Dassault Systemes Reports Strong First Quarter

Annual Shareholders' Meeting date and cash dividend recommendation

The Annual Shareholders' Meeting has been scheduled for June 6, 2007. The Board of Directors has recommended an annual cash dividend equivalent to EUR 0.44 per share, representing EUR 50.9 million in the aggregate, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006. The declaration and payment of any cash dividend is subject to approval by shareholders at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting. Strategy, Technology, Customers and Partnerships

In a separate press release being issued today, DS announced that it has entered into an acquisition agreement, pursuant to which DS would acquire ICEM, the leading provider of styling, high quality surface modeling and rendering solutions, for an estimated cash purchase price of EUR 51.4 million. The completion of the agreement is subject to closing conditions. DS has not included ICEM in its current financial objectives, but if the transaction is completed, ICEM is not expected to be dilutive to DS' non-GAAP earnings.

In April, Dassault Systemes was named the PLM market leader in CIMdata's 2006 PLM Market Analysis. In the report, CIMdata calculated Dassault Systemes 'market footprint' at $2.9 billion or over $800 million more than the nearest competitor. The report defines 'market footprint' as the company's direct and partner-generated PLM revenues. CIMdata also ranked Dassault Systemes as the leader in direct revenues at $1.5 billion, or almost $300 million more than the nearest competitor. The report also ranked DS first in revenue of the PLM 'mindshare leaders'. Mindshare leaders, as defined by CIMdata, are the companies with the largest and most innovative PLM implementations, and those perceived by customers as thought and technology leaders.

In mid-April, Frost and Sullivan selected DS and DELMIA as the recipient of the 2007 Company of the Year Award within the North American product lifecycle management solutions space, lauding its pioneering technological innovation in digital manufacturing.

In March, DS announced that Volkswagen AG will implement DELMIA Process Engineer (DPE) software throughout its organization. On the basis of a group-wide agreement, DPE will be employed in all production sites for strategic assembly planning for the Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat brands. This will lead to improved planning reliability, shorter planning times, and a reduction of development costs.

Conference call information

Dassault Systemes will host a teleconference call today, Friday, April 27, 2007 at 3:00 PM CET/2:00 PM London/9:00 AM New York. The conference call will be available via the Internet by accessing http://www.3ds.com/corporate/investors/. Please go to the website at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. The webcast teleconference will be archived for 30 days. Financial information to be discussed in the call will be available on the Company's website prior to commencement of the teleconference at www.3ds.com/corporate/investors/ Additional investor information can be accessed at http://www.3ds.com/corporate/investors/ or by calling Dassault Systemes' Investor Relations at

(1) Dassault Systemes completed the acquisitions of ABAQUS, Inc. in October, 2005 and MatrixOne Inc. in May, 2006 and has accounted for these acquisitions pursuant to U.S. GAAP ("GAAP"). In addition to GAAP information, this press release presents supplemental non-GAAP financial information which reflects certain adjustments to our GAAP information. The supplemental non-GAAP financial information adjusts our GAAP financial information to exclude: (i) deferred revenue adjustments, (ii) amortization of acquired intangibles and (iii) stock-based compensation expense and (iv) one-time, tax restructuring effects, as applicable. See Attachment A of this press release for an explanation of these adjustments, and tables which set forth the most comparable GAAP financial measures and a reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP financial data.

Forward-looking information

Statements herein that are not historical facts but express expectations or objectives for the future, including but not limited to statements regarding our non-GAAP financial performance objectives, are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended).

Such forward-looking statements are based on our management's current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or performances may differ materially from those in such statements due to a range of factors. In preparing such forward-looking statements, we have in particular assumed an average euro to U.S. dollar exchange rate of $1.35 per EUR 1.00 and an average euro to Japanese yen exchange rate of JPY160 to EUR 1.00 for the last three quarters of 2007; however, currency values fluctuate, and our results of operations may be significantly affected by changes in exchange rates. We have also assumed that there will be no substantial decline in general levels of corporate spending on information technology, and that our increased responsibility for both indirect and direct PLM sales channels, and the resulting commercial and management challenges, will not prevent us from maintaining growth in revenues or cause us to incur substantial unanticipated costs and inefficiencies. Our actual results or performance may also be materially negatively affected by difficulties or adverse changes affecting our partners or our relationships with our partners, including our longstanding, strategic partner, IBM; new product developments and technological changes; errors or defects in our products; growth in market share by our competitors; and the realization of any risks related to the integration of MatrixOne or any other newly acquired company and internal reorganizations. Unfavorable changes in any of the above or other factors described in the Company's SEC reports, including the Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2005, which was filed with the SEC on June 30, 2006, could materially affect the Company's financial position or results of operations.

About Dassault Systemes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systemes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systemes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance. The Dassault Systemes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing and ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, including ENOVIA VPLM, ENOVIA MatrixOne and ENOVIA SmarTeam. Dassault Systemes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit: http://www.3ds.com

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA and SolidWorks are registered trademarks of Dassault Systemes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries. All other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
                          DASSAULT SYSTEMES
             (in millions of Euro, except per share data)

                                              Three months ended
                                        March 31, 2007 March 31, 2006
 New licenses revenue                             95.8           89.1
 Periodic licenses, maintenance and
  product development revenue                    150.0          124.0
 Software revenue                                245.8          213.1
 Services and other revenue                       45.1           39.0
  Total  Revenue                                                              EUR    290.9          EUR    252.1

  Cost  of  software  revenue                                                  12.7                      10.9
  Cost  of  services  and  other  revenue                              40.2                      31.7
  Research  and  development                                                  76.5                      72.5
  Marketing  and  sales                                                            83.1                      65.5
  General  and  administrative                                              21.4                      17.1
  Amortization  of  acquired  intangibles                          10.9                        7.2
  Total  Operating  Expenses                                        EUR    244.8          EUR    204.9
  Operating  Income                                                          EUR    46.1            EUR    47.2
  Financial  revenue  and  other,  net                                    3.0                        3.1
  Income  before  income  taxes                                              49.1                      50.3
  Income  tax  expense                                                            (16.2)                  (17.5)
  Minority  interest                                                                  0.0                      (1.5)
  Net  Income                                                                      EUR    32.9            EUR    31.3
  Basic  net  income  per  share                                      EUR    0.28            EUR    0.27
  Diluted  net  income  per  share                                  EUR    0.28            EUR    0.26
  Basic  weighted  average  shares
    outstanding  (in  millions)                                            115.6                    114.9
  Diluted  weighted  average  shares
    outstanding  (in  millions)                                            118.8                    119.8

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