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Graphisoft in China

Following its successful entry into the Japanese market last year, Hungary-based Graphisoft launched its Hong Kong subsidiary on July 1, 1996. The new subsidiary was established to promote Graphisoft's flagship product ARCHICAD, a very successful 2D/3D architectural design tool, and to organize its distribution in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Korea.

Graphisoft Hong Kong Limited starts with a staff of four, headed by Steve Cottingham, the former General Manager of Apple Computer's outstandingly successful distributor in the Czech Republic.

"It is a logical first step into the Chinese market to establish an operation in Hong Kong," says Gabor Bojar, President of Graphisoft. "Hong Kong is, however, more than the entrance gate to the People's Republic of China; it is itself a very strong and promising market. We are concentrating on Hong Kong now and plan to leverage our success in Hong Kong to generate trust toward ARCHICAD among the architects in Mainland China. The trust of our customers has always been our most important marketing tool worldwide."

Background about Graphisoft

Graphisoft is a leading provider of computer-aided design (CAD) software solutions for the architectural profession and the building industry. Founded in 1982, Graphisoft is ranked today among the largest AEC CAD software developers in the world, with 12 offices all over the world in addition to its headquarters. Graphisoft's flagship product, ARCHICAD, is used by more than 75,000 architects worldwide and distributed in 25 languages and 80 countries. Shares of Graphisoft are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Neuer Markt under the symbol GPH. More information about Graphisoft is available at

ARCHICAD is an integrated two- and three-dimensional CAD package for architectural design and the recipient of several awards including 1994 Best New CAD Software by MacUser Magazine (Eddy Award), "best architectural CADD" for five years in a row by the Boston Society of Architects, a four-star rating by MacWorld Magazine, and selected as a FIRST PLACE WINNER in the prestigeous Computer Graphics World`s 1995 Editors` Choice Awards at the end of last year.

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Sales & Marketing Dept.
Phone: (36.1) 467 3010
Fax: (36.1) 467 3099