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Graphisoft Hires Mark Sawyer to Head World Wide Field Operations

Mark Sawyer, Vice President of World Wide Field Operations to Lead the Company’s Global Sales Operations

Budapest, September 17, 2003 - Graphisoft®, developer of the Virtual Building™ concept appointed Mark Sawyer as Graphisoft’s new VP of World Wide Field Operations effective immediately. Sawyer will lead the global sales and support operations of Graphisoft and drive the company forward as the AEC industry is poised to make major shift in how buildings are designed, approved and managed.

"We are delighted to have such a high caliber individual join our management team. Mark brings tremendous experience both in architectural product development and driving global sales organization," said Dominic Gallello, CEO of Graphisoft. "Customer and partner success while aggressively driving the revenue line will be job one for Mark."

"Our AEC customers require technology solutions that not only improve their productivity and accuracy, but also unleash their creativity and enhance the important role they perform for their clients. In short, today they need solutions that allow them to deliver added value to their clients," said Mark Sawyer VP of WWFO. "Graphisoft is leading the development of these enabling solutions, and together with our distribution, solution development and specialized service partners, and major universities and research institutions, we are in an excellent position to expand that leadership. I am very excited about working with these partners for the mutual benefit of our customers."

Mark Sawyer, the new VP of World Wide Field Operations, joins Graphisoft with an outstanding track record of establishing and leading global sales operations on the AEC market and of boosting revenues.

Mark Sawyer was with Autodesk, Inc. for seven years finally serving as vice president and general manager of the AEC division of Autodesk. Under his leadership the AEC division of Autodesk launched the Architectural Desktop in the USA market and went on to create a global software development organization with R&D teams and partners in Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Sweden. Mr. Sawyer holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.