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COMDISCO RESPONDS TO IBM ALLEGATIONS REGARDING EQUIPMENT SUBLEASING

 COMDISCO RESPONDS TO IBM ALLEGATIONS REGARDING EQUIPMENT SUBLEASING
 ROSEMONT, Ill., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Comdisco, Inc. (NYSE: CDO) announced today that a new complaint has been filed against the company by the IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM), the IBM Credit Corporation (ICC) and two Delaware limited partnerships in the Superior Court of the state of Delaware.
 The new complaint contains allegations similar to those contained in the existing Delaware complaint in connection with certain identified transactions. More than half of these transactions had previously been the subject of the original Delaware complaint, but were dropped without explanation by IBM in July 1991. Moreover, the majority of these transactions involve systems which long ago have been returned to ICC or which have been purchased by Comdisco or customers at prices determined by ICC.
 Commenting on the latest action by IBM, Kenneth N. Pontikes, chairman of the board and president, stated, "The decision to file suit seeking damages on systems in which they clearly have suffered no harm again underscores that IBM and ICC are not motivated by a desire to protect assets, but rather to impede competition. We will continue to oppose IBM's attempt to restrict the free movement of equipment which we believe is necessary for computer users to receive a fair return on their leased assets. Its obvious that this is yet another attempt by IBM to intimidate Comdisco and undermine our longstanding customer relationships in order to eliminate competition and regain customer account control. We will not be intimidated by the IBM Corporation, and believe that customers should not accept a closed, anti-competitive leasing and subleasing marketplace."
 Comdisco is one of the world's largest providers of solutions that help businesses acquire, manage, and protect their high-tech assets. Comdisco's common stock is listed on the New York and Midwest Stock Exchanges.
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 /CONTACT: James J. Hyland of Comdisco, 708-698-3000/
 (CDO) (IBM) CO: Comdisco, Inc.; IBM Corporation ST: Illinois IN: CPR SU:


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