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What is a 2-for-1 stock split?

For every one share that you own as of the record date, you will receive one additional share after the split becomes effective. As a result, the number of issued shares is expected to double, and the price at which the stock trades post split is expected to be reduced by half.

Why a 2-for-1 stock split?

The ANSYS Board of Directors authorized a 2-for-1 stock split to make the Company's stock more affordable and potentially more attractive to new investors. It is expected that the Company's stockholder base will be expanded and there may be increased liquidity in trading of the stock.

What are the key dates related to ANSYS' stock split?

May 25, 2007 - Record Date
If you own shares on the record date, you will be entitled to receive additional shares as a result of the stock split.

June 4, 2007 - Distribution (Payable) Date
This is the date when, as of the close of ANSYS' trading on the NASDAQ Exchange, Mellon Investor Services, ANSYS' stock transfer agent, will adjust stockholders' holdings to reflect the stock split.

June 5, 2007 - Ex-Distribution (Payable) Date
This is the date when ANSYS common stock will begin trading at its new split-adjusted price on NASDAQ.

How does a 2-for-1 stock split actually work?

A 2-for-1 split means the investor will have twice as many shares as he had before, at half the market price. Here's an example: As of the record date, if an investor owns 100 shares of a stock and the market price is $50.00/share, that investor's total value is $5,000.00. After the split, the investor will have 200 shares of stock, but the market price will be approximately $25.00/shares. The investor's total investment value in the company remains the same at $5,000.00 until the stock price moves up or down.

Do I need to pay anything for these new shares?


Does the stock split change my percentage ownership in ANSYS?

No, the stock split does not change your proportionate interest in the company.

What happens if I sell my shares before the record date?

If you sell your shares before the record date, you will not receive split shares. Your trade will be settled on a pre-split basis.

What happens if I sell my shares of ANSYS stock on or between the record date and before the

From record date to payable date, two separate markets will likely exist for ANSYS common stock under the Nasdaq stock market. The "regular way" market, reported under the Company's normal ANSS symbol, will continue to trade at the higher pre-split price. Since sellers in the "regular way" market will receive full value for the share they sell, they are not entitled to the split shares they will receive by virtue of being holders on the record date, so they transfer their rights to the split shares to their buyers by means of "due bills".

How will I be notified of my additional split shares of ANSYS stock?

ANSYS' stock transfer agent, Mellon Investor Services, will mail written notice to registered stockholders indicating their split-adjusted shares. If your stock is currently held in a brokerage account, the information will be sent directly to your broker. For additional information regarding your brokerage account, please contact your broker.

Will I receive a certificate for my additional shares?

No. New certificates will only be mailed upon request. ANSYS' stock transfer agent, Mellon Investor Services, will mail written notice to stockholders of Record indicating revised holdings on June 4, 2007, share certificates will NOT automatically be mailed. You will receive the stock split shares in book-entry form. Most records of these types of transactions are now kept in a paperless fashion via book-entry, so if you require physical stock certificates, you will need to make a special request.

When and where will the notification be mailed?

If you are a registered stockholder, your notification will be mailed on June 4, 2007 to the address that our transfer agent, Mellon Investor Services, has on file. To verify the accuracy of your address, you can contact Mellon Investor Services directly at 1-866-373-9376 or online at If you hold your shares in a brokerage account in the broker's name, the additional shares will be sent directly to your broker.

What is "book-entry"?

Book-entry form of registered ownership allows you to own shares without having paper stock certificates in your possession. You are the owner of record and enjoy the same stockholder benefits as you would if you maintained stock certificates. This means that your shares will be credited to an account registered in your name on the books of ANSYS, which are maintained by Mellon Investor Services.

What are the benefits of book-entry shares?

Book-entry ownership eliminates some of the problems associated with paper certificates such as storage and safety of securities. Book-entry shares also eliminate the requirement for physical movement of stock certificates at the time of sale or transfer of ownership.

How do I keep track of my book-entry shares?

You are encouraged to view your account balance activity online at

What should I do with the stock certificates I currently hold? Are they still valid?

The stock certificates that you currently hold are still valid and should not be destroyed or exchanged. Those certificates continue to represent that same number of shares as shown on their face and should be kept in a secure place. If you would like to convert these paper certificates to book-entry, then you may contact Mellon Investor Services for instructions.

How do I contact the Stock Transfer Agent, Mellon Investor Services, if I have questions?

Mailing/Transfer Agent Details:
- Change of address
- Lost stock certificates
- Transfer of stock to another person
- Additional administrative services

You can reach Mellon Investor Services (ANSYS' Stock Transfer Agent) by:

- Phone:

1-866-373-9376 (ANSYS dedicated line) or 1-800-756-3353 or 1-201-680-6578

- Address:

Regular Mail
Mellon Investor Services 
PO Box 358035 
Pittsburgh, PA 15252-8035

Overnight Mail
Mellon Investor Services
480 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07310-1900

- Website:

What are the tax implications of the stock dividend?

For U.S. employees, the shares you receive under this distribution will not be taxable as income to you for federal tax purposes. However, if you sell any shares, this distribution must be considered in figuring the tax basis of your shares in order to determine your gain or loss for federal income tax purposes. For example, if prior to the dividend you own 100 shares with a basis of $20 per share, half of the basis in each of those shares would be allocated to the corresponding new share, resulting in a basis of $10 per share for each of the 200 shares owned after the split. For tax purposes, the holding period of the new shares is the same as for the old shares on which they were issued.

This description does NOT completely describe the tax consequences of the distribution, and you should consult your own tax advisor for advice based on your particular circumstances and applicable tax authorities. In addition, the tax consequences of the stock dividend to particular categories of stockholders or to employees outside the U.S. may differ from that described above. The information contained on the ANSYS Website does not constitute tax advice.

Has ANSYS ever split the stock before?

This is ANSYS' second stock split. The first stock split occurred on October 4, 2004, and it was a two-for-one split.

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