Mr. Spivy joined the board in conjunction with a stockholders agreement that was executed in December 2004. The stockholders agreement provided that if ownership of MSC Common Stock by ValueAct Capital (when combined with ownership by certain parties associated with ValueAct Capital) declined to less than 10% of the total outstanding shares of Common Stock of the company, Mr. Spivy as the Affiliate Director under the stockholders agreement, would tender his resignation as a director of MSC. Ownership by ValueAct Capital and the associated parties has decreased to below 10% as a result of the conversions to date of MSC Software's 2 1/2% Senior Convertible Notes due 2008 to shares of Common Stock of the Company.
About MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software (OTC: MNSC) is a leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions, including simulation software and services, that helps companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1200 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.
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