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|HP Confirms It is in Talks with EDS Regarding Possible Business Combination|
|PALO ALTO, Calif., May 12, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- HP (NYSE:HPQ) today confirmed that it is engaged in advanced
discussions with Electronic Data Systems Corporation regarding a
possible business combination involving the two companies.
There can be no assurances that an agreement will be reached or that a transaction will be consummated. HP does not intend to comment further until an agreement is reached or discussions are terminated.
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