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Nuremberg, April 30, 2013

Siemens Recognized by General Motors as a 2012 Supplier of the Year Winner

General Motors recognized Siemens’ Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software business unit as one of its best global automotive suppliers on Wednesday, March 13 during its 21st annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony. The event was held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

“The honor of receiving the GM Supplier of the Year award with such consistency is a tribute to our team’s dedication to customer success, and a direct result of our two companies’ close working relationship,” said Chuck Grindstaff, CEO and president, Siemens PLM Software. “We are proud of our partnership with General Motors and look forward to the future as our software technology continues to help GM design, build, and sell the world’s best vehicles.”

Siemens was one of only 83 suppliers recognized by GM who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations by being innovative, delivering quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value. This is the fifth time Siemens PLM Software has received the Supplier of the Year award, and the third time in the last four years.

“Siemens helped play a critical role in GM’s success in 2012 through their dedication and commitment to consistently exceed our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value,” said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “We are thrilled to recognize Siemens PLM Software, who we consider to be a world-class supplier.”

The Supplier of the Year award is given to less than one percent of GM’s approximately 18,500 suppliers around the world. The winners are recognized for delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis management and competitive, total-enterprise cost solutions.

Siemens PLM Software supplies General Motors with a comprehensive set of integrated software, services and expertise to help automate their entire product lifecycle process. The offerings in use at GM include, but are not limited to, NX™ software for computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis, Teamcenter® software for digital lifecycle management, and the Tecnomatix® portfolio for digital manufacturing automation and simulation. All of this software technology helps manufacturing companies make smarter decisions that lead to better products.

The Supplier of the Year winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.

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About General Motors Co.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM’s brands include Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world's leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products and solutions for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the Sector enhances its customers' productivity, efficiency, and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals Technologies. For more information, visit

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Teamcenter, NX and Tecnomatix are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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