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Media Release

SoftwareONE announces partial exercise of over-allotment option in connection with IPO

SoftwareONE Holding AG (SIX: SWON), a leading and fast-growing global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions, today announced that the joint global coordinators have partially exercised the over-allotment option granted in connection with its initial public offering (IPO) at the offer price of CHF18.00 per share.

On 25 October 2019, the shares of SoftwareONE were listed and admitted to trading on SIX Swiss Exchange. On 22 November 2019 after market close, the joint global coordinators, acting on behalf of the joint bookrunners,have partially exercised the over-allotment option in the amount of 3,246,099existing shares, offered by KKR and Raiffeisen Informatik (previously Peruni Holding).

Including the shares placed in connection with the over-allotment option, a total of 41,795,563 existing shares, offered by KKR, Raiffeisen Informatik, staff and other shareholders, were sold in the IPO. The total placement volume amountedto CHF 752million.

As a result, the free float now amounts to 26.4%, excluding shares under lock-up. KKR and Raiffeisen Informatik now hold stakes of 14.8% and 7.9%, respectively. With 30.9%, the founding shareholders Daniel von Stockar, Beat Curti and René Gilli jointly retain the largest stake in SoftwareONE. Current and former staff hold 9.4%, the heirs of SoftwareONE co-founder Patrick Winter 7.8%, and treasury shares amount to 2.8%.

SoftwareONE as well as all members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board have committed to a lock-up period of twelve months from the first day of trading. The selling shareholdershave agreed to a lock-up of six months following the first trading day.

Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan and UBS Investment Bank actedas joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners of the IPO, while BNP Paribas, Citi, Deutsche Bank, UniCredit and Zürcher Kantonal-bankacted as joint bookrunners. Rothschild & Coacted as financial advisor to SoftwareONE.

Information on stabilization transactions carried out by Credit Suisse as stabilization agent are available on

About SoftwareONE

SoftwareONE is a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions, headquartered in Switzerland. With capabilities across the entire value chain, it helps companies design and implement their technology strategy, buy the right software and cloud solutions at the right price, and manage and optimize their software estate. Its offerings are connected by PyraCloud, SoftwareONE’s proprietary digital platform, that provides customers with data-driven, actionable intelligence. With around 5,300 employees and sales and service delivery capabilities in 90 countries, SoftwareONE provides around 65,000 business customers with software and cloud solutions from over 7,500 publishers. SoftwareONE’s shares (SWON) are listed on SIX Swiss Exchange.

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Patrick Zuppiger

Chief Communications Officer

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