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Financial Position


The decline in goodwill of €531 thousand compared to December 31, 2005 resulted from currency translation differences due to exchange rate fluctuations.

Shareholders’ equity

The change in shareholder’s equity is shown in the following Statement of Changes in Equity as of June 30, 2006:

Statement of changes in equity for the six months
ended June 30, 2006

Statement of changes in equity for the six months
ended June 30, 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 73,456 to 28,112,715 shares in the second quarter. This increased the Company’s share capital by €220 thousand and the capital reserve by €1,845 thousand.

Dividend payment
Pursuant to the proposal of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board, the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting resolved on May 12, 2006 to appropriate €22,429 thousand of the unappropriated profit of €60,465 thousand for 2005 of Software AG, the parent company of the Group, 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 Q2/06 (PDF)
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