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LECTRA: Lectra appoints Jérôme Viala Executive Vice President for the Group


Lectra appoints Jérôme Viala Executive Vice President for the Group

Chief Financial Officer since 1994, and from 2005 a member of the Executive
Committee, Jérôme

Viala will greatly contribute to the implementation of Lectra's new strategic

Paris, February 2, 2017 -
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to
industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite
materials, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jérôme Viala, Chief
Financial Officer to the role of Executive Vice President for the Group. As a
result, Jérôme Viala has been number two on Lectra's Executive Committee
since January 1, 2017.

"Lectra will soon announce a new strategic roadmap, revealing the Group's
ambitions for the 2017-2019 period and beyond. I felt it was very important
to involve Jérôme even more in our new industrial adventure,
" stated Daniel Harari, CEO, Lectra."Jerome and I have worked together for 26
years. During these years, I have
appreciated his rigor, his ability to make decisions and stand by them, and
his many human qualities."

Since becoming CFO of Lectra in 1994, and member of the Executive Committee
since its creation in 2005, Jérôme Viala, 55 years old, has progressively
taken on more responsibilities within the Group. He is now in charge of
coordinating the industrial, customer care, consumables and parts, and
international human resources' activities. In parallel, over the last few
years Jérôme has become increasingly involved in developing Lectra's
international operations, including the opening of Lectra's subsidiaries in
South Korea and Vietnam.

"Lectra's upcoming strategic cycle, to be presented on February 9, will be
exciting due to the highly innovative way it creates value for our customers,
and for the Group,"
underlines Jérôme Viala."I am thrilled about the opportunity to support the
implementation of our new
roadmap in its many aspects."

Jérôme Viala, a graduate of the ESC Bordeaux (KEDGE Business School, France),
began his career as a credit analyst at Esso (France). He joined the finance
department of Lectra in 1985, then successively held different financial
positions in the Group before becoming Chief Financial Officer in 1994.

About Lectra

Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions (software,
automated cutting equipment, and associated services) specifically designed
for industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles, and composite
materials to manufacture their products. It serves major world markets:
fashion and apparel, automotive, and furniture as well as a broad array of
other industries. Lectra's solutions, specific to each market, enable
customers to automate and optimize product design, development, and
manufacturing. With more than 1,500 employees, Lectra has developed
privileged relationships with prestigious customers in more than 100
countries, contributing to their operational excellence. Lectra registered
revenues of $264 million in 2015 and is listed on Euronext.

For more information, please

Contact - Lectra Headquarters / Press Dept.:
Nathalie Fournier-Christol
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 64 42 37 - Fax: +33 (0)1 53 64 43 40

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Source: LECTRA via Globenewswire

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