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PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF
Report on Form 6-K dated April 3, 2008
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Dassault Systemes S.A. is furnishing under cover of Form 6-K a press release dated April 3, 2008, announcing the creation of a new senior executive position and the appointment of Laurence Dors-Meary as Senior Executive Vice President, Global Development and Resources.

Dassault Systèmes Creates New Senior Executive
Position & Appoints Laurence Dors as Senior
EVP, Global Development & Resources
Suresnes, France, April 3, 2008- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Laurence Dors-Meary has joined DS as Senior Executive Vice President, Global Development and Resources, a new position within the group.
“Our growth roadmap calls for a reinforcement of our Executive Committee.  Laurence will help bring the group to its next development stage, focusing on our international operational efficiency with the goal to significantly increase our global customer reach,” says Bernard Charlès, president and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “Laurence’s strategic mission is to further extend and integrate our highly skilled teams, thus providing increased value to our customers and partners.”
Laurence Dors-Meary, 52 years old, will report directly to Bernard Charlès.  She joins Dassault Systèmes with a rich international experience, having held such positions with several global enterprises.  In the corporate world, Laurence was the Corporate Secretary for EADS Group, advising the Chairman and CEO on all corporate and management issues.  She drove the merger and transformation of the international entities of the Lagardère, Aérospatiale and Matra enterprises.  Laurence held a position as advisor on international economic matters to the French Prime Minister Alain Juppé and Minister of Economy.  She also held several executive management positions in the international services of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance.
“I am thrilled to be joining a company full of such passionate and creative talents,” says Laurence Dors-Meary.  “Helping these talents reveal the value of collaborative innovation for the industry and its prosperity will be my mission.  In this light I will foster Dassault Systèmes’ development, enhancing its value for employees, customers and shareholders.”
As part of her actions for the company, Laurence will harmonize Dassault Systèmes’ global footprint by streamlining its international operations, offices and resources, as well as orchestrating its corporate social responsibility.

About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences.  Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit
CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.
Dassault Systèmes Press Contacts:
Virginie Blindenberg (DS EMEA)   
Derek Lane (DS Americas)
+1 (818) 673-2243
Mikiko Igarashi (DS AP)


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date:  April 3, 2008
/s/ Thibault de Tersant  
  Name:   Thibault de Tersant  
Senior EVP and Chief
Financial Officer