ANSYS Named to S&P Global Challengers List

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 29, 2008— ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that it has been named to Standard & Poors prestigious annual Global Challengers List, a roster of mid-sized companies that show the "highest growth characteristics." ANSYS was one of 13 U.S. information technology companies recently named to the global list of 300 strong performers.

Every year, the S&P Global Challengers List designates 300 mid-size companies that show the highest growth characteristics along dimensions encompassing intrinsic and extrinsic growth. These companies are expected to emerge as challengers to the worlds leading companies. To be considered for the Global Challengers designation, a company must have a market value between $1 billion and $5 billion, and must have shown three-year share price gains, earnings per share growth, sales growth and employee growth in the last three years. The companies, broken down into nine sectors, are examined by Standard & Poors using the company's public listing in its home country.

This designation from Standard & Poors labels ANSYS as likely to grow, and offering stability as well as rapid growth opportunities. It is indeed an honor to be among the 300 companies on the list, said Jim Cashman, president and CEO of ANSYS, Inc. It verifies that our long-established strategy of providing excellent value to our customers via best-in-class engineering simulation solutions is the right one for us. It has enabled our company to grow and provide exciting career opportunities for our employees, and it has delivered superior returns to our stockholders.

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.



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