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MENTOR GRAPHICS NAMES BRINKER VP OF WORLD TRADE

 WILSONVILLE, Ore., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Graphics today announced the appointment of David Brinker, 42, to the position of vice president of world trade. In this role Brinker will be responsible for the company's worldwide direct sales in 17 countries, worldwide major accounts, distributor operations and international support. Brinker replaces David Moffenbeier, 41, who left the company in May.
 "Dave has played a very strategic role in developing our international operations and has demonstrated his ability to successfully mold and motivate dynamic organizations. We believe Dave's strong skills provide the leadership and EDA industry expertise that underscores our commitment to forging the strongest management team," stated Thomas H. Bruggere, Mentor Graphics' chairman and chief executive officer. "His extensive experience in both international and domestic sales also gives him unique insight into distribution models that will enable us to most effectively serve a broader spectrum of customers."
 "As a worldwide EDA supplier, Mentor Graphics has built one of the industry's strongest reputations for customer service," said Brinker. "I am committed to ensuring that our worldwide sales organization excels as our new product lines continue to gain momentum and we introduce even greater levels of customer support.
 "Brinker has been an integral part of Mentor Graphics since 1983. Most recently, he served as the vice president of international operations. Brinker has also served as General Manager of Asia-Pacific and was located in Japan during which time he helped build Mentor Graphics in Japan and the Pacific Rim. He holds a BS in economics from Portland State University and is a CPA in the state of Oregon.
 Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT), Wilsonville, was established in 1981 to design, manufacture, market and support electronic design automation (EDA) systems. The company is a leader in worldwide EDA sales, with revenues of $332,621,000 over the last reported 12 months. The company currently employs approximately 2,100 people worldwide. In addition to its corporate offices, Mentor Graphics has sales and support offices in locations worldwide. The company's headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Rd., Wilsonville, OR 97070-7777.
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 /CONTACT: Dottie Wanat, Public Relations, of Mentor Graphics Corp., 503-685-7760; or Marge Breya, Corporate Communications, of KVO Inc., 503-221-2358, for Mentor Graphics/
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