Software AG, DE000A2GS401

Software AG, DE000A2GS401

13.04.2018 - 23:10:55

SOFTWARE AG PUBLISHES PRELIMINARY Q1 FINANCIAL RESULTS AND RAISES 2018 OUTLOOK FOR ITS IOT & CLOUD BUSINESS

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SOFTWARE AG PUBLISHES PRELIMINARY Q1 FINANCIAL RESULTS AND RAISES 2018 OUTLOOK FOR ITS IOT & CLOUD BUSINESS

- IoT & Cloud revenue in Q1 2018 up by +124.6% at constant currency (stated +115.0%) compared to Q1 2017

- 2018 outlook for IoT & Cloud revenue raised from 70 to 100% growth (EUR 25-30 million) to 100 to 135% growth (EUR 30-35 million)

- DBP product revenue (excluding IoT & Cloud) in Q1 2018 down by -5.4 percent at constant currency (stated -13.1%) compared to Q1 2017

- 2018 revenue outlook for Digital Business Platform, A&N, operating margin (non-IFRS) and EPS (non-IFRS) outlook confirmed

The Management Board of Software AG (TecDAX, ISIN DE000A2GS401, WKN A2GS40 / SOW) today pre-announced its financial figures (IFRS, preliminary) for the first quarter of 2018. According to the results the IoT & Cloud revenue in Q1 2018 increased by +124.6% at constant currency (stated +115.0%) from EUR3.0 million to EUR6.4 million compared to the previous year. The DBP product revenue (excluding IoT & Cloud) decreased by -5.4% at constant currency (stated -13.1%) from EUR102.9 million to EUR89.4 million in the first quarter 2018.

Based on the current business development and the expected project pipeline by the end of 2018, the Management Board has raised its 2018 outlook for its IoT & Cloud business from 70 to 100% growth (EUR 25-30 million) to 100 to 135% growth (EUR 30-35 million). The Company confirmed its 2018 outlook, published on 25 January 2018, for DBP, A&N, operating margin (non-IFRS) and EPS (non-IFRS).

Darmstadt, April 13, 2018

Software AG

The Management Board

Person making the notification: Frederic Freichel Junior Manager Investor Relations Email: frederic.freichel@softwareag.com Tel: +49 6151 92 1106

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Language: English Company: Software AG Uhlandstraße 12 64297 Darmstadt

Germany Phone: +49 (0)6151 92-1900 Fax: +49 (0)6151 92-34 1899 E-mail: Investor.Relations@softwareag.com Internet: www.softwareag.com ISIN: DE000A2GS401 WKN: A2GS40 Indices: TecDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange   End of Announcement DGAP News Service

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