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HP and Syngenta Sign IT Transformation and Infrastructure Agreement

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 22, 2008

HP today announced it has signed a five-year technology infrastructure agreement with Syngenta (NYSE: SYT), a world-leading agribusiness.

Under the terms of the agreement, HP will use its Adaptive Infrastructure as a Service solution to transform Syngenta’s current infrastructure-based services into subscription services aligned to Syngenta’s business processes. The service will be delivered from HP’s next-generation data centers in Isle D’Abeau, France, and Alpharetta, Ga.

“We chose HP Adaptive Infrastructure as a Service so we can achieve faster infrastructure and application modernization with reduced risk and cost,” said Martin Walker, global chief information officer, Syngenta. “We also like the financial advantages of expensing our infrastructure services versus making capital investments.”

Integral to the agreement is the transformation of the existing Syngenta technology landscape to a highly virtualized services-oriented environment. Services such as messaging and collaboration will be provided in the future environment alongside database management, e-business and SAP. Additionally, HP will deliver infrastructure, management and support as a service to approximately 160 of Syngenta’s offices in 90 countries.

“By using HP Adaptive Infrastructure as a Service, Syngenta will gain a common environment across all of its business units,” said Francesco Serafini, senior vice president and managing director – Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), HP. “HP is committed to providing outstanding service, innovation and industry expertise to support companies like Syngenta in achieving their technology, as well as their business goals.”

Financial details of the agreement have not been disclosed.

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