EDS Names Michael Coomer to Lead Asia Pacific Region, Global Financial Services Industry; Joe Eazor Promoted to Executive Vice President



    PLANO, Texas, Oct. 26 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced it has appointed
Michael Coomer as both executive vice president for the Asia Pacific Region
and leader of the company's Global Financial Services Industry organization,
effective November 1. He will report directly to EDS President and Chief
Executive Officer Ron Rittenmeyer.
    In his role as the head of EDS' Asia Pacific Region, Coomer replaces Joe
Eazor who was recently promoted to executive vice president of Corporate
Strategy and Business Development. Eazor will work with EDS' senior leadership
team to develop corporate strategy and build the company's portfolio through
mergers and acquisitions.
    Coomer brings to both leadership positions more than three decades of
information technology (IT) experience, including deep expertise across the
financial services, telecommunications and defense industries. In his Asia
Pacific regional leadership role, Coomer will drive new business development
and continue to accelerate EDS' aggressive growth in high-quality, low-cost
locations across the region. Additionally, he will further strengthen the
company's market share in the global financial services arena, which
represents more than $4 billion in annual revenue for EDS in 30 countries.
    "Michael's broad IT services background, combined with his extensive
financial industry experience, makes him the ideal choice to lead these two
strategic growth areas for EDS," said Rittenmeyer. "As a former CIO and
client, Michael understands how to leverage EDS' scale and capabilities to
provide innovative IT solutions to clients."
    Before joining EDS, Coomer most recently served as group executive,
Business and Technology Services for Westpac Banking Corporation. He was
instrumental to implementing the bank's innovative IT, communications
infrastructure and back office delivery. He also drove supply chain management
best practices.
    From 1994 to 2000, Coomer was chief information officer of the National
Australia Bank, responsible for leading all IT activities in Asia, Australia,
New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
    Previously, he spent more than 10 years with Rockwell International,
serving in multiple executive positions focused on large-scale defense,
aerospace, finance and manufacturing projects.
    
    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 eds.com.

    
    CONTACT:
    Liz Bonet - EDS
    972 605 1624
    liz.bonet@eds.com
    




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For further information: Liz Bonet of EDS, +1-972-605-1624, 
liz.bonet@eds.com Web Site: http://www.eds.com

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