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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 79 ICT is expected to have grown in China by 12 percent to €220 billion, in which case it would replace Japan as the world’s second-largest ICT market. This sector is likely to have expanded by only 1.2 percent in western Europe to total €617 billion. Germany is considered to be a stabilizing market within the European ICT sector. According to the German Association of Information, Telecommunications and New Media (BIT- KOM), the ICT sector had a total sales volume of €139.1 bil- lion in 2012, which reflects growth of 2.73 percent. Expen- diture for softare totaled €16.9 billion—4.4 percent more than in 2011. Spending for IT services such as outsourcing and maintenance was €34.9 billion—€2.1 percent higher than the year before. Worldwide IT Spending Forecast (in $ billions) 2012 Spending 2012 Growth 2013 Spending 2013 Growth 2014 Spending 2014 Growth Devices 627 2,9% 666 6,3% 694 4,2% Data Center Systems 141 2,3% 147 4,5% 154 4,2% Enterprise Software 278 3,3% 296 6,4% 316 6,8% IT Services 881 1,8% 927 5,2% 974 5,1% Telecom Services 1.661 -0,1% 1.701 2,4% 1.742 2,4% Overall IT 3.588 1,2% 3.737 4,2% 3.881 3,8% Source: Gartner (January 2013) 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

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