EDS and Telekomunikacja Polska Sign Largest-ever IT Outsourcing Deal in Poland



    
    - The US$52 million IT outsourcing agreement is largest of its kind in
    Poland

    - Agreement includes the transition of 150 TP employees to EDS
    

    PLANO, Texas, Dec. 4 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced it has signed a US$52
million, five-year information technology (IT) outsourcing agreement with
Telekomunikacja Polska, a major company in the TP Group (TP), and a leading
telco operator in Poland. France Telecom, a leading global provider of
telecommunication services, holds approximately 47.5 percent equity in TP. The
deal is the largest technology infrastructure outsourcing contract ever signed
in Poland.
    Under the contract, as of December 1, 2007, EDS assumes responsibility
for TP's and PTK Centertel's (the mobile telecommunications company of the TP
Group) desktop management infrastructure. EDS will also provide on-site and
off-site field service support, printing, and help desk services for more than
33,000 of TP's Polish employees. The agreement includes the transition of 150
employees of TP's staff to EDS. The project's scope also includes transferring
approximately 100 employees of supporting partner companies to EDS in the
coming year.
    EDS will apply a globally defined and consistent set of tools and
processes to the management of TP's IT infrastructure designed to maximize
operational efficiency, mitigate risk and allow for a more flexible IT
environment.
    "EDS' global knowledge and application of IT best practices will play an
important role in supporting our customers and our business to meet our
goals," said Grzegorz Tomasiak, Chief Technology Officer for TP Group. This
deal will help us streamline our IT desktop and printing infrastructure and
gain flexibility of a truly customer-oriented organization.
    "We are proud to have been selected by Telekomunikacja Polska to manage
its IT desktop and printing infrastructure," said Stefan Zaremba, president of
EDS Poland. "This agreement will deliver more efficient and productive
processes, lower costs and ultimately allow TP to focus on its core business."
    EDS recently announced it has been named a leader in Global IT
Infrastructure Outsourcing by independent analyst firm Forrester Research. EDS
was among the select companies invited by Forrester to participate in its June
14, 2007 Forrester Wave(TM) Global IT Infrastructure Outsourcing, Q2 2007
(June 2007) report. In this evaluation, EDS was cited as a leader in global IT
infrastructure outsourcing and received top scores on its global delivery
model, client value proposition and vision, and service quality by clients.
    
    About TP Group
    
    TP Group is a leading supplier of telecommunication services on the
Polish market with highly developed network infrastructure. It provides
services to more than 10 million fixed line and over 12 million mobile
subscribers including top corporate and government clients in Poland. TP Group
currently employs more than 33,000 people, with offices across Poland. In
2006, the company was ranked number 2 in Poland and number 5 in Central
Europe, according to Rzeczpospolita (Polish daily).
    
    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 http://eds.com.
    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.




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For further information: Media, Travis Jacobsen, +1-972-797-8751, 
travis.jacobsen@eds.com, or investors, Roxane Barry, +1-972-605-6420, 
roxane.barry@eds.com, both of EDS Web Site: http://www.eds.com

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