Mentor Graphics Announces New Worldwide Sales Executive

           Mentor Graphics Announces New Worldwide Sales Executive

PR Newswire

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 23, 2014

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Mentor Graphics Corporation
(NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the appointment of Mike Ellow as senior vice
president, World Trade, effective August 1, 2014. He replaces Don Maulsby, who
is retiring from this role.

Mike Ellow

Ellow joined Mentor Graphics as part of the company's acquisition of Berkeley
Design Automation, where he was vice president of Global Sales. Prior to that
he held various positions at Cadence Design Systems, overseeing sales in North
America, Europe and India, culminating in the role of corporate vice
president, North American Sales.

"We are impressed with Mike's consistent achievement of sales targets, deep
technical expertise, and demonstrated skills in effective teamwork," said
Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics. "We congratulate him on
his new role, and anticipate benefiting from his talents to further build upon
the company's success."

"Mike brings 25 years of executive sales and technical management experience,
along with a proven track record of building strong sales teams and delivering
positive results," said Gregory K. Hinckley, president, Mentor Graphics. "We
look forward to working with him and have no doubt that he will be a
tremendous asset to the company."

Ellow has a BSEE from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, an MSEE from the
University of Southern California, and an MBA from California State
University, Fullerton.

"Having joined Mentor during the Berkeley Design Automation acquisition, I've
already witnessed the commitment of the sales team and the powerful forward
momentum of the company," noted Mike Ellow. "I'm excited about my new role,
and I look forward to working with a talented, motivated group of stellar
people to drive ever better results."

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and
software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and
award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic,
semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported
revenues over the past 12 months in excess of $1.15 billion. Corporate
headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon
97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

(Mentor Graphics and Mentor are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics
Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks
or trademarks of their respective owners.)

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Mentor Graphics

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