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Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $1,000,000 From Investment in Hewlett-Packard Company to Inquire



Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $1,000,000 From
Investment in Hewlett-Packard Company to Inquire About the Lead Plaintiff
Position in Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Before the January 25, 2013
Lead Plaintiff Deadline -- HPQ

STEVENSON, Md., Dec. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brower Piven, A Professional
Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the
United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf
of purchasers of the common stock of Hewlett-Packard Company ("Hewlett
Packard" or the "Company") (NYSE:HPQ) during the period between August 19,
2011 and November 20, 2012, inclusive (the "Class Period").

If you have suffered a significant loss for Hewlett-Packard Company common
shares purchased on or after August 19, 2011 and held through August 22, 2012
or November 20, 2012, you may obtain additional information about this lawsuit
and your ability to become a lead plaintiff by contacting Brower Piven at
www.browerpiven.com, by email at hoffman@browerpiven.com, by calling
410/415-6616, or at Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, 1925 Old Valley
Road, Stevenson, Maryland 21153. Attorneys at Brower Piven have combined
experience litigating securities and class action cases of over 60 years.

No class has yet been certified in the above action. Members of the Class will
be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff.
If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply
to be appointed lead plaintiff no later than January 25, 2013 and be selected
by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in
important decisions including whether to accept a settlement and how much of a
settlement to accept for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be
selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in
the Company during the Class Period. You are not required to have sold your
shares to seek damages or to serve as a Lead Plaintiff.

The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 by virtue of the Company's failure to disclose during the Class
Period that at the time Hewlett-Packard acquired Autonomy, the business's
operating results and historic growth were the product of accounting
improprieties, including the mischaracterization of sales of low-margin
hardware as software and the improper recognition of revenue on transactions
with Autonomy business partners, even where customers did not purchase the
products, that at the time Hewlett-Packard had agreed in principle to acquire
Autonomy, defendants were looking to unwind the deal in light of the
accounting irregularities that plagued Autonomy's financial statements, and
that the Company's Enterprise Services (formerly Electronic Data Systems
Corporation ("EDS")) business's profit margins suffered from unfavorable
revenue mix and underperforming contracts. According to the complaint,
following the Company's announcement on August 22, 2012 of an $8.0 billion
charge for impairment of goodwill associated with the acquisition of EDS, and
the Company's November 20, 2012 disclosure it had taken an $8.8 billion charge
related to its acquisition of Autonomy due to serious accounting
improprieties, the value of Hewlett-Packard shares declined significantly.

If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial
obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You
need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.

CONTACT: Charles J. Piven
         Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
         Stevenson, Maryland
         410/415-6616
         hoffman@browerpiven.com
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