Press Release:

HP Appoints McCain to Run HP Consulting and Integration

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2005

HP today announced that it has appointed John W. McCain, a seasoned information technology services executive, to serve as senior vice president of HP Consulting and Integration.

McCain will report to Steve Smith, senior vice president of HP Services.

McCain, 46, was most recently chief executive officer of iEnergizer, a privately-held, business process outsourcing services company. Previously, he spent two years as chief executive officer, North America, at Capgemini, and 16 years at EDS, where he led its e.Solutions, CIO Services and Commercial Services units.

"John McCain has a long, tested record of managing complex services organizations, driving improved profitability and serving multinational customers," said Smith. "I look forward to the considerable talents that he will bring to our team as we work to accelerate HP Services' growth and profitability."

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