt
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