21 November 2003

UGS PLM Solutions’ Asia Pacific Users Conferences Experience Record High Attendance, Indicating Increasing Interest In Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software and Services

TOKYO -- UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecycle management (PLM) subsidiary of EDS, today announced it experienced record high attendance at its users confere nces. More than 4,500 prospects, customers and partners from the automotive, co nsumer electronics, aerospace, defense, energy and other industries were represe nted. The conference series kicked off in Tokyo and continued in China, Korea, Malaysi a, Singapore and India over the past month. “The large number of prospects and customers that attended the conferences and shared their vision for the future of PLM highlights the PLM industries acce ptance and emergence in Asia Pacific,” said Hans-Kurt Lübberstedt, pre sident of Asia Pacific for UGS PLM Solutions. “This is strong evidence tha t PLM is an integral part of their businesses and helps customers win in their i ncreasingly competitive markets. It also shows that customers are more confiden t in our technology and services than ever before. The opportunities for us to help them win with our innovative solutions are enormous.” CIMdata, a leading PLM market research and consulting firm, issued a report this year naming UGS PLM Solutions (previously EDS PLM Solutions) as the number one supplier, based on 2002 revenue, of collaborative Product Definition Management (cPDM), the fastest growing segment of the PLM market. Asia Pacific is the fast est growing market for UGS PLM Solutions. Keynote speakers for the conferences -- which included Mr. Peter Billelo, senior consultant of CIMdata; Mr. Toshikazu Kishimoto, general manager, System Develop ment Dept, Global IS Division, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.; Prof. Jay Kim, Hanyang Un iversity -- shared their vision for the PLM industry and their companies’ s uccesses. Numerous customers shared their success stories and innovative uses of UGS PLM S olutions’ software during the break-out sessions. Chuck Grindstaff, presid ent of UGS PLM Solutions Products and other executives shared their vision and updated participants on technology trends and product roadma ps. 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’ 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 st ock exchanges.

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