31 January 2008

Siemens PLM Software Names Russian Systems Integrator, LANIT, One of its Best Partners

MOSCOW, January 31, 2008 ─ Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of Siemens Industry Sector, and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, announced that Russian systems integrator company, LANIT, was recognized as one of the company’s best partners in 2007 with the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Channel Partner Award 2007, presented to LANIT’s CAD/cPDM Department Director, Sergey Marin, at Siemens PLM Software’s annual Global Sales Training event in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month.

This designation is recognition of LANIT’s success with the implementation of high-level projects based on Siemens PLM Software’s NX™ digital product development software and Teamcenter® digital lifecycle management software solutions for Russian companies.

“Our sales partners play an important part in Siemens PLM Software's business growth strategy in EMEA. With their deep experience and local understanding of clients’ needs, they are able to deliver solutions based on Siemens PLM Software’s technologies that provide real solutions to today’s problems across various industries,” said Angus Marshall, director Sales and Channel Programs for EMEA, Siemens PLM Software. “We are working hard with our partners to further develop our award winning Channel Program and offer our clients a broader range of solutions and services for the creation of Global Innovation Networks.”

“For many years our company has successfully implemented cutting-edge computer technologies at advanced Russian enterprises,” said Marin. “Our present achievements are based on Siemens PLM Software’s products, proficient knowledge of the Russian industry, high-tech professional experience of our staff, profound IT training and an original way of implementing CAD/CAE/CAM/PDM solutions. We’ve gained strength for significant growth and we hope to further expand the implementation of Siemens PLM Software’s technologies in Russia.”

LANIT is one of the largest Russian IT companies and has been Siemens PLM Software’s partner since 1999. A priority for LANIT’s CAD Department is promotion and implementation of design, manufacturing and product lifecycle support solutions from Siemens PLM Software, including development of the concept, organizational principles and training for efficiency.

For more information on Siemens Solution Partner Program PLM, visit www.siemens.com/plm/partners.

About LANIT Group

LANIT Group (LANIT stands for Laboratory for New Information Technologies) is a leading Russian and CIS company providing informational and engineering services. Since its establishment in 1989, the company has been developing steadily, covering many areas of the IT industry. LANIT is a diversified group of companies with an extended network of local offices, subsidiaries and engineering centers. LANIT is Russia’s largest systems integrator company and a supplier of solutions from over 200 of the world’s leading providers of hardware, software and services. For many of them LANIT is their largest partner not only in Russia, but in Europe as well. For more information on LANIT Group visit http://www.lanit.ru, http://www.hyperion.ru, http://erp.lanit.ru, or http://www.projectmanagement.ru.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of Siemens Industry Sector, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.6 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About Siemens Industry Sector

The Siemens Industry Sector and its products and solutions address industry customers in the fields of production, transportation and building systems. The sector, newly formed on Jan. 1, 2008, is primarily comprised of the business activities of the former Siemens Groups A&D, I&S, SBT, Osram and TS. Approximately 209,000 employees currently work in the Industry Sector. The sector’s businesses generated revenues of roughly €40 billion in fiscal 2007. Further information about the Siemens Industry Sector is available at www.siemens.com/industry.

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. NX and Teamcenter are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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