ANSYS Named to Forbes 200 Best Small Companies List

    SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., Nov. 13 /CNW/ -- ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSS), a global
innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product
development processes, today announced that it has been included on the Forbes
200 Best Small Companies list, ranking 57th. This is the sixth time ANSYS has
made the list over the past eight years.
    The list comprises financially solid small-cap businesses based on return
on sustained sales, net profit growth and equity over 12-month and five-year
periods. ANSYS ranked 12th in market value on the 2007 Forbes list.
    "It is a great privilege to be named to the Forbes 200 for the sixth
year. This accomplishment reflects our company's achievement of strong and
consistent growth and the validation of our Simulation Driven Product
Development vision and strategy," said Jim Cashman, president and CEO at
ANSYS, Inc. "Our ranking among other dynamic companies is a testament to our
drive to deliver innovative technology that can be used throughout all phases
of the product development process."
    About Forbes
    Forbes is the nation's leading business magazine, with a North American
circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes, Forbes Asia, and the company's eight
local-language editions, together reach a worldwide audience of over five
million readers. Since 1917, Forbes' mission has been to provide access to
information and insights that ensure its readers' success.
    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 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.

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