Magic Software Announces Distribution of Cash Dividend

  • Or Yehuda, Israel
  • December 29, 2009

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC), a global provider of application platforms and business and process integration solutions, announced today that its board of directors has declared a cash dividend in the amount of US$0.50 per share and in the aggregate amount of approximately US$16.0 million.

The dividend is payable January 25, 2010 to all of the Company’s shareholders of record at the close of the NASDAQ Global Market on January 11, 2010. In accordance with Israeli tax law, the Company will deduct 20% withholding tax of the dividend amount payable to each shareholder, subject to applicable exemptions. The Company has not established a dividend policy with respect to future dividend distributions

The dividend will be paid in US dollars on the ordinary shares of Magic Software Enterprises that are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), and on the ordinary shares of Magic Software Enterprises that are traded on the NASDAQ Global Market.


About Magic Software

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC) is a global provider of multiple-mode application platform solutions – including Full Client, Rich Internet Applications (RIA), Mobile or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) modes – and business and process integration solutions. Magic Software has offices in 10 countries and a presence in over 50, as well as a global network of ISV’s, system integrators, value-added distributors and resellers, and consulting and OEM partners. The company’s award-winning code-free solutions give partners and customers the power to leverage existing IT resources, enhance business agility and focus on core business priorities.  Magic Software’s technological approach, product roadmap and corporate strategy are recognized by leading industry analysts. Magic Software has partnerships with global IT leaders including SAP AG, salesforce.com, IBM and Oracle. For more information about Magic Software and its products and services, visit www.magicsoftware.com, and for more about our industry related news, business issues and trends, read the Magic Software Blog.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product conditions, both here and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in the Company’s most recent annual report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Magic is the trademark of Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. All other trademarks are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Press contacts:
Amit Birk
Vice President M&A and General Counsel
Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.
Tel. +972 (0)3 538 9480
Email: abirk@magicsoftware.com