ISS Recommends EDS Stockholders Vote for Merger Agreement With Hewlett-Packard



    PLANO, Texas, July 11 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced that ISS Governance
Services (ISS) has published its report recommending that EDS stockholders
vote FOR the proposal to approve the Agreement and Plan of Merger under which
EDS would be acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company.  The company's special
stockholders meeting regarding the vote is scheduled for July 31, 2008.
    ISS, a unit of RiskMetrics Group, is a leading independent proxy advisory
firm whose voting analyses are relied upon by hundreds of institutional
investment funds, mutual funds and fiduciaries.
    
    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 more than 46 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.
    
    Additional information and where to find it
    
    EDS has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a definitive
proxy statement in connection with the merger. The definitive proxy statement
will be sent or given to the stockholders of EDS. Before making any voting or
investment decision with respect to the merger, investors and stockholders of
EDS are urged to read the definitive proxy statement and any other relevant
materials filed with the SEC because they contain (or will contain) important
information about the merger. The definitive proxy statement and any other
documents filed by EDS with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the
SEC's website at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and stockholders may
obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by going to EDS's
Investor Relations page on its corporate website at http://www.eds.com or by
directing a request to EDS at 5400 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024 -- Attention:
Investor Relations.
    EDS and HP and their respective directors and executive officers may be
deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from EDS stockholders
in connection with the merger. Information about HP's directors and executive
officers is set forth in HP's proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the
SEC on January 29, 2008 and HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on December
18, 2007. Information about EDS's directors and executive officers is set
forth in EDS's proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on March 4,
2008 and EDS's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 27, 2008.
Additional information regarding the interests of participants in the
solicitation of proxies in connection with the merger is included in the
definitive proxy statement that EDS has filed with the SEC.

    
      MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACT:            INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT:
      Bob Brand - EDS                     Deanna Rogers - EDS
      972 605 1290                        972 605 8933
      bob.brand@eds.com                   deanna.rogers@eds.com

    




For further information:

For further information: Media, Bob Brand, +1-972-605-1290,
bob.brand@eds.com, or Investors, Deanna Rogers, +1-972-605-8933,
deanna.rogers@eds.com, both of EDS Web Site: http://www.eds.com

Organization Profile

EDS

More on this organization


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890