Autodesk Announces Appointment of Tom Georgens to Board of Directors

  Autodesk Announces Appointment of Tom Georgens to Board of Directors

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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- March 25, 2013

Autodesk Inc., (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the appointment of Tom Georgens,
chief executive officer, president and director of NetApp, Inc., to its Board
of Directors, effective March 21, 2013.

“We are pleased to welcome Tom Georgens to the Autodesk Board,” said Carl
Bass, Autodesk president and chief executive officer. “Tom brings a wealth of
experience and perspective in working with established technology companies
that will serve the best interests of the company and our shareholders.”

Georgens has served as chief executive officer and president of NetApp since
August 2009, and has been a member of its board of directors since March 2008.
In other roles at NetApp, he served as executive vice president and general
manager of enterprise storage systems, executive vice president of product
operations and chief operating officer. Before joining NetApp, Mr. Georgens
served LSI Corporation and its subsidiaries, in various capacities, including
as chief executive officer of Engenio and executive vice president of LSI
Logic. Prior to this, Mr. Georgens spent 11 years at EMC Corporation in a
variety of engineering and marketing roles. Mr. Georgens received B.S. and
M.Eng. degrees in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute and an MBA from Babson College.

About Autodesk

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software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building,
construction, and media and entertainment industries ― including the last 18
Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects — use Autodesk software to
design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD
software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of
state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about
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