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NEC Ties Up With NTT Communications to Offer SAP Services in South East Asia

*****For immediate use Novemberber 28, 2007

Tokyo, November 28, 2007- NEC Corporation and NEC Asia Pte Ltd ("NEC Asia"), the regional headquarters for NEC in the Asia Pacific region, have agreed to collaborate with NTT Communications on SAP services in the South East Asia region. The three companies commenced joint marketing and sales activities today.

The new collaboration will see the three companies provide joint outsourcing business for SAP systems. Under the deal, NTT Communications will provide network platforms and oversee the operation and management of hardware, such as server storage for SAP systems held for client companies at the company's data centers. At the same time, NEC Corporation and NEC Asia will offer development, operation and maintenance services for SAP systems.

Client companies in the region have conventionally constructed and operated their own in-house SAP systems. Under the new joint outsourcing business, dedicated systems engineers from NEC Corporation and NEC Asia will efficiently control the lifecycle of SAP systems for client companies, with hardware securely managed at NTT Communications data centers equipped with the most advanced security platforms. The outsourcing will not only reduce the costs associated with system operation and management, but also enable client companies to utilize SAP systems to quickly respond to changes in the business environment.

NEC boasts an outstanding sales record in South East Asia,
reinforced by its achievement in receiving the SAP Award of Excellence 2007* across six categories for SAP system sales in the Asia Region in 2006. Buoyed by this award, NEC continues to enhance its sales and support structure for SAP systems in Asia, including China, and plans to increase its workforce in the Asia region from 200 to 500 employees over the next two years. The new collaboration with NTT Communications forms an integral part of these efforts to strengthen NEC's SAP services in the region.

As the driving force behind the collaborative services, NEC Corporation and NEC Asia will endeavor to assist client companies in the South East Asia region implement business innovation and enhance competitive power.

SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, SAP NetWeaver, the SAP logo and all other SAP product or services names appearing in this press release are the trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and all other regions of the world. The brand and product names appearing in this press release are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com

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Awarded to Obtech Asia Pacific (based in Singapore with Mr. Michael Lim as COO), an NEC Group company that promotes NEC's SAP services in South-East Asia.

Media Contacts

Japan APAC
Hiroe Okajima
NEC Corporation
Tel: +81 3 3798 6511
Email: h-okajima@ax.jp.nec.com
Masako Hirano
NEC Asia Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6379 2570
Email: m-hirano@nec.com.sg


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