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Fujitsu goes further to support conservation initiatives

Fujitsu New Zealand Limited

Wellington, February 27, 2001

Fujitsu is proud to be a founding sponsor of the New Zealand National Parks and Conservation Foundation - just launched by Prime Minister Helen Clark - and is also going a step further with its staff volunteer programme.

The Foundation is an independent trust that has been established to encourage the private sector to invest in conservation initiatives through sponsorship opportunities, donations and legacies. Fujitsu New Zealand Limited became a founding member in December 2000.

Denis Marshall, Chair of the Foundation is delighted that Fujitsu is one of the founding sponsors. "It was vital for the success of the Foundation that we got sponsorship at the initial stage, and Fujitsu was one of the first organisations to make this commitment."

Rob James, Fujitsu's Commercial Manager says his company is also pleased to be a founding sponsor. However Fujitsu wanted to do more and so worked with the Foundation and the Department of Conservation to identify projects where its people could add value. The result was the establishment of the Fujitsu staff volunteer programme.

"We asked our staff if they would like to spend a day working on a Foundation project. The response was amazing with around 20% of our staff volunteering."

"We're proud that our staff and their families have chosen to make such a significant contribution to conservation in New Zealand. As a nationwide company we needed projects in each of the main centres, so we have planting and weeding projects on Motutapu Island, Mana Island and Quail Island."

"The volunteer program is a very fine example of corporate good citizenship. Fujitsu is leading the way here," said Denis Marshall.

About Fujitsu Australia Limited

Fujitsu is one of the world's leading e-services organisations. Fujitsu technology solutions, from servers to e-Business applications, are powering the new Internet economy. In Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu is helping corporate and government customers to design, build and operate solutions which offer competitive advantage in the Internet world, from state-of-the-art infrastructure through to complex e-Business solutions. Our portfolio of IT services includes consulting, systems integration, prime contracting and a full range of professional services. Fujitsu Australia Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited of Japan.
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Fujitsu is a leading provider of Internet-focused information technology solutions for the global marketplace. Its pace-setting technologies, best-in-class computing and telecommunications platforms, and worldwide corps of systems and services experts make it uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.48 trillion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001.
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Date: 27 February, 2001
City: Wellington
Company: Fujitsu New Zealand Limited