Press Release: October 10, 2007
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HP to Open Global Services Delivery Center in Panama

PANAMA CITY, Panama, Oct. 10, 2007

HP today announced plans to build a global delivery center in Panama City, Panama, that will provide services to help customers better manage business information and optimize their technology infrastructures.

Panama City was selected due to its well-developed information technology infrastructure, large pool of skilled workers, and government and university support.

“Panama welcomes the arrival of such a prestigious company, which has chosen our country to expand its operations in Latin America, presenting real employment and training opportunities to Panamanians,” said Alejandro Ferrer, Minister of Trade and Industry of Panama. “The establishment of HP facilities in our country enormously contributes to enhance our role as a regional logistical center and the pursuit to serve our continent as the hub of the Americas.”

Once the center is developed, it is expected to employ hundreds of people in 2008 and more than 1,000 people in 2009.

“The decision to expand our global operations into Panama is a win-win situation for HP and Panama,” said Martin Castillo, vice president and general manager, Central American and Caribbean Operations, HP. “The center will bring new customers, jobs and careers to the community, and the country is an ideal location to build on the momentum of the HP Services business.”

The Panama City center initially will provide infrastructure services and call center expertise; later, it will provide additional services to customers around the world.

“Using a mix of local and global resources allows HP to provide our local, regional and multinational customers with the services they need, where they need them,” said Bob Pryor, senior vice president and general manager, Outsourcing Services, HP. “The Panama City center joins a network of HP global delivery centers where we partner with customers to provide the solutions they need to meet their business goals.”

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About HP

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.