SAP AG Plans to Convert Legal Form to European Company
WALLDORF, Germany, March 21, 2013
WALLDORF, Germany, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today the Supervisory Board
of SAP AG approved the proposal of the Executive Board to prepare the
conversion of the legal form of the company into a European Company (Societas
The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board believe that the planned change
of legal form reflects SAP's position as an internationally-oriented company
with European roots. The legal form European Company takes into account SAP's
European and international business activities. Furthermore, this legal form
offers the possibility to optimize both the corporate governance structure and
work of the corporate bodies of SAP AG. With the conversion into an SE, the
shareholders of SAP AG automatically become shareholders of SAP SE.
Shareholders' rights remain unchanged.
The conversion of legal form requires the approval of the shareholders. This
is planned to be secured at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in
2014. By that time, negotiations with the European employees regarding
participation of employees in the SE, which are to be initiated by the
Executive Board based on today's decision, should be completed.
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 232,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt
continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.
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