IGE+XAO announced its first major success thanks to his cooperation with Dassault Systems.

Toulouse, France – January, 22nd, 2004 – 6:30 PM – Two months after the Dassault Systèmes/IGE+XAO partnership agreement, IGE+XAO (Euronext Paris: NextEconomy FR0000030827 FTSE 977) today announced its first major success thanks to this cooperation. The Boeing Company will use IGE+XAO Systems Design and Cabling C.A.D. (Computer Aided Design) solutions to define Systems Architecture, Topology and Electrical diagrams for commercial aircraft.

This new reference represents the most important sale ever achieved by IGE+XAO with a potential of more than US$ 5 million within three years.

The sale will result in a dramatic increase in IGE+XAO's commercial operations in North America, and an important acceleration of its R&D activities based around embedded systems developed on top of Dassault Systèmes' software.

IGE+XAO, which signed with Airbus two years ago, has become a major reference for providing systems software solutions to aircraft manufacturers.

This new reference, in addition to the most prestigious names in the automotive (PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault, Michelin, Valéo, Delphi, Faurecia…), transportation (Airbus, Eurocopter, DCN, SNCF, Air France, Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Bombardier, Alstom…), chemical (Solvay, Total Fina Elf, Kodak, Vivendi Environnement), electricity and electronics (Schneider Electric, Siemens, ABB, Motorola) and energy industries (EDF, HydroQuebec, Total Fina Elf)…, confirms the Group's breakthrough in the field of advanced technology and reinforces its strategy : becoming an industrial standard.