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HP Supports Johannesburg World Summit 2002 as Technology Partner


HP (NYSE:HPQ) today reaffirmed its commitment to global corporate citizenship with its support and sponsorship of the Johannesburg World Summit 2002.

"We are honored to be the summit's technology sponsor and to participate in dialogue among key stakeholders that focuses on leveraging the assets of both the public and private sectors to solve critical global issues," said Carly Fiorina, HP chairman and chief executive officer. "HP's global corporate citizenship objective and e-Inclusion activities resonate strongly with the themes of the summit -- People, Planet and Prosperity."

HP's e-Inclusion program is a strategic, long-term commitment to leverage technology and intellectual capital to enable sustainable development. The program seeks to provide people access to greater economic and social opportunities by closing the gap between technology-empowered and technology-excluded communities.

e-Inclusion is about a future where technology is accessible to everyone in the world as a means to learn, work and benefit from information. e-Inclusion is not about imposing technology on a community or importing solutions.

"Only solutions that are community-driven can be sustainable over time," said Debra Dunn, senior vice president, HP Corporate Affairs. "We work with community leaders to understand the challenges the community faces and develop products and solutions that address their needs.

"While our participation in the summit showcases HP's world-class products and service solutions through various venues, we also share in the common goal of building a better world by enabling important dialogue through our sponsorship and active participation."

As the summit's lead technology sponsor, HP has partnered with The Johannesburg World Summit Company to provide infrastructure technology, support services and Web site solutions to integrate the summit's 39 venues and create a rich virtual environment for the dissemination of news and dialogue .

HP is providing workstations, printers and consumables, digital cameras, servers, notebooks, scanners, HP iPAQ Pocket PCs, switches, storage, security software, HP Network Node Management and HP OpenView software. The company will have an interactive exhibit as part of its e-Inclusion and social responsibility efforts in the Ubuntu Village public expo area.

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HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP completed its merger transaction involving Compaq Computer Corp. on May 3, 2002. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

About HP

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