11 February 2004

Army's Defense Ammunition Center Implements Solid Edge® For Computer-Aided Design of Ammunition Handling Systems and Ammunition Peculiar Equipment

PLANO, Texas -- UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecycle management (PLM) subsidiary of EDS, today announced the Army's Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) selected Solid Edge® as its computer-aided design (CAD) system following a year long evaluation to update its previous 2D and 3D systems. McAlester, Oklahoma-based DAC purchased 25 licenses of Solid Edge for use in the design, testing and safety validation of ammunition loads, which may be transported, stored and handled by numerous conveyances for the U.S. Department of Defense. Solid Edge also will be used to design equipment, which will be utilized in the maintenance and demilitarization of ammunition. DAC's objective was to move from the 2D design process to 3D in order to sh orten the time it takes to produce multiple drawing sets as well as to use 3D data with Finite Element Analysis software to determine the safety of the ammunition handling platforms before they are constructed. DAC also targeted a need for design management, specifically documenting its recent ISO 9001 certification processes. Dual technical support for DAC's Solid Edge implementation is provided by UGS PLM Solutions as well as A+ Integrated Solutions Inc., a Solid Edge value-added reseller doing business in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

The Solution

Solid Edge from UGS PLM Solutions is powerful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to Design with Insight and to reduce time to market, improve quality and lower cost. The exclusive Solid Edge Insight technology embeds design management capabilities directly within CAD, providing insight into design intent to the entire organization and enhancing collaboration. Insight, complemented by Solid Edge's superior core modeling and process workflows, has reduced Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and their related rework by 50 percent or more. The extensive Solid Edge user community is comprised of designers at thousands of companies worldwide, including Alcoa, NEC Engineering, and Volvo. The Solid Edge Voyager Program includes almost 200 integrated engineering software applications and computer hardware solutions.

About DAC

As a member of the United States defense community, the Defense Ammunition Center has many unique and special capabilities that serve the ammunition industry, both government and private, around the globe. This Oklahoma-based organization is part of the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command, which is the largest subordinate command un der the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

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 seats of technology operating in the market, is the product lifecycle management (PLM) subsidiary of EDS. The company works collaboratively with its clients to create solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the promise of PLM. The integration of the former operations of companies including Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), Engineering Animation Inc. (EAI) and UGS, UGS PLM Solutions has created some of the leading design, collaboration and product data management technologies that ultimately formed the foundation of the PLM industry. Today, the company is a family of one, 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 or www.eds.com.

About EDS

EDS, the world's most experienced outsourcing services company, delivers superior 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' two complementary, subsidiary businesses are A.T. Kearney, one of the world's leading high-value management consultancies, and UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software. With 2002 revenue of $21.5 billion, EDS is ranked 80th on the Fortune 500. The company's stock is traded on the New York (NYSE: EDS) and London stock exchanges.

Note to editors: Solid Edge is a registered trademark of EDS or its subsidiarie s in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered 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-looking st atements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond EDS’ control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. 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 events or otherwise.

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