Dassault Systemes' Virtools technology approved for "PLAYSTATION(R) 3" Tools and Middleware Program

New developments for computer entertainment system "PLAYSTATION® 3"

Paris, France, March 5th, 2007- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that Virtools’ technology is approved to be part of the "PLAYSTATION®3" ("PS3TM") Tools and Middleware Program.

«We are proud to be part of the "PS3TM". Tools and Middleware Program with the objective of providing our clients with even stronger middleware for the next generation platforms», says Virgile Delporte, VP Electronic Entertainment for Virtools, Dassault Systèmes.

With several thousands of users worldwide, Virtools provides the tools that will help game developers process out their prototyping and streamline full game production. The Virtools framework brings together graphical user interfaces, graphical and text scripting, debug application programming interfaces - such as the behavior and render engines - as well as asset integration.

Dassault Systèmes’ Virtools solutions will be presented at the Game Developer Conference 2007, which is being held in San Francisco, March 5–9. To see demonstrations of this technology, visit Virtools at booth 454 West Hall.

PLAYSTATION is a registered trademark, and PS3 is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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About Virtools

Acquired by Dassault Systèmes in mid-2005, Virtools is the leading provider of comprehensive software solutions for building highly interactive 3D life-like applications. Virtools 3D real-time technologies and solutions have been used in a wide variety of applications such as simulation of product usage, ergonomic testing, creating the shopping experience, training scenarios, right through to branding, advertising and web marketing applications. Customers include industry leaders such as France Telecom, L'Oréal, Matsushita, Procter & Gamble, PSA, Renault. Virtools game clients include major game studios such as Electronic Arts, Remedy, Nickelodeon, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Microsoft, Dreamcatcher, Warner Bros Online and Ubisoft, etc. Virtools is a licensee of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc's Tools and Middleware Licensing program. For more information, visit www.virtools.com.
About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 90,000 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. 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 and ENOVIAfor global collaborative lifecycle management, including ENOVIA VPLM, ENOVIA MatrixOne and ENOVIA SmarTeam. Dassault Systèmes 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 Systèmes 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 Systèmes Press Contacts:

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