SAP SE / Key word(s): Mergers & Acquisitions/Offer
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WALLDORF, Germany and SAN MATEO, California - December 3, 2011 - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and SuccessFactors, Inc. (NYSE: SFSF) today announced that SAP's subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., has entered into a definitive merger agreement with SuccessFactors, the market-leading provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions, pursuant to which a subsidiary of SAP would offer to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of SuccessFactors for $40.00/per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of approximately $3.4 billion. The acquisition will add SuccessFactors' widely respected team and technology to SAP's powerful cloud assets, significantly accelerating SAP's momentum as a provider of cloud applications, platforms and infrastructure. The combination of SAP and SuccessFactors will establish an advanced end-to-end offering of cloud and on-premise solutions for managing all relevant business processes.
The SuccessFactors board of directors has unanimously approved the transaction. The per share purchase price represents a 52% premium both over the December 2nd closing price and the one month volume weighted average price per share. The transaction will be funded from SAP's cash on hand and a EUR1 billion term loan facility. The closing of the tender offer is conditioned on SuccessFactors stockholders tendering at least a majority of the outstanding shares of SuccessFactors common stock (on a fully diluted basis) and clearances by relevant regulatory authorities. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2012 and be slightly dilutive to SAP's Non-IFRS earnings per share in 2012 and accretive in subsequent years.
Information and Explanation of the Issuer to this News:
This announcement is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. The tender offer for the outstanding shares of SuccessFactors common stock described in this announcement has not commenced. At the time the offers are commenced SAP America, Inc. and Saturn Expansion Corporation, an indirect subsidiary of SAP AG, will file a Schedule TO Tender Offer Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and SuccessFactors, Inc. will file a Schedule 14D-9 Solicitation/Recommendation Statement with respect to the offer. The Tender Offer Statement (including an offer to purchase, a related letter of transmittal and other offer documents) and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will contain important information that should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Tender Offer. Those materials and other documents filed by SAP AG, SAP America, Inc., Saturn Expansion Corporation or SuccessFactors with the SEC will be available at no charge on the Securities and Exchange Commission's web site at www.sec.gov. The Schedule TO Tender Offer Statement and related materials may be obtained for free by directing such requests to SAP AG, Attention: Stefan Gruber, Dietmar-Hopp-Allee 16, 69190 Walldorf, Germany, Telephone: +49 6227 744872. The Schedule 14D-9 Solicitation/Recommendation Statement and such other documents may be obtained for free by directing such requests to SuccessFactors Global Headquarters, Attention: Hillary Smith, 1500 Fashion Island Blvd. Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94404, USA, Telephone +1 (650) 645-2000.
This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning the parties' ability to close the transaction and the expected closing date of the transaction, the anticipated benefits and synergies of the proposed transaction, anticipated future combined operations, products and services, and the anticipated role of SuccessFactors, Inc., its key executives and its employees within SAP following the closing of the transaction. Actual events or results may differ materially from those described in this release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. These potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the outcome of regulatory reviews of the proposed transaction, the ability of the parties to complete the transaction, the failure to retain key SuccessFactors employees, customer and partner uncertainty regarding the anticipated benefits of the transaction, the failure of SAP and SuccessFactors to achieve the anticipated synergies of the proposed transaction and other risks detailed in SAP's and SuccessFactors's SEC filings, including those discussed in SAP's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2010 and SuccessFactors' quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, each of which is on file with the SEC and available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Neither SAP nor SuccessFactors is obligated to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.
Financial Analyst and Media Conference Call
SAP and SuccessFactors will host two conference calls for financial analysts and media to discuss the transaction:
On Saturday, December 3rd, at 7:00 pm CET / 1:00 pm Eastern (Dial-in numbers: Germany: +49 69 5899 90797, UK: +44 20 7190 1595, US: +1 480 629 9771; Replay numbers: UK +44 207 154 2833, US +1 303 590 3030, Germany +49 69 58 99 90 568, Access Code: 4493863#)
On Monday, December 5th, at 3:00 pm CET / 9:00 am Eastern (Dial-in numbers: Germany: +49 69 5899 90797, UK: +44 20 7190 1595, US: +1-480 629 9722, Conference ID: 4493869; Replay Numbers: UK +44 207 154 2833, US +1 303 590 3030, Germany +49 69 58 99 90 568, Access Code: 4493869#)
For more information, press only:
Christoph Liedtke, +49 6227 7-50383, firstname.lastname@example.org; CET Jim Dever, +1 (610) 661-2161, email@example.com; EDT Andrea Meyer, SuccessFactors, +1 (415) 370-7329, firstname.lastname@example.org; PST
SAP Press Office, +49 (6227) 7-46315, CET; +1 (610) 661-3200, EDT; email@example.com
For more information, financial community only:
Stefan Gruber, +49 6227 7-44872, firstname.lastname@example.org; CET
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