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COMPAQ EXECUTIVE JOINS DELL

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq: DELL) has named former Compaq executive George E. Martin, Sr., vice president and general manager of Dell OptiPlex Desktop products, effective September 18. Mr. Martin will assume responsibility for product development and marketing of Dell's OptiPlex Desktop product line. He will report to Eric Harslem, senior vice president of the Dell Product Group.

As director of re-engineering for Compaq's Corporate Product Division and acting vice president of Desktop Hardware and Software Development, Mr. Martin managed the development of all Compaq's product lines and a staff of 1,000. He also led the re-engineering of Compaq's product development organization -- a corporate priority to support the company's aggressive growth objectives.

"George brings an impressive breadth of experience to Dell," said Mr. Harslem. "He has managed engineering in highly demanding, competitive environments. Our corporate customers have come to expect the highest degree of quality and reliability from our Dell OptiPlex systems and George will be ideally suited to aggressively lead this business forward."

Prior to joining Compaq, Mr. Martin held senior engineering management positions at CompuAdd Corporation and Texas Instruments. He began his career with General Electric Company after earning a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Dell Computer Corporation is the world's leading direct manufacturer of personal computers and one of the largest PC manufacturers in the world, based on annual revenues of nearly $3.5 billion. Dell designs and customizes products and services to end-user requirements and offers an extensive selection of peripherals and software through the DellWare(R) program. Information on Dell and its products can be obtained through its toll-free number, 1-800-BUY-DELL (1-800-289-3355) or by accessing the Dell Worldwide Web server, at http://www.dell.com/.

NOTE: Dell and DellWare are registered trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.
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