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General principles

1_Basis of accounting

Software AG's condensed and unaudited consolidated financial statements (quarterly financial statements) as of March 31, 2009, have been prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS ) applicable on the balance sheet date, as endorsed by the EU. The IAS s/IFRS s applicable as of March 31, 2009, were observed, as were the corresponding interpretations of the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRIC – formerly SIC).

Software AG is a joint stock corporation under German law with registered offices in Darmstadt. The Company is the parent company of a Group which is active in the fields of development, licensing, and maintenance of software, as well as IT services.

The consolidated financial statements of Software AG are expressed in thousands of euros unless stated otherwise.

2_Changes in the consolidated group

Software AG gained control over itCampus Software- und Systemhaus GmbH, Leipzig (itCampus) on March 2, 2009, by acquiring 51 % of its shares. itCampus controls four subsidiaries. Additional notes on the acquisition of itCampus can be found under Note 4 (Business acquisitions). The acquisition resulted in the following additions to the consolidated group:

  • itCampus GmbH, Leipzig, Germany
  • itCampus UK, Limited, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • itCampus Schweiz AG , Sursee, Switzerland
  • itCampus Sarix Italia GmbH, Bozen, Italy
  • itCampus Informationstechnologie Austria GmbH, Wiener Neudorf, Austria

The subsidiaries of itCampus GmbH were not consolidated, because they are immaterial for the Group’s financial position, financial performance and cash flows. They are recognized at cost.

3_Accounting policies

The same accounting policies have been applied as in the consolidated financial statements as of December 31, 2008. Accordingly, accounting policies are not explained in detail in these quarterly financial statements. These quarterly financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting.

4_Business acquisitions

By acquiring 51% of its shares, Software AG gained control over itCampus Software- und Systemhaus GmbH, Leipzig (itCampus), a supplier of software and communication solutions for the call center, energy, medicine, and public administration industries.

The purchase price of this acquisition was settled in cash and totaled €4,571 thousand after deducting acquired cash funds. There were no significant directly attributable costs in connection with the acquisition. The purchase price was broken down as follows, based on a preliminary calculation:

in € thousandsCarrying

fair value

amount on
the balance sheet

Cash and cash equivalents1,429 1,429
Inventories400 400
Trade receivables1,135 1,135
Other receivables and other assets333 333
Intangible assets1725,9176,089
Property, plant and equipment258 258
Financial assets603 603
Financial liabilities2,140 2,140
Trade payables381 381
Other liabilities1,494 1,494
Other provisions190 190
Tax provisions01,8171,817
Deferred tax liabilities258 258
Net assets-354,1004,065
Minority interest  -2,009
Goodwill  3,994

Payments to shareholders


Payment to the company for capital increase

Acquisition costs  6,000
Acquired cash and cash equivalents  1,429
Acquisition costs net of acquired cash  4,571

Due to the short time between the acquisition date and the reporting date of the quarterly financial statements on March 31, 2009, itCampus was consolidated for the first time on a provisional basis.

The intangible assets measured at fair value during the purchase price allocation are comprised of mainly software. The innovative employees represent an additional material asset that nevertheless may not be capitalized separately from goodwill in accordance with IFRS 3.

The acquired company’s contribution to revenue and profits since the acquisition date is immaterial.