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Apria Healthcare Awards Technology Solutions Contract to Perot Systems

PLANO, Texas, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apria Healthcare Group Inc. and Perot Systems Corporation ( (NYSE: PER) today announced an agreement in which the global technology solutions provider will deliver to Apria Healthcare a range of healthcare information technology solutions, including the management of data center operations and applications solutions, as well as consulting services. The term of the contract is for ten years.

"When we sought and evaluated the IT services providers that could support our growing business, we chose a company with a proven record of providing IT and business solutions to the healthcare industry and the ability to meet our complex needs around-the-clock," said Norman C. Payson, MD, chief executive officer of Apria Healthcare. "Perot Systems has the capabilities, the scope of services and the experience we need. Our alliance with Perot Systems will provide greater flexibility, quality, and efficiency in our IT operations."

"We are very proud to be supporting Apria Healthcare, one of America's leading diversified home healthcare providers," said Peter Altabef, president and chief executive officer of Perot Systems. "We understand the unique business and technology needs facing Apria and are committed to providing the company with top-quality IT solutions and significant savings to help them meet their patient care, quality of service and business objectives."

About Apria Healthcare Group Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Forest, CA, Apria provides home respiratory therapy, home infusion therapy and home medical equipment and related services through approximately 550 branch and pharmacy locations. The company serves over 2 million patients annually in all 50 states, and is among the country's largest home healthcare providers. Further information is available at

About Perot Systems

Perot Systems is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions. Perot Systems integrates expertise from across the company to deliver custom solutions that enable clients to accelerate growth, streamline operations and create new levels of customer value. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Perot Systems reported 2008 revenue of $2.8 billion. The company has more than 23,000 associates located in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Additional information on Perot Systems is available at

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. For factors that could affect our business and cause actual results to differ materially, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and available at, as updated in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed after such Form 10-K, for additional information regarding risk factors. We disclaim any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise.

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