Barbara V. Scherer Named to ANSYS Board of Directors

Barbara V. Scherer Named to ANSYS Board of Directors

Jacqueline C. Morby to Retire From ANSYS Board

PITTSBURGH, March 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANSS) today
announced that Barbara V. Scherer has accepted an appointment to the ANSYS
Board of Directors effective April 26, 2013, and that Jacqueline C. Morby, a
19-year veteran of the ANSYS Board, will retire at the end of her current

Ms. Scherer is the former SVP, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial
Officer of Plantronics, Inc., a global leader in audio communication devices
for businesses and consumers. In this position, she was responsible for all
aspects of the company's financial management, as well as information
technology, legal and investor relations. She retired from Plantronics in
September 2012 after having served as CFO since joining in 1997. Prior to
Plantronics, Ms. Scherer held various executive management positions spanning
eleven years in the disk drive industry, was an associate with The Boston
Consulting Group, and was a member of the corporate finance team at ARCO in
Los Angeles.

"Barbara's talent, experience and perspective will be most valuable in helping
guide the ANSYS strategic and operational focus," said Peter J. Smith,
executive chairman of ANSYS.

"The ANSYS vision is compelling on so many fronts. Simulation-Driven Product
Development not only makes product development more efficient and predictable,
it simultaneously and inherently fosters innovation. From a CFO's perspective,
I can really appreciate the multiple elements of value ANSYS delivers," said
Scherer. "I'm thrilled to join the Board and be part of the future at ANSYS."

Ms. Scherer received bachelors degrees from the University of California at
Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. from the School of Management at Yale University.

Ms. Morby, the longest standing member of the ANSYS Board, will retire in May
2013 at the end of her current term.

"On behalf of our stockholders, customers, employees and my fellow Board
members, I express our gratitude to Jacqui for her dedication and service to
ANSYS over the last 19+ years. Her wealth of knowledge, business acumen and
insight have contributed substantially to our success," said Mr. Smith.

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges
through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Our technology
enables organizations – no matter their industry – to predict with confidence
that their products will thrive in the real world. Customers trust our
software to help ensure product integrity and drive business success through
innovation. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs over 2,400 professionals, many of
them experts in engineering fields such as finite element analysis,
computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, and design
optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., ANSYS
has more than 70 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network
of channel partners in 40+ countries.Visit for more

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