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DIGITAL ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO SELL WESTFIELD METAL ENCLOSURE MANUFACTURING UNIT

 MAYNARD, Mass. -- Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Equipment Corporation (NYSE: DEC) announced today that it intends to offer its Metal Enclosure Manufacturing Unit located in Westfield, Mass. for sale. The corporation intends to sell the operating unit as an intact business. The business currently manufactures and supplies a large portion of Digital's metal enclosure requirements.
 Located on approximately 200 acres of land, the 535,000 square-foot facility was opened in 1970 to supply Digital with an internal source for metal enclosures. It currently employs approximately 445 people.
 "Our manufacturing strategy centers around investing in areas that support our core competencies and divesting ourselves of areas that do not differentiate us," said Edward B. McDonough, Digital's vice president of Manufacturing and Logistics. "While we are very proud of the contribution that the Metal Enclosures Manufacturing Unit has made to our product offerings, it does not represent a core competency for Digital under the current strategy. It is our intention to sell the unit to an entity for whom metals manufacturing is the primary business. In this way, Westfield can continue to be an important part of Digital's supply chain."
 Digital is currently entertaining inquiries concerning the sale of the Westfield Metal Enclosures Manufacturing Unit. Inquiries may be directed to Judy Maudlin; Plant Manager; Digital Equipment Corporation;
1111 Southhampton Road; Westfield, Mass. 01085; 413-572-2422. Digital


Equipment Corporation, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading worldwide supplier of networked computer systems, software and services. Digital pioneered and leads the industry in interactive, distributed and multivendor computing. Digital and its business partners deliver the power to use the best integrated solutions - from desktop to data center -in open information environments.
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 /CONTACT: Nikki Richardson of Digital Equipment Corp., 508-493-6369/
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