EANS-News: USU becomes leading global provider for software asset management

Geschrieben am 01-07-2010

Majority holding in Aachen-based software company Aspera

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Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers

Subtitle: Majority holding in Aachen-based software company Aspera

Möglingen (euro adhoc) - USU today announced its majority takeover of
Aspera GmbH. The Aachen-based company is the world´s leading provider
of solutions for software license management. The portfolio includes
products such as SmartTrack, which is geared towards the premium
market, and the solution for SMEs, Licensum. Over 90 customers
including eight of the top ten DAX groups have successfully
introduced Aspera solutions. With customers such as Nokia Siemens
Networks or Orange Aspera is now also setting the benchmark
internationally for license management.

The topic of software license management has become a central risk
factor in view of stricter compliance guidelines for companies.
Compliance violators face severe sanctions including high fines and
prison sentences. At the same time, huge cost benefits can be reaped
from optimized license management. In the context of these
conflicting pressures, those responsible must lower the drastically
increased costs for the administration of software licenses
significantly, sustainably and in line with compliance requirements.

With the products and expertise of Aspera, USU will be the leading
provider in the growth area of software asset management. By
combining this widely-established special solution with USU´s
Valuemation product suite, USU Software AG will achieve global USP in
knowledge-based service management. The strategic combination offers
both companies the potential to continue to grow, also at an
international level.

As part of the transaction, USU Software AG will initially acquire
51% of the shares in Aspera GmbH. The purchase price for this is
approximately EUR 3 million, of which 50% will be settled in shares
and 50% in cash. The shares to be granted are to result from carrying
out a capital increase by way of contribution in kind from the
authorized capital of USU. USU is aiming for a complete acquisition
of Aspera within two years. For this reason, the parties have
corresponding mutual option rights. The consideration for this 49% is
dependent on certain factors, particularly Aspera´s earnings. In
fiscal 2009/10, Aspera generated sales of around EUR 4 million and a
significant double-digit profit margin.

"In Aspera, we have succeeded in gaining a dynamically growing and
highly profitable company which, as the market leader in software
license management, is an ideal addition to the USU Group´s
portfolio", explains Bernhard Oberschmidt, Chairman of the Management
Board of USU Software AG.

Following the acquisition by USU, Aspera is to be continued as an
independent entity under the management of the previous managing
directors. "The combination with the USU Group enables us firstly to
continue our pace of growth within Germany and secondly to gain a
visible scale in order to be able to grow more strongly at an
international level in future. At the same time, we are offering our
employees long-term prospects in an established and healthy company",
says Bernhard Böhler, managing director of Aspera GmbH.

USU Software AG maintains a solid financing position after the
purchase too - with no liabilities to banks and with cash and cash
equivalents of over EUR 8 million for further organic and
acquisition-driven growth.

Further information on the acquisition and the target figures will be
announced by the Management Board of USU Software AG at the company´s
upcoming Annual General Meeting on July 15, 2010 in Ludwigsburg.

USU Software AG

The USU group is the leading European vendor of IT and Knowledge
Management software. USU solutions enable customers worldwide and in
all sectors of the economy to apply the added value of IT, to become
more flexible, to save costs and to minimize business risks. The USU
Group consists of German and foreign subsidiaries, including USU AG,
Omega Software GmbH, LeuTek GmbH and Aspera GmbH. USU Software AG
(DE000A0BVU28) is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the German
Stock Exchange in Frankfurt as well as in the Gate-M trading
initiative of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange.

With Valuemation®, USU offers a powerful and feature-rich integrated
suite of tools for Knowledge-based Service Management all from one
source, This modular suite, which is recognized by leading
international analysts, comprehensively supports all ITIL®
disciplines. Customers use the USU KnowledgeCenter technology either
in the form of an integrated research and navigation system or as a
portal solution to activate all of an organization´s knowledge..

USU was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Germany. Further
information is available at www.usu-ag.com

end of announcement euro adhoc

ots Originaltext: USU Software AG
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Further inquiry note:

USU Software AG

Investor Relations

Falk Sorge


D-71696 Möglingen

Tel.: +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 351

Fax: +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 108

E-Mail: f.sorge@usu-software.de

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