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21 February 2005

UGS Announces Second Annual Asia Pacific PLM Excellence Award

FOR RELEASE Monday, February 21, 2005

PLANO, Texas– UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services,today announced the second annual Asia Pacific PLM Excellence Award. The award, launched in 2004, recognizes UGS customers in Asia Pacific that have achieved exceptional business success through the use of PLM software and services.

UGS recognized Beiqi Foton Motor, a leading manufacturer of vehicles ranging from light buses and SUVs to large coaches, as the winner in 2004 for its ability to dramatically accelerate product development.

“Asian companies are aggressively adopting PLM as a mission-critical business objective,” said Ron Close, vice president of marketing for UGS Asia Pacific.  “By sharing the successes of leading companies, our clients in Asia, the fastest growing PLM market in the world, will gain valuable insight into winning PLM strategies.”

All active UGS Asia Pacific commercial clients may submit entries via http://www.ugs.com/go/apaward/.  The deadline for submission is March 31, 2005 and winners will be announced in June 2005.  The winner will be awarded with an invitation to an off-site PLM retreat.  Both the winner and runner-up will be invited to PLM World 2006 in USA to present their success stories.

Entries will be judged based on the derived business benefit and future vision of each client.  The panel consists of notable PLM experts listed below:

·        Ron Close, vice president of marketing, UGS Asia Pacific

·        Satoshi Ezawa, president of MetaLinc K.K., (a Japan based representative of CIMdata)

·        Beth Keeney, global business manager of PLM World, USA

·        Beat Neuhaus, vice president of ExperTeam, UGS Asia Pacific

·        Xiaoguang Yang, Prof., Ph. D, deputy dean of Graduate School of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide.   Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company promotes openness and standardization and works collaboratively with its clients in creating enterprise solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the value of PLM. 

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