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EDS, an HP Company, to Help Continental Airlines Transform Flight Operations

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EDS, an HP Company, to Help Continental Airlines Transform Flight Operations

EDS, an HP Company, to Help Continental Airlines Transform Flight Operations

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EDS, an HP (NYSE:HPQ) company, today announced an agreement with Continental Airlines to enhance its EDS Flight Planning Services in order to reduce flight operating expenses and create efficiencies for Continental by automating some aspects of flight planning.

As part of the agreement with Continental, EDS will develop, implement and deliver enhanced EDS Flight Planning Services. This will be delivered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model based on the EDS Airline SOA (service-oriented architecture) platform.

“The EDS Flight Planning Services will allow us to take full advantage of our modern fleet capabilities, achieve significant fuel savings and increase our operational flexibility,” said Mark Moran, executive vice president of Operations at Continental Airlines. “Our strong working relationship and successful track record together made EDS the right choice to deliver industry-leading flight planning technologies, which will seamlessly integrate with all our flight operations services.”

EDS Flight Planning is the fourth component in EDS’ flight operations suite being deployed to help transform Continental’s flight operations functions. As announced in March 2008, EDS is developing EDS Air-to-Ground Messaging Services, EDS Load Planning Services and EDS Aircraft Movement Services for Continental. The EDS flight operations suite is also being used by other leading airlines.

“Effective flight planning will enable Continental to reduce costs and increase operational efficiencies,” said Eric Harte, vice president and leader of the Consumer Travel Industry Group at EDS, an HP company. “The EDS team will combine deep expertise in the airline industry and applications development to transform Continental’s flight operations environment to optimize its cost per available seat mile.”

EDS brings world-class technology solutions and infrastructure to help transportation, logistics and travel-related clients sustain competitive advantage in a highly dynamic global market.

About EDS

EDS, an HP company, is a leading global technology services provider, delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry nearly 50 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of information technology, applications 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.

About HP

HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com/.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the achievement of expected operational and financial results; and other risks that are described in HP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2009 and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2008. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

EDS and the EDS logo are registered trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP.

HP is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of its people. © 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP.

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