American Depositary Receipt (ADR) Program

Software AG Corporation has established a Level-1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) Program. ADRs are negotiable U.S. certificates evidencing ownership of shares for a non-U.S. company. They enable U.S. investors to acquire and trade non-U.S. securities denominated in U.S. dollars. The Level-1 ADR Program will enable over-the-counter (OTC) trading of unlisted ADRs representing the Software AG stock. Software AG will use the OTCQX platform, a premier market place for over-the-counter business in the U.S.

The purpose of the Level-1 ADR Program is to encourage foreign investments into our stock through the U.S. over-the-counter market, especially in the U.S.

Description of the program:

  1.   Type of ADR program :   Sponsored Level I ADR Program
  2.   Effective date :   October 27, 2005
  3.   Ratio :   4 ADRs = 1 registered share
  4.   U.S. Security Code :   (Cusip) 83403H 10 1
  5.   Stock Symbol :   STWRY
  6.   Depositary bank :   Bank of New York Mellon
  7.   Local custodian bank :   Bank of New York Mellon

For further information about our program or ADRs in general please visit the ADR-Website of Bank of New York Mellon.

Please find the company profile of Software AG here.