25 July 2011

Siemens PLM Software Recognized by the Readers of Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology Magazine as a 2011 Best Diversity Company

PLANO, Texas, July 25, 2011 - 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 company has been selected as a “Best Diversity Company for 2011” by Diversity / Careers in Engineering & Information Technology (Diversity/Careers) magazine.

Diversity/Careers magazine readers and website visitors voted during March and April of 2011 in the fifth annual Best Diversity Companies Readers’ Survey. Voters identified the corporations, government agencies and other organizations in the U.S. employing technical professionals that are doing the best work in diversity. Selections were based on perceptions formed by personal experiences, discussions and published information.

As a global technology company, Siemens must be able to recruit talented people around the world and create an environment in which they can best develop and contribute their skills within the company. Diverse teams with a broad spectrum of skills, experience and qualifications increase the wealth of ideas in the company and strengthen our power to innovate. Our teams also reflect the diverse composition of our customer base and help create competitive advantages for Siemens throughout the world. Our Guiding Principles for Promoting and Managing Diversity, used worldwide, help ensure the best conditions for workforce diversity.

“Readers have spoken and Siemens PLM Software has been recognized as a 2011 Best Diversity Company, for its support of minorities and women, attention to work/life balance and commitment to diversity,” said Roberta Renard, CEO and publisher, Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology. “Siemens PLM Software is an industry-leading corporate citizen and we value our relationship tremendously.”

"We are honored to be selected as a Best Diversity Company for 2011, the diversity of our people is critical to helping Siemens PLM Software maintain its leadership position in the PLM industry and its focus on customers,” said Hulas King, director, Global Community Relations and GO PLM Programs, Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens PLM Software, through our GO PLM initiative, strives to develop and nurture partnerships to reach people from all walks of life that bring a special depth to our company.”

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 one million students yearly at nearly 11,000 global institutions, where it is used at every academic level – from grade schools to graduate engineering research programs. For more information on GO PLM and the partners and programs it supports visit www.siemens.com/partners/goplm.

About Diversity/Careers

Diversity/Careers Magazine reaches over 100,000 professionals in Engineering and IT who are Women, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and People with Disabilities. The professional issue is distributed six times a year. Our editorial is superb and each issue has special sections such as Focus on Diversity, Changing Technology, Tech Update, and Supplier Diversity Focus.

Diversity/Careers magazine and Diversity/Careers online are owned and operated by Renard Communications, Inc. Renard Communications is certified as a woman business enterprise (WBE) by the Women President’s Educational Organization (WPEO), a certifying partner for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Our certificate number is 241285. We regularly attend matchmaking functions and national conventions of both WBENC and NMSDC.

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 6.7 million licensed seats and more than 69,500 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 the Siemens Industry Automation Division

Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls 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 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010. www.siemens.com/industryautomation

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