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Software AG to report growth in revenue and profit for Q2, 2004 (E)

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Software AG (SOW) will report license revenue of approximately EUR29 million for the second quarter 2004, (EUR24 million in Q2. 2003), according to the first consolidation of the quarter’s financial figures. The increase of more than 20%, compared to the same quarter in 2003, was due to strong growth in Enterprise Transaction Systems license revenue. The company expects total revenue of approximately EUR106 million for the quarter (EUR103.1 million in Q2, 2003).

As a result of the revenue increase and the successful cost reduction program, Software AG expects an operating result (EBIT) of approximately EUR24 million for the second quarter. This equals an increase of close to 40% compared to the corresponding result for 2003 (EUR17.4 million according to International Financial Reporting Standards). In addition Software AG realized  EUR24.5 million through the sale of its stake in SAP SI.

Full and finalized figures will be published on July 29, 2004.

end of announcement            euro adhoc 15.07.2004
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Further inquiry note: Investor Relations: Otmar F. Winzig Tel.: +49 (0)6151 92 1669 E-Mail: otmar.winzig@softwareag.com Press: Susanne Eyrich Tel.: +49 (0)6151 92 1511 E-Mail: susanne.eyrich@softwareag.com

Branche: Software
ISIN:      DE0003304002
WKN:        330400
Index:    CDAX, HDAX, Midcap Market Index, Prime All Share, Prime Standard, TecDAX, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / official dealing
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade



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