euro adhoc: Beta Systems Software AG / Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes) / William P. Schmidt appointed Member of the Supervisory Board of Beta Systems (E)

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- Amtsgericht (District Court) Charlottenburg appoints co-founder, major shareholder, and former Management Board member William P.

Schmidt as Member to the Supervisory Board
- Supervisory Board extends Management Board contracts of Dr. Oskar von Dungern and Karl-Joachim Veigel

Berlin, July 7, 2003 - Upon request of the Supervisory Board, Management Board, and Works Council, the District Court of Charlottenburg/Germany has appointed William P. Schmidt, Berlin, as Member of the Supervisory Board of Beta Systems Software AG, with immediate effect.

William P. Schmidt (59), who will take a seat on the board due to the death of Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board Alfred H. Tauchnitz, holds an ownership interest of 14.3% in Beta Systems and is therefore one of the main shareholders of the company. Mr. Schmidt is also a former Management Board member and a co-founder of Beta Systems. William P. Schmidt has many years of experience in the IT industry. Alongside his mandate at Beta Systems, he also holds the position of Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Emprise Management Consulting AG, an IT service enterprise also listed in Germany's Prime Standard. Mr. Schmidt's tenure as Member of the Supervisory Board will cease with the appointment of a new Supervisory Board member at the General Meeting of Shareholders in 2004. Dr. Karl Kauermann has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Beta Systems Software AG.

Furthermore, the Supervisory Board hereby announces that the contracts of Dr. Oskar von Dungern (Management Board member responsible for Research and Development) and Karl-Joachim Veigel (CEO), which were set to expire at the end of 2003, have been extended by a further three years. Within this context, the prime objective is to safeguard continuity in terms of governance and to ensure that the successful program of restructuring and realigning the company continues as planned.

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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 enterprises 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. The company has been publicly traded since 1997 and has 377 employees worldwide (as of March 2003). For further information, please visit the company website at

Further inquiry note:
Arne Baßler
Beta Systems Software AG
Tel.: +49 (0)30 726 118 0
Fax: +49 (0)30 726 118 800
Tel: +49(0)30 726118 0
FAX: +49(0)30 726118 800

Emittent: Beta Systems Software AG Alt Moabit 90d DE-10559 Berlin Tel: +49(0)30 726118 0 FAX: +49(0)30 726118 800 Email: WWW: ISIN: DE0005224406 WKN: 522440

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Indizes: CDAX, Prime All Share, Prime Standard, Technologie All Share
Börsen: regulated dealing Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse; free trade Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover, Berliner Wertpapierbörse, Hamburger Wertpapierbörse, Börse Düsseldorf, Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse
Branche: Software
Sprache: Englisch