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Darmstadt, Germany, 3/26/2012
Software AG’s Executive Board and Supervisory Board will recommend a dividend increase of seven percent to €0.46 per share (previous year: €0.43) to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May 4, 2012. On the basis of shares entitled to a dividend payment, this would result in a record total pay-out of €39.9 million (2010: €37.0 million).
Turnover amounted to €1.1 billion in fiscal year 2011, stable at the previous year’s record level. The Group profit margin increased by 50 basis points to 24.5 percent. This corresponded to an EBIT (IFRS) of €269 million. Profit after tax at €177 million was slightly over the previous year’s, marking a new historical record high.
Software AG sets its dividend payment on the development of net income and cash flow on one hand and the cash financing of acquisitions, a core strategic element, on the other. The increased dividend of €0.46 per share reflects Software AG’s improved financial results for fiscal 2011. In this way the shareholders directly participate in the company’s success.
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 2011 (IFRS, unaudited) and has more than 5,500 employees serving about 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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