Beta Systems Software AG

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Beta Systems strengthens its mainframe business through the acquisition of SI Software Innovation GmbH

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- Management Board plans takeover with effect from January 1, 2008

Berlin, November 27, 2007 - Beta Systems (BSS, ISIN DE0005224406) is today releasing information on its takeover of all the shares of Neustadt-based SI Software Innovation GmbH (SI GmbH) as per January 1, 2008. The Management Board and the Supervisory Board, as well as the shareholders and the Management Board of SI GmbH, have already agreed the key features of the projected acquisition. With 20 years of experience in the market, SI GmbH has long-standing customer relationships with a large number of major enterprises. One of the company´s core businesses is in the financial services sector. The company´s customers also include GAD eG and FIDUCIA IT AG, the two central IT providers for the Volksbanken- und Raiffeisen Verbund (association of German cooperative banks) with more than 900 banks linked up in their network. The Large Documents Management System (LDMS) product of SI GmbH is a central archiving system for document-based business processes and digital files on IBM´s state-of-the-art zServer (mainframe) technology. As early as the financial year 2008, the Management Board is expecting a positive contribution to the revenues and profit of the Data Center Infrastructure (DCI) business line, the portfolio which is to incorporate LDMS suite as a stand-alone product. Confidentiality as to the details has been agreed in the purchase agreement. The purchase price is to be funded fully from the company's capital.

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Information and explanations by the issuer on this ad-hoc release: Kamyar Niroumand, CEO of Beta Systems Software AG, made the following declaration: "Our intention is to strengthen our highly profitable mainframe business in particular through this acquisition and to concertedly build up our market share in data centers in the financial services sector in our German home market. Moreover, we anticipate that the combination with our own activities in output management and archiving will be an effective supplementation to our portfolio in this business line, both in terms of sales and technology."

SI Software Innovation GmbH, Neustadt SI Software Innovation GmbH was founded in 1996 by the staff of the IT providers ICR and EDS. Since this time, know-how gained in the area of document management since1986 has been intensified and the LDMS (Large Documents Management System) product developed into a modern solution for companies of all sizes operating in all sectors. The company, which has its head offices in the Weinstraße in Neustadt, currently has 30 employees who are mainly engaged in the area of research and development, services and sales.

SI GmbH offers fully fledged solutions: - Output management and list distribution management - Document management and archive migration - Scanner services and processing of incoming post

Beta Systems Software AG - Agility Integrated Beta Systems Software AG Berlin (Prime Standard: BSS, ISIN DE0005224406) develops high-profile software products and solutions for the secure and efficient processing of large data volumes. The core businesses of Beta Systems are document processing as well as IT user management data processing in data centers and compliance solutions. In addition, the Beta 4Agility suite offers large companies new integration products to enhance their agility in IT and business processes. These products serve to simplify the automation of data and document processing and enhance the security and performance of IT.

Beta Systems was founded in 1983, has been a listed company since 1997, and has a workforce of more than 600 employees. The company´s principal place of business is Berlin. Beta Systems has Centers of Competence in Augsburg, Cologne and Calgary, as well as 17 subsidiaries worldwide and cooperations with numerous partner companies. With more than 3,000 running installations, it has a customer base of more than 1,300 major companies from the sectors of financial services and IT service providers and industry at large in Germany, Europe and the USA.

More information on the company and its products can be found under www.betasystems.

Disclaimer This information does not constitute an offer of securities for sale or solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States without the registration or an exemption from registration requirements under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Beta Systems Software AG does not intend to register the securities described herein under the Securities Act, and will not publicly offer or sell such securities in the United States.

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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
Alexandra Osmani, Alexandra Janetzko
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:  Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin / free trade
              Börse Hamburg / free trade
              Börse Stuttgart / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Börse Hannover / free trade

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