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Financial Position


The decline in goodwill of €297 thousand compared to December 31, 2005 resulted from differences related to currency translation.

Shareholders’ equity

The change in shareholder’s equity is shown in the following Statement of Changes in Equity as of March 31, 2006.

Statement of changes in equity for the three months
ended March 31, 2006

Statement of changes in equity for the three months
ended March 31, 2005

The composition of the individual accounts of shareholders’ equity did not change compared to December 31, 2005. The exercise of stock options from the first stock option plan increased the number of bearer shares by 3,250 to 28,039,259 shares. This increased the Company’s share capital by €10 thousand and the capital reserve by €81 thousand.

Dividend payment
The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board will propose to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on May 12, 2006 to appropriate €22,429 thousand of the unappropriated profit of €60,465 thousand for 2005 of Software AG, the controlling Group company, for the payment of dividends – corresponding to a dividend of €0.80 per share – and to carry forward €38,036 thousand of such amount.

  Interim Report Q1/06 (PDF)
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