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Dassault Systèmes and Medidata Solutions To Join Forces To Accelerate the Life Sciences Industry Innovation For Patient-Centric Experience Through End-to-End Collaborative Platform

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(Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and Medidata Solutions,
Inc. (NASDAQ: MDSO), leader of the digital transformation of the Life
Sciences industry for clinical development, commercial, and real-world
data intelligence, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement
for Dassault Systèmes to acquire Medidata in an all-cash transaction at
a price of $ 92.25 per share of Medidata, representing an enterprise
value of $5.8 billion. The transaction was unanimously approved by the
Boards of Directors of both companies. Medidata’s fiscal year ended
December 31, 2018, and its revenue was $636 million.

With the acquisition of U.S.-based Medidata and its clinical and
commercial solutions, Dassault Systèmes will reinforce its position as a
science-based company by providing the Life Sciences industry with an
integrated business experience platform for an end-to-end approach to
research and discovery, development, clinical testing, manufacturing and
commercialization of new therapies and health technologies.

“Today marks a significant milestone for the Life Sciences industry and
the value of the virtual world to address the complexity of developing
personalized medicine and patient-centric experiences. Multidiscipline
scientific innovation and industrial performance call for a platform
approach connecting the dots between people, ideas and data,” said
Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “Medidata’s
leading position in clinical trials complements our life sciences
solutions on the 3DEXPERIENCE collaborative platform. Medidata’s recent
expansion into real world evidence and analytics coupled with the power
of modeling and simulation demonstrates how the virtual world will
catalyze the next generation of patient-inclusive therapeutics. We are
now well positioned to be the enabler of the Life Sciences industry
transformation, illustrating our company’s purpose of harmonizing
product, nature and life.”

Medidata’s clinical expertise and cloud-based solutions power the
development and commercialization of smarter therapies for 1,300
customers worldwide, including pharmaceutical companies and biotechs,
contract research organizations (CROs), and medical centers and sites.
Its solutions enable efficiency and improve quality throughout clinical
development programs by enhancing decision-making, accelerating
processes execution and oversight, minimizing operational risk, reducing
costs and adapting trial strategies. Thirteen of the top 15 drugs sold
in 2018 were powered by Medidata’s technology. Eighteen of the top 25
pharmaceutical companies and nine of the top 10 CROs are all Medidata
customers. Founded in 1999, Medidata is headquartered in New York City,
with 16 offices across seven countries, notably in the U.S., Japan,
Korea, and the U.K., and counts 2,800 employees and contractors.

“Our mission to get the right treatment, to the right patient, at the
right time has fueled our 20-year journey of innovation and commitment
to the life sciences industry,” said Tarek Sherif, Co-founder, Chairman
and CEO, Medidata. “We share common vision, values and passion with
Dassault Systèmes, and our combined talents will empower the life
sciences industry with an end-to-end business platform.”

“Facilitating new therapeutic innovations to become the next standards
of care has been our commitment since day one,” said Glen de Vries,
Co-founder and President, Medidata. “Ultimately, we will unlock enormous
opportunities for our customers and patients, advancing life sciences in
the age of precision medicine.”

Since unveiling its purpose of harmonizing product, nature and life in
2012, Dassault Systèmes has been steadily applying its knowledge and
know-how for transforming the product sphere, to collaborative,
multidisciplinary innovation in the biosphere. Dassault Systèmes
collaborates with the world’s top 20 biopharma companies, hundreds of
biotechnology companies, medical device manufacturers, research
institutes, and governmental regulatory agencies to develop and bring to
market innovative health products and technologies, using the power of
virtual universes to transform the patient experience.

Completion of the acquisition is expected during the last quarter of
2019 and is subject to certain regulatory approvals, approval by the
majority of Medidata’s shareholders and other customary closing

Today’s Conference Call Information

Today, June 12, 2019, Dassault Systèmes and Medidata will host a joint
conference call at 9 a.m. New York time/ 2 p.m. London time/ 3 p.m.
Paris time. The conference call will be available via the Internet by
Please go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the conference
call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. The
conference call will be archived for one year.

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About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business
and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations.
Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed,
produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions
foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world
to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 250,000
customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.
For more information, visit

3DEXPERIENCE, the Compass logo and the 3DS logo, CATIA,
NETVIBES and 3DEXCITE are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or
its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

About Medidata

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life science, with the
world’s most used platform for clinical development, commercial, and
real-world data. Powered by artificial intelligence and delivered by
top-ranked industry experts, Medidata helps pharmaceutical, biotech,
medical device companies, and academic researchers accelerate value,
minimize risk and optimize outcomes. Medidata and its companies, Acorn
AI and SHYFT, serve 1,300 customers and partners worldwide and empower
more than 150,000 certified users every day to create hope for millions
of patients. Discover the future of life science:

Important Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed merger, Medidata Solutions, Inc. (the
“Company”) intends to file relevant materials with the Securities and
Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including a preliminary proxy statement
on Schedule 14A. Following the filing of the definitive proxy statement
with the SEC, the Company will mail the definitive proxy statement and a
proxy card to each stockholder entitled to vote at the special meeting
relating to the proposed merger. STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY
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filed with the SEC on April 18, 2019, and its Annual Report on Form 10-K
for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, which was filed with the
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