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29 March 2004

Beaubois Selects Solid Edge® From UGS PLM Solutions For Computer-Aided Design of High-Tech Woodworking Products

PLANO, Texas and SAINT-GEORGES, Quebec -- UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecyc le management (PLM) subsidiary of EDS, today announced that its Solid Edge® computer-aided design (CAD) software system has been selected by Canadian high-t ech woodworking manufacturer Beaubois. The Quebec-based manufacturer purchased 3 5 licenses of Solid Edge to design architectural woodwork and custom furniture a cross multiple market segments. “We needed to design faster and more productively but were limited by our 2 D system,” said François Lacombe, General Manager of Beaubois. &#147 ;Solid Edge delivers a competitive advantage by shortening time to market and al lowing us to design more complex products faster and easier which helps us expan d into new markets.” Beaubois produces custom woodwork for buildings and is often contacted for a bid in the middle of construction of a project, dramatically decreasing the time it has to deliver its product. Hampered by its slow 2D design system, the company decided to move to 3D solid modeling and initiated a detailed evaluation of CAD alternatives that resulted in the selection of Solid Edge, from among three fina lists, as the most effective solution for their business needs. Beaubois also cited Solid Edge’s built-in design management called Insight. “We already will be creating drawings faster by first modeling the product in 3D,” Lacombe said. “With Insight, we also will be able to more eas ily share drawings with the building architects who will now be able to very qui ckly review them through view and markup tools.” Lacombe also cited the ability to use 3D data created in Solid Edge directly wit hin the CNC routers at Beaubois as an added bonus. This reuse of data frees time and expense expended by personnel who previously had to program the routers in the manufacturing plant. Mobius Technologies, a certified Solid Edge value-added reseller located in St-R omuald, Quebec will support Beaubois. “Mobius Technologies proposed the most realistic and complete approach to o ur needs and demonstrated an ability to understand our industry and support our work,” said Lacombe. The Solution Solid Edge from UGS PLM S olutions is powerful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to Desi gn with Insight and achieve competitive advantage through cost reduction, while increasing top line revenues. The exclusive Solid Edge Insight technology embeds design management capabilities directly within CAD, providing insight into desi gn intent to the entire organization and enhancing collaboration. Insight, compl emented by Solid Edge’s superior core modeling and process workflows, greatly ea ses the design of increasingly complex products required to meet continually cha nging market demands. The extensive Solid Edge user community is comprised of de signers at thousands of companies worldwide, including Alcoa, NEC Engineering, a nd Volvo. The Solid Edge Voyager Program includes 200 integrated engineering sof tware applications and computer hardware solutions. About Beaubois With a portfolio of more than 1,000 projects completed since its founding in 197 7, Beaubois stands out from its competition in the field of architectural woodwork in Canada and the United States. Beaubois (Saint-Georges, Qc, Canada). The firm invests annually in the continuing professional development of its 200 employees, improvements to its pl ant of 160,000 sq. ft. and the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment. The firm ’s focus on excellence is recognized by the AWI’s Quality Certification Program, which gave Beaubois a perfect mark in October 2003. The company is also ISO 90 01:2000 certified and this guarantees that Beaubois’ clients will always be nefit from its steadfast commitment to process improvements. The company special izes in architectural woodwork and custom-made furniture for various sectors, such as insti tutional, recreational, cultural, educational and commercial. Among the contract s in progress are: Bronx Criminal Courthouse, New York; Harris County Courthouse , Houston, Texas; Solano County Government Center, Fairfield, California and Sal em State College Residence Hall, Salem, Mass. About UGS PLM Solutions UGS PLM Solutions, a leader in product data management, collaboration and produc t design software and services with 41,000 clients and more than 2.6 million sea ts of technology operating in the market, is the product lifecycle management (P LM) subsidiary of EDS. The company works collaboratively with its clients to cr eate solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus b egin to capture the promise of PLM. The integration of the former operations of companies including Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), Engineerin g Animation Inc. (EAI) and UGS, UGS PLM Solutions has created some of the leadin g design, collaboration and product data management technologies that ultimately formed the foundation of the PLM industry. Today, the company is a family of o ne, building on three decades of leadership in continuing to be a pioneer in PLM . For more information on UGS PLM Solutions products and services, visit www.ugsplmsolutions.com o r www.eds.com. About EDS EDS, the world’s most experienced outsourcing services company, delivers su perior returns to clients through its cost-effective, high-value services model. EDS’ core portfolio comprises information-technology and business process outsourcing services, as well as information-technology transformation services. EDS’ two complementary, subsidiary businesses are A.T. Kearney, one of the world’s leading high-value management consultancies, and UGS PLM Solutions , a leaderin product data management, collaboration and product design software. With 200 2 revenue of $21.5 billion, EDS is ranked 80th on the Fortune 500. The co mpany’s stock is traded on the New York (NYSE: EDS) and London stock exchan ges. Note to editors: Solid Edge is a registered trademark of UGS PLM Solution Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trade marks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders . The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, includin g statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are forward-looking st atements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond EDS’ cont rol, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. For information concerning these risks and uncertainties, see EDS’ most recent Form 10-Q. EDS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any for ward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events o r otherwise.

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