euro adhoc: Software AG / Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes) / Personnel: Software AG appoints Dr. Peter Kürpick to the Board of Directors (E)

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Software AG has appointed Dr. Peter Kürpick to the Board of Directors with responsibility for the "XML Business Integration" division, to further expand this strategic business unit. The appointment takes effect on April 1, 2005. As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Kürpick will be responsible for Software AG's integration business.

The full XML Business Integration business line will report directly to Dr. Kürpick, whose responsibilities will include R&D and product marketing.

As Senior Vice President of a major NetWeaver development division at SAP, the 38 year old is currently responsible for the development of SAP integration technology in six development centers across the world. Dr. Kürpick has a deep understanding of the development of application and systems software. He also has extensive experience in product marketing, the development of go-to-market strategies, in running customer projects, and the management of international business units.

Further inquiry note:
Investor Relations:
Otmar F. Winzig, VP Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 (0)6151 92 1899
E-Mail: otmar.winzig@softwareag.com
Presse:
Susanne Eyrich, VP Corporate Communications
E-Mail: susanne.eyrich@softwareag.com

emitter: Software AG Uhlandstr. 12 D-64297 Darmstadt phone: +49 (0)6151 92 1899 FAX: +49 (0) 6151 92 1933 mail: investor.relations@softwareag.com WWW: http://www.softwareag.com ISIN: DE0003304002

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