SAP Names Bob Calderoni to Global Managing Board

               SAP Names Bob Calderoni to Global Managing Board

PR Newswire

WALLDORF, Germany, Nov. 14, 2012

WALLDORF, Germany, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today
announced that Bob Calderoni, chairman and chief executive officer of Ariba,
Inc., an SAP company, has been named to the SAP Global Managing Board. The
appointment follows the completion of SAP's acquisition of Ariba in October.
Calderoni will oversee all cloud-related supplier assets of SAP, including the
fast-growing Ariba Network, the cloud-based network from SAP for
inter-enterprise collaboration.

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"Under Bob's leadership, the Ariba team built a strong, fast-growing and
profitable business in the cloud," said SAP Co-CEOs Bill McDermott and Jim
Hagemann Snabe. "With the acquisition of SuccessFactors and now Ariba, we have
become a cloud powerhouse. We congratulate Bob on joining our global managing
board and helping us become a EUR2 billion, profitable cloud business by
2015."

Since joining Ariba in 2000, Calderoni has successfully transformed the
company from a procurement applications vendor to the world's most powerful
global business commerce network. Prior to joining Ariba, Calderoni served as
senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Avery
Dennison. Before joining Avery Dennison, he was senior vice president of
finance and corporate controller for Apple Computer, Inc., and chief financial
officer and vice president of finance for IBM's US$8 billion Storage Systems
division. He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Company.

For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom.

About Ariba, an SAP Company

Ariba is the world's business commerce network. Ariba combines
industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-based
trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global
network of partners. Using the Ariba^® Network, businesses of all sizes can
connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application
or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively
than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba ^ Network to
simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver.
Join them at: www.ariba.com

About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps
companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to
boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers
people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business
insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications
and services enable more than 197,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt
continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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