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Software AG GB 2012, englisch

06 HIGHLIGHTS 08 LETTER FROM THE MANAGEMENT BOARD 12 THE COMPANY 38 SOFTWARE AG SHARE 46 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE 58 REPORT OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD 68 GROUP MANAGEMENT REPORT 155 CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 245 FURTHER INFORMATION 123 Employee involvement and individual responsibility We aim to foster social responsibility of each individual with a variety of projects and activities. As part of our long-stand- ing “Move Your Feet to Give a Hand” campaign, Software AG, the employee representatives on the Supervisory Board of Software AG and the Software AG Foundation donate some €40,000 each year to social projects. By doing this, they are building a bridge between sports and social involve- ment. For every kilometer run by Software AG employees at official races anywhere in the world, €3.50 is donated to charitable cause. With money raised in 2011, the campaign was able to sponsor three social projects in 2012: a self-help group in the Frankfurt metropolitan area, the Kinderhospiz- dienst Saar (children’s hospice for the German state of Saar- land) and a children’s and youth center in São Paulo, Brazil. Software AG runners worldwide deposited a total of 10,317 kilometers into the kilometer account in 2012 and with it “ran up” a five-digit figure. More than 70 enthusiastic employees and family members took part in the Darmstadt marathon. Furthermore, our athletes totaled some 1,400 kilometers at just the Frankfurt marathon alone in October 2012. Our Darmstadt-based beginning joggers trained with a triathlete for eight weeks to prepare for the 5.6-kilometer J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. U.S. coworkers took part in the American Cancer Society’s 19th Relay for Life in Virginia. Likewise, Software AG employees in Spain participated in numerous running events, for example to raise money for the disabled. Running fever also spread to our offices in Brazil and Venezuela in 2012. There are countless other examples that testify to the social involvement of our employees worldwide. Software AG sup- ported the country-wide “Your Day for Africa” campaign again on June 19. “Every day counts” was the theme that motivated a group of school students to work in our Com- pany for this good cause. The proceeds went toward edu- cational projects in Africa. On Darmstadt Health Day, a large number of employees took advantage of the opportunity to potentially help leukemia patients through stem-cell dona- tions by participating in the corporate blood-type screening drive. Software AG coworkers in Spain collected more than 500 kilograms of groceries as part of the “Free Food for Europe’s Poor” initiative. In Denver, staff members aim to improve children’s chances for a healthy life by regularly donating blood to a local children’s hospital. Sponsorships and social/political employee initiatives Software AG again participated in Girls Day 2012 in Germany to encourage girls to pursue technical professions. Forty-nine school girls explored Software AG and its departments at their own pace while on a scavenger hunt through the Com- pany. It gave them the chance to see that female specialists and managers are in demand in IT. The Software Campus initiative is a program that promotes the education of IT managers. In cooperation with 17 part- ners from industry and research, Software AG addresses excellent masters and PHD candidates in the IT field. “Your idea. Your project. Your future.” is the theme of the program, THE SOFTWARE AG GROUP 69 ECONOMIC CONDITIONS 78 BUSINESS TREND AND ECONOMIC SITUATION 80 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 82 FINANCIAL POSITION 89 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF SOFTWARE AG 92 (PARENT COMPANY) ADDITIONAL EARNINGS-RELATED FACTORS 95 TAKEOVER-RELATED DISCLOSURES 125 REMUNERATION REPORT 127 RISK REPORT 139 EVENTS AFTER THE BALANCE SHEET DATE 149 FORECAST 151