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CONTROL DATA SYSTEMS STOCK BEGINS TRADING ON NASDAQ; COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 CONTROL DATA SYSTEMS STOCK BEGINS TRADING ON NASDAQ;
 COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Control Data Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAT) begins trading as an independent company today on the NASDAQ stock exchange on a "when issued" basis under the symbol CDAT. Control Data was spun off from its parent company, Ceridian Corporation (NYSE: CEN), effective July 31, 1992, as part of the separation of the former Control Data Corporation into two, independent companies.
 The spin off was accomplished by incorporating Control Data Systems and distributing its stock as a dividend to holders of Ceridian stock. Holders of Ceridian stock at the close of business on the record date of July 29, 1992, will receive one share of Control Data Systems common stock for every four shares of Ceridian common stock.
 Control Data Systems stock will trade on a "when issued" basis until the company's stock certificates are distributed, which is planned for Aug. 31, 1992.
 Board of Directors
 Control Data also announced today six members of its new board of directors. They are W.D. (Don) Bell, founder of Bell Microproducts; Marcelo A. Gumucio, president of Gumucio Burke & Associates and former president of Cray Research; W. Douglas (Doug) Hajjar, vice chairman of Cadence Design Systems; Keith A. Libbey, chairman of the board of Fredrikson & Byron law firm; Mark W. Perry, vice chairman of Silicon Graphics, Inc.; and James E. (Jim) Ousley, president and CEO of Control Data Systems. The company expects to name additional members to the board.
 "The composition of Control Data's board of directors reflects a breadth of industry experience and financial, legal, marketing and technology expertise," said Ousley. "This is a diverse group with many years of experience, and I'm confident they will provide the direction and input necessary to help make Control Data Systems successful."
 Executive Officers
 Control Data has also announced its executive officers. In addition to Ousley, they are: Roger Shober, senior vice president, worldwide sales and operations; Peter Gove, vice president, communications and planning; Jerry Johnson, vice president, secretary and treasurer; Joseph Killoran, vice president, controller; Robert Nierman, vice president, business development and technology; Ruth Rich, vice president, human resources and administration; and Timothy Riley, vice president, advanced systems development.
 Control Data Systems has headquarters in Arden Hills, Minn. and offers computer products and services in 40 countries worldwide. The company integrates high-performance computer solutions for technical markets and provides integrated products to manage large, complex databases and communications networks for government and commercial markets. Its major strategic partners include Silicon Graphics, Inc.; NEC Corporation; Volkswagen AG; and Intergraph Corporation.
 Board of Directors' Biographies
 Don Bell has more than 30 years experience in the electronics industry. In 1988, he founded Bell Microproducts, a company specializing in the marketing of semiconductors, computer products and manufacturing services. Bell has held key executive positions with several electronics companies, including Ducommun, Inc.; Kierulff Electronics; Texas Instruments; American Microsystems, Inc.; Electronic Arrays (NEC); and others.
 Prior to founding the investment firm of Gumucio Burke & Associates, Marcelo Gumucio served as president, chief operating officer and board member of Cray Research. Gumucio joined Cray in 1983 as executive vice president of marketing, responsible for worldwide marketing of Cray Research products. His 25 years in the computer industry include key management positions with Northern Telecom Limited, Memorex Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard Corporation.
 Doug Hajjar is vice chairman of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., an electronic design automation vendor that merged with Valid Logic Systems in 1991. Hajjar had served as chairman and CEO of Valid since 1987 and oversaw several acquisition/partnership transactions during his tenure there. Prior to joining Valid, Hajjar held executive management positions with Telesis Systems Corporation and GenRad, Inc., a test equipment manufacturer. His professional experience includes serving as vice president of finance for M/A-COM Inc., where he was responsible for an acquisition program that resulted in over 25 technology acquisitions.
 Keith Libbey is chairman of the board of Fredrikson & Byron, a Minneapolis-based law firm. Libbey's practice in corporate and banking law ranges from advising emerging businesses to merger and acquisition work for major publicly owned companies. He also helps supervise the firm's representation of bank clients, commercial finance companies and other financial institutions. Libbey has served as general counsel for several trade organizations and is active in a number of professional associations.
 Mark Perry is a vice chairman of Silicon Graphics, Inc. He joined Silicon Graphics in 1985 as vice president of finance and administration, chief financial officer and secretary. Perry was promoted to executive vice president in 1988 with overall responsibility for Silicon Graphics' product divisions. In 1991, he assumed responsibilities for worldwide sales, service, marketing, administration and business development. In April 1992, Perry was elected to the board of directors and appointed vice chairman. Prior to joining Silicon Graphics, Perry was chief operating officer at Sonoma Vineyards and a partner at Arthur Young & Company.
 Jim Ousley is president and CEO of Control Data Systems. He has been with the company for 24 years, holding sales, marketing and general management positions for several of the company's divisions. Since the mid 1980s, Ousley held executive positions in Control Data's Peripheral Components International, its Data Storage Products Group and Control Data's former disk drive business. Ousley was named president of Control Data's computer group in 1989, and led a major strategic transition as that business moved from a mainframe manufacturer to an open systems integrator.
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 /CONTACT: Charlotte Fransen of Control Data Systems, 612-482-4857/
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