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Merger of IDS Scheer AG and Software AG approved

Darmstadt, Germany, 12/7/2010

The Saarland Higher Regional Court today approved the request of IDS Scheer AG for the registration of the merger with Software AG.

On the basis of this decision, IDS Scheer AG expects a prompt entry of the merger in the commercial register whereupon the merger will become effective. Upon the merger becoming effective, and in accordance with the merger agreement, the exchange ratio will be 33 IDS Scheer AG shares for 4 Software AG shares.

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 are unique in offering the world’s only end-to-end – and easiest to use – business process management (BPM)  solutions, with the lowest Total-Cost-of-Ownership. Our industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio for: 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 847 million euro (IFRS, unaudited) in 2009 and has more than 6,000 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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Software AG
Otmar Winzig
Vice President,
Head of Investor Relations and Compliance
Uhlandstrasse 12
64297 Darmstadt
Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 6151-92-1669
Fax: +49 (0) 6151-92-1383
press@softwareag.com
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