11 December 2008

Siemens PLM Software Celebrates Newest PLM Company First: Enabling the Training of More Than One Million Students Around the World Per Year

PLANO, Texas, December 11, 2008 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) products and services, today announced it is the first PLM company to reach the milestone of enabling the training of more than one million students around the world annually on PLM software.

Siemens PLM Software enables the training of students on PLM software by offering in-kind software grants to schools around the world through its Global Opportunities in Product Lifecycle Management (GO PLM™) initiative, which it launched in 1997. The company enables the training of more than one million students annually – a 25 percent increase over the past five years – through its relationships with more than 10,000 academic partners, another milestone just passed as part of the GO PLM initiative. Siemens PLM Software leads the PLM industry in the commercial value of in-kind grants it provides at more than US$4 billion annually.

"Siemens PLM Software takes great pride in being the first PLM provider to reach the one million milestone," said Tony Affuso, chairman and CEO of Siemens PLM Software. "The GO PLM initiative is core to our continuing commitment to address the essential business issues our customers face, including the shrinking supply of skilled employees as well as the gap between current workers skills and the level of performance required in today’s global manufacturing market.

"As today’s manufacturers address major economic challenges, it is increasingly important that they employ a well-educated workforce. It is also imperative for students wishing to enter the workforce to be fully trained on the world’s best technology," Affuso said. "Our GO PLM initiative is a win-win that helps tie these ends together."

About the Siemens PLM Software GO PLM Initiative

Siemens PLM Software’s GO PLM initiative leads the industry in the commercial value of the in-kind grants it provides and brings together four complementary community involvement programs focused on academic partnership, regional productivity, youth and displaced worker development and the PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) program. GO PLM provides PLM technology to more than 1,000,000 students yearly at more than 10,000 global institutions where the technology is used at every academic level – from middle schools to graduate engineering research programs. For more information on GO PLM and the partners and programs it supports visit www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/about_us/goplm/.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 5.5 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 Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. GO PLM is a trademark 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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