Filed by Structural Dynamics Research Corporation
pursuant to "Rule 14a-12" under the Securities Act of 1933
Subject Company: Structural Dynamics Research Corporation
Commission File No.: 33-16541
TAI Manages Full Aircraft Lifecycle With SDRC's Metaphase
Unique product knowledge management solution improves time to market, enterprise
PARIS-June 18, 2001-SDRC (Nasdaq: SDRC) today announced that TAI (Turkish Aerospace
Industries), is successfully using SDRC's Metaphase product knowledge management
solution to manage all product lifecycle data for both its commercial and military
customers. TAI's experience includes co-production of military aircraft including the F-16
fighters, the SF-260 trainers, the CN-235 light transports, the AS-532 Cougar helicopters
as well as design and development of unmanned aerial vehicles and target drones. TAI also
partners with the Airbus Military Company to build the FLA (Future Large Aircraft). The
Company has also proven itself in the aerostructures manufacturing business for military
and commercial aircraft.
TAI uses Metaphase to design and build commercial aircraft parts for customers
including Boeing, Airbus, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, MDHI and many more. Via Metaphase, TAI
downloads customers' databases, and builds and tracks parts. Metaphase handles the
complete product lifecycle for TAI: it manages the aircraft configuration, technical
documentation, process planning and tooling data; reports and process any non-conforming
product data; confirms who built and inspected the part, and keeps track of records such
as certificates of conformity.
"Metaphase has proven to be key in our ability to serve customers globally, and to
partner within the European market," said Kaya Ergenç, General Manager, TAI.
"SDRC's expertise in the aerospace industry has provided a leading solution that
supports worldwide collaboration, which has become the business model throughout the
"SDRC has built capabilities into Metaphase which address the unique data
management needs of commercial and military aircraft manufacturers: seamless global
collaboration capabilities, full product lifecycle data management, and the ability of
teams to share data easily among enterprises," said William Weyand, Chairman/Chief
Executive Officer, SDRC. "We're delighted that TAI has been able to utilize all these
capabilities in its broad-ranging aircraft projects."
About TAI - http://www.tai.com.tr/
TAI, an aerospace company headquartered in Ankara, Turkey, provides products and services
to the aerospace, defense and information systems markets. It pursues aerospace-related
commercial and military design, development, manufacturing, systems integration,
modernization and maintenance business for the requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces
and allied countries. Founded in 1984, the company employs 2,000 people. TAI manufactures
and delivers more than 350 modern-day-aircraft of different types, and currently
manufactures 100% of AS-532 Cougar airframes and 92% of CN-235 airframes, and MD-902
helicopter fuselage as the sole source.
SDRC (Structural Dynamics Research Corporation) provides complete software solutions for
product design and collaborative product management. With headquarters in Cincinnati,
Ohio, SDRC employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, with 64 offices in 18 countries
throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. For more information, contact SDRC at
Note to Editors: SDRC and Metaphase are registered trademarks of Structural Dynamics
Research Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their
Additional Information and Where to Find It: It is expected that SDRC will file a
proxy statement with the SEC in connection with the Merger, and that SDRC will mail a
Proxy Statement to its shareholders containing information about the Merger. Investors and
security holders are urged to read the Proxy Statement carefully when it is available. The
Proxy Statement will contain important information about SDRC, EDS, the Merger, the
persons soliciting proxies relating to the Merger, their interests in the Merger and
related matters. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of
these documents through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Free
copies of the Proxy Statement and these other documents may also be obtained from SDRC by
directing a request through the Investors Relations portion of SDRC's website at
http://www.SDRC.com or by mail to SDRC, 2000 Eastman Drive, Milford, Ohio 45150,
attention: Investor Relations, telephone: (513) 576-2400.
In addition to the Proxy Statement, SDRC and EDS file annual, quarterly and special
reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any
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rooms at 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549 or at any of the SEC's other
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filings with the SEC are also available to the public from commercial document-retrieval
services and at the Web site maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.
Participants in Solicitation: SDRC, its directors, executive officers and certain
other members of management and employees may be soliciting proxies from SDRC shareholders
in favor of the Merger. Information concerning the participants in the solicitation is set
forth in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by SDRC on May 24, 2001.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain matters discussed in this release are
forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties which could cause the
actual results to differ materially from those projected, including the timely
availability and acceptance of new products, global economic uncertainties, the impact of
competitive products and pricing, the management of growth, and other risks detailed from
time to time in the Company's most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. In addition, the
completion of the merger and related transactions with EDS is subject to the satisfaction
or waiver of customary conditions that involve future developments.