SOURCE: IBM CORPORATION

May 26, 2005 12:05 ET

IBM Makes Revenue Gains in First Quarter 2005 Year-to-Year

Analyst Firm Reports IBM Extends Leadership in High-Growth Blade Servers and Is #1 in Worldwide Server Revenue Year-to-Year(1)

ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 26, 2005 -- IBM today announced that, according to Gartner, it is the number one server vendor in the world, based on worldwide server revenue. According to Gartner, IBM is number one in revenue based on UNIX® servers and number one in blade server-based revenue in the first quarter of 2005.

Highlights from Gartner(2):

--  IBM increased its global UNIX-based server revenue share year-to-year
    for the third consecutive quarter ending 1Q05.
--  IBM continued to lead in blade server revenue and revenue share year-
    to-year for the quarter ending 1Q05.
--  IBM is number one in overall Linux-based server revenue worldwide in
    1Q05.
--  IBM is number one in worldwide server revenue.
    
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1. Based on Gartner's worldwide quarterly Server Tracker for 01Q05, issued on May 24, 2005.

2. Growth comparisons done on a year-to-year basis.

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    IBM Corporation
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