Dec 17 2003

Dassault Systèmes to Play Critical Role in Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner Project

Dassault Systèmes to expand full suite of V5 product lifecycle management solutions for numerous innovations in 7E7 program

Paris, France - December 17, 2003 - Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY: Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) is partnering with The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) to enhance its entire suite of V5 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions to provide the unique, pioneering digital processes and tools required for the 7E7 global development environment.

Dassault Systèmes, together with its CAA* V5 partners, will further extend its integrated offering of PLM solutions for 3D virtual product development that includes CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, and SMARTEAM, and significantly enlarge the portfolio in areas such as systems, composites, and digital product and process simulation within a single, integrated life cycle configuration called Global Collaborative Environment (GCE).

The dedicated PLM offering will enable Boeing and its partners to drive innovation, develop new production techniques, and ultimately transform their aircraft business model by delivering new levels of performance at every phase of the 7E7 program.

*CAA (Component Application Architecture) Version 5 is Dassault Systèmes’ comprehensive and open development platform.