Goodwill amounted to €705,490 thousand as of September 30, 2009, an increase of €262,814 thousand over december 31, 2008. The increase was a result of changes in currency exchange rates, particularly the weak U.S. dollar, which had an negative impact on goodwill in the amount of €9,455 thousand. The acquisition of itCampus resulted in goodwill of €4,391 thousand, the acquisition of Teconomic AG in goodwill of €574 thousand, and the acquisition of IdS Scheer AG in goodwill of €267,304 thousand (please refer to note 4 “Business Acquisitions” for further information).
The share capital of Software AG amounted to €86,092 thousand as of September 30, 2009. The exercise of stock options under the second stock option plan led to an increase in the number of bearer shares in issue by 58,610 to 28,697,452 shares in the first three quarters of 2009. In response, the Company’s share capital rose by €175 thousand and the capital reserve by €1,100 thousand.
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on April 30, 2009 resolved to transfer an amount of €150 thousand from the €153,060 thousand in accumulated profit of the Software AG controlling group company for 2008 to other retained earnings, and to appropriate €31,503 thousand for a dividend payout, as well as to carry forward €121,407 thousand to a new account. This corresponded to a dividend of €1.10 per share.