Goodwill totaled €443,961 thousand as of June 30, 2009, an aggregate increase of €1,285 thousand compared to December 31, 2008. Of that amount, a decrease of €3,106 thousand is attributable to exchange rate fluctuations, in particular the strengthening of the U.S. dollar, whereas an increase of €4,391 thousand is attributable to the acquisition of itCampus (for more on this, please see note 4 “Business Acquisitions”).
The share capital of Software AG amounted to €86,060 thousand as of June 30, 2009. The exercise of stock options under the second stock option plan increased the number of bearer shares in issue by 47,935 to 28,686,777 shares in the first half of 2009. In response, the Company’s share capital rose by €143 thousand and the capital reserve by €883 thousand.
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting resolved on April 30, 2009 to transfer €150 thousand of the accumulated profit for 2008 of €153,060 thousand of Software AG , the controlling group company, to other retained earnings, to appropriate €31,503 thousand for a dividend payout, and to carry forward €121,407 thousand to a new account. This corresponded to a dividend of €1.10 per share.