CATIA Used to Design Majority of Vehicles Introduced at 2008 North American International Auto Show

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 14, 2008— Dassault Systemes (DS) (NASDAQ: DASTY) (Paris:DSY), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), today announced that CATIA, the company's design authoring solution, was used in the development of nearly 75 percent of the 27 introductory and concept vehicles* launched at the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) taking place in Detroit, January 19 - 27.

In just ten years, the number of new vehicle models has increased by 33 percent. CATIA's new design technologies have grown at a similar pace, allowing designers to focus on innovation, and encouraging creative and exciting designs. This ability to innovate and iterate quickly is critical in making gains in the overall product development process, helping to drive down cost, and improving quality.

Today, all of the world's major automakers use Dassault Systemes' PLM solutions, comprised of CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SIMULIA. These solutions enable manufacturers to develop and optimize vehicle design and manufacturing processes in the virtual world to deliver higher quality products in a shorter time, at a reduced cost.

Dassault Systemes' Vice President for Design Experience Anne Asensio, said, "Our mission is to provide the solutions that enable innovation from design initiation through the entire lifecycle of the product. The fact that so many of the incredible vehicles being introduced at the Auto Show were designed in CATIA validates the integrity of that mission."

The latest release of CATIA empowers powertrain and chassis designers with the debut of breakthrough auto-draft capabilities, as well as introducing end-to-end industry process coverage for composite design to manufacturing, electrical harness creation and documentation and printed circuit-board design. It also consolidates functional modeling support for the design of complex machined parts, extending this unique approach to more manufacturing processes.

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 to recycling. 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 - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. 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, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systemes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

* Based upon NAIAS vehicle introductions announced in January 7, 2008 Automotive News.

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