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HP Confirms EDS Talks

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP (NYSE:HPQ - News) 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.

Hewlett-Packard Co.