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Nemetschek acquires majority in Graphisoft shares

Nemetschek becomes the leading company for software-solutions in the European AEC-market / Acquisition of 54% of Graphisoft shares / Public bid by the middle of January 2007

Munich, 31. December 2006 - Nemetschek AG has acquired 54.3% of a total of 10.6 million shares in the Hungarian company Graphisoft SE (headquartered in Budapest) at a price of EUR 9 per share. The acquisition was implemented by exercising the call option with Graphisoft shareholders agreed on December 21, 2006.

Gerhard Weiß, CEO of Nemetschek AG, regards the strategic participation in Graphisoft as an important move for the group to strengthen the product portfolio and the market position. Together with Graphisoft, Nemetschek will become the leading software company in Europe for IT planning tools for architect, construction engineering and construction companies. With the merger, the two companies have very good chances to obtain a strong market position in the AEC-market (Architecture, Engineering, Construction), both inside and outside Europe.

Public bid by the middle of January 2007
The Managing Board announced that it would make a public bid for the remaining 45,7 % of Graphisoft shares by the middle of January 2007, also at a price of EUR 9.

Graphisoft: Strong planning and design solution
Graphisoft SE, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, specialises in software solutions for designing buildings. The company was founded in 1982 and today has 260 employees and a committed, loyal, worldwide network of independent distributors. Graphisoft has its own offices in Hungary, Germany, the USA, Japan, Great Britain, Spain and Finland. More than 100,000 customers in 82 countries use the company’s products. The key strength of the main product, Archicad, is in planning and design. In the 2005 financial year, the Graphisoft Group generated sales of approximately EUR 27 million. The company is listed on the Budapest Stock Exchange.

About Graphisoft
Graphisoft SE is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, and specializes in software solutions for building design. The company was founded in 1982 and today has more than 260 employees as well as a worldwide network of loyal and independent sales partners. Graphisoft has subsidiaries in Hungary, Germany, USA, Japan, Great Britain, Spain and Finland. The company’s products are used by more than 100,000 customers in 82 countries. In fiscal 2005, the Graphisoft Group achieved sales of 27 million euros.



About Nemetschek
Nemetschek, headquartered in Munich is the only provider worldwide which offers IT solutions across the whole design and managing process for buildings. The products offered deal with designing, building and managing buildings and property. With over 170,000 renowned customers in 142 countries, the software is deployed in 16 languages. In the 2005 financial year, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 99 million.



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