SOURCE: Mentor Graphics Corporation

Mentor Graphics Corporation

December 16, 2010 23:00 ET

Mentor Graphics Makes Substantial Contribution to International Committee of the Red Cross to Aid in Pakistani Relief

LAHORE, PAKISTAN--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that they have donated approximately $53,000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross to aid in the rebuilding of Pakistan following the devastating floods that struck the country in July. The funds were raised through a combination of employee donations and a company match.

"Having an office in Pakistan, Mentor was very concerned for the well-being of our employees and their families," stated Glenn Perry, general manager of the Embedded Software Division of Mentor Graphics, which has an office in Lahore. "Fortunately, none of them were affected directly. We are proud of the way our employees in Pakistan immediately stepped up to help and the sacrifices that they made."

In addition to the relief fund that the Pakistani team initiated, the local employees in Lahore also donated funds normally set aside for office refreshments and supplies. The company matched the $16,406 amount collected globally from employees, adding $20,000, which when combined with additional money donated by the local Pakistan office, totaled $52,813.

"We are extremely thankful to Mentor Graphics for allowing us the opportunity to give back to our community," said Hassan Raza Gilani, Managing Director of Mentor Graphics Pakistan. "It's great to be a part of a world-class organization that cares not only for its employees but the communities that they live and work in."

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) 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 last 12 months of about $850 million. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

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