Dassault Systèmes Selected by Dana Holding Corporation for Design Simulation Management Solution

PARIS and PROVIDENCE, R.I., USA, August 11, 2009 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Dana Holding Corporation, a global vehicular supplier, has selected SIMULIA SLM as its simulation lifecycle management solution to enhance product development decision-making processes and support key business objectives.

Dana and SIMULIA have signed a collaboration agreement that will enable Dana to use SIMULIA SLM software to capture and better leverage product-performance knowledge and engineering expertise created during the design simulation process. Working with SIMULIA, Dana will also help define future technology requirements for the effective management of simulation applications, data, and methods as they relate to the automotive industry.

“Product development is becoming more complex. It involves not just system simulation requirements, but also the need to manage and share huge amounts of engineering information that is housed throughout the world,” stated Frank Popielas, manager of Advanced Engineering for Dana’s Sealing Products Group. “SIMULIA SLM will provide us with consistency, accuracy and faster turnaround time through easier, coordinated information access. Not only is SIMULIA a proven leader in the CAE market, they have a deep understanding of our engineering processes and workflows and share our vision for leveraging simulation knowledge as a valuable business asset.”

SIMULIA SLM is based on Dassault Systèmes’ V6 platform, the online collaborative environment for PLM 2.0, and enables the use of simulation throughout the product lifecycle, improving efficiencies in the simulation community, and capturing simulation expertise in consistently repeatable standard processes.

“Dana is a leading innovator in applying CAE within their development process,” stated Scott Berkey, CEO, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “Our solution will help them achieve their goals of leveraging simulation to accelerate decision making, enhance global collaboration, and secure their intellectual property. This agreement demonstrates that our robust SLM solution is gaining significant industry momentum.”

About Dana Holding Corporation
Dana is a world leader in the supply of axles; driveshafts; and structural, sealing, and thermal-management products; as well as genuine service parts. The company's customer base includes virtually every major vehicle manufacturer in the global automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets. Based in Toledo, Ohio, the company employs approximately 24,000 people in 26 countries and reported 2008 sales of $8.1 billion. For more information, please visit: www.dana.com.

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 3DVIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

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