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Aras Names Former Agile Executive Martin Allemann as Vice President of EMEA

PLM Industry Veteran Joins Aras to Drive Global Expansion

ANDOVER, MASS. - March 11, 2008 - Aras® Corporation, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced the appointment of Martin Allemann as vice president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa [EMEA]. Mr. Allemann will lead the Aras expansion in the EMEA market with responsibility for strategy, sales, and operations and will oversee partner network development and customer satisfaction throughout the region.

The EMEA expansion will further accelerate the significant momentum achieved by Aras throughout the global corporate community. Mr. Allemann's organization will provide a European base of operations to deliver the Aras enterprises-class support and services in conjunction with the extended partner network for local geographic representation across the region for customers with multinational new product development and supply chain operations.

With nearly 20 years of leadership in the product lifecycle management [PLM] enterprise software market Martin Allemann brings extensive experience in executive sales, industry strategy, professional services, and partner relations. Martin Allemann has had a track record of customer success and corporate growth throughout his career.

Prior to joining Aras, Martin Allemann was Vice President of European Operations for Agile Software, a market leading provider of enterprise PLM solutions recently acquired by Oracle Corporation. Previously, he was General Manager, European Operations and a Board member for Eigner+Partner.

"Martin Allemann's executive leadership over the past 19 years at Agile and Eigner has delivered results for customers and driven value for shareholders," said Peter Schroer, President of Aras Corporation. "Having worked side-by-side with Martin on the management team at Eigner I know from experience that he brings an exceptionally strong understanding of the PLM market and of enterprise customer needs. With the addition of Martin Allemann, Aras is well positioned to continue our strong international growth and expansion."

"I am proud to join Aras as the Vice President of EMEA, and look forward to building the Aras presence across the region," said Allemann. "The innovation of the Aras advanced model-based enterprise SOA represents the next generation for enterprise PLM solutions, and by using the Microsoft open approach Aras provides companies with a compelling value proposition over conventional PLM systems. I look forward to working with companies and partners across the region to grow the corporate community and achieve results for customers."

About Aras Corporation
Aras® Corporation is the leader in providing Microsoft enterprise open source solutions. Aras delivers the most advanced model-based service-oriented architecture [SOA] solutions for enterprise Product Lifecycle Management [PLM] on the Microsoft platform. Customers include Motorola, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held and headquartered in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit