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Software AG GB 2013. englisch

Software AG consistently drove its strategic realignment in fiscal 2013. Its five technology acquisitions (three corporate acquisitions, one minority interest with an acquisition option and one corporate division acquisition) significantly expand- ed the Business Process Excellence (BPE), Intelligent Business Operations and Big Data product portfolios. Furthermore, core components of Software AG’s BPE portfolio are now available from the cloud (Software AG Live). In 2013 Software AG invested an additional €50 million in sales and marketing in order to establish the conditions that will allow it to leverage its technology leadership for gaining additional market share. The Supervisory Board was closely involved with the Management Board’s and Group Executive Board’s (GEB) strategy implementa- tion. We are positive that the realignment will secure the Company’s future and increase its market value accordingly. Collaboration between the Management Board and Supervisory Board In fiscal year 2013, the Supervisory Board fulfilled all duties required of it by law and the Company’s Articles of Incorporation. It advised the Management Board in running the Company and supervised its management. In doing so, the Super­ visory Board was directly involved in all key decisions about Software AG. Via oral and written reports, the Management Board informed the Supervisory Board regularly, comprehensively and promptly about all important aspects of strategy, planning, business development, the risk situation, and risk management, as well as compliance, and was available to the Supervisory Board in meetings for questions and discussions. Deviations from planned business developments were explained in detail. Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Shareholders, 49 Corporate Governance Group Management Report Consolidated Financial Statements Notes Additional Information Report of the Supervisory Board