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Perot Systems Wins Five-Year Contract With Altivity Packaging
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Plano, Texas, USA, 07 March 2007 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE:PER) today announced that Altivity Packaging, a leading provider of folding cartons and bag packaging, has signed a five-year contract with Perot Systems in support of its business and technology integration strategy. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Following a period of mergers, acquisitions and growth, the USD 2 billion packaging manufacturer is looking to Perot Systems to support its IT integration and alignment strategy, including a centralized data center and IT infrastructure housing Altivity's business systems and applications.

"Outsourcing provides us the flexibility to expand our core IT services as our business and technology needs grow. We also needed to provide transparency to the true costs of IT, enabling us to make better informed decisions as the demand for IT services change," said Steve Nelson, vice president of IT for Altivity. "Perot Systems is a match for our needs and is the best IT option for Altivity. We are confident in their ability to deliver."

Under the agreement, Perot Systems will provide a broad range of infrastructure technology outsourcing services and selected application support for Altivity's operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. For the initial six months, Perot Systems will focus on helping to migrate select applications and consolidate Altivity's data center into Perot Systems' Plano Technology Center. Perot Systems will also provide network services management, telecommunications support, and its RS6000 utility computing and storage solution from its Technology Center.

"Our industry-specific knowledge, mature IT processes, and data center capabilities provide Altivity with the ability to reliably, quickly, and economically set up and maintain the IT infrastructure needed to run their systems and network," explained Steve Curts, president of Perot Systems commercial solutions group. "As a result, Altivity will be better positioned to achieve significant performance and cost benefits, such as more timely and economical support for their divisions and groups, as well as a more efficient use of their financial resources."

About Altivity

Altivity Packaging is a leading manufacturer of consumer packaging products and is one of the largest privately held packaging companies. The company is a leading producer of coated-recycled boxboard. It manufactures folding cartons, multiwall and consumer bag packaging, plastic packaging, label solution, inks/coatings, contract packaging, and laminations for a variety of consumer and industrial companies. The company also produces a full-line of high quality, decorative gift boxes for the mass market gift department stores and retail establishments.

Altivity Packaging is a combination of the assets of Smurfit-Stone's Consumer Packaging Division and Field Container Company, L.P. Altivity Packaging operates six recycled boxboard mills and 51 consumer packaging facilities in North America. The company is headquartered in the Chicago area and employs approximately 8000 employees in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

About Perot Systems

Perot Systems is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions. Through its flexible and collaborative approach, Perot Systems integrates expertise from across the company to deliver custom solutions that enable clients to accelerate growth, streamline operations, and create new levels of customer value. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Perot Systems reported 2006 revenue of USD 2.3 billion. The company has more than 21,000 associates located in North America, Europe, and Asia. Additional information on Perot Systems is available at http://www.perotsystems.com/ .

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