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HP sad over sudden death of chairman

HP sad over sudden death of chairman

AUCKLAND, 5 February – On behalf of Hewlett-Packard (NZ) Ltd, managing director, Barry Hastings, wishes to express great sadness at the passing of Sir David Beattie.

From 1987, Sir David has served as chairman of the New Zealand board of directors, playing an integral role in the direction of the company in this market.

“This news has come as a shock to us all. Sir David will be sadly missed. We would like to express our sincere condolences to Lady Norma and family,” says Mr Hastings.

Mr Hastings expects to represent the company at Sir David’s funeral.

About HP

Hewlett-Packard Company -- a leading global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services -- is focused on making technology and its benefits accessible to individuals and businesses through simple appliances, useful e-services and an Internet infrastructure that’s always on.

HP has 86,000 employees worldwide and had total revenue from continuing operations of $42.4 billion in its 1999 fiscal year. Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at


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