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Mentor Graphics Announces $200 Million Share Repurchase Authorization

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SOURCE Mentor Graphics

WILSONVILLE, Ore., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the company's Board of Directors has authorized a new three-year share repurchase program of up to $200 million.

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"This new repurchase program continues the company's balanced approach to capital deployment," said Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics.  "Mentor continues to do selective acquisitions, we initiated a quarterly cash dividend in March 2013 that we just recently increased, and we continue our program of share repurchases with this new authorization.  Since March 2011, Mentor has repurchased approximately $220 million of stock in the open market and declared over $30 million of cash dividends to shareholders."

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 in the last fiscal year in excess of $1.15 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

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

For more information, please contact:

Joe Reinhart

Mentor Graphics

503.685.1462

joe_reinhart@mentor.com

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