William R. Brody Elected to IBM Board of Directors



    ARMONK, N.Y., June 26 /CNW/ - The IBM (NYSE:   IBM) board of directors
today elected William R. Brody, president of The Johns Hopkins University, to
the board effective July 31, 2007.

    Samuel J. Palmisano, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer,
said: "We are delighted that Bill will be joining the IBM board, bringing with
him extensive experience as a leader of a world-renowned teaching and research
institution that will be extremely beneficial to IBM."

    Dr. Brody became president of The Johns Hopkins University in 1996.
Immediately prior to assuming the position, Dr. Brody was provost of the
Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota. From 1987 to 1994 he
was the Martin Donner Professor and director of the Department of Radiology,
professor of electrical and computer engineering, and professor of biomedical
engineering at Johns Hopkins and radiologist-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins
Hospital.

    Dr. Brody received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.D. and Ph.D., also in
electrical engineering, from Stanford University.

    When Dr. Brody joins the IBM board on July 31, 2007, the board will have
a total of 13 members.




For further information:

For further information: IBM Edward Barbini, 914-499-6565
barbini@us.ibm.com


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