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Lenovo Outfits New Orleans Youth Education Town with Technology Donation

  Lenovo Outfits New Orleans Youth Education Town with Technology Donation

   In celebration of Super Bowl XLVII, New Orleans youth receive new Lenovo
                                  computers

Business Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- January 31, 2013

Local children who attend the New Orleans Youth Education Town (YET) were all
smiles as they received new computers from Lenovo (HKSE:0992) (Pink
Sheets:LNVGY) for their technology room. In celebration of the upcoming Super
Bowl XLVII, the NFL and Lenovo, the official computer sponsor of the NFL,
teamed up to surprise the local YET with this technology upgrade.

Lenovo’s computer donation replaced the outdated workstations in the YET
center’s computer lab, and provided new machines for the staff to automate
paper processes, track student activities and increase productivity.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled and appreciative to have Lenovo donate the
much-needed hardware upgrade for the kids of the New Orleans YET,” said
Darrell Guy, Sr., New Orleans YET director. This generous donation will help
our YET team to enhance our children’s experience during their time spent
here, as we continue to provide a safe place for children to learn and grow.”

On their Lenovo All-In-One Desktop computers, the children who might not have
PCs at home or access to the internet will now be able to do homework,
research various topics for their school projects and broaden their horizons.

“It was a privilege to see firsthand how the New Orleans YET initiative is
truly making a positive impact in the community. Lenovo is delighted to
provide the technology tools to help the YET program continue helping local
youth and guiding them to reach their full potential,” said David Rabin,
executive director Marketing, Lenovo.

In addition to the technology donation, the children of the New Orleans YET
were treated to a special USA Football clinic where they learned about the
fundamentals of flag football alongside NFL players.

This special event included appearances from New Orleans Saints players Nich
Eason, Akiem Hicks, Cameron Jordan and Michael Lewis; St. Louis Rams player
Rodger Saffold; and former NFL players Tyrone Hughes and Clarence Verdin.

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE:0992) (Pink Sheets:LNVGY), the world’s second-largest PC vendor,
is a $US30 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than
160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile
Internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a
highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by
Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the
company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and
easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include
legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well
as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile Internet devices, including
tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan;
Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more
information see www.lenovo.com.

About Youth Education Town New Orleans

The Youth Education Town (YET) New Orleans is an educational and recreation
center that is committed to making a positive and lasting difference in the
lives of underserved youth in New Orleans. The YET initiative was established
as a legacy gift following Super Bowl XXXI, which was played in New Orleans.
Its mission is to inspire and enable young people to reach their full
potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Contact:

Lenovo North America
Milanka Muecke, 919-257-5308
PR & Communications
mmuecke@lenovo.com
 
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