Sempra Energy Extends IT Outsourcing Agreement With CSC

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Computer Sciences Corporation

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Sciences Corporation
 (NYSE:   CSC) announced today that it has signed a five-year information
 technology (IT) outsourcing agreement with Sempra Energy (NYSE:   SRE) valued at
 more than $70 million.  This contract, which extends to June 2006, replaces
 and significantly expands the current contract through which CSC provides IT
 services to Sempra Energy's corporate headquarters and its San Diego Gas &
 Electric Company (SDG&E) subsidiary, scheduled to expire in June 2001.
     Under the new agreement, CSC will manage the distributed computing
 infrastructure for additional units of Sempra Energy, including the Southern
 California Gas Company (SoCalGas).  Sempra Energy was created in June 1998 by
 the merger of Enova Corporation, the parent company of SDG&E, and Pacific
 Enterprises, the parent company of SoCalGas.  Altogether, CSC's support of
 Sempra's distributed IT operation encompasses approximately 10,000 desktops,
 350 servers and enterprisewide help-desk support.
     "Sempra Energy is a leader in providing energy products and services, and
 our company is looking to CSC to deliver the support to meet our rapidly
 evolving information technology needs," said Chris Baker, Sempra Energy's
 acting chief information technology officer.  "Working with CSC, a top IT
 services provider, will enable us to give Sempra Energy employees the
 computing tools and consistent IT support they need to serve our customers as
 we grow."
     "We are very pleased with the extension and expansion of our relationship
 with Sempra Energy," said Van B. Honeycutt, chairman, president and chief
 executive officer of CSC.  "This agreement reinforces the value of outsourcing
 and reaffirms CSC's status as a provider of choice in the IT services
 industry."
     Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services
 holding company with 12,000 employees and revenues of $7 billion.  Through its
 eight principal subsidiaries -- Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas
 & Electric, Sempra Energy Solutions, Sempra Energy Trading, Sempra Energy
 International, Sempra Energy Resources, Sempra Communications and Sempra
 Energy Financial -- Sempra Energy serves more than 9 million customers in the
 United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America and Asia.
     Computer Sciences Corporation, one of the world's leading consulting and
 IT services firms, helps clients in industry and government achieve strategic
 and operational results through the use of technology.  The company's success
 is based on its culture of working collaboratively with clients to develop
 innovative technology strategies and solutions that address specific business
 challenges.
     Having guided clients through every major wave of change in information
 technology since 1959, CSC combines the newest technologies with its
 capabilities in consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business
 process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting to
 meet the individual needs of global corporations and organizations.  With more
 than 68,000 employees in locations worldwide, CSC had revenues of
 $10.2 billion for the twelve months ended December 29, 2000.  It is
 headquartered in El Segundo, California.  For more information, visit the
 company's Web site at www.csc.com.
 
 

SOURCE Computer Sciences Corporation
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Sciences Corporation
 (NYSE:   CSC) announced today that it has signed a five-year information
 technology (IT) outsourcing agreement with Sempra Energy (NYSE:   SRE) valued at
 more than $70 million.  This contract, which extends to June 2006, replaces
 and significantly expands the current contract through which CSC provides IT
 services to Sempra Energy's corporate headquarters and its San Diego Gas &
 Electric Company (SDG&E) subsidiary, scheduled to expire in June 2001.
     Under the new agreement, CSC will manage the distributed computing
 infrastructure for additional units of Sempra Energy, including the Southern
 California Gas Company (SoCalGas).  Sempra Energy was created in June 1998 by
 the merger of Enova Corporation, the parent company of SDG&E, and Pacific
 Enterprises, the parent company of SoCalGas.  Altogether, CSC's support of
 Sempra's distributed IT operation encompasses approximately 10,000 desktops,
 350 servers and enterprisewide help-desk support.
     "Sempra Energy is a leader in providing energy products and services, and
 our company is looking to CSC to deliver the support to meet our rapidly
 evolving information technology needs," said Chris Baker, Sempra Energy's
 acting chief information technology officer.  "Working with CSC, a top IT
 services provider, will enable us to give Sempra Energy employees the
 computing tools and consistent IT support they need to serve our customers as
 we grow."
     "We are very pleased with the extension and expansion of our relationship
 with Sempra Energy," said Van B. Honeycutt, chairman, president and chief
 executive officer of CSC.  "This agreement reinforces the value of outsourcing
 and reaffirms CSC's status as a provider of choice in the IT services
 industry."
     Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services
 holding company with 12,000 employees and revenues of $7 billion.  Through its
 eight principal subsidiaries -- Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas
 & Electric, Sempra Energy Solutions, Sempra Energy Trading, Sempra Energy
 International, Sempra Energy Resources, Sempra Communications and Sempra
 Energy Financial -- Sempra Energy serves more than 9 million customers in the
 United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America and Asia.
     Computer Sciences Corporation, one of the world's leading consulting and
 IT services firms, helps clients in industry and government achieve strategic
 and operational results through the use of technology.  The company's success
 is based on its culture of working collaboratively with clients to develop
 innovative technology strategies and solutions that address specific business
 challenges.
     Having guided clients through every major wave of change in information
 technology since 1959, CSC combines the newest technologies with its
 capabilities in consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business
 process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting to
 meet the individual needs of global corporations and organizations.  With more
 than 68,000 employees in locations worldwide, CSC had revenues of
 $10.2 billion for the twelve months ended December 29, 2000.  It is
 headquartered in El Segundo, California.  For more information, visit the
 company's Web site at www.csc.com.
 
 SOURCE  Computer Sciences Corporation