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22 December 2008

Siemens PLM Software Creates New Operating Region, Appoints Leader

URDORF, Switzerland, December 22, 2008 - Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the appointment of Steffen Buchwald as vice president in charge of a reorganized operating region which now includes Czech Republic and Poland along with Switzerland and Austria. In addition Daniel Sengstag was appointed as the new country manager for Switzerland.

“The goal is to maintain the successful growth in Switzerland and Austria while at the same time opening up the excellent development potential in the Czech Republic and Poland,” said Buchwald. “With the expanded scope there are opportunities to establish successful sales strategies in the East European countries and create the foundation for sustainable business success.”

Steffen Buchwald has served Siemens PLM Software since 2000 and has been the vice president for Switzerland and Austria since 2006. He earned a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Magdeburg.

Daniel Sengstag has served Siemens PLM Software Switzerland since 2000 and has led the Professional Services department there since 2004, contributing to the success of the Swiss subsidiary. Daniel Sengstag is a graduate mechanical engineer and has successfully completed an executive Master of Business Administration.

Christoph Renker succeeds Sengstag as the director of Professional Services. He has been employed in the company for more than 10 years and has successfully supported the area of Professional Services during this time.

For more information about Siemens PLM Software please visit www.siemens-plm.ch.

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 5.9 million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. 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, Germany) 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 industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors 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. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion (preliminary and unaudited).


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