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HP and CIBC Extend Technology Outsourcing Agreement


Contract amended and extended to 2013, valued at approximately US$1.2 billion over next seven years

MISSISSAUGA , Ont., Aug. 4, 2006, Hewlett-Packard ( Canada) Co. today announced that the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and HP have amended and extended their information technology outsourcing agreement.

Under the agreement, the outsourcing arrangement will be extended for an additional four years, which will take it to 2013. The total value of the contract is approximately US$1.2 billion over the next seven years. The agreement revises a previous contract initiated in 2002.

The HP IT outsourcing services and solutions are designed to further improve the efficiency and productivity of technology operations. HP is supporting CIBC in managing a highly available, reliable and secure IT environment for its retail and wholesale banking businesses.

“This extension with CIBC builds on our companies’ existing agreement and marks a significant win for HP in an incredibly competitive industry,” said Paul Tsaparis, president and chief executive officer, HP Canada. “Working together, we will continue to provide the IT services that support CIBC’s focus on building positive relationships with its clients.”

“We are pleased to extend our strong relationship with HP,” said Ron Lalonde, senior executive vice-president, Administration, Technology and Operations, CIBC. “The agreement allows us to take advantage of HP’s services and expertise to manage our IT needs effectively on behalf of our clients and employees.”

Under the contract, CIBC has responsibility for desktop support infrastructure, help desk and related network services. HP will provide services and solutions supporting CIBC’s enterprise infrastructure, including Internet banking, branch tellers, automated banking machines, point-of-sale, wire payments and fraud detection systems.

HP also is responsible for data center and network infrastructure management, host (mainframe and HP NonStop systems) and midrange transaction processing, application services, operating systems, storage and desktop messaging.

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