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Президент компании ANSYS, Inc. удостоен награды National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year(R) 2004

ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that its president and CEO James E. Cashman III accepted the top prize in the technology category during the gala Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Banquet for Western Pennsylvania. ANSYS is now eligible for consideration at the national level.

Nominated by National City Bank, ANSYS was selected from more than 50 nominations in the Western Pennsylvania area by a panel of independent judges comprised of local community and business leaders. As the first award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in more than 100 cities and 35 countries.

"Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winners embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and determination necessary to achieve success," said Steve Klemash, office managing partner at Ernst & Young in Pittsburgh. "Ernst & Young is proud of its history recognizing and supporting these outstanding leaders and their companies."

Since 1999, ANSYS has grown in market capitalization from $100 million to $700 million driven by its continued global expansion of leading-edge engineering simulation solutions. During the past four years, the company's revenues have grown 80% from $63.1 million to $113.5 million and have increased shareholder value delivering double-digit returns on both average equity and total assets, and has often landed on many of the "fastest-growing" lists, including, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Business 2.0 and FORTUNE Small Business.

"It's an honor to be named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner, but it takes more than one person to foster a successful, financially solid, global company," said Cashman. "It takes a combination of talented people working in concert. Therefore, this award is accepted on behalf of ANSYS customers, employees and partners -- past and present. Together, we've taken ANSYS from a single-purpose, structural analysis software provider and grown it into the multi-solution organization it is today."

Winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., in November 2004. The overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner is then considered for the world event held in Monte Carlo.

About The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year(R) Awards Program

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries.

About Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young, a global leader in professional services, is committed to restoring the public's trust in professional services firms and in the quality of financial reporting. Its 103,000 people in more than 140 countries around the globe pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality, and professionalism to provide clients with solutions based on financial, transactional, and risk- management knowledge in Ernst & Young's core services of audit, tax, and transaction services. Ernst & Young practices also provide legal services in those parts of the world where permitted. Further information about Ernst & Young and its approach to a variety of business issues can be found at http://www.ey.com/perspectives . Ernst & Young refers to all the members of the global Ernst & Young organization.

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. ANSYS 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. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, with more than 25 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. employs approximately 550 people and distributes its products through a network of channel partners in 40 countries. Visit http://www.ansys.com for more information.

About James E. Cashman III

Jim is the driving force behind ANSYS, Inc.'s "collaborative engineering" strategy, which supports the implementation of a virtual product development process. Jim's 30 years of experience in the areas of financial, operational and sales management has brought to prominence numerous computer-aided design, product data management, transaction processing and computer-aided engineering companies. Before joining ANSYS, Inc., Jim was Vice President for International Operations, Marketing and Software Development at PAR Technology Corporation. Prior to that role, he held management positions at Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC) in the areas of international sales, major account development and product management. Programs under his direction resulted in strong development of international markets, the formalization of major account programs, and the launching and revitalization of multiple product lines. His efforts helped make SDRC one of the premier CAD software suppliers, and resulted in his promotion to general manager of the data management business unit. During that time, SDRC grew from $4M to $400M.

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