Beta Systems Software AG

ots Ad hoc-Service: BETA Systems Software BETA SYSTEMS SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2000

Ad hoc-announcement edited and sent by DGAP. The sender is solely responsible for the contents of this announcement. ---------------------------------------------------- Berlin (ots Ad hoc-Service) - -After adjustments, total revenues increased by 7% to DM 80.6 million in 2000 -Earnings before Taxes significantly improved in 2000 -Successful fourth quarter 2000 with revenues of nearly DM 30 million BETA Systems Software AG, (Neuer Markt: BSS), an international product and solution provider for the development and marketing of quality software and services for IT management announces results for the fiscal year 2000. Total revenues for the past fiscal year were DM 80.6 million compared to DM 89.7 in the fiscal year 1999. Included in the revenue figures for 1999 are revenues of DM 14.3 million from two US-subsidiaries, the assets of which were sold in January 2000. After adjustment for these divestitures, total revenues of BETA Systems Software AG increased by 7%. The operating loss decreased from DM 7.2 million in 1999 to DM 5.3 million in the fiscal year 2000. The loss before interest and taxes decreased from DM 6.3 million in 1999 to DM 4.3 million in the fiscal year 2000. The loss before taxes decreased by DM 2.0 million from DM 4.8 million in 1999 to DM 2.8 million in the fiscal year 2000. This corresponds to a reduction of the pre-tax loss by 42%. The results for the fiscal year were to a great extent negatively affected by depreciation in connection with the termination of reseller agreements in the Data Center Management area and by risk prevention measures in the form of provisions for possible losses resulting from financial assets, amounting for DM 3.5 million. In the fiscal year 2000, the Company recorded a net loss of DM 3.2 million or DM 0.80 per share compared to a net loss of DM 2.8 million or DM 0.75 per share in 1999. Largely as a result of the divestiture of the US operations, the Company reduced its work force by approximately 12.9% from 357 at December 31, 1999 to 311 at December 31, 2000. Contact: Investor Relations BETA Systems Software AG Arne Bassler Telefon: (030) 399 26-158 Fax: (030) 399 26-294 E-Mail: arne.bassler@betasystems.com end of Ad hoc-announcement, (c) DGAP 20.03.2001 Issuer's information/explanation remarks concerning this ad hoc announcement: BETA SYSTEMS SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2000 - After adjustments, total revenues increased by 7% to DM 80.6 million in 2000 - Earnings before Taxes significantly improved in 2000 - Successful fourth quarter 2000 with revenues of nearly DM 30 million Berlin, March 20, 2001: BETA Systems Software AG, (Neuer Markt: BSS), an international product and solution provider for the development and marketing of quality software and services for IT management announces results for the fiscal year 2000. Total revenues for the past fiscal year were DM 80.6 million compared to DM 89.7 in the fiscal year 1999. Included in the revenue figures for 1999 are revenues of DM 14.3 million from two US-subsidiaries, the assets of which were sold in January 2000. After adjustment for these divestitures, total revenues of BETA Systems Software AG increased by 7%. The operating loss decreased from DM 7.2 million in 1999 to DM 5.3 million in the fiscal year 2000. The loss before interest and taxes decreased from DM 6.3 million in 1999 to DM 4.3 million in the fiscal year 2000. The loss before taxes decreased by DM 2.0 million from DM 4.8 million in 1999 to DM 2.8 million in the fiscal year 2000. This corresponds to a reduction of the pre-tax loss by 42%. The results for the fiscal year were to a great extent negatively affected by depreciation in connection with the termination of reseller agreements in the Data Center Management area and by risk prevention measures in the form of provisions for possible losses resulting from financial assets, amounting for DM 3.5 million. In the fiscal year 2000, the Company recorded a net loss of DM 3.2 million or DM 0.80 per share compared to a net loss of DM 2.8 million or DM 0.75 per share in 1999. Largely as a result of the divestiture of the US operations, the Company reduced its work force by approximately 12.9% from 357 at December 31, 1999 to 311 at December 31, 2000. Karl-Joachim Veigel, CEO of BETA Systems Software AG, commented: "With revenues of nearly DM 30 million the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year was the most successful in the history of BETA Systems, in line with our expectations. As announced in the outlook of our report for the third quarter, the deficit during the first three quarters could not be completely offset by these results and led to an overall loss for the fiscal year 2000. However, especially some larger contracts in the Document Management area and a stronger demand in connection with an increase in computing capacities on the area of Data Center Management show that Beta Systems is on the right track ." Mr. Veigel went on to add: "The past fiscal year 2000 for BETA Systems Software AG was characterized by the starting of great changes in our company and the results reflect this. In particular, the restructuring of our German-speaking sales force, the reorganization of our business activities in the US and the new positioning on growing markets showed their first advancements and we are confidently moving into the next fiscal year. With our newly formed management team, new products and solutions and further actions we will be able to achieve profitable growth for BETA Systems in 2001." Full and audited results for the fiscal year 2000 will be published under www.betasystems.com and at the press conference on annual results on March 20, 2001 taking place at 11.00 CET in the headquarters of BETA Systems Software AG, Alt Moabit 97a, 10559 Berlin. Detailed review and explanations will be given by the management board during this event. Alternatively, there is a conference call on annual results under the telephone number +49 (0)6074 8643 (access code: "BETA Systems"). In addition, there will be an instant replay service available for 24 hours following the call. The instant replay telephone number is +49 (0)6074 864498. Contacts: Investor Relations Arne Bassler BETA Systems Software AG Telefon: (030) 399 26-158 Fax: (030) 399 26-294 E-Mail: arne.bassler@betasystems.com Public Relations Bozana Matejcek BETA Systems Software AG Telefon: (030) 39926-284 Fax: (030) 39926-289 E-mail: bom-d@betasystems.com WKN: 522 440; Index: Listed: Neuer Markt Frankfurt und im Freiverkehr in Berlin, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München und Stuttgart End ----------------------------------------------------- Internet: http://recherche.newsaktuell.de Original-Content von: Beta Systems Software AG, übermittelt durch news aktuell

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