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Software AG Extends Tender Offer for webMethods, Inc. to May 25, 2007

DARMSTADT, Germany, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Software AG (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW), today announced it has extended its tender offer for all outstanding shares of webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM). Software AG's tender offer, which had been set to expire at 12:00 Midnight, New York City time, on Tuesday, May 15, has been extended until 12:00 Midnight, New York City time, on Friday, May 25, 2007, to allow the offer to expire after the end of the 30- day period for initial review of the transaction by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 14, 2007, approximately 10,568,938 shares, representing approximately 18.6% of webMethods' outstanding shares, had been tendered and not withdrawn from the offer.

DARMSTADT, Germany, May 15 /PRNewswire/ — Software AG (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW), today announced it has extended its tender offer for all outstanding shares of webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM). Software AG's tender offer, which had been set to expire at 12:00 Midnight, New York City time, on Tuesday, May 15, has been extended until 12:00 Midnight, New York City time, on Friday, May 25, 2007, to allow the offer to expire after the end of the 30- day period for initial review of the transaction by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 14, 2007, approximately 10,568,938 shares, representing approximately 18.6% of webMethods' outstanding shares, had been tendered and not withdrawn from the offer.

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Software technology to increase the value of enterprise IT systems. Software AG is a global leader in mission-critical software infrastructure solutions based on open standards. At the forefront of advanced Service- Oriented Architecture (SOA), Software AG enables customers to create powerful enterprise applications — especially in heterogeneous IT environments. Software AG's products Adabas, Crossvision, Natural and Tamino help more than 3,000 customers uncover the full potential of their IT and add value to existing systems. With technology from Software AG, enterprises can: create flexible business applications and processes; extend the value and life of core systems; manage data effectively across the enterprise; and control and govern their Service-Oriented Architecture.

Software AG has more than 35 years of global IT experience and over 2,600 employees serving customers in 70 countries. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW). Software AG posted total revenues of 483 million euro (unaudited) in 2006. www.softwareag.com

This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. The solicitation and the offer to buy shares of webMethods common stock are being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase and related materials that Software AG, Software AG, Inc. and Wizard Acquisition, Inc. filed with the SEC on Schedule TO on April 18, 2007. A Solicitation/Recommendation statement with respect to the tender offer has been filed by webMethods with the SEC. Investors and security holders may obtain copies of the tender offer statement and Solicitation/Recommendation statement at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, the tender offer statement and other documents filed with the SEC by Software AG are available free of charge by contacting Morrow & Co., the information agent for the tender offer, toll free at (800) 662-5200 or by e-mail at tender.info@morrowco.com, and the Solicitation/Recommendation statement and other documents filed with the SEC by webMethods are available free of charge by contacting webMethods Investor Relations at (703) 460-5822. Stockholders and other investors are urged to read carefully those materials prior to making any decisions with respect to the offer.

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