Mentor Graphics Announces New Worldwide Sales Executive

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 23, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —   Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the appointment of Mike Ellow as senior vice president, World Trade, effective August 1, 2014. He replaces Don Maulsby, who is retiring from this role.

Mike Ellow

Ellow joined Mentor Graphics as part of the company's acquisition of Berkeley Design Automation, where he was vice president of Global Sales. Prior to that he held various positions at Cadence Design Systems, overseeing sales in North America, Europe and India, culminating in the role of corporate vice president, North American Sales.

"We are impressed with Mike's consistent achievement of sales targets, deep technical expertise, and demonstrated skills in effective teamwork," said Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics. "We congratulate him on his new role, and anticipate benefiting from his talents to further build upon the company's success."

"Mike brings 25 years of executive sales and technical management experience, along with a proven track record of building strong sales teams and delivering positive results," said Gregory K. Hinckley, president, Mentor Graphics. "We look forward to working with him and have no doubt that he will be a tremendous asset to the company."

Ellow has a BSEE from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, an MSEE from the University of Southern California, and an MBA from California State University, Fullerton.

"Having joined Mentor during the Berkeley Design Automation acquisition, I've already witnessed the commitment of the sales team and the powerful forward momentum of the company," noted Mike Ellow. "I'm excited about my new role, and I look forward to working with a talented, motivated group of stellar people to drive ever better results."

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation 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 electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the past 12 months in excess of $1.15 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

(Mentor Graphics and Mentor are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)

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