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EANS-News: The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Beta Systems approves change of fiscal year

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Berlin (euro adhoc) - Berlin, June 7, 2011 - The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Beta Systems Software AG (BSS, ISIN DE0005224406), which took place today in Berlin, approved the resolution amending the Articles of Association to take account of the switch to a different fiscal year. The fiscal year will now start on October 1 and end on September 30 of the following year. The period from January 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011 will be deemed a short fiscal year. The Manage-ment Board and the Supervisory Board put forward a proposal to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to change the fiscal year as most of the contracts acquired in Beta Systems' continued operations are customarily only signed in the fourth quarter of the year. Moreover, following the sale of the ECM business, there is now even greater seasonality of sales revenues, and thus of the course of business. Given that the end of the fiscal year in customer companies and in Beta Systems coincides, these months are characterized by the greatest pressure on prices and negotiations which tends to exert a negative impact on the level of margins when large contracts are signed. These effects are to be counteracted more effectively by changing the fiscal year.

Furthermore, the Management Board and Supervisory Board were granted discharge for their term of office in the fiscal year 2010 at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. No discharge was granted to former Board member Kamyar Niroumand for his term of office in the fiscal year 2009. BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Berlin, was mandated as independent auditor for the fiscal year 2011.

Presence at the Meeting of Shareholders (third amendment to attendance list): Share capital: EUR 17,275,588.20

Capital represented:    EUR 10,999,359.80
% of share capital:     63.67 %
Votes represented:      8,461,046 votes 

Details of the results of the voting process are posted on the website at under the In-vestor Relations/General Meeting of Shareholders heading.

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Beta Systems Software AG Beta Systems Software AG (Prime Standard: BSS, ISIN DE0005224406) offers large corporations, mid-sized companies and organizations high-end infrastructure software products spanning sectors for the cost-effective and secure monitoring of IT processes in high-performance IT environments. The software and solutions portfolio comprises Data & Document Processing, secure and efficient information management in data centers which guarantees premium efficiency in the processing of documents, and Security & Compliance which is the secure and efficient user management for the comprehensive management of statutory provisions. The products in both areas are developed, marketed and sold as integrated product suites under the overarching aspect of governance, risk management and compliance (GRC). The high-quality infrastructure software and solutions enhance the performance of a company´s IT in terms of its availability, scalability and flexibility. Data centers optimize their job and output management. Moreover, especially companies with high numbers of users are supported in the automation of their IT user administration.

Beta Systems was founded in 1983, has been a listed company since 1997, and has a workforce of 325 employees. The company´s principal place of business is Berlin. Beta Systems operates in Germany and internationally through 14 subsidi-aries and cooperations with numerous partner companies. Throughout the world more than 1,300 customers use the prod-ucts and solutions of Beta Systems to improve their processes and security in more than 3,200 running installations. At pre-sent, Beta Systems generates 50 percent of its sales from international business.

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end of announcement                               euro adhoc
company:     Beta Systems Software AG
          Alt Moabit 90d
          D-10559 Berlin
phone:       +49(0)30 726118 0
FAX:         +49(0)30 726118 800
sector:      Software
ISIN:        DE0005224406
indexes:     CDAX, Prime All Share, Technology All Share
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Berlin,
          Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf
language: English 

Further inquiry note:

Press contacts
Company contact:
Beta Systems Software AG
Stefanie Frey
Senior Manager Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 (0)30 726 118-171
Fax: +49 (0)30 726 118-800

Agency contact:
HBI PR&MarCom GmbH
Alexandra Janetzko
Tel.: +49 (0)89 99 38 87-32
Fax: +49 (0)89 930 24 45

Branche: Software
ISIN: DE0005224406
WKN: 522440
Index: CDAX, Prime All Share, Technology All Share
Börsen: Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
Berlin / free trade
Hamburg / free trade
Stuttgart / free trade
Düsseldorf / free trade

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