Exa Corporation Announces John F. Smith, Jr. to Retire as a Director

Exa Corporation Announces John F. Smith, Jr. to Retire as a Director

BURLINGTON, Mass., March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa® Corporation
(Nasdaq:EXA), a global innovator of fluids simulation solutions for product
engineering, announced that John F. Smith, Jr., has notified the company that
he intends to retire as a member of the company's Board of Directors,
effective at the company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on June
10, 2014. Mr. Smith, who had served as a Director of the company since
November 2007, is the retired Chairman of the Board of Directors of General
Motors Company, a position he held from 1996 to 2003. Mr. Smith also held a
variety of other positions at General Motors, including Chief Executive
Officer from 1992 to 2000.

Stephen Remondi, Chief Executive Officer of Exa Corporation, remarked, "We
have been fortunate to have Jack's advice and counsel for the last seven
years. His broad management experience and deep knowledge of the
transportation industry have been invaluable in helping Exa to grow from a
privately held company focused on the automotive market to a public company
providing simulation software and services to improve the efficiency of design
and engineering processes in the broader transportation industry and beyond."

Mr. Smith commented, "It has been a privilege to work with the Board of
Directors and the talented management team at Exa. Exa's unique technology has
the potential to transform the product development process, not only in the
transportation industry but in other markets that face similar problems,
including the aerospace and oil and gas production industries, among others. I
look forward to watching Exa continue to capitalize on this exciting

About Exa Corporation

Exa Corporation develops, sells and supports simulation software and services
to enhance product performance, reduce product development costs and improve
the efficiency of design and engineering processes. Our simulation solutions
enable our customers to gain crucial insights about design performance early
in the design cycle, thus reducing the likelihood of expensive redesigns and
late-stage engineering changes. As a result, our customers realize significant
cost savings and fundamental improvements in their engineering development
process. Our products include, PowerFLOW®, PowerDELTA®, PowerCLAY®, PowerVIZ®,
along with professional engineering consulting services. A partial customer
list includes: BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kenworth, MAN, Nissan,
Peterbilt, Renault, Scania, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo Trucks.

Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered at 55 Network Drive, Burlington,
MA, USA 01803. Tel: 1.781.564.0200; Fax: 1.781.564.0299; Email: info@exa.com;
URL: www.exa.com; NASDAQ:EXA

For more information about Exa Corporation or images please contact:

Media Contact:
Michelle Murray-Ross, Exa Corporation
+1 (781) 564-0251

Investor Relations Contact:
Garo Toomajanian, ICR
+1 (781) 564-0337

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