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Autodesk Announces Quarterly Dividend

Mar 22, 2001

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share on its Common Stock. The dividend is payable April 20, 2001 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 6, 2001.

As of January 31, 2001, the Company had $422.5 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities and approximately 54.7 million shares of Common Stock outstanding. Autodesk reported net income of $28.4 million, or earnings per share of $0.51 on a diluted basis, on net revenues of $243.0 million for the fourth fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2001.

About Autodesk

Autodesk is the world's leading design software and digital content company for architectural design and land development, manufacturing, utilities, telecommunications, and media and entertainment. Founded in 1982, Autodesk provides design software, Internet portal services, wireless development platforms and point-of-location applications that empower more than four million customers in over 150 countries to drive business and remain competitive. For more information, contact any Authorized Autodesk Reseller, call Autodesk at 800-964-6432, or visit Discreet(TM) product information is available at 800-869-3504 or via the Web at

Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, and AutoCAD are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. in the United States and/or certain other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks are used solely for the purpose of identification and belong to their respective holders.

SOURCE Autodesk, Inc.

CONTACT: Misty Ohmart of Autodesk, Inc., 415-507-6208, or