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Procter & Gamble Selects Dassault Systèmes as Enterprise Simulation Partner

Procter & Gamble Selects Dassault Systèmes as Enterprise Simulation Partner

SIMULIA SLM V6 Enables P&G to Increase Efficiency and Accelerate Innovation by Sharing Simulation Processes and Data

Paris, France and Providence, R.I., USA, March 19, 2009 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), the world’s largest consumer goods company, has selected SIMULIA SLM as their simulation lifecycle management solution to support P&G’s modeling & simulation strategy.

The announcement evolves the long-standing business relationship in the simulation domain from one of solution provider into a strategic, collaborative partnership. By working closely with SIMULIA, P&G will define critical SLM requirements and identify out-of-the-box capabilities that will be incorporated into the general SIMULIA SLM solution and adopted globally within P&G.

“P&G shares a common vision with SIMULIA regarding the democratization of predictive simulation,” said Tom Lange, Director, Corporate R&D Modeling and Simulation, Procter & Gamble.  “It is our goal to make the benefits of realistic simulation available to a broader range of users than previously possible. SIMULIA SLM will help our global teams accelerate innovation by providing access to simulation tools, validated processes and corporate knowledge bases throughout the product lifecycle.”

Based on Dassault Systèmes’ V6 platform, the online collaborative environment for PLM 2.0, SIMULIA SLM enables P&G to capture, share and automate the execution of approved simulation methods, improve traceability of simulation data, and accelerate decision-making while securing valuable intellectual property.

“We are pleased to have established a strategic relationship with Dassault Systèmes and its SIMULIA brand to further define the robust, feature-rich solution for simulation lifecycle management at P&G,” stated Andrea Berger, Associate Director, Information Technology, GBS, Procter & Gamble.  “Incorporating our simulation processes, applications and data into a managed and controlled environment is a critical element to our success.  We are confident SIMULIA SLM will provide P&G the best simulation data and process management foundation that fully supports our modeling & simulation strategy and seamlessly integrates into our broader ENOVIA-based PLM environment.”

“As an innovative leader in the consumer packaged goods industry, P&G continues to set the standard for product development,” stated Scott Berkey, CEO, SIMULIA. “The partnership with SIMULIA will help the company develop better products and test them more efficiently—ultimately lowering costs and accelerating delivery of innovative products to consumers.”

The selection of SIMULIA SLM reinforces P&G’s recently announced commitment to leveraging Dassault Systèmes’ V6 technology. By integrating its existing systems with ENOVIA’s Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Accelerator™ for Global Specification Management, P&G will be able to better manage products spanning multiple brands and markets.

About SIMULIA

SIMULIA is the Dassault Systèmes brand that delivers a scalable portfolio of Realistic Simulation solutions including the Abaqus product suite for Unified Finite Element Analysis, multiphysics solutions for insight into challenging engineering problems, and SIMULIA SLM for managing simulation data, processes, and intellectual property. By building on established technology, respected quality, and superior customer service, SIMULIA makes realistic simulation an integral business practice that improves product performance, reduces physical prototypes, and drives innovation. Headquartered in Providence, RI, USA, SIMULIA provides sales, services, and support through a global network of regional offices and distributors. For more information, visit www.simulia.com .

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes 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 Systèmes 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 Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com .

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

Dassault Systèmes Press Contacts:

Tim Webb (SIMULIA)                          tim.webb@3ds.com                             +1 (401) 276-8105

Derek Lane (DS Americas)               derek.lane@3ds.com                          +1 (818) 673-2243

Mikiko Igarashi (DS AP)                     mikiko.igarashi@3ds.com                  +81-3-5442-4138

Arnaud Malherbe (DS EMEA)           arnaud.malherbe@3ds.com             +33 (0)1 55 49 87 73

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Date: March 19, 2009