239 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  Related party transactions A related party as defined by IAS 24 Related Party Disclosures is any legal or natural person able to exercise control over Software AG or a Software AG subsidiary, that is controlled by Software AG or a Software AG subsidiary, or in which Software AG or a Software AG subsidiary has an interest that gives it significant influence over such legal or natural person. This also includes any legal or natural person having an interest in Software AG that gives it significant influence over Software AG (Software AG Foundation), unconsolidated subsidiaries, and the members of Software AG’s executive bodies, whose remuneration is specified in Note  as well as in the Remuneration Report contained in the Corporate Governance section of the Manage- ment Report. The Software AG Foundation provided Software AG with funds in the amount of €45 million to finance the IDS Scheer acquisition. The funding was made available in the form of a subordinated promissory note loan from a special fund in which the Software AG Foundation has a 100-percent stake. The interest rate on the promissory note loan is in line with market rates. The promissory note loan is a bullet loan with a term running until August 2013. Disclosures on remuneration paid to related parties pursuant to IAS 24 Parties related to Software AG consist of the members of the Management Board and the Supervisory Board. Remuneration paid to the Management Board can be broken down as follows: in €thousands 2012 2011 Short-term benefits 7,017 7,234 Post-service benefits 3,046 542 Termination benefits 0 62 Share-based remuneration 5,686 5,541 Total 15,750 13,378 Pension provisions for Management Board members amounted to €4,699 thousand (2011: €2,509 thousand). Gross pension liabilities for Management Board members amounted to €7,743 thousand (2011: €4,697 thou- sand).