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Mentor Graphics Appoints New VP of Worldwide Consulting

WILSONVILLE, Ore., June 22, 2005 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that Paul Hofstadler, former CEO and founder of 360Bridge Corporation, has been appointed to the position of vice president of worldwide consulting for the company. Hofstadler brings over 20 years of electronic design automation (EDA) services, sales and marketing expertise to the role, including extensive domestic and international service organization and sales channel development experience.

In the past, Hofstadler served as vice president to several other EDA companies including Silicon Metrics Corporation and Xynetix Design Systems. Prior to this, he was employed by Mentor Graphics from 1988 to 1995 as consulting manager, and later, as director of European professional services. Hofstadler began his career at Sandia National Laboratories in 1984, shortly before receiving his master's of science in electrical engineering (MSEE) degree from the University of Arizona. He also holds a bachelor's of science in electrical engineering (BSEE) degree from the University of New Mexico.

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of over $700 million and employs approximately 3,850 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site:

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Ry Schwark
Mentor Graphics

Barbara Rizzatti
Mentor Graphics