Cognizant Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Washington, D.C. Maker Faire

 Cognizant Announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Washington, D.C.
                                 Maker Faire

Initiative Brings Young STEM Makers to the National Mall

PR Newswire

TEANECK, N.J., June 14, 2013

TEANECK, N.J., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) will
announce its commitment to partner with the National Center for
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (NCEI) to develop several initiatives aimed at
fostering development and interest in science, technology, engineering and
math (STEM) though in-person experiences for young people in the United
States. The program will use the National Mall as the main platform to connect
young 'Makers' from across the country. NCEI and Cognizant will announce the
Commitment at CGI's closing plenary session today.

The initiative will launch "Young Makers on the Mall", bringing Young Makers
to Washington every summer from 2014 to 2016, and will be the first Maker
Faire "the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth" to take place in Washington,
D.C. A second initiative, "Entrepreneurship is Citizenship" will focus on
reinventing the class trip for students by focusing on entrepreneurial and
creative, hands-on experiences in the nation's capital. The overall goal of
theinitiative is to reach 50,000 youth in the U.S in order to build their
creative confidence and inspire them to reach their full productive potential
as entrepreneurs, inventor and innovators.

This commitment builds directly on Cognizant's prior CGI Commitment to Makers
Corps, a Maker Education Initiative to provide mentoring and education to
children through hands-on experiences in after school programs. Two years ago,
Cognizant made a decision to dedicate resources towards increasing the U.S.
STEM pipeline. Since then, the company has launched its STEM scholarship and
Making the Future programs to unleash the passion of young people in STEM
disciplines, and funded over 30 after-school and summer programs in 18 states
across the U.S.

"It is our mission to generate as much interest in STEM education and careers
as possible," said Mark Greenlaw, Cognizant's Vice President of Sustainability
and Educational Affairs. "What better place to do it than in our nation's
capital. It is our hope that young people will find inspiration not only in
our nation's leaders, but also through their exposure to the innovation and
entrepreneurialism happening in Washington, D.C."

In April, Cognizant joined Cisco, SanDisk, HotChalk, AfterCollege and others,
to pledge an investment of more than $2 million in private start-up funds to
launch US2020, a new initiative aimed at advancing STEM education and
mentoring in the U.S. to enhance the country's global competitiveness.
Additionally, the founding organizations committed to substantially increasing
their level of volunteerism with a long-term goal of mobilizing one million
STEM mentors annually by the year 2020.

About Cognizant
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology,
consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping
the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in
Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client
satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process
expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of
work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 156,700
employees as of December 31, 2012, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100,
the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among
the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online
atwww.cognizant.comor follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

About CGI America
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation,
convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the
world's most pressing challenges. Established in June 2011 by President Bill
Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) addresses
economic recovery in the United States. CGI America brings together leaders in
business, government, and civil society to generate and implement commitments
to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, foster innovation, and support
workforce development in the United States. Since its first meeting, CGI
America participants have made more than 200 commitments valued at $13.4
billion when fully funded and implemented. To learn more, visit
cgiamerica.org.

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