Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a diversified technology company, resulting from Hewlett-Packard Company's plan to strategically
realign itself into two fully independent companies. With approximately 43,000 employees serving customers in more than 120 countries,
Agilent Technologies is a global leader in designing and manufacturing test, measurement and monitoring instruments, systems and solutions,
and semiconductor and optical components. The company serves markets that include communications, electronics, life sciences and
healthcare. In fiscal year 1999, the businesses comprising Agilent, then a subsidiary of HP, had net revenue of more than $8.3 billion.
Information about Agilent Technologies can be found on the World Wide Web at www.aglient.com