EANS-Adhoc: Supervisory Board of Beta Systems Software AG has approved the planned hiving off of the ECM business

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Berlin, November 3, 2009 - In accordance with the resolutions passed today, the Management Board of Beta Systems Software AG, Berlin, (BSS, ISIN DE0005224406) and the management of ECM Solutions GmbH, Berlin, intend to hive off Beta Systems Software AG´s Enterprise Content Management (ECM) business and to transfer it to ECM Solutions GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beta Systems Software AG. The Supervisory Board of Beta Systems Software AG has today approved the resolution of the Management Board.

The shareholders of Beta Systems Software AG will be asked for their approval of the spin-off before the end of this year. The respective extraordinary meeting of shareholders is likely to be convened at short notice in November and to take place in December 2009.

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Beta Systems Software AG Berlin (Prime Standard: BSS, ISIN DE0005224406) develops high-profile software products and solutions for the automated processing of large volumes of data and documents. These products and solutions serve to enhance process optimization, improve security and make IT more agile. They guarantee compliance with business requirements in respect of governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) and raise the performance of a company's IT in respect of availability, scalability and flexibility.

Beta Systems’ IT infrastructure software product segment (Infrastructure & Operations Management) is geared towards optimizing job and output management in data centers across all sectors. In addition, Beta Systems offers products for automating IT user administration to companies with high numbers of users. In its ECM Solutions Division (ECM & Document Solutions) Beta Systems develops customized solutions for large enterprises in the financial services sector, industry and trading in the areas of payments, processing of incoming post and general document management.

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 operates through Centers of Competence in Augsburg, Cologne and Calgary, as well as 19 subsidiaries worldwide and cooperations with numerous partner companies. Throughout the world more than 1,400 customers use the products and solutions of Beta Systems in more than 3,300 running installations. At present, Beta Systems generates 50 percent of its sales from international business. Around 200 of its customers are based in the USA and Canada.

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

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issuer: Beta Systems Software AG
Alt Moabit 90d
D-10559 Berlin
phone: +49(0)30 726118 0
FAX: +49(0)30 726118 800
mail: info@betasystems.com
WWW: http://www.betasystems.com
sector: Software
ISIN: DE0005224406
indexes: CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share

stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Berlin,
Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf
language: English


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