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Autodesk Celebrates 25 Years with Six Value-Added Resellers

<p> Company's Loyal Channel Partners Hit Anniversary of Contributing to Design and Engineering Achievements </p>

Monday, March 12, 2012

Autodesk Celebrates 25 Years with Six Value-Added Resellers17:30 EDT Monday, March 12, 2012 SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) recognized an exclusive group of six value-added resellers (VARs) during an awards ceremony at One Team Conference (OTC), the company's annual sales and channel event, and acknowledged their 25 years of exceptional sales and superior customer service. The six companies have worked with Autodesk since the early years when AutoCAD was first introduced. “These six resellers have proven their long-time ability to speak to customers' needs and evolve with customers as their businesses advance," said Dave Rhodes, vice president, Americas Sales, Autodesk. “The partners we're honoring this year have provided us with insight that has been vital in our company's growth. Autodesk would not be where it is without them.” Autodesk has a global network of 1,900 VARs responsible for delivering Autodesk's 3D design technologies to customers across numerous industries, including manufacturing, architecture, construction, and media and entertainment. Currently, these Autodesk VARs assist customers in taking advantage of Autodesk's 2D and 3D CAD design tools to help customers imagine, design and create a better world. Autodesk marked 25 years with the following value-added resellers: Advanced Solutions, Louisville, KY AMS CAD + CAFM Solutions (Advanced MicroSystems), Fairfield, NJ Comgrap (Computación Gráfica Aplicada), Chile D|C|CADD, San Antonio, TX Engineering Design Systems, Roanoke, VA Microsol Resources, New York, NY About Autodesk Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries -- including the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop a broad portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com. Autodesk and AutoCAD are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.© 2012 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved. Autodesk, Inc.Angela Simoes, 415-547-2388angela.simoes@autodesk.com