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SAP And Ariba Receive Hart-Scott-Rodino Second Request

WALLDORF, Germany and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA) today announced that they are responding to a second request for information from the U.S. Department of Justice regarding SAP's pending acquisition of Ariba. The second request is part of the regulatory approval process under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Anti-Trust Improvements Act. SAP and Ariba intend to continue to work with the Department of Justice and, upon the conclusion of the waiting period following compliance with the request, anticipate completion of the transaction in the fourth quarter 2012 calendar year.


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 190,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of SuccessFactors) to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit

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