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News Release

Autodesk Announces Quarterly Dividend

Dec 13, 2001

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2001--Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK), the world's leading design software and digital content company, 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 January 18, 2002 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 4, 2002.

As of October 31, 2001, the Company had $427.6 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities and approximately 54.8 million shares of common stock outstanding. Autodesk reported net income of $21.5 million, or earnings per diluted share of $0.38, on net revenues of $216.4 million for the third fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2001.

About Autodesk

Autodesk is the world's leading design software and digital content company. 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

Note to Editors: Autodesk and the Autodesk logo are registered trademarks, and Discreet is a trademark, of Autodesk, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders.


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