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HP Names Henry Gomez Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

(January 10, 2012)

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/12 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that Henry Gomez will join the company as executive vice president and chief communications officer.

Gomez also will become a member of HP's executive council, reporting to Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer.

In this newly expanded role, Gomez will be responsible for HP's media and industry analyst relations, executive communications, employee communications, government affairs and global social innovation.

Gomez, 48, comes to HP with 26 years of communications experience. He spent most of the last decade working at eBay, where he served in a variety of roles including senior vice president for Corporate Communications and president of Skype. Gomez played a crucial role in building eBay's brand during the critical years following the company's initial public offering.

Prior to joining eBay, Gomez was vice president of Corporate Affairs at HBO in New York. He started his communications career at Hill and Knowlton and has worked on a wide array of public relations and marketing communications challenges in numerous industries.

Most recently, Gomez ran his own consulting business, providing communications counsel to clients such as H&R Block. He was on the leadership team of Whitman's 2010 campaign for governor of California and has been involved in government and political affairs throughout his career. In 2011, Gomez was appointed to the board of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. He is a graduate of Boston College.

"Henry is an excellent manager and communications executive," said Whitman. "People around the world care deeply about HP, and I believe we have an important obligation to clearly explain where we're headed and why. Henry will work closely with the entire leadership team to make certain customers, partners, employees, and shareholders fully understand our vision and strategy."

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