WALLDORF — The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) recommend that shareholders approve a dividend of €0.50 (unchanged from previous year) per share at the Annual General Meeting of shareholders. If the shareholders approve this recommendation, the total amount distributed in dividends for fiscal year 2009 would be approximately €594 million (based on the outstanding shares as of December 31, 2009), representing a pay-out ratio of 34% (2008: 32%).
The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for June 8, 2010 in Mannheim, Germany. The payment of the dividend is scheduled on or after June 9, 2010.
Note to holders of SAP ADRs (American Depositary Receipts): One SAP ADR represents one SAP AG share. However, the final dividend is dependent upon the euro/US-dollar exchange rate. SAP AG pays cash dividends in euro, so the exchange rate fluctuations will also affect the US-dollar amounts received by the holders of ADRs on the conversion into US dollars the cash dividends paid in euro on the ordinary shares represented by the ADRs. The final dividend payment by SAP AG to the depositary bank is scheduled for June 9, 2010. The depositary bank will then convert the dividend payment from euros into US dollars as promptly as practicable.
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software, offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in all industries to become best-run businesses. With approximately 95,000 customers in over 120 countries, SAP is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” (For more information, visit www.sap.com)
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