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QAD Congratulates Nexteer Automotive on 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award Win

Leading Tier-One automotive parts supplier recognized with Enterprise Technology Leadership Award for cloud ERP implementation project

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — March 19, 2015 — QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA) (NASDAQ:QADB), a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies, is pleased to congratulate one of its customers, Nexteer Automotive, on receiving the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award for Enterprise Technology Leadership.

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor manufacturing companies’ projects and individual leaders that have demonstrated achievement across a wide variety of domains, including sustainability, operational excellence, innovation, supply chain management and others. As a recipient of the Enterprise Technology Leadership award, Nexteer is recognized for the competitive advantage and tangible enterprise performance gains achieved through its implementation of QAD Cloud ERP, the only full-strength web-based ERP solution for global manufacturing.

“We’re so pleased that Nexteer has seen such strong business results and relies on the cloud as a key foundation to support their growth. It is great to see them recognized with such a prestigious designation in leading the way for other manufacturers,” said Anton Chilton, Senior Vice President, Global Services, QAD. “When you’re operating on a global scale like Nexteer does, you need your ERP system to function with the speed and flexibility to respond and adjust to different needs anytime, anywhere in the world. I’m thrilled that QAD Cloud ERP provided this foundation for Nexteer.”

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards, now in their 11th year, honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Winning projects and individual manufacturing leaders have demonstrated achievement in their areas of expertise, and are chosen by a panel of expert judges for results that set them apart from their competitors. These winning manufacturers have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment, and other tangible outcomes.

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About Nexteer Automotive
Nexteer Automotive (HK:1316) is a multi-billion dollar global steering and driveline business solely dedicated to electric and hydraulic steering systems, steering columns and driveline products for original equipment manufacturers. The company is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Its 11,000 workforce serves more than 50 customers in every major region of the world. The company has 20 manufacturing plants, five regional engineering centers and nine customer service centers strategically located in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Nexteer Automotive’s customers include BMW, FCA, Ford, GM, Toyota, and PSA Peugeot Citroen, VW, as well as automakers in India, China, and South America.

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About QAD – The Effective Enterprise
QAD Inc. (Nasdaq:QADA) (Nasdaq:QADB) is a leading provider of enterprise software and services designed for global manufacturing companies. For more than 35 years, QAD has provided global manufacturing companies with QAD Enterprise Applications, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that supports operational requirements, including financials, manufacturing, demand and supply chain planning, customer management, business intelligence and business process management. QAD Enterprise Applications is offered in flexible deployment models as on-premise software, in the cloud with QAD Cloud ERP or in a blended environment. With QAD, customers and partners in the automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, industrial products and life sciences industries can better align daily operations with their strategic goals to meet their vision of becoming more Effective Enterprises.

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