Press Release: May 19, 2006

HP Announces Resignation of Director Tom Perkins

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 19, 2006

HP announced today that Thomas J. Perkins resigned from its board of directors on May 18, 2006, with immediate effect.

The board has 10 members following his resignation.

Mark Hurd, HP chief executive officer and president, said, "On behalf of HP, I wish to thank Tom for his service and dedication to our company. Since he first joined the company nearly 50 years ago, going on to serve as leader of HP's early computer operations, an executive at HP Labs and ultimately as a director, we have benefited from Tom's business insights and understanding of technology. He has been instrumental in championing improvements that are leading to a stronger HP. I am particularly grateful for the support he has provided to me over the past year."

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