Exa Announces Robert Burke as New Board of Directors Member

Exa Announces Robert Burke as New Board of Directors Member

BURLINGTON, Mass., June 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa® Corporation
(Nasdaq:EXA), today announced the appointment of Robert Burke to its Board of
Directors. Mr. Burke will take the seat recently vacated by a retiring John
Smith Jr.

Jack Shields, Exa's Chairman of the Board remarked, "Bob is a perfect fit for
Exa given his 35 plus years of experience in the technology space that
includes leadership at both private and public companies. As a technology
executive, he has expertly positioned and helped businesses scale through his
insight — we look forward to his strategic input."

Bob Burke stated, "I am excited to join the Exa Board of Directors and look
forward to contributing to its continued success. I strongly believe Exa can
further leverage its already strong product and market position as the demand
for simulation-driven design continues to grow." Bob is currently a Venture
Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures and has held multiple executive
leadership positions including, most recently, the position of CEO of the Art
Technology Group (ATG). Under Mr. Burke's tenure, ATG was ranked one of the
top five public companies for shareholder value creation and was successfully
sold to Oracle for over $1B in 2011. In addition to ATG, Bob has held
executive management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, ePresence
(formally Banyan Systems), and Quidnunc.

"We look forward to benefiting from Bob's significant technology growth
company and strategic leadership experience as we continue to focus on Exa's
growth over the coming years," commented Stephen Remondi, Exa's President and
CEO. "I am pleased to have Bob join our board."

Mr. Burke holds a BS in Physics from Eastern Michigan University and is
currently also on the Boards of Directors for Sitecore A/S and TechTarget,
Inc.

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^®with PowerCLAY^®,
PowerVIZ^®, PowerSPECTRUM^®, PowerACOUSTICS^®, PowerINSIGHT^®, PowerCOOL^® and
PowerTHERM^® 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)

Exa, PowerFLOW, PowerCLAY, PowerTHERM, PowerCOOL, PowerSPECTRUM, PowerDELTA,
PowerVIZ, PowerACOUSTICS and PowerINSIGHT are registered trademarks of Exa
Corporation.


CONTACT: For more information about Exa Corporation or
         images please contact:
         Michelle Murray-Ross, Exa Corporation
         1.781.564.0251; michelle@exa.com

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