Software AG

EANS-News: Software AG plans a dividend increase

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Darmstadt (euro adhoc) - Darmstadt, Germany, 26-03-2012, Software AG´s Executive
Board and Supervisory Board will recommend a dividend increase of seven percent
to EUR0.46 per share (previous year: EUR0.43) to the Annual Shareholders´
Meeting on May 4, 2012. On the basis of shares entitled to a dividend payment,
this would result in a record total pay-out of EUR39.9 million (2010: EUR37.0
million). 

Turnover amounted to EUR1.1 billion in fiscal year 2011, stable at the previous
year´s record level. The Group profit margin increased by 50 basis points to
24.5 percent. This corresponded to an EBIT (IFRS) of EUR269 million. Profit
after tax at EUR177 million was slightly over the previous year´s, marking a new
historical record high.

Software AG sets its dividend payment on the development of net income and cash
flow on one hand and the cash financing of acquisitions, a core strategic
element, on the other. The increased dividend of EUR0.46 per share reflects
Software AG´s improved financial results for fiscal 2011. In this way the
shareholders directly participate in the company´s success.


Further inquiry note:
Barbara Kögler
Senior Vice President Corporate Communications
E-Mail: barbara.koegler@softwareag.com
Tel: +49 6151 92 -1574
Fax: +49 6151 92-34 1243

Paul Hughes 
Director Media Relations
E-Mail: paul.hughes@softwareag.com
Telephone +49 (0) 6151 92-1787
Fax +49 (0) 6151 92-1191

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company:     Software AG
             Uhlandstr. 12
             D-64297 Darmstadt
phone:       +49 (0)6151 92 1899
FAX:         +49 (0) 6151 92 1933
mail:     investor.relations@softwareag.com
WWW:      http://www.softwareag.com
sector:      Software
ISIN:        DE0003304002
indexes:     TecDAX, CDAX, HDAX, Prime All Share, Technology All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Hannover, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English
 



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