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​Australia's Bureau of Meteorology Forecasts Cloud: Selects Unisys for Flexible Cloud Infrastructure Project to Support Secure Delivery of Weather Services

Under AU$16.48 million contract, Unisys will design and manage a new flexible and resilient cloud infrastructure to support a range of products and services to support informed decision-making by governments, emergency services, industry and the community

SYDNEY, 25 July 2019 Unisys Corporation  today announced that Australia's Bureau of Meteorology – a new client for Unisys – has awarded the company a contract to design, build and manage new secure cloud infrastructure and an upgraded Wide Area Network (WAN) to better support current services and indirectly provide a modern operating environment.  

The three-year contract is valued at approximately AU$16.48 million (approximately US$11.5 million), with options for multiple extensions with a total maximum term of not more than nine years and was awarded in the second quarter of 2019. 

The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires and tropical cyclones. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, the Bureau provides one of the most fundamental and widely-used services of government.  

Unisys Asia Pacific vice president and general manager Rick Mayhew said "The Bureau's services are used to assist in making life-impacting decisions – from whether to embark on a family fishing trip, to calculating how much fuel an aircraft requires for a flight. The new hybrid cloud infrastructure, designed and supported by Unisys, will provide a secure and resilient environment to better support current services, as well a modern operating environment with the scalability to quickly and effectively implement future requirements,"  

"Unisys has a wealth of experience helping government organisations transform their environments to provide better, more efficient and secure services using digital technologies, including the public cloud. In addition, we bring specific weather expertise from more than 30 years providing reliable and timely weather data and products in the U.S., including to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. We look forward to helping the Bureau of Meteorology provide its critical weather services to Australians to keep them informed and arm them with the best information to make safe and informed decisions," said Mr Mayhew.  

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Forward-looking Statement

Any statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  All forward-looking statements rely on assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations.  In particular, statements in this release regarding the estimated value of the contract are based on forecasted estimates in relation to the Bureau of Meteorology's consumption of services, third party suppliers' pricing, and the assumption that the contract will continue for its full term.  The Bureau of Meteorology's consumption of services may differ from the current forecasted estimates, and third party suppliers' pricing may change. Further, as the contract can be terminated or its scope reduced, pricing under the contract is subject to consumer price index adjustments, and unforeseen events may occur, the estimated value of the contract is not guaranteed. Additional discussion of factors that could affect Unisys future results is contained in periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Emily Nowland, The Impact Agency,
+61 2 9519 5411 or +61 0413 942 179,

Claire Hosegood, Unisys Asia Pacific,
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