Press Release: April 21, 2009

Mazda Motor Europe Signs Data Center Infrastructure Outsourcing Agreement with EDS, an HP Company

BERLIN, April 21, 2009

EDS, an HP company, today announced a five-year technology infrastructure outsourcing contract with Mazda Motor Europe aimed to decrease operational costs, improve service quality and increase technology infrastructure availability for Mazda.

Under the agreement, EDS will consolidate technology from Mazda’s data centers in Willebroek, Belgium, and Leverkusen, Germany, to centralized services in EDS’ data center in Frankfurt, Germany. EDS will create and manage a standardized infrastructure as well as use best practices to improve stability and scalability of Mazda’s European technology environment.

“Creating a consolidated, standardized technology environment will help us provide efficient, 24/7 services for our customers and dealers in 41 markets across Europe,” said Steve Robertson, vice president of Business Strategy and Information Systems at Mazda Motor Europe. “EDS’ presence in Europe mirrors ours, and EDS brings an innovative mix of technology and automotive industry expertise that will improve our European operations.”

Mazda will outsource a variety of services to EDS, including server management for its Windows®, HP-UX and Linux server environments. EDS also will provide enterprise security, maintenance and hardware provisioning for Mazda’s server and data storage environments. Some Mazda operational staff will transfer to EDS.

“With EDS’ help, Mazda will be able to deliver better service quality for lower cost – a great differentiator in today’s automotive industry,” said Peter Overakker, vice president of General Western Europe at EDS, an HP company. “EDS will provide a seamless transition and deliver exceptional global technology services so Mazda can continue to build and sell leading automotive products and services.”

About EDS

EDS, an HP company, is a leading global technology services provider, delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry nearly 50 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of information technology, applications and business process outsourcing services to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries, and to governments around the world.

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Editorial contacts:

Beth Bilal, EDS, an HP company: beth.bilal@hp.com

Greet Sysmans, EDS, an HP company: greet.sysmans@eds.com

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