Snook Joins DDD Group

DDD Group announces the appointment of Hans Snook to the company's board of non-executive directors

January 13, 2006

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- DDD Group plc (LSE: DDD - News), the 3D software and content company, today announces the appointment of Hans Snook to the company's board of non-executive directors.

Mr. Snook is the Chairman of MonsterMob Group plc ("MonsterMob") and the founder and former Chief Executive of Orange. Hans Snook was appointed Chairman of AIM-listed MonsterMob in May of 2005. MonsterMob is a leading media and entertainment company that specializes in the sale of mobile telephone entertainment content and services, with operations in 20 countries and connectivity to 38 mobile telephone network carriers.

Hans was the founder and Chief Executive of Orange, a leading mobile telephone network carrier. He articulated the vision of the 'wirefree future' that has driven the branding, strategy and operation of Orange. Under Hans' leadership, Orange launched their mobile phone service on 28 April 1994 and had a profound impact on the mobile market both in the U.K. and globally. In March 1996, Orange listed on the London and NASDAQ exchanges and, in June of 1996, became the youngest ever company to enter the FTSE 100.

Following the agreed acquisition of Orange by Mannesmann at the end of 1999, Mannesmann was acquired by Vodafone early in 2000 and, on 30 May 2000, the agreed acquisition of Orange by France Telecom was announced. Hans continued as Chief Executive of the enlarged Orange Group, leading it to flotation in February 2001, at which point he became Special Advisor to the Group, a role from which he stepped down at the end of 2001. From 2002 until early in 2005, Hans was non-executive Chairman of Carphone Warehouse Group PLC.

Hans' current directorships include MonsterMob Group PLC, Healthsmart Limited, The Integrated Health Consultancy Ltd. and Sensophone Limited.

"I am truly delighted that Hans has joined the board of DDD as a non-executive director," said Paul Kristensen, Chairman of DDD. "Hans brings a vast, directly relevant experience to DDD, particularly in the mobile phone market where DDD has seen the most growth in recent months. His contributions as a board member will be invaluable."

DDD Group plc

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