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EDS Awarded $715 Million Contract for Bristol-Myers Squibb Information Services

Flexible scope and scale of EDS services allow Bristol-Myers Squibb to

focus on core biopharmaceutical business

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EDS today announced a seven-year, $715 million information technology (IT) services contract that calls for EDS to deliver IT infrastructure services to Bristol-Myers Squibb.

"Leveraging EDS' expertise, scope and scale will allow the company to improve productivity so Bristol-Myers Squibb can remain focused on what it does best -- help patients prevail over serious disease," said Paul von Autenried, vice president, Information Management Shared Services, Bristol-Myers Squibb.

EDS will manage Bristol-Myers Squibb's IT environment, which includes the company's critical operations data at Bristol-Myers Squibb data centers around the world. The contract initially covers IT services in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions, with the opportunity to include Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Additionally, EDS will provide computer capacity to Bristol-Myers Squibb from its data center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

EDS will also provide multi-language field-level and help desk support for the Bristol-Myers Squibb employees' computing environment. This includes the company's sales, scientific and SAP systems and employee workstations in a number of countries around the world.

The agility, flexibility and redundancy of EDS' Global Services Network offers cost savings while improving global competitiveness with the ability to operate in a leveraged and secure global environment. It also provides the ability to scale up or down based on business needs and mitigates risk by spreading out computing power to multiple locations.

"This biopharmaceutical pioneer is a significant addition to EDS' healthcare customer base. Our goal is to help Bristol-Myers Squibb's global competitiveness by delivering innovative, thought-leading IT services," said Jeff Kelly, executive vice president, EDS Americas. "As a leader and important partner in healthcare transformation, EDS helps healthcare organizations worldwide address critical business challenges through IT, allowing companies like Bristol-Myers Squibb to lead in the fight against disease."

As part of this agreement, EDS Agility Alliance partners EMC, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP will provide products and services to Bristol-Myers Squibb, furthering efforts to increase productivity, mitigate risk and lower costs. The EDS Agility Alliance is a coalition of companies globally recognized for their quality, products and value to clients. Its mission is to innovate, develop and deliver the EDS Agile Enterprise Platform - EDS' next-generation global delivery system. Together, EDS and its Agility Alliance partners collaborate to design, build and run a market-leading services platform and develop technology-based services to deliver tangible client results. EDS Agility Alliance partners include Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems and Xerox.

EDS founded the healthcare information technology services industry more than 45 years ago. Today, EDS touches more than 200 million lives daily and performs 2.4 billion healthcare transactions annually, including 1 billion in healthcare claims annually. EDS is the nation's largest provider of Medicaid and Medicare process management services, administering $95 billion in benefits a year and serves as fiscal agent or principal IT provider for Medicaid in 21 states. With more than 9,000 professionals dedicated to supporting healthcare clients worldwide, EDS' global healthcare experience spans payer, provider, government and life science communities.

About EDS

EDS (NYSE: EDS) is a leading global technology services company delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of information technology 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. Learn more at

The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are forward- looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond EDS' control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. For information concerning these risks and uncertainties, see EDS' most recent Form 10-K. EDS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Travis Jacobsen -- EDS


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