Press Release

EMC Named General Motors Supplier of The Year

Automotive Giant Recognizes EM' Accomplishments for Third Consecutive Year

Hopkinton,, Monday, May 20, 2002 - 

EMC Corporation was named as a General Motors Supplier of the Year for the third consecutive year for its superior performance in quality, service, technology and price. Now in its 10th year, the Supplier of the Year award is given annually to GM's leading global suppliers in recognition of exceptional performance during the previous calendar year. The 2001 award was presented to EMC President and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph M. Tucci, during a recent ceremony in Toronto.

"EMC is an industry role model that through market leadership and performance has set an example for other companies to follow," said Bo Andersson, vice president, GM Worldwide Purchasing Production Control & Logistics. "It is a pleasure to work with a company that excels at meeting our priorities for quality, service, technology and competitive pricing."

Tucci said, "It's a privilege to once again be chosen by an industry leader like GM to receive this prestigious award representing excellence in service and product quality . In our business, the most valued recognition comes from satisfied customers. Attention to customer need lies at the core of EMC's culture. I am honored to accept GM's award on behalf of EMC and be counted among GM's elite business partners. By providing the critical infrastructure needed to generate the highest return on investment, EMC is helping GM put information at the center of its business, where it's needed most."

The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992. Award-winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decisions on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, General Motors honored 91 suppliers from 18 countries for their excellence throughout 2001.

General Motors has standardized on EMC networked information storage across its worldwide operations to support its engineering operations, as well as other business-critical applications, such as e-business, SAP, PeopleSoft, EDS-PLM iMAN and Oracle.

GM's information infrastructure is comprised of EMC Symmetrix systems and EMC Connectrix Fibre Channel switches to manage and consolidate information on its open system servers—including Sun, Compaq, IBM and Hewlett-Packard—and mainframe environment. GM also has deployed EMC CLARiiON, EMC's Celerra network-attached file servers and EMC's advanced software solutions and services—including EMC ControlCenter, EMC TimeFinder, Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF), EDM, and EMC PowerPath—to improve the availability and manageability of its global information resources.

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