Beta Systems Software AG

euro adhoc: Beta Systems Software AG
Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes)
Beta Systems strengthens Management Board (E)

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· Supervisory Board appoints Dietmar Breyer as member of the   Management Board responsible for sales, services and marketing at   Beta Systems · Former CEO of Kleindienst becomes Deputy Chairman of Management   Board; important step toward successful integration of Kleindienst   Datentechnik AG

Berlin, September 9, 2004 - The Supervisory Board and Management Board of Beta Systems Software AG (Prime Standard: BSS, ISIN: DE 0005224406) hereby announce the appointment of Mr. Dietmar Breyer as Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Systems Software AG. Effective from September 15, 2004, Mr. Breyer will be responsible for activities relating to sales, services and marketing.

Dietmar Breyer (Dipl.-Informatiker - degree in computer science), aged 44, formerly held the post of CEO at Kleindienst Datentechnik AG, an enterprise acquired by Beta Systems at the beginning of 2004. His area of responsibility at Kleindienst encompassed strategic development, marketing, sales, technology, investor relations, and activities associated with the Enterprise Systems business unit. Prior to that, he had been Managing Director of FileNet GmbH and had held various management positions at Interleaf GmbH, CGI Deutschland GmbH, and IBM Deutschland GmbH.

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Background Information As part of the "Go Ahead Beta" program, Beta Systems is currently pursuing the goal of becoming a strategic supplier to its existing client base and, in the long term, of establishing itself as one of Europe's leading software enterprises. Following the acquisition and integration of Kleindienst, the company has emerged as a key IT solutions provider within the area of Enterprise Content Management. Together with Security Management, this segment is one of the company's principal growth drivers in terms of revenues and earnings. Beta Systems has established an unrivalled service portfolio within these core areas of software infrastructure, the main objective being to manage and safeguard the business-critical applications of large-scale corporations. Committed to delivering value-added solutions, the company boasts an impressive customer base consisting of numerous blue-chip enterprises. The merging of the sales and service organizations of both companies is regarded as an important strategic move, in particular in view of the fact that Beta Systems intends to leverage location-, product-, and solution-specific cross-selling potential in its existing client base and among new customers.

Comments When asked to comment on the appointment, Harald J. Joos, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Beta Systems Software AG said, "We are delighted to have secured the services of Mr. Breyer for a range of duties that are of immense strategic importance. Displaying a wealth of experience in the area of Enterprise Content Management, as well as outstanding sector-specific expertise and a proven track record in senior management, he will be a valuable asset to the executive team at Beta Systems. The appointment is also to be seen as a clear signal to our customers, employees, business partners, and investors that we are committed to emulating the achievements of our 'Go Ahead Beta' program as part of a concerted effort."

Dietmar Breyer added: "I relish this new challenge and have set myself the goal of creating an efficient, performance-driven sales, service and marketing organization that channels the unique strengths of Beta Systems and Kleindienst, while at the same time delivering unparalleled customer- and market-orientation."

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Beta Systems Software AG, Berlin, Germany Beta Systems Software AG (Deutsche Börse - Prime Standard: BSS) is a leading provider of intelligent, high-performance solutions for the administration of bulk data. Beta Systems supplies software which enables companies to streamline and simplify their data center, backup, and document management processes. The company specializes in the automation and optimization of its customers' high volume data processing systems, focusing on handling, storing, and distributing data and documents in the most cost effective and intelligent way. Beta Systems' customers are typically large organizations in the industrial, finance, telecommunications, energy, service, and public sectors whose previous methods of data management involved cumbersome procedures consuming a great deal of time, money, and other resources. The solutions developed by Beta Systems have an open architecture and create an information infrastructure which considerably reduces the previous complexity of the customer's information management. Beta Systems' products are distributed worldwide by its own subsidiaries as well as partner organizations. For further information, please visit the company website at www.betasystems.com.

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Further inquiry note: Arne Baßler Beta Systems Software AG Tel.: +49 (0)30 726 118 0 Fax: +49 (0)30 726 118 800 E-Mail: ir@betasystems.com

Branche: Software
ISIN:      DE0005224406
WKN:        522440
Index:    CDAX, Prime All Share, Prime Standard, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade



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