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LECTRA: Lectra appoints Jean-Patrice Gros Director, Middle East and North Africa

January 26, 2012 - Paris, France


Lectra appoints Jean-Patrice Gros Director, Middle East and North Africa

Based in Istanbul, his main role will be to accompany Lectra's newtechnological solutions in Turkey and within the region

Paris, January 26, 2012 - Lectra, the world leader in integrated technologysolutions dedicated to industries using soft materials-textiles, leather,industrial fabrics, and composite materials-is pleased to announce theappointment of Jean-Patrice Gros as Director of the Middle East and NorthAfricaregion.

"Appointing Jean-Patrice Gros at the head of this region, with Turkey attheforefront, demonstrates our commitment in supporting this high-potentialarea.Turkey has been a major partner of many European fashion brands for severaldecades and has recently benefited from investments in the automotivesector, itis a flagship country for Lectra," indicates Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO."Renowned for the quality of its production, Turkey is the European Union'ssecond supplier of textile-clothing, behind China. Based on a dynamicinternalmarket, the country continues to evolve into developing its owninternationalfashion brands and automobile production centers. Lectra intends tointroducesoon its PLM offer for fashion and its new automotive leather cuttingsolutions.These solutions, with high added value, will provide a real lever todevelop andtransform Mediterranean companies."

"The expertise of Lectra's teams in implementing innovative technologies,facilitating design and production, should enable Turkish industrialists,aswell as industrialists from the whole region, to respond more easily to therhythm of Fast Fashion and the flexibility required by the automotiveindustry,"states Jean-Patrice Gros.

In 30 years at Lectra, Jean-Patrice Gros has gained significantinternationalexperience, which gives him extensive knowledge of all of the company'soffersand markets. He will be able to accompany Lectra's customers in theirstrategyof creating value, promoting synergies in the region and strengtheningtheirlinks with European manufacturers. Jean-Patrice has been successivelyresponsible for the International Advanced Technology Center of Bordeaux(France), before being appointed head of sales in Canada and Director oftheMaghreb region.

About Lectra

Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions thatautomate,streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturingprocesses for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the mostadvancedspecialized software and cutting systems and provides associated servicesto abroad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear),automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a widevariety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marineindustries,wind power, and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000customers inmore than 100 countries with 1,350 employees and $252 million in 2010revenues.The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.

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