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Largest North American Distributor of ANSYS Consolidates as SimuTech Group

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that five of its North American channel partners have merged to become SimuTech Group. As a result of the restructuring, these long-established resellers of technology from ANSYS will be able to provide a higher level of service and support to existing and new customers. The newly formed company includes STI Technologies from Rochester, New York; JLR The Engineering Solutions Co. based in Everett, Washington and Denver, Colorado; Ohio Computer Aided Engineering with offices in Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio; Advanced Engineering Technologies in Atlanta, Georgia; and ROI Engineering from Toronto and Montreal, Canada.

While all of SimuTech Group's offices historically have provided high-end service and support for ANSYS engineering simulation software to their respective customers, the combined company will allow each office to expand on its own internal areas of expertise and reach a broader customer base. The combined staff now offers customers a wealth of technical expertise (such as structural or CFD) as well as industry-specific proficiency (such as electronics, turbomachinery or aerospace).

"We are very excited to extend our level of services and support to our combined customer base," said Ken Lally, CEO of SimuTech Group. "For some time now, all of our offices have been working together on an informal basis. By collectively operating as a single company, we effectively expand our pool of resources and technical expertise to allow us to provide the most appropriate and best level of service for each of our customers -- regardless of geographic location or industry."

"We are fortunate that our largest distributor in North America is making this strategic move to sustain and further build on the success of our Company's products," said Joe Fairbanks, vice president, global sales and support at ANSYS, Inc. "It demonstrates their commitment to provide ever-increasing value to the ANSYS community."

About SimuTech Group, Inc.

SimuTech Group, Inc. is the largest reseller of ANSYS engineering simulation software in North America. To complement sales and support of this technology, the company provides training, mentoring, consulting and testing services. With more than 60 employees, over 50 percent of staff hold advanced degrees in fields such as engineering and sciences; many also have extensive industry expertise, including the aerospace, turbomachinery, automotive, electronics packaging and medical industries. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, U.S.A., the company has eight offices in North America. Visit http://www.SimuTechGroup.com for more information.

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development

of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 40 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,400 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit http://www.ansys.com for more information.

ANSYS, ANSYS Workbench, AUTODYN, CFX, FLUENT and any and all ANSYS, Inc. brand, product, service and feature names, logos and slogans are registered trademarks or trademarks of ANSYS, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries. All other brand, product, service and feature names or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


CONTACT: Media: Kelly Wall, +1-724-514-3076, kelly.wall@ansys.com; or Investors: Annette Arribas, +1-724-514-1782, annette.arribas@ansys.com, both of ANSYS, Inc.

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