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News Release

Anglo American selects HCL for End-User Computing and Data Center Services worldwide

Engagement includes South Africa, South America, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific
Released: 10th September 2013
Publisher: HCL Technologies Ltd

Noida, India/ London, UK - 10th September, 2013 – Anglo American, one of the world’s largest mining companies and HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL), a leading global IT services provider, today announced entering into an engagement where HCL will deliver IT services for Anglo American businesses across the globe. As a part of this contract, HCL will transform Anglo American’s end user computing and data center landscape to improve operational efficiency, business agility and the user experience.

The scope of service covers end to end infrastructure services, including data centre and hosting services, email services, service desk, local area network and security management, end user computing and on-site IT services, utilizing hybrid on-premise and cloud delivery models.

Anglo American’s Chief Information Technology Officer and Head of Global Infrastructure, David Heppenstall said, "HCL has been one of the most successful Infrastructure suppliers in the market in recent years, and we have been impressed with their solution and the people we have worked with. We are confident they will become an effective long term partner for Anglo American."

“This contract reinforces HCL’s focus on developing markets and further cements HCL’s position as the provider of choice for IT Infrastructure Services” commented Ashish Gupta, Senior Vice President and Head EMEA, HCL Technologies ISD. “HCL will create an environment of transformation, innovation and continuous improvement of services that will strengthen Anglo American’s leadership position in the marketplace. This deal is also a testimony of our growing strength as the provider of choice for the Gen 2.0 outsourcing market”, he added.

HCL will leverage its Enterprise of the Future framework to continuously upgrade and evolve Anglo American’s IT services and infrastructure for users across multiple locations.  This framework will allow Anglo American to evolve IT infrastructure services by utilizing a hybrid on-premise and cloud delivery model along with over time adoption of “As a Service” model into the enterprise.

About Anglo American
Anglo American is one of the world’s largest mining companies, is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Anglo American’s portfolio of mining businesses spans bulk commodities – iron ore and manganese, metallurgical coal and thermal coal; base metals – copper and nickel; and precious metals and minerals – in which it is a global leader in both platinum and diamonds.  Anglo American is committed to the highest standards of safety and responsibility across all its businesses and geographies and to making a sustainable difference in the development of the communities around its operations.

The company’s mining operations, extensive pipeline of growth projects and exploration activities span southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America, Asia and Europe. www.angloamerican.com

About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its emergence on global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL has focussed on ‘transformational outsourcing’, underlined by innovation and value creation, offering an integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and Business services. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 31 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare & Life sciences. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employees First, Customers Second’ which empowers its 85,505 transformers to create real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 4.6 billion (25,734 crore), as on 30th June 2013 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com

About HCL Enterprise
HCL is a $6.3 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. A pioneer of modern computing, HCL is a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings includes product engineering, custom & package applications, BPO, IT infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution of information and communications technology (ICT) products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team consists of over 90,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 31 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. For more information, please visit www.hcl.com

Forward Looking Statement
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward looking statements, including but not limited to the statements containing the words 'planned', 'expects', 'believes', 'strategy', 'opportunity', 'anticipates', 'hopes' or other similar words. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding impact of pending regulatory proceedings, fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services, Business Process Outsourcing and consulting services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, customer acceptances of our services, products and fee structures, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, our ability to integrate acquired assets in a cost effective and timely manner, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, the success of our brand development efforts, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies / entities in which we have made strategic investments, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property, other risks, uncertainties and general economic conditions affecting our industry. There can be no assurance that the forward looking statements made herein will prove to be accurate, and issuance of such forward looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company, or any other person, that the objective and plans of the Company will be achieved. All forward looking statements made herein are based on information presently available to the management of the Company and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company. 


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