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New Compaq Product Manager and Sales Specialist


New Compaq Product Manager and Sales Specialist Targets Growth in Tandem Product Range

AUCKLAND, 27 March 2000 - Compaq Computer New Zealand Ltd has appointed Neil Thomson as Product Manager and Sales Specialist for the Tandem product range, Enterprise Solutions and Services Group (ESSG). In this role Neil will be responsible for value added services for the Tandem product range and managing application and solution relationships. Initially Neil's focus will be on developing business plans to identify further growth opportunities for Tandem. Neil will work in conjunction with Compaq personnel throughout the Asia Pacific region to execute a defined strategy for Tandem sales situations within New Zealand.

Neil has gained considerable knowledge and experience working as Compaq's Solutions Architect for Tandem environments and customers in the Pre-Sales team. Prior to this, Neil worked for Tandem, before the company was integrated with Compaq.

Based in Auckland, Neil will report to John McCullough, Manager, Solutions and Product Marketing (ESSG), Compaq Computer New Zealand.

Company Background Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is the largest supplier of computing systems in the world. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures, and markets hardware, software, solutions and services, including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop and portable products and consumer PCs. Compaq products and services are sold in more than 200 countries directly to businesses, through a network of authorized Compaq marketing partners and directly to businesses and consumers through Compaq's e-commerce Web site at . Compaq markets its products and services primarily to customers from the business, home, government, and education sectors. Customer support and information about Compaq and its products and services are available at . # # # Compaq is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. This release contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially include implementation of new distribution systems; changes in product mix; unanticipated component shortages; increased competitive factors and pricing pressures; market responses to pricing actions and promotional programs; inventory risks due to shifts in market demand; volatility of certain equity investments; and instability in developing countries that may affect operations. Further information on the factors that could affect Compaq's financial results is included in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including the latest annual report on Form 10-K and the latest quarterly report on Form 10-Q.

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