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May 2, 2008

CSC signs IT desktop outsourcing contract with Zurich Financial

Computer Sciences Corporation has signed an IT desktop services outsourcing contract with Zurich Financial Services Group. The new agreement has a six-year base period at an estimated value of $399 million with a two-year extension option.

By CBR Staff Writer

Under the contract, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) will assume responsibility for the provision of Zurich Financial’s electronic Workplace (eWP) desktop services to its businesses in the US, Canada, the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Spain. The scope includes global service desk, local on-site support, and software packaging and distribution to approximately 51,000 users.

According to CSC, eWP service will provide Zurich Financial with the cost and performance benefits of a globally standardized desktop service environment while allowing organizations within Zurich to tailor services specifically to their business needs and locations.

Michael Laphen, chairman, president and CEO of CSC, said: We are pleased to announce this expansion of our relationship with Zurich. CSC’s global expertise in desktop computing services will provide Zurich’s businesses with access to innovative technology and services and bring new levels of efficiency in support of Zurich’s global IT strategy.

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