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3D Systems Announces Departure Of President And Ceo EXHIBIT 99.1

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

3D Systems Announces Departure of President and CEO

Charles Hull, Co-founder, Director and CTO, to chair Executive Management Committee

Andrew Johnson, Chief Legal Officer, assumes role of Interim President and CEO

Board of Directors to launch immediate search for successor

ROCK HILL, S.C., Oct. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that Avi Reichental has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of the Company, effective at the close of business on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, by mutual agreement with the Company's B oard of Directors.

"I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to lead and build this fine company for the past 12 years, and I am excited about its future," said Reichental.

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has established an Executive Management Committee to provide ongoing leadership and to support companywide operations and strategic initiatives. Charles Hull, Co-founder, Director and Chief Technology Officer, will serve as Chairman of the Committee, while Andrew Johnson will serve as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, in addition to his continued role as Chief Legal Officer. Mark Wright, Chief Operating Officer, and David Styka, Chief Financial Officer, will also serve on the Executive Management Committee.

The Company's Board of Directors will immediately commence a comprehensive search and evaluation process to select a permanent replacement for the role of President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Over the past 12 years, Avi has helped build 3D Systems into a global leader in 3D design and digital fabrication and we thank him for his many contributions," said G. Walter Loewenbaum II, Chairman of the...


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