Sun Offers to Clean up for IBM

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), today offered to help the City of
 San Francisco clean up the spray painted graffiti which resulted from Big
 Blue's latest marketing mishap.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010427/SFF059 )
     When Sun learned that IBM had failed to meet the deadline imposed by the
 City of San Francisco to clean up the offending graffiti, Sun volunteers
 offered to help with the task.
     The graffiti clean-up coincides with Sun's Seventh Annual Worldwide
 Volunteer Week 2001 (April 22-28), in which Sun is an active participant with
 volunteer teams dedicating their time and energy in their communities to
 address important issues including the environment, literacy, homelessness and
 hunger.
     "For us, it's just one more way in which we're helping clean up after
 IBM," said Sun spokeperson Jeremy Barnish.  "Not only is IBM feeling the heat
 from city officials in San Francisco -- they're also feeling pressure from
 Sun.  Last year, according industry analysts, Sun eclipsed IBM as the number
 one company in the U.S., in server market sales, with its Sun Enterprise(TM)
 and Netra(TM) servers."
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- The Network Is The
 Computer(TM) -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to dot-com their businesses.
 With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than
 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com .
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Enterprise, Netra and The
 Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 
     CONTACT:  Lisa Ganier of Sun Microsystems, Inc., 650-786-8088, or
 lisa.ganier@sun.com; or Lisa Baird of Eastwick Communications, 650-480-4041,
 or lisa.baird@eastwick.com, for Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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    SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), today offered to help the City of
 San Francisco clean up the spray painted graffiti which resulted from Big
 Blue's latest marketing mishap.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010427/SFF059 )
     When Sun learned that IBM had failed to meet the deadline imposed by the
 City of San Francisco to clean up the offending graffiti, Sun volunteers
 offered to help with the task.
     The graffiti clean-up coincides with Sun's Seventh Annual Worldwide
 Volunteer Week 2001 (April 22-28), in which Sun is an active participant with
 volunteer teams dedicating their time and energy in their communities to
 address important issues including the environment, literacy, homelessness and
 hunger.
     "For us, it's just one more way in which we're helping clean up after
 IBM," said Sun spokeperson Jeremy Barnish.  "Not only is IBM feeling the heat
 from city officials in San Francisco -- they're also feeling pressure from
 Sun.  Last year, according industry analysts, Sun eclipsed IBM as the number
 one company in the U.S., in server market sales, with its Sun Enterprise(TM)
 and Netra(TM) servers."
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- The Network Is The
 Computer(TM) -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to dot-com their businesses.
 With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than
 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com .
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Enterprise, Netra and The
 Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
 Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
 
     CONTACT:  Lisa Ganier of Sun Microsystems, Inc., 650-786-8088, or
 lisa.ganier@sun.com; or Lisa Baird of Eastwick Communications, 650-480-4041,
 or lisa.baird@eastwick.com, for Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
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