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Friday, September 28, 2012

U.K. Office of Fair Trading Approves SAP Acquisition of Ariba, Inc.

Press release:

U.K. Office of Fair Trading Approves SAP Acquisition of Ariba, Inc.

WALLDORF, Germany and SUNNYVALE, Calif. - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA) today announced that the UK Office of Fair Trading has advised it will not refer the acquisition of Ariba by SAP to the UK Competition Commission. SAP and Ariba anticipate completing the acquisition at the beginning of the fourth quarter of calendar year 2012 after receiving clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice, the last remaining regulatory condition for the transaction.
For more information, visit the SAP Newsroom.
About Ariba, Inc.
Ariba, Inc. is the world’s business commerce network. Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver. Join them at:
About SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 195,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of SuccessFactors) to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit
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