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17 March 2004

CNH (Case New Holland) Selects Solid Edge® Computer-Aided Design Software To Increase Productivity and Reduce Costs

PLANO, Texas -- UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecycle management subsidiary o f EDS, today announced that CNH (Case New Holland) has selected Solid Edge® as its computer-aided design (CAD) system for implementation in Italy, the Unite d Kingdom, Belgium and Poland. CNH acquired 98 licenses of Solid Edge. Chicago-h eadquartered CNH is a leading global manufacturer of agricultural and constructi on equipment. Solid Edge’s use at the four sites follows a thorough international pilot p roject. A global CNH evaluation team selected Solid Edge based on its capabiliti es to provide a complete technical solution able to reduce the overall cost of C AD ownership and to meet CNH business objectives. In particular, CNH noted some of its own technical input is represented in Solid Edge’s new Rapid Blue shape creation technology. “We are particularly satisfied with this agreement because the Solid Edge s olution will dramatically shorten the learning curve and, most of all, increase the day-to-day productivity of our engineers,” said Giuseppe Gavioli, globa l engineering services manager at CNH. The Solution Solid Edge from UGS PLM S olutions is powerful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to Desi gn with Insight and achieve competitive advantage through cost reduction, while increasing top line revenues. The exclusive Solid Edge Insight technology embeds design management capabilities directly within CAD, providing insight into desi gn intent to the entire organization and enhancing collaboration. Insight, compl emented by Solid Edge’s superior core modeling and process workflows, great ly eases the design of increasingly complex products required to meet continuall y changing market demands. The extensive Solid Edge user community is comprised of designers at thousands of companies worldwide, including Alcoa, NEC Engineeri ng, and Volvo. The Solid Edge Voyager Program includes 200 integrated engineering software applications and computer hardware solut ions. About CNH CNH is the power behind leading agricultural and construction equipment brands o f the Case and New Holland brand families. Supported by more than 12,000 dealers in approximately 160 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its brands with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, indus trial, product support and finance organizations. More information about CNH and its products can be found on line at www.cnh.com. About UGS PLM Solutions UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and produc t design software and services with 41,000 clients and more than 2.6 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.ugsplmsolutions.com o r www.eds.com. About EDS EDS, the world’s most experienced outsourcing services company, delivers su perior returns to clients through its cost-effective, high-value services model. EDS’ core portfolio comprises information-technology and business process outsourcing services, as well as information-technology transformation services. EDS&#146 ; two complementary, subsidiary businesses are A.T. Kearney, one of the world&#1 46;s leading high-value management consultancies, and UGS PLM Solutions, a leade r in product data management, collaboration and product design software. With 20 02 revenue of $21.5 billion, EDS is ranked 80th on the Fortune 500. The c ompany’s stock is traded on the New York (NYSE: EDS) and London stock excha nges. Note: Solid Edge is a registered trademark of UGS PLM Solutions Inc. or its subs idiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, regi stered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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