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12 May 2009

Siemens PLM Software Appoints Steffen Buchwald to Drive Continued Growth in Russia

MOSCOW, May 12, 2009 - Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the appointment of Steffen Buchwald as vice president and managing director of the Central and Eastern Europe operating region, which includes Russian operations. In this role, Buchwald is responsible for increasing Siemens PLM Software’s market share and leadership in the region.

“Siemens PLM Software’s focus is on continued growth of our presence and position in Russia, as well as all of Central and Eastern Europe,” said Dr. Helmuth Ludwig, president of Siemens PLM Software. “Steffen brings with him a wealth of leadership experience and extensive knowledge of working closely with customers to help them meet the challenge of turning ideas into successful products.”

“Our goal is to enhance the company’s strong position in Russia,” said Buchwald. “The current economic situation opens up new possibilities to help customers through the turbulence and become a trusted partner. Siemens PLM Software’s goal is to continue to maintain its sales strategies in the Central and East European countries and create a foundation for sustainable business success.”

Buchwald has served at Siemens PLM Software since 2000. He earned a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Magdeburg.

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About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 5.9 million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

About Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.

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