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21 April 2004

Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group Selects UGS PLM Solutions As Its New Technology Partner For Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Product Development Solutions

PLANO, Texas and WOLFURT, Austria -- UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecycle ma nagement (PLM) subsidiary of EDS, today announced Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group, th e leading global manufacturer of surface and aerial ropeway transportation syste ms such as ski-lifts and cable cars, has selected UGS PLM Solutions as its new t echnology partner and standardized on Unigraphics® NX and Teamcenter®. Doppelmayr/Garaventa conducted a comprehensive evaluation of software from vario us PLM software providers before selecting UGS PLM Solutions’ Teamcenter to impl ement design management, document management and workflow management, and NX, a comprehensive portfolio of software solutions for its end-to-end advanced produ ct development. Doppelmayr/Garaventa expects UGS PLM Solutions’ software and services to ma ximize research and development productivity and process innovation, strengthen collaborative product development capabilities and reduce manufacturing and deve lopment costs as well as product development time. “Doppelmayr/Garaventa is the market leader in providing ropeway systems wit h maximum safety and comfort standards to ensure client profitability. We neede d a technology provider with the ability to deliver best of breed software and s ervices to help achieve our goals of reducing time to market and improving ROI.& #148; said Hanno Ulmer, CFO of Doppelmayr Holding AG. “After a thorough eva luation process, UGS PLM Solutions’ superior technology and services combin ed with its global presence and clear understanding of our industry made it the best choice in the market and a clear winner over the competition.” “Doppelmayr/Garaventa’s decision to standardize on UGS PLM Solutions&# 146; Teamcenter and NX clearly demonstrates the superiority of our technology,&# 148; said Jim Duncan, executive vice president, UGS PLM Solutions EMEA. “M ore and more worldwide industry leading companies like Doppelmayr/Garaventa are recognizing the value of NX’s knowledge driven design and Teamcenter’s ability to leverage existing IT investments for fast implementation and quick return-on -investment.” About Teamcenter and NX Teamcenter, the world’s most widely used product data management solution, is a scalable, integrated solution that allows manufacturers to design new produ cts in a communication environment that enables geographically distributed data sharing for product lifecycle data. Based on open standards, Teamcenter integra tes with each customer’s existing IT investment -- and the systems of partn ers and suppliers -- further supporting rapid implementation and adoption throug hout the extended enterprise. Teamcenter brings together the collective knowledge and insight of the enterpris e in an open, collaborative environment, so clients can make smarter product-rel ated decisions that lead to better and more cost-effective products. Teamcenter creates an intellectual asset management environment that elevates knowledge as a corporate asset, uniting product knowledge with process innovation to deliver business value throughout the product lifecycle. NX provides a comprehensive portfolio of CAD/CAM/CAE software solutions for digi tal decision making founded on a next-generation architecture and technologies t hat uniquely address the driving business issues in product development. NX all ows clients to conceive, design, engineer and validate discretely manufactured p roducts -- and capture their product definitions -- in a fully digital environme nt. About Doppelmayr Doppelmayr/Garaventa is the name for reliability in ropeways. The product of an ongoing policy of collaboration with customers is an impressive portfolio of hig h-performance transportation systems for winter and summer tourism plus modern s olutions for passenger transportation in the urban environment. Doppelmayr/Garav enta leads the way in ropeway technology - thanks to a combination of ongoing innovation, the highest standards of workmanship and an absolute commi tment to safety. With their long years of experience and dedication to customer requirements, Doppelmayr/Garaventa are the market leaders worldwide. Doppelmayr/ Garaventa has subsidiaries, branches and agents in over thirty countries of the world and to date has built no fewer than 13.000 ropeways on five continents. Fo r more information on Doppelmayr/Garaventa’s products and services, visit < a href="http://www.doppelmayr.com" target="_blank">www.doppelmayr.com or www.garaventa.com. About UGS PLM Solutions UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and produc t design software and services with 42,000 clients and more than 2.8 million sea ts of technology operating in the market, is the product lifecycle management (P LM) subsidiary of EDS. The company works collaboratively with its clients to cr eate solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus b egin to capture the promise of PLM. The integration of the former operations of companies including Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), Engineerin g Animation Inc. (EAI) and UGS, UGS PLM Solutions has created some of the leadin g design, collaboration and product data management technologies that ultimately formed the foundation of the PLM industry. Today, the company is a family of o ne, building on three decades of leadership in continuing to be a pioneer in PLM . For more information on UGS PLM Solutions products and services, visit www.ugsplm.com. Note: Teamcenter is a registered trademark of UGS PLM Solutions Inc. or its sub sidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, reg istered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders. The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are forward-loo king statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These stateme nts are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond ED S’ control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such stat ements. For information concerning these risks and uncertainties, see EDS’ most recent Form 10-Q. EDS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future e vents or otherwise.