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20 February 2007

PZ Cussons Selects UGS Teamcenter to Advance Collaboration in the Product Development Process

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, February 20, 2007

 

PLANO, Texas and LONDON – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that PZ Cussons, global consumer products (CP) provider of  household name brands such as Imperial Leather®, Pure®, Carex®, Morning Fresh® and Cussons Baby®, selected Teamcenter® software to help speed time to market for new products.

 

Teamcenter will enable PZ Cussons to rapidly share product and technology information with hundreds of key employees at multiple locations worldwide.  Information systems as diverse as product dossiers, patent and customer information will be readily accessible, allowing the company to standardize new product development practices across the business.  Working in a more collaborative environment, the company will also be able to identify opportunities to consolidate product variations on a local, regional and global level, saving time and resources.

 

“After a thorough evaluation, UGS emerged as the best choice to replace our specification system,” said David Jones, Group IT Director of PZ Cussons.  “With Teamcenter as our global NPD and specification management system, we will improve our ability to share product technology across the company allowing us to bring more winning products to market faster.”

 

 “PZ Cussons can now harness its global expertise while maintaining the flexibility of a local company,” said Paul Vogel, senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, UGS.  “Teamcenter will give key areas of their business improved access to customer and product information.  This sharing of best practices and opportunities across sites all over the world is one example of how UGS is helping companies in all industries maintain their competitive advantage through improvements in their processes of innovation.”

 

About PZ Cussons

For more information, please visitwww.pzcussons.com

 

About UGS
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide.  Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation. 

 

Note:  UGS, Transforming the process of innovation and Teamcenter are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  Imperial Leather and Duck are trademarks or registered trademarks of PZ Cussons (International) Limited Corporation or its subsidiaries 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 expected benefits of the customer relationship, the successfulness of the implementation and other statements identified by forward looking terms such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including, among others, risks relating to loss or downsizing of customers, competition, international operations and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in pricing models, partnering strategy, and intellectual property.UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006 filed with the SEC.  UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.