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IBM Reports Q3

ARMONK, N.Y. -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced third-quarter 2007 diluted earnings of $1.68 per share from continuing operations compared with diluted earnings of $1.45 per share in the third quarter of 2006, an increase of 16 percent as reported. Third- quarter income from continuing operations was $2.4 billion compared with $2.2 billion in the third quarter of 2006, an increase of 6 percent. Total revenues for the third quarter of 2007 of $24.1 billion increased 7 percent (3 percent, adjusting for currency) from the third quarter of 2006.

"Our outstanding services results this quarter enabled us to stay on track toward our objective of accelerated earnings per share growth through 2010, while we work through a transition in our hardware business," said Samuel J. Palmisano, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Our year-to-date performance underscores the strength of major elements of our long-term roadmap, including revenue growth, margin expansion, and continued success in emerging market countries and in the integration of our acquisitions."

From a geographic perspective, the Americas' third-quarter revenues were $10.2 billion, an increase of 4 percent as reported (3 percent, adjusting for currency) from the 2006 period. Revenues from Europe/Middle East/Africa were $8.1 billion, up 11 percent (4 percent, adjusting for currency). Asia-Pacific revenues increased 9 percent (6 percent, adjusting for currency) to $4.9 billion. OEM revenues were $890 million, down 12 percent compared with the 2006 third quarter.

IBM Corp.