Press Release: December 12, 2006

HP Expands Business Intelligence Services Capabilities with Acquisition of Knightsbridge Solutions

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced that it has signed adefinitive agreement to acquire Knightsbridge Solutions HoldingsCorp., a services company specializing in the informationmanagement areas of business intelligence, data warehousing, dataintegration and information quality.

Headquartered in Chicago,Knightsbridge has 700 employees, with offices across the UnitedStates and in London, and a focus on Fortune 500 customers andtheir global divisions. Financial terms of the transaction were notdisclosed.

“Recognized for excellenceand innovation, Knightsbridge advances HP’s leadership position indelivering business intelligence and data warehouse solutions,”said John W. McCain, senior vice president and general manager, HPServices. “Together, the two companies provide our customers with aworld-class portfolio of information management solutions.”

“Combining Knightsbridgewith HP represents a huge advantage for our collective customersand partners,” said Roderick S. Walker, president and chiefexecutive officer, Knightsbridge Solutions. “By combining ourbusiness intelligence expertise with HP Services, we believe we candeliver more complete end-to-end information management servicesfor our clients than either firm could have accomplished on itsown.”

The transaction is subjectto certain closing conditions and is expected to be completedwithin approximately 30 days. Following completion, the businesswill be fully integrated into HP Services within HP’s TechnologySolutions Group.

About KnightsbridgeSolutions

Knightsbridge is a leadingprofessional services consultancy focused exclusively on theinformation management disciplines of business intelligence, datawarehousing, data integration and information quality. Large ordata-centric organizations turn to Knightsbridge for their mostdifficult data problems – problems rooted in massive data volumesor complex information challenges. Knightsbridge deliversactionable and measurable business results that informdecision-making, optimize IT efficiency and improve businessperformance.

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