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12 February 2004

UGS PLM Solutions Solid Edge® Software Grant Advances Career Opportunities For Students At Youngstown State University

PLANO, Texas and YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- UGS PLM Solutions, the product lifecycle ( PLM) subsidiary of EDS, today announced it is providing Youngstown State Univers ity’s Rayen College of Engineering and Technology an in-kind grant of Solid Edge® mechanical design software, with a commercial value of $1 million. The university is installing Solid Edge in all student computer labs in the engi neering college as well as on the computers of faculty members. The grant also a llows the university to provide students with individual copies of Solid Edge, f ree of charge. This gives students the freedom to work at home rather than being tied to a lab. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to gain experience with the same cutting-edge software being used by thousands of companies in industry today,” said Dr. Dan Suchora, professor of mechanical and industrial engine ering at YSU. “This is the software that is used at many local and internat ional companies where our students will seek employment. It’s also used at many engineering schools, including Ohio State and Cleveland State. It’s wo rld class.” “UGS PLM Solutions is pleased to provide this grant to Youngstown State Uni versity,” said Stephen Brown, vice president of channel sales in the Americ as for UGS PLM Solutions. “Today’s leading manufacturing and technolog y companies compete on the basis of time to market, product cost, quality and in novation. Students must have the opportunity to gain experience with technology that supports these objectives. We hope that our support for YSU’s excelle nt engineering programs will add value for both its students and the manufacturi ng community.” The software grant is being provided through UGS PLM Solutions’ Global Stra tegic Partnerships program, which serves more than 7,250 partners globally, incl uding such institutions as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Stanford U niversity; the University of Michigan; the California Institute of Technology; the University of Illinois; Purdue University; and Texas A & M. The mission of the program is to improve the technical stature of schools and their ability to develop top-notch engineering, manufacturing and technology students. Through the program, more t han 761,000 students are trained annually at academic levels ranging from middle schools to graduate engineering research programs. The Solution Solid Edge from UGS PLM S olutions is a powerful 3D CAD software that allows manufacturing companies to Design with Insight and to reduce time to market, increase quality and lowe r cost. The exclusive Solid Edge Insight technology embeds design management cap abilities directly within CAD, providing insight into design intent to the entir e organization and enhancing collaboration. Insight, complemented by Solid Edge& #146;s superior core modeling and process workflows, has reduced Engineering Cha nge Orders (ECOs) and their related rework by 50 percent or more. The extensive Solid Edge user community is comprised of designers at thousands of companies a nd universities, including, Amana, Philips Broadcasting Systems, Pella Windows, Alcoa, NEC Engineering, Volvo and Yale University. The Solid Edge Voyager Progra m includes more than 200 integrated complementary, engineering software applicat ions and computer hardware solutions. About Youngstown State University YSU, located on a 140-acre campus in Youngstown, Ohio, is an undergraduate-focus ed urban university that enrolls nearly 13,000 students. Students attend from no rtheast Ohio and western Pennsylvania, as well as 40 other states and 59 countri es. YSU offers more than 100 academic majors. The University has six major undergraduate colleges comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, The Warren P. Williamson, Jr. College of Business Administrat ion, the Beegley College of Education, the College of Fine and Performing Arts, the College of Health and Human Services, and the William Rayen College of Engineering and Technology. The Sch ool of Graduate Studies offers six master’s degrees and a doctorate in educ ational leadership. In addition the University sponsors the Northeaster Ohio Un iversities College of Medicine. Youngstown State University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, with additional accreditation of programs by their respective professional accrediting bodies. In particular the College of Engineering and Technology is internationally accredited by ABET, the Accrediti ng Board for Engineering and Technology. 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-technolog y and business process outsourcing services, as well as information-technology t ransformation 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 leader in product data management, collaboration and product design software. With 2002 revenue of $21.5 billion, EDS is ranked 80th on the Fortune 500. The company’s stock is traded on the New York (N YSE: EDS) and London stock exchanges. Note: Solid Edge is a registered trademark of UGS PLM Solutions Inc. or its sub sidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, reg istered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.