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USU Software AG announces merger of SecurIntegration GmbH with USU subsidiary Aspera GmbH


Möglingen, June 9, 2016. “Individually strong. Better together.” Aspera, the world’s leading provider of software license management, and SecurIntegration, well-established SAP license optimization specialist, will bundle their collective capabilities. The merger is retroactive to January 1, 2016. SecurIntegration was formerly a USU subsidiary SecurIntegration based in Cologne. Aspera GmbH, also a company of the USU Group, is based in Aachen.

The legal merger by way of entry in the commercial register is the logical culmination of the 2015 operational convergence between the companies. SecurIntegration GmbH, part of the USU Group since 2015, will continue uninterrupted at an operational level, retaining its employees in Cologne as the “SAP business unit”. Guido Schneider, renowned SAP license expert, will continue to serve as Managing Director of SecurIntegration, and lead the SAP business unit.

Aspera and SecurIntegration have been technically integrated for several years. By combining entities, global customers have access to a world-class solution portfolio from a single source, covering all facets of strategic software license management.

This merger meets the growing market demand for SAP license optimization, and enhances the existing partnership. In the future, customers will benefit by being able to procure systems from the two companies individually or combined.

“By merging the divisions under the Aspera name, we intend to further strengthen our market position in software license management, expand our presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as internationally, and leverage synergies as much as possible for our customers,” explains Olaf Diehl, Managing Director of Aspera GmbH.

Guido Schneider has successfully worked in IT consulting in connection with SAP solutions for more than two decades. Since 2001 he has led SecurIntegration GmbH as Managing Director, and is largely responsible for its impressive business accomplishments.

“Since the last amendment of the license conditions, almost all products that use SAP have to be licensed. Now offering the best of both worlds, customers can use any software and ensure their compliance. Aspera provides the solution to the crucial question of ‘indirect use’,” adds Guido Schneider.

Aspera, a company of the listed USU Software AG, will continue to operate under its current name. For more than 15 years, Aspera has been a pioneer in the rapidly growing market of Software Asset Management (SAM), empowering customers to securely optimize their software licenses and save money. Aspera’s services and award-winning SmartTrack software are successfully used by hundreds of enterprises worldwide. Customers include more than 35 Fortune Global 500 companies, and span all verticals including banking and finance, automotive, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals.

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USU Software AG
The USU Group is the largest European provider of IT and knowledge management software. Market leaders in all sectors of the international economy use USU applications to create transparency, become more agile, save costs, and reduce risks. USU Software AG (ISIN DE 000A0BVU28), listed in the Prime Standard of the German stock exchange, incorporates USU AG - established in 1977 - as well as Aspera GmbH, Aspera Technologies Inc., BIG Social Media GmbH, LeuTek GmbH, and OMEGA Software GmbH.

The IT Management division supports companies with extensive ITIL®-compatible solutions for strategic and operational IT & enterprise service management. With USU solutions, customers gain an overall view of their IT processes and IT infrastructure and are able to transparently plan, allocate, monitor and actively manage IT services. USU is one of the world's leading providers in the software license management sector.

With intelligent solutions and expertise in digital interaction, USU is a prime mover in the digitization of business processes. Standard software and consulting services help to automate service processes and actively provide knowledge for all communication channels and customer contact points in sales, marketing, and customer service. Our range in this field is rounded off by system integration, individual applications and software for industrial big data.

Further information:

USU Software AG
Corporate Communications
Dr. Thomas Gerick
Tel.: +49 (0) 71 41 / 48 67 440
Fax: +49 (0) 71 41 / 48 67 300

USU Software AG
Investor Relations
Falk Sorge
Tel.: +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 351
Fax: +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 108