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Software AG GB 2012, englisch

46 SOFTWARE AG | ANNUAL REPORT 2012 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE STATEMENT ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE/ CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REPORT ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS STATEMENT ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REFLECTS THE SITUATION AS OF FEBRUARY 12, 2013. BASIC UNDERSTANDING Good corporate governance is a core component of management at Software AG. The Manage- ment Board and the Supervisory Board are committed to it, and all our divisions guide them- selves by it. Responsible, qualified and transparent corporate governance focuses on a company’s long-term success. It includes both compliance with the law and total adherence to generally accepted standards and recommendations. It focuses on values such as sustainability, transpar- ency and value orientation. Management Board and Supervisory Board THE MANAGEMENT BOARD The Management Board leads the Company with the goal of sustainable value creation. The members of the Board share the responsibility of managing the Company. The guidelines for the work of Software AG’s Management Board are elaborated in the Rules of Procedure of the Management Board. Above all, they define the members’ individual responsibilities, the tasks assigned to the Board as a whole, adoption of resolutions, and the rights and obligations of the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer. The Management Board of Software AG currently consists of three members: Karl-Heinz Streibich, Arnd Zinnhardt and Dr. Wolfram Jost. KARL-HEINZ STREIBICH Born in 1952, degree in communications engineering, Chairman of the Management Board/ Chief Executive Officer of Software AG since September 2003. His term is in effect until 2016. In addition to chairing the Group Executive Board, his areas of corporate responsibility include: Corporate Communications, Global Legal, Global Audit, Processes & Quality, Global Partner Management, Corporate Office and Top Management Development.