Press Release: April 15, 2009
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HP to Provide Infrastructure Services to Celesio AG

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 15, 2009

HP today announced it has signed a seven-year infrastructure services contract to reduce operating costs, improve flexibility and accelerate business growth for Celesio AG, one of Europe’s leading pharmaceuticals services providers.

Under the agreement, HP will provide standardized services and hardware across Celesio’s 14-country operation. This includes managing Celesio’s data center environment, including storage and server management for approximately 4,500 servers.

Additionally, HP will manage a full range of network and voice services that connect Celesio’s employees with each other, partners, customers and vendors. HP also will standardize and manage Celesio’s employee computing environment, which includes global helpdesk, end-user support, incident and problem management, as well as asset and change management for 23,000 workplaces in more than 100 locations.

“A standardized technology infrastructure is critical since we operate in several European markets and cover the entire spectrum of pharmaceutical distribution,” said Christian Holzherr, chief financial officer and management board member responsible for Information Technology at Celesio. “HP will help us achieve more integrated business processes and efficiency improvements company-wide. HP’s proven business technology and industry expertise makes it the ideal partner to help us meet our business goals.”

HP also will implement HP servers, storage and PCs.

“Celesio will improve performance and lower operational costs with this new engagement,” said Francesco Serafini, senior vice president and managing director, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, HP. “Our highly qualified services professionals, global reach and deep industry experience enable us to deliver a simplified and flexible technology infrastructure solution that will help Celesio continue to be a pharmaceutical industry leader.”

Under the terms of the agreement, approximately 200 employees will transfer from Celesio to HP.

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