MatrixOne to Host Seminar on Managing ELV Compliance

WESTFORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 23, 2006— MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONE), a leading provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the value chain(TM), today announced that it will be hosting a free half-day seminar focused on the product development and regulatory compliance issues affecting automotive companies. The event will take place in Detroit on Wednesday, March 29 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Whether it's the End of Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive, IMDS, or OEM specific reporting requirements, materials and chemical substance compliance can be a daunting task. Many automotive companies today are struggling to manually collect, manage, track and analyze high volumes of technically detailed and complex information. Not only is this extremely time-consuming, but it's highly error-prone. The price of non-compliance can be severe, resulting in lost sales revenues, product launch delays, product recalls, increased warranty costs and even the potential for recovery of fines imposed upon the OEMs.

Speakers from Tetra Tech and MatrixOne will discuss the latest issues with the ELV Directive, IMDS reporting, and how to effectively manage business processes to meet with compliance in the automotive industry. Topics on the event agenda include:

-- What's changed with the ELV Directive and the Annex II Exemptions

-- How IMDS 3.2 (released on March 1, 2006) and changes coming with IMDS 4.0 (due to be released in May 2006) affect your company

-- PPAP & IMDS reporting - a new matched pair

-- Getting supplier data easily into IMDS to avoid risk of rejected parts

-- Connecting global suppliers, partners and customers in order to work together to more effectively speed new products to market

-- Managing all product-related information and facilitating collaboration throughout every stage of the product lifecycle

-- Collecting, aggregating, analyzing and reporting material and substance data throughout product development

-- Implementing a design for compliance approach where verifying material data against GADSL and OEM specific requirements is integrated into every phase of the process, rather than merely checked at the end

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About MatrixOne, Inc.

MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONE), a leading global provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, enables companies to accelerate product innovation to achieve top line revenue growth and improve bottom line profitability. With world-class PLM solutions and a commitment to customer success, MatrixOne is focused on helping companies across the automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer, machinery, medical device, semiconductor and high-tech industries solve their most challenging new product development and introduction problems. More than 800 companies use MatrixOne's solutions to drive business value and gain a competitive advantage, including industry leaders such as BAE Systems, Bosch, Comau, General Electric, Honda, Johnson Controls, Linde AG, NCR, New Balance, Nokia, Philips, Porsche, Procter & Gamble, Sony Ericsson, STMicroelectronics and Toshiba. MatrixOne ( is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts, with locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. On March 1, 2006, Dassault Systemes entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MatrixOne, Inc., subject to customary closing conditions.

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