ANSYS Named Among FORTUNE Small Business Fastest-Growing Companies

Ranking Recognizes Solid Financial Performance

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., July 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced its inclusion in the 2006 FORTUNE Small Business list of the fastest-growing small companies in America. ANSYS is ranked number 63, advancing significantly from its position on last year's list (90). This is the third consecutive year that the company has made the prestigious list.

This year, the FORTUNE Small Business list (called the FSB 100) was dominated by energy and defense companies, whose financial performance was measured over the past three years. ANSYS, the only computer-aided engineering firm that has made the list three years in a row, continues to show solid financial performance.

"Our long-term financial success, combined with honors such as being named to the FORTUNE Small Business list, are validation that ANSYS is headed in the right strategic direction. We believe our success is a result of running our business as a business: finding the best people to do the job, closely listening to what our customers say, honoring the commitments we make and re-investing revenues into research and development," said ANSYS President and CEO Jim Cashman.

To compile the FSB 100, FORTUNE Small Business asked financial research firm Zacks to rank public companies with revenues less than $200 million and a stock price of more than $1, based on their percentage growth in earnings, revenue and stock performance over the past three years. Banks and real estate firms were excluded.

The list of 100 fastest-growing small companies, which comprises public companies, appears in the July/August issue of FORTUNE Small Business and is available at FSB.com.

About FORTUNE Small Business

FSB: FORTUNE Small Business is a general interest business magazine published ten times a year as a joint venture by The FORTUNE Group at Time Inc. and American Express Small Business Services. Each issue provides hard- hitting, informative coverage of the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. economy: small business. FSB is delivered to 1 million small business owners and is also available on newsstands at major airports and bookstores nationwide. Time Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner.

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost- conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 40 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,400 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit www.ansys.com for more information.

ANSYS, ANSYS Workbench, CFX, AUTODYN, FLUENT and any and all ANSYS, Inc. product and service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of ANSYS, Inc. or its subsidiaries located in the United States or other countries. ICEM CFD is a trademark licensed by ANSYS, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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