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Software AG: Release according to Article 40, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

Software AG, DE000A2GS401

Notification of Major Holdings

1. Details of issuer Name: Software AG Street: Uhlandstraße 12 Postal code: 64297 City: DarmstadtGermany Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 529900M1LIO0SLOBAS50 2. Reason for notification X Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights   Acquisition/disposal of instruments   Change of breakdown of voting rights X Other reason:Voluntary group notification with triggered threshold on subsidiary level 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation Legal entity: Schroders plcCity of registered office, country: London, United Kingdom 4. Names of shareholder(s) holding directly 3% or more voting rights, if different from 3.  5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached: 07 Feb 2020 6. Total positions   % of voting rights attached to shares (total of 7.a.) % of voting rights through instruments (total of 7.b.1 + 7.b.2) Total of both in % (7.a. + 7.b.) Total number of voting rights pursuant to Sec. 41 WpHG New 4.91 % 0.01 % 4.93 % 74.000.000 Previous notification 3.996 % 0.02 % 4.01 % / 7. Details on total positions a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec. 33, 34 WpHG) ISIN Absolute In %   Direct (Sec. 33 WpHG) Indirect (Sec. 34 WpHG) Direct (Sec. 33 WpHG) Indirect (Sec. 34 WpHG) DE000A2GS401 3636990 % 4.91 % Total 3636990 4.91 % b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 1 WpHG Type of instrument Expiration or maturity date Exercise or conversion period Voting rights absolute Voting rights in % %     Total % b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 2 WpHG Type of instrument Expiration or maturity date Exercise or conversion period Cash or physical settlement Voting rights absolute Voting rights in % CFD N/A N/A Cash 9237 0.01 %       Total 9237 0.01 % 8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation  Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled nor does it control any other undertaking(s) that directly or indirectly hold(s) an interest in the (underlying) issuer (1.). X Full chain of controlled undertakings starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity: Name % of voting rights (if at least 3% or more) % of voting rights through instruments (if at least 5% or more) Total of both (if at least 5% or more) Schroders plc % % % Schroder Administration Limited % % % Schroder International Holdings Limited % % % Schroder Investment Management Limited 4.43 % % % Schroder Investment Management North America Limited % % %   Schroders plc % % % Schroder Administration Limited % % % Schroder International Holdings Limited % % % Schroder US Holdings Inc. % % % Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. % % %   Schroders plc % % % Schroder Administration Limited % % % Schroder International Holdings Limited % % % Schroder Unit Trusts Limited % % %   Schroders plc % % % Schroder Administration Limited % % % Schroder International Holdings Limited % % % Schroder Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited % % %   Schroders plc % % % Schroder Administration Limited % % % Schroder International Finance B.V. % % % Schroder Investment Management (Europe) S.A. 3.08 % % %   Schroders plc % % % Schroder Administration Limited % % % Schroder International Holdings Limited % % % Schroder Investment Management (Japan) Limited % % %   Schroders plc % % % Schroder Administration Limited % % % Schroder International Holdings Limited % % % Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Ltd. % % %   Schroders plc % % % Schroder Administration Limited % % % Schroder International Holdings Limited % % % Schroder Pension Management Limited % % %   Schroders plc % % % Schroder Administration Limited % % % Schroder International Holdings Limited % % % Schroder Australia Holdings Pty Limited % % % Schroder Investment Management Australia Limited % % % 9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 34 para. 3 WpHG (only in case of attribution of voting rights in accordance with Sec. 34 para. 1 sent. 1 No. 6 WpHG) Date of general meeting: Holding total positions after general meeting (6.) after annual general meeting:Proportion of voting rights Proportion of instruments Total of both % % % 10. Other explanatory remarks:  Date13 Feb 2020

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Language: English Company: Software AG Uhlandstraße 12 64297 Darmstadt

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