3D Systems to Acquire Phenix Systems

3D Systems to Acquire Phenix Systems

Complementary Combination Enhances Advanced Manufacturing Capabilities and
Delivers Affordable Large Scale Integrated Metal and Ceramic Manufacturing
Solutions

ROCK HILL, S.C., June 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD)
announced today that it has signed agreements to acquire approximately 80% of
Phenix Systems, a leading global provider of Direct Metal Selective Laser
Sintering 3D Printers based in Riom, France. Phenix Systems designs,
manufactures and sells proprietary Direct Metal 3D Printers that can print
chemically pure fully dense metal and ceramic parts from very fine powders
with the granularity of 6 to 9 microns. Materials include stainless steel,
tool steel, super alloys, non-ferrous alloys, precious metals and alumina for
a variety of aerospace, automotive and patient specific medical device
applications.

The combination of Phenix Systems unique Direct Metal technology with 3D
Systems' extensive technology portfolio strengthens the company's offerings
and immediately positions it at the heart of the fast-growing aerospace,
automotive, defense and patient specific healthcare manufacturing
opportunities.The transaction adds complementary printers and materials,
strengthens the company's Selective Laser Sintering technology platform and is
expected to be accretive to the company's non-GAAP earnings in the first full
year following the completion of transaction.

"Phenix represents the perfect strategic fit for us and we are thrilled to
welcome François Reymondet, Patrick Teulet and their entire team to 3D Systems
once the deal has closed," said Avi Reichental, President and CEO, 3D Systems.
"Our complementary capabilities in advanced manufacturing combined with our
effective R&D and extensive marketplace reach and coverage are sure to result
in current and future direct metal solutions that will delight our customers."

"We have watched and admired 3D Systems for many years as they have driven the
adoption of 3D content-to-print solutions globally.We believe that now is the
right time to combine our efforts to take advantage of the accelerating demand
for direct metal production," said François Reymondet, CEO of Phenix Systems.

This acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected
to close in July 2013. After those conditions are met and the acquisition
closes, 3D Systems intends to launch a take-over bid on the remaining 20% of
the shares of Phenix Systems, listed on the French stock market (Alternext),
followed by a squeeze-out procedure should it reach 95% of the shares or
voting rights of Phenix Systems, during the second half of 2013. The maximum
price payable by 3D Systems for the 80% block is 13 euros per share.

Forward-Looking Statements

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or current facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.Forward-looking statements
may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may
cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be
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"Forward-Looking Statements," "Cautionary Statements and Risk Factors," and
"Risk Factors" in the company's periodic filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, as well as other factors, could cause actual results to
differ materially from those reflected or predicted in forward-looking
statements.

About 3D Systems

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D
printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for
professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD, reverse
engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps and
services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional
methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing
real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly
design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering
customers to create and make with confidence.

More information on the company is available at www.3DSystems.com.

About Phenix Systems

Phenix Systems, a leading global provider of Direct Metal Selective Laser
Sintering 3D Printers based in Riom, France.Phenix Systems designs,
manufactures and sells proprietary Direct Metal 3D Printers that can print
chemically pure fully dense metal and ceramic parts from very fine powders
with the granularity of 6 to 9 microns. Materials include stainless steel,
tool steel, super alloys, non-ferrous alloys, precious metals and alumina for
a variety of aerospace, automotive and patient specific medical device
applications.

More information on the company is available at www.phenix-systems.com.

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         803-326-4010
         E-mail: Stacey.Witten@3dsystems.com
        
         Media Contact: Cathy Lewis
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