Atoss Software Stock Rises to 12-Year High on Dividend

Atoss Software AG rose to the highest level in more than 12 years after the German company agreed to pay a special dividend.

Atoss jumped 14 percent to 25 euros at 10:18 a.m. in Frankfurt in the stock’s steepest increase since September 2009, reaching the highest price since November 2000. Trading volume was five times the three-month daily average.

Founder Andreas Obereder owns about half of the Munich-based software maker, which has a market value of 99 million euros ($134 million) and whose products help companies manage their workforce. Based on the 3.62-euro per-share dividend announced late yesterday, including a 2.90-euro one-time payout, Obereder stands to receive about 7.2 million euros.