HCL Technologies Opens Michigan Technology Development Center

        HCL Technologies Opens Michigan Technology Development Center

Celebrates year of engagement with Consumers Energy, formally inaugurates MTDC

PR Newswire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 4, 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --HCL
Technologies, a leading global IT services provider, and Consumers Energy, the
principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and the 4th-largest U.S. electric and
natural gas company, today formally announced the opening of a Global Center
of Excellence (GCoE) called Michigan Technology Development Center (MTDC) in
Jackson, Mich.

HCL will provide IT services to Consumers Energy at the new MTDC, which is
located in the Commonwealth Commerce Center in Jackson. The two companies work
in close collaboration on various innovative IT initiatives. Through its work
with Consumers Energy and other local customers, HCL has hired 120
professionals across Michigan.

MTDC will also serve as HCL's center of excellence for application and
infrastructure related operations providing significant benefits to HCL's
North American and LATAM customer base. The center works with the HCL Global
Learning & Development academy to foster their knowledge on global best
practices in the technology sector and provide training and development for
advanced and emerging next-generation IT technologies including cloud
computing, mobility and smart products for its Michigan based employees.

"Michigan ranks No. 3 in the nation in the creation of high-tech jobs and this
new technology center is an example of that growth," said Gov. Rick Snyder.
"Technology is playing a larger role in our state's economy every day and
investments, such as this one by HCL, are helping to keep Michigan moving
forward in this crucial area."

"As we move into the future, we look forward to continuing our successful
partnership with HCL," said Mamatha Chamarthi, Vice President and Chief
Information Officer of Consumers Energy. "Together, HCL and Consumers Energy
will use this center to expand our business and to provide our current and new
employees with the necessary IT skills and resources to work on high value
projects and technologies for years to come."

Steve Cardell, President of Enterprise Services and Diversified Industries,
HCL said, "We are excited to announce completion of one successful year of
partnership with Consumers Energy. At HCL we aim to remain relevant for our
customers by focusing on building a transformational approach and business
models based on our deep expertise in application support and maintenance and
infrastructure."

HCL's Expanding U.S. Presence
In addition to its new Michigan center, HCL is continuing its aggressive
expansion in several U.S. cities. In September 2012, Washington State Governor
Chris Gregoire and executives from Microsoft and Boeing unveiled HCL's
Collaborative Engineering Hub and delivery center in Redmond, Wash.

About Consumers Energy
Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS), provides
natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of Michigan's 10 million residents
in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. For more information about Consumers
Energy, visit our Website atwww.consumersenergy.com

About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company working with clients
in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its
emergence on global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL has focused on
'transformational outsourcing', underlined by innovation and value creation,
offering an integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT
solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and
Business services. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure
and network of offices in 31 countries to provide holistic, multi-service
delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services,
Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare & Life
sciences. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of 'Employees First, Customers
Second' which empowers its 87,196 transformers to create real value for the
customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated
revenues of US$ 4.8 billion, as on September 30th 2013 (on LTM basis). For
more information, please visit www.hcltech.com

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impact of pending regulatory proceedings, fluctuations in earnings, our
ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services, Business Process
Outsourcing and consulting services including those factors which may affect
our cost advantage, wage increases in India, customer acceptances of our
services, products and fee structures, our ability to attract and retain
highly skilled professionals, our ability to integrate acquired assets in a
cost effective and timely manner, time and cost overruns on fixed-price,
fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration,
our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for
technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks,
our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, the
success of our brand development efforts, liability for damages on our service
contracts, the success of the companies /entities in which we have made
strategic investments, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political
instability, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies
outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property, other risks,
uncertainties and general economic conditions affecting our industry. There
can be no assurance that the forward looking statements made herein will prove
to be accurate, and issuance of such forward looking statements should not be
regarded as a representation by the Company, or any other person, that the
objective and plans of the Company will be achieved. All forward looking
statements made herein are based on information presently available to the
management of the Company and the Company does not undertake to update any
forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf
of the Company.

SOURCE Consumers Energy

Website: http://www.consumersenergy.com
Contact: HCL America Inc., Meenakshi Benjwal, 973-393-6225,
meenakshi.benjwal@hcl.com; Consumers Energy; Dan Bishop, 517-788-2395; Brian
Wheeler, 517-788-2394
 
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