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SAP Once Again Named One of Germany’s “Best Companies to Work for” by the Great Place to Work® Institute Germany; Receives Special Awards in Two Categories


WALLDORF, Germany.- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has been named one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Germany,” ranking second in the category “Large Enterprises With More Than 5,000 Employees” in the 2009 list compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute Germany. This is the fifth year that SAP has been recognized on the list. This year, the Institute also awarded SAP special awards in the categories “Diversity” and “Development of Older Employees.”

Conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute, with partner publications Handelsblatt and personalmagazin, as well as insurance group ASSTEL and the initiative New Quality of Work INQA, the rankings recognize SAP as one of the top businesses in the category “Large Enterprises With More Than 5,000 Employees.” This year, over 250 German companies of all sizes and industries participated in the initiative.

Rather than evaluations by a jury, the rankings are based on anonymous employee assessments of their company that follow an internationally standardized methodology developed by the Great Place to Work® Institute. This year, more than 670 employees at SAP Germany answered 60 questions in five categories: credibility, respect, fairness, camaraderie and pride toward their employer. The classification covers the entire spectrum of relevant working aspects and inner-company relationships.

The recognition highlights the culture of employee commitment and talent management within SAP. Personal responsibility for achieving superior customer orientation, innovation and quality awareness, as well as striving to deliver first-class products were cited as the definitive characteristics that make SAP a great place to work. The employee survey was complemented by the initiative’s extensive culture audit completed by SAP’s human resources team.

Previously, SAP has been awarded further exceptional distinction in the categories of “Health” (2007) and in “Fairness” and “Diversity” (2006). In recent years, SAP has received “Best Companies to Work for” recognition in locations that include China, Denmark, Europe, India, Japan, Latin America and Mexico.

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