Beta Systems Software AG

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Beta Systems announces preliminary results for FY 2005

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- Beta Systems closes FY 2005 with higher sales and earnings

Berlin, February 9, 2006 - Based on an assessment of its Q4 2005 performance figures, the Management Board of Beta Systems Software AG (BSS, ISIN DE0005224406) is of the opinion that revenue from continuing operations under IFRS amounted to approx. Euro 95.6 million in the 2005 financial year (FY 2004: Euro 90.0 million). This opinion is subject to the examination by the Company's auditors. Preliminary net profit for the period was approx. Euro 1.0 million (FY 2004: Euro 0.1million). This figure includes an extraordinary gain of Euro 5.8 million on disposal of one of the Company's business units, as announced on a previous occasion, and exceptional charges of Euro 5.5 million attributable to integration, restructuring and cost-reduction measures. As part of the planning processes for the year 2006, the Management Board, together with the heads of the respective business lines, has identified further significant potential for cost reduction that can be realized irrespective of the planned increase in revenue. The new corporate structure is conducive to streamlined processes, accelerated workflow and improved organizational configurations. As part of efforts to realize this potential, the 2006 financial year is once again expected to produce exceptional expenses similar in scope to those recorded in the 2005 financial year; these expense items have been accounted for in the Company's plans. The Supervisory Board has approved the above-mentioned corporate plans and has assured the Management Board of its full support in implementation. Beyond this information, the Management Board has indicated that it shall be making no FY 2006 forecasts at this moment in time. Management will report in a timely manner about the success, progress as well as revenue and earnings effects achieved on the basis of restructuring.

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Comments by the Management Board "The Group restructuring measures implemented in 2005, which included the introduction of the clearly defined lines of business ECM, IdM and DCI, are already beginning to take effect. We are committed to enhancing operating profitability and shall continue to pursue our course of action in 2006," said Dietmar Breyer, CEO of Beta Systems. He added, "We shall once again have to accept non-recurring expenses in order to position ourselves as a lean, agile and flexible player among Europe's key independent market leaders in our business segments, thereby responding to fast-paced markets and increasing competition within the international software arena."

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About Beta Systems Software AG, Berlin, Germany Beta Systems Software AG (Deutsche Boerse - Prime Standard: BSS, ISIN DE0005224406) is a leading supplier of infrastructure software for enterprise critical applications for the automation and protection of business processes. Beta Systems provides software in the following areas: Identity Management (IDM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Data Center Infrastructure (DCI). All Beta Systems’ solutions are able to manage high-volumes of information and throughput. They secure business critical data and help achieve compliance by addressing regulatory requirements. The ECM product range includes scanners and sorters from Kleindienst - a brand owned by Beta Systems Software AG.

Beta Systems has been listed on Deutsche Boerse (German stock exchange) since 1997 and employs 750 people. The company has 15 subsidiaries worldwide, as well as numerous business partners. Beta Systems’ worldwide customer base comprises more than 1000 customers including IT service providers and large organizations from the fields of finance and insurance, manufacturing, commerce, telecommunications, logistics and energy supply, along with public sector organizations. For further information please visit:

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Company Contact:
Beta Systems Software AG
Arne Baßler
Tel.: +49 (0)30 726 118-170
Fax: +49 (0)30 726 118-881

Agency Contact:
HBI PR&MarCom GmbH
Corinna Voss, Melanie Körner
Tel.: +49 (0)89 99 38 87-0
Fax: +49 (0)89 930 24 45

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

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