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Nemetschek received approval for Graphisoft purchase

Nemetschek received regulatory approval to proceed with its Public Purchase Offer for Graphisoft shares.

Nemetschek AG has today published the final documents of its public purchase offer for the shares of Graphisoft SE after receiving approval for the offer from the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority (ÁPEH). In line with the approved documentation, the acceptance period in Nemetschek’s purchase offer starts on 4 February and ends on 21 March 2006.

Nemetschek is offering Ft 2,273 for each Graphisoft share, which represents a 22.8% premium over the weighted average price of Graphisoft shares for the 180 days proceeding 17 January 2007, the date of filing the public purchase documents to ÁPEH. On 1 February 2007, the Board of Directors of Graphisoft recommended to the shareholders that they accept Nemetschek’s offer. Shareholders of Graphisoft wishing to accept Nemetschek’s offer may do so by transferring their shares to the securities accounts specified in the approved Public Purchase Offer.

Shareholders are required to complete the appropriate acceptance form attached to the offer document necessary for the payment of the purchase price. Corporate shareholders can tender their shares and completed acceptance forms at WestLB Hungaria Zrt. Private individual shareholders can tender their shares and the completed acceptance forms at ERSTE Befektetési Zrt. WestLB and ERSTE are acting as investment service providers in connection with the management of the offer.