Jul 03 2008

Dassault Systèmes Appoints Stéphane Massas as Vice President of Human Resources Europe

Suresnes, France, July 3, 2008- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Stéphane Massas has joined DS as Vice President of Human Resources Europe.

“Our ability to develop and deploy our talents throughout Europe is a critical factor for continuously improving our innovation capacity and growing the value we bring to our customers and partners.  This is even more crucial at a time when major transformations are taking place on all fronts,” says Laurence Dors, senior EVP, Global Development and Resources, Dassault Systèmes.  “With his solid experience and expertise, Stéphane Massas will play a key role in accompanying our European operations to their next development stage, which includes PLM 2.0.  I am delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Stéphane Massas, 49 years old, will report directly to Laurence Dors.  Before joining Dassault Systèmes, Stéphane held the position of Human Resources VP for EMEA at Business Objects where he was in charge of Human Resources for all divisions in Europe, including Go to Market, R&D and Corporate.  Prior to his responsibilities at Business Objects, Stéphane was Human Resources Director at several high-tech companies including APC, Adeptec, Cabletron Systems Inc and Dell.

“I’m thrilled to join Dassault Systèmes.  It’s a rare opportunity to be able to work for a group with such a growth potential, amazing products and bold vision,” says Massas.  “Dassault Systèmes’ greatest assets are its passionate and creative talents.  They are the heart of our business, and I look forward to helping them grow within the group.”

In line with Dassault Systèmes’ international strategy, Stéphane is charged with recruiting several hundred new employees in 2008 and even more in 2009.  To learn more about Dassault Systèmes dynamic career offerings, please visit: http://www.3ds.com/corporate/jobs-careers/