International Business Machines 8-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report: April 4, 2008
(Date of earliest event reported)
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Item 8.01 (Other Events)
On April 4, 2008, IBM issued a press release announcing an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to terminate the temporary suspension order barring IBM from participating in new Federal government business. The press release is Attachment I of this Form 8-K.
IBMs web site (www.ibm.com) contains a significant amount of information about IBM, including financial and other information for investors (www.ibm.com/investor/). IBM encourages investors to visit its various web sites from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
IBMS ELIGIBILITY FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS REINSTATED
ARMONK, N.Y., April 4, 2008 . . . IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to terminate the temporary suspension order barring IBM from participating in new Federal government business.
Effective immediately, IBM will resume participating in new business with all federal agencies ending a suspension that began March 27, 2008.
IBM will continue to cooperate with the EPAs ongoing investigation of possible violations of the Procurement Integrity provisions of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act regarding a bid for business with the EPA, and with a related investigation by the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.