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Graphisoft UK Established

Budapest, June 1, 1997

June 1, sees the latest addition to the Graphisoft subsidiary family with the establishment of Graphisoft UK Ltd. who will be based in Central London. The new subsidiary has been established to increase the presence of ARCHICAD in one of its longest established markets. Distribution partners have succeeded in placing ARCHICAD at the forefront of UK-based small to medium sized firms, but the development of ARCHICAD for Teamwork has brought about the need for a new level of commitment to this important market.

Says Graphisoft president Gábor Bojár: "The UK is the 2nd most important market in the world where large firms play a strong role in the architectural profession. Graphisoft UK was therefore a natural evolution when combined with the opportunities offered with ARCHICAD for Teamwork."

The initial four man Graphisoft UK team will be headed by two key personnel. András Haidekker, formerly International Sales Manager of Graphisoft R&D Hungary will act as General Manager, and Russell Henley, who first bought ARCHICAD to the UK in 1987 and has since worked with several firms involved in ARCHICAD distribution. He will co-ordinate the marketing program.

Graphisoft UK will support the existing distribution channel in the UK and Ireland, offering focused marketing and high level technical support and development, in an aim to grow an already strong channel.

"We are delighted for Graphisoft to start Graphisoft UK, adds James Sanson, Managing Director of Computers Unlimited, ARCHICAD Distributor in the UK," and will fully support the set-up in every possible way."

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

For more information please contact:

András Haidekker, General Manager
Graphisoft UK Ltd.
188-194 York Way, London N7 9AS
Phone: (44) 171 700 9930
Fax: (44) 171 700 9939