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UNISYS AWARDED MINORITY BUSINESS HONORS

 MCLEAN, Va. Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys (NYSE: UIS) was named National Corporation of the Year and James F. McGuirk, II, Executive of the Year last night by the Virginia Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (VRMSDC) at its annual MIC Gold Star Awards Banquet held at the Richmond Marriott. McGuirk is president of Unisys Federal Systems, headquartered in McLean, Va. MIC is the Minority Input Committee of the VRMSDC.
 The two awards are presented annually by VRMSDC to the corporation that has excelled in working in partnership with minority-owned businesses and to the senior executive whose organization has best demonstrated a commitment to minority businesses. In this year's competition, both awards went to Unisys. Finalists in the competition included AT&T, Bell Atlantic, Ethyl Corporation, MCI, Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, and Philip Morris USA.
 Since January of this year, Unisys has subcontracted nearly $49 million with Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs); actively participates in the Department of Defense Mentor Protg Program; and operates a nationwide Unisys corporate task force to implement minority- related business programs. The company was recently recognized by one of its key customers, the Internal Revenue Service, for having the best Small and Minority Business programs among all of its contractors. As a member of the VRMSDC, Unisys sponsored the 1994 Virginia Business Opportunity Fair held in Richmond last May at which McGuirk officiated as chairman.
 "This award honors the commitment that Unisys has made to building relationships with minority-owned businesses," McGuirk said. "We recognize the critical role that relationships between corporations and small and minority-owned businesses play in today's changing marketplace. Our philosophy in working with minority-owned businesses is one of partnership between parties of complementary strengths. Through partnering, you develop trust, quality delivery, and value -- and that results in success for all parties."
 Unisys support of minority business has also been recognized by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce through its nomination of Murray Schooner, Unisys director of socioeconomic business development, for it 1994 "Small Business Advocate of the Year" Outstanding Achievement Award. Schooner chairs the Unisys Small and Minority Business Task Force which is active in most of the country's regional Minority Development Councils.
 The corporation supports minority trade fairs, and other outreach activities, including such educational and leadership programs as "Inroads," a national internship program for minority youths; "Excel 2000," an African-American Leadership Development Program, established in 1992 by Unisys and New Detroit, Inc.; "The Balloon Project," a math/science New York state education project; the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an organization of nine universities supporting future minority managers in business; and other efforts that proactively nurture the success of minorities in education and business.
 Unisys Corporation is an information management company with over 60,000 clients in more than 100 countries. The company is a major provider of information services and technology to financial services, government, telecommunications, transportation, health information management and other commercial markets.
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