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Original1 begins business operations

(PresseBox) (Frankfurt/Germany, ) SAP, Nokia and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) today announced that the respective antitrust authorities have approved the establishment of their joint venture, Original1 GmbH. Original1 has begun business operations on February 1. Established to deliver unique product authentication and anticounterfeiting services across the globe, Original1 is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, and headed by Claudia Alsdorf, former vice president of SAP Research. The plan to form Original1 was initially announced on October 27, 2009.

For more information on Original1, please visit www.original1.net.

About Giesecke & Devrient

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is a leading international technology provider headquartered in Munich, Germany. With a headcount of around 10,000 employees, the Group generated sales of EUR 1.7 billion in fiscal 2008. Founded in 1852, G&D is a global market leader and pioneering innovator in banknote and banknote paper production and processing, smart card solutions for telecommunications and electronic payment, and security documents and identification systems. 49 subsidiaries and joint ventures across more than 30 countries ensure customer proximity worldwide. For more information, visit our website at: www.gi-de.com.

About SAP

SAP is the world's leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become bestrun businesses. With more than 92,000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol "SAP." For more information, visit www.sap.com.

(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, and related applications.

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