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 CUPERTINO, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Computer Europe originally issued the following in Warsaw, Poland, on May 19, 1993:
 In a historic meeting, Steve - "the Woz" - Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL) and designer of the first Macintosh personal computer, met today with Poland's President Lech Walesa, the former leader of the "Solidarity" movement.
 Wozniak presented President Walesa with a Macintosh Powerbook and discussed how the Macintosh can play an important role in modernizing Poland's educational system. This high-level meeting was part of Wozniak's (whose grandparents emigrated from Poland to the United States) first trip to Poland.
 Wozniak, who is widely regarded as an example of a Polish "success story" was given an enthusiastic welcome by his compatriots, as he addressed an audience of close to 1,000 students, teachers and government officials at the Warsaw Polytechnic University. In a speech entitled "Looking backwards and forwards", Wozniak recalled his days as a young engineer who contributed to the creation of a whole new industry. The State Minister of Education chaired the conference. The audience also received a preview of future technologies in the Personal Interactive Electronics (PIE) with a demonstration of a prototype of Newton, Apple's first implementation of personal digital assistance technology.
 Wozniak held a separate meeting with Polish Prime Minister, Hanna Suchocka. Poland is focusing on computer technology in its search for an effective way of modernizing and reforming its economy. Apple personal computers were officially introduced to Poland only two years ago, when Apple Computer Europe appointed S.A.D. as its authorized distributor to sell and market Apple products in the country. S.A.D. has been cooperating closely with the Ministry of Education, and 150 Polish schools are now equipped with Macintosh personal computers in special computer classrooms.
 Wozniak's visit to Poland was organized by Apple Computer Europe's IEA (Integrated European Area) department, located in Paris, and responsible for the sales and marketing of Apple computers in the Eastern European, African, Mediterranean, and Middle East region. Sergio Nanni, senior director of Apple Europe who was with Wozniak at all the meetings, commented, "The enthusiasm which has surrounded this extraordinary journey of Steve Wozniak to his roots is the proof of how deeply a modern high tech success story like Apple has struck the imagination of the people of Eastern Europe."
 Headquartered in Cupertino, Apple Computer Inc. develops, manufactures and markets personal computer systems for use in business, education, the home, science, engineering and government. A recognized pioneer and innovator in the personal computer industry, Apple does business in more than 120 countries.
 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks, and PowerBook is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Cecilia Ghivarello of Apple Computer Europe,; or Barbara Grad of S.A.D. Ltd.,; or Jennifer O'Mahony of Apple Computer, 408-974-0643/

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