Software AG Appoints John Johnson As President Of Its U.S. Operations

RESTON, Va. ---- Software AG today announced that it has appointed John (Jay) Johnson as President of Software AG USA, Inc. and Member of the Group Executive Board of the company as of August 1, 2012. The appointment of Mr. Johnson is an acknowledgement of the importance of the U.S. market to the company and a further step in Software AG’s U.S. expansion program. It follows the acquisition of the Big Data company Terracotta in Silicon Valley and the recent relocation of the company’s marketing and M&A operations to the U.S.

Mr. Johnson was previously Senior Vice-President at MicroStrategy where he was responsible for leading the North American sales force. Before that he was also Senior Vice President at SAP Business Objects.

"I am incredibly honored to be joining Software AG as President of the U.S. operations. Software AG has an excellent reputation, industry-leading technology and a fantastic leadership team. The team in the United States and Canada has done a great job and I look forward to joining Software AG and helping the company achieve an even greater level of success," said Johnson.

Mr. Johnson brings more than 20 years of experience in the area of software for business analytics and intelligence with him. This is an important business field when it comes to the management of Big Data which will become an integral part of integration and process software in the future. Software AG is headquartered in Germany and is the market leader in Business Process Excellence. The company has just reported strong license growth in the U.S. in its second financial quarter.

About Software AG

Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence. Our 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; and the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform, webMethods.

We offer our customers a variety of end-to-end solutions delivering low Total-Cost-of-Ownership and high ease of use. Our industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural, CentraSite, Terracotta and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio encompassing: process strategy, design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data management; process-driven SAP implementation; and strategic process consulting and services.

Software AG had revenues of €1.1 billion in 2011 and has more than 5,500 employees serving about 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers across 70 countries. Our comprehensive software and services solutions allow companies to continuously achieve their business results faster. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).

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