euro adhoc: Beta Systems Software AG / Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes) / Beta Systems announces change in Management Board (E)

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Berlin, April 7, 2004 - The Management Board and Supervisory Board of Beta Systems Software AG (ISIN: DE 0005224406) today announce that Ralf Männlein, Member of the Management Board and responsible for Marketing, Services and worldwide Sales has asked the Supervisory Board not to consider an extension of his contract which runs out by June 1, 2004 because of personal reasons.

The Supervisory Board has accepted this request and thanks Mr. Männlein for his high commitment and the successful cooperation during the last four fiscal years. For a transitional period, Karl-Joachim Veigel, CEO of Beta Systems, will take over Mr. Männlein's responsibilities for Marketing, Services and worldwide Sales in the Management Board.

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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. The company has been publicly traded since 1997 and has 381 employees worldwide (as of December 2003). For further information, please visit the company website at

Further inquiry note:
Arne Baßler
Beta Systems Software AG
Tel.: +49 (0)30 726 118 170
Fax: +49 (0)30 726 118 881
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