209 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 CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT 156 STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME 157 CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET 158 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS 160 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES 162 IN EQUITY NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL 164 STATEMENTS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT 243 AUDITORS‘ REPORT 245 option or conversion rights or option or conversion obligations, provided the bonds were issued during the term of the authorized capital subject to the exclusion of subscription rights as set forth in Section 186 (3) Sentence 4 of the German Stock Corporation Act. The Management Board did not make use of this authorization in fiscal year 2012. Acquisition of treasury shares Pursuant to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting resolution dated May 21, 2010, the Company is authorized to purchase on or before May 20, 2015: a) Treasury shares having a notional interest in the share capital of up to 10 percent of the share capital in issue on the date of the resolution. The shares purchased, together with other treasury shares that the Company has already purchased and still holds or that are attributable to it in accordance with Sections 71d and 71e of the German Stock Corporation Act, may not account for more than 10 percent of the share capital at any time. b) The treasury shares may be purchased on the stock market or through a public purchase offer addressed to all shareholders of the Company. If the shares are purchased via the stock exchange, the consideration paid for the shares (not including transaction costs) may be up to 10 percent higher or lower than the average listed price—the unweighted average of the closing rates in Xetra trading on the Frankfurt stock exchange or a successor system—of the Company shares during the five days preceding the purchase. The date of acquisition is the date upon which the transaction is concluded. If the shares are purchased via a public purchase offer, the consideration paid for the shares (not including transaction costs) may be up to 10 percent higher or lower than the average listed price—the unweighted average of the closing rates in Xetra trading on the Frankfurt stock exchange or a successor system—of the Company shares during the five trading days prior to publication of the offer. If the purchase offer is oversubscribed, bids will be accepted in proportion to the number of shares on offer. The offer may stipulate a preferential acceptance of a smaller number of shares of up to 100 units per shareholder. c) The Management Board is authorized to sell the Company shares purchased on the basis of the autho- rization pursuant to letter “a” above or an authorization granted at an earlier time via the stock exchange or in another manner that fulfills the requirement to treat all shareholders equally, such as through an offer addressed to all of the Company’s shareholders.