Press Release: May 16, 2008

HP and Foxconn Expand PC Business in Russia

Ground broken for new manufacturing facility in St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, May 16, 2008

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HP and Foxconn today held a groundbreaking ceremony in St. Petersburg to celebrate the planned construction of a 32,000-square-meter manufacturing facility intended for the production of HP PCs in Russia in connection with a joint venture agreement to invest $50 million in Russia.

HP intends to be a major PC customer for Foxconn at the new facility and expects to ship up to 40,000 consumer and commercial desktop PCs per month for the Russian market from the facility.

Foxconn expects that in the future the new manufacturing facility will produce goods for HP as well as other companies.

“Russian demand for the latest PC technology is developing quickly, and HP sees increasing interest from consumer and commercial customers,” said Eric Cador, senior vice president, Personal Systems Group – Europe, Middle East and Africa, HP. “This project will help us meet local customer demand by enabling HP to deliver products quickly and competitively in Russia.”

HP’s presence in the Russian economy and region began almost 40 years ago with the opening of its Moscow office. Today, HP is leading the IT market in Russia with 10 offices across the country and a research and development lab in St. Petersburg.

“Foxconn’s construction of this facility marks our initial entry into Russia,” said Terry Gou, chairman and chief executive officer, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd. “We are confident that our cooperation with HP in this venture will support and strengthen HP in serving the needs of the Russian market. St. Petersburg’s strong talent pool, strategic location and government support make it a wonderful location for our operations.”

The new PC operation is part of HP’s strategy to respond to increasing customer demand in fast-growing regions of the world. The planned St. Petersburg facility will complement a new HP-owned operation in India, as well as Foxconn facilities serving HP in the Czech Republic and Brazil.

About Foxconn RUS

Foxconn RUS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd. (“Hon Hai”). Hon Hai was established in 1974 in Taipei by Terry Gou, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. Hon Hai’s consolidated net sales totaled up $42.5 billion in 2006 and $54.9 billion of sales for 2007. Hon Hai has over 600,000 employees in all its locations. Hon Hai is the partner of choice for all aspects of contract manufacturing services in 3C industries. Armed with its proprietary eCMMS business model and world-leading IP portfolio, Hon Hai has revolutionized the CEM/EMS/ODM industries since turn of the century. Through its renowned offering of best speed, quality, engineering services, efficiency and value-added, Hon Hai/Foxconn determines to make the comfort from electronic products usage an attainable luxury for all mankind. Hon Hai has launched production locations in Brazil, Vietnam, India, China, Hungary, USA, Mexico and Australia. Hon Hai’s current goal is to launch a production and R&D location in Russia.

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