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Graphisoft Group Expands North American Presence

Graphisoft US and Drawbase Unite under Leadership of Al Moulton

Budapest, Boston, San Francisco - February 2, 2001 - Graphisoft today announced that Al Moulton, president of Drawbase, has been appointed president of Graphisoft US, becoming the head of all operations of Graphisoft in North America with offices in Boston, San Francisco and San Antonio, TX.

The move further strengthens Graphisoft's product offering including ARCHICAD, ArchiFM, Drawbase and digital catalogs based on GDL technology. Tamás Hajas, president of Graphisoft U.S. Inc. since 1998, will return to Graphisoft R&D headquarters in his capacity as executive vice-president to lead strategic development.

"We see additional value in the integration of our two American subsidiaries for our customers. The Virtual Building™ concept is based on integration, and it is natural that our architectural and facilities solutions also be integrated," said Gábor Bojár, president and CEO of the Graphisoft Group. "In today's economy, we are fortunate to have two leaders with as much experience and industry knowledge as Tamás Hajas and Al Moulton. They both play significant roles in the continued success of Graphisoft in the United States and worldwide."

Moulton is a 25-year veteran of the CAD industry, and has successfully led Drawbase for 15 years, achieving market leadership in the FM marketplace. Before joining Drawbase, Moulton served as a vice president at Applicon and held various management positions at Raytheon, Sanders Associates and Xerox.

Hajas joined Graphisoft in 1985 as a software engineer and is credited as the inventor of GDL (geometric description language), which is a key component of ARCHICAD. Before becoming president of Graphisoft US, Hajas served as Graphisoft's vice president of R&D, where he was responsible for the entire R&D process and customer care.

"As leaders in their respective CAD markets, the merger between Graphisoft and Drawbase offered tremendous synergy. This is an important milestone as it enables us to look forward and focus on continued innovation and leadership in the architecture and building industries," Moulton said. "I commend Tamas Hajas for the strong organization he has built over the past three years and I am excited to work more closely with the team in San Francisco, as well as our resellers and customers."