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					                                              ROSS PEROT SR.
                                              One of the leading entrepreneurs of the world whose success has
                                              been built on integrity, partnership and delivery.

                                              ROSS PEROT JR.
                                              Ross Perot Jr. has carried on a family tradition of global business
                                              success coupled with outstanding public service.


Ross Perot was born on June 27, 1930, in Texarkana, Texas.      In 1988, he founded a new technology services company,         Follett, in his book On Wings of Eagles, which NBC later
His parents, Ross and Lulu May Perot, were major influences     Perot Systems Corporation. He served as Chief Executive        made into a mini-series, told the story of this daring rescue.
in the lives of Mr. Perot and his sister, Bette. Although the   Officer until 1992 and again from 1997 until 2000, helping     The book was #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
family was of modest circumstances, Mr. Perot has often         to take the company public in 1999. Mr. Perot served as
                                                                                                                               Mr. Perot has also been active in public policy issues in his
said he was born rich, because of his parents’ love, support    Chairman of the Board until 2004, when he was elected
                                                                                                                               home state of Texas. In 1979, at the request of Governor
and encouragement.                                              Chairman Emeritus.
                                                                                                                                                    William Clements, he led the Texans’
Mr. Perot attended public schools in Texarkana, as well as      IN 1992, MR. PEROT RAN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED                                  War on Drugs Committee that proposed
Texarkana Junior College, where he was President of the         STATES AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE, WINNING 19%                                     five laws to make Texas the least
Student Council. At age 19, he entered the U.S. Naval           OF THE VOTE, ONE OF THE LARGEST PERCENTAGES EVER                                    desirable state for illegal drug activity.
Academy where he served as Class President, Honor               FOR AN INDEPENDENT.                                                                 All five bills were passed into law.
Committee and Battalion Commander. He was chosen as
                                                                                                                                                    In 1984, Governor Mark White asked
one of the outstanding leaders at the Naval Academy and         In 1992, Mr. Perot ran for President of the United States as
                                                                                                                               Mr. Perot to lead the effort to reform the public school
received the National College Award for Leadership. After       an Independent candidate, winning 19% of the vote, one of
                                                                                                                               system in Texas, which resulted in major legislative changes
graduating in 1953, he served four years at sea on a            the largest percentages ever for an Independent. He ran
                                                                                                                               and long-lasting improvements in public education.
Destroyer and on an Aircraft Carrier. His first cruise on the   again in 1996 on the Reform Party ticket.
Destroyer took him around the world through 17 seas and                                                                        Mr. Perot has received numerous awards and honors,
                                                                In addition to his successful business career, Mr. Perot has
oceans, and 23 foreign countries.                                                                                              including:
                                                                been involved in a number of public activities. In 1969, at
He met Margot Birmingham of Greensburg, Pennsylvania in         the request of the U.S. Government, he spearheaded a three     - The Winston Churchill Award. Mr. Perot was the third
1952, while he was at the Naval Academy. They married in        and a half-year campaign to end the brutal treatment U.S.       recipient and the only businessman to receive this award,
1956 and, after Mr. Perot’s honorable discharge from the        POWs received from their Southeast Asian captors. In            given to those who best exemplify the imagination,
Navy in 1957, settled in Dallas. Mrs. Perot taught school,      recognition of his efforts, Mr. Perot was awarded the Medal     boldness, and vigor of the late British Prime Minister.
and he joined IBM as a salesman in the Data Processing          for Distinguished Public Service, the highest civilian award    Prince Charles and First Lady Nancy Reagan made the
Division.                                                       presented by the Department of Defense.                         presentation in 1986.

In 1962, with a $1,000 loan from his wife, Mr. Perot            When two EDS employees were taken hostage by the               - The Raoul Wallenberg Award. As the first recipient of this
started Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Over the next            Iranian government in 1979, Mr. Perot organised and             award, Mr. Perot was honored for a lifetime of service that
22 years he built EDS into one of the world’s largest           directed a successful rescue mission, composed of EDS           embodies the spirit, courage, and dedication of Raoul
technology services firms. In 1984, he sold EDS to General      employees (Vietnam veterans) and led by retired Special         Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved more than
Motors for $2.5 billion.                                        Forces Colonel Arthur “Bull” Simons. Noted author Ken           100,000 Hungarian Jews from the Nazis during World War II.
- The Jefferson Award for Public Service.                      Mr. Perot is the author of seven books on a variety of
                                                               subjects: United We Stand; Not for Sale at Any Price;
- The Patrick Henry Award. Mr. Perot was the first recipient
                                                               Save Your Job, Save Our Country (co-authored with Pat
 of this award given to an American for outstanding service
                                                               Choate); Intensive Care; Preparing Our Country For the
 to his country
                                                               21st Century; The Dollar Crisis (co-authored with Senator
- The National Business Hall of Fame Award                     Paul Simon); and Ross Perot, My Life & The Principles
- The Sarnoff Award. For contributions to the electronics      for Success.
 industry                                                      In 1984, Mr. Perot purchased the only copy of the Magna
- The Eisenhower Award. For support of our Armed Forces        Carta that has been allowed to leave Great Britain. It has
                                                               been placed on loan to the National Archives in Washington,
- The Smithsonian Computerworld Award. As the first
                                                               D.C., where it is displayed alongside the U.S. Constitution
 recipient of this award, Mr. Perot was recognised for his
                                                               and the Bill of Rights.
 contributions to the computer industry
                                                               Mr. Perot purchased many historical artifacts from the
- The Horatio Alger Award. This award is presented to
                                                               Russian space programme in 1993. They are on display
 individuals who overcome obstacles to achieve significant
                                                               at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian
 success in their careers
                                                               Institute in an exhibit called “The Space Race.”
- The Texas Business Hall of Fame Award – 1986

- The Texas Science Hall of Fame Award – 2001

- 2004 Eisenhower Award presented by Business Executives
 for National Security

- Distinguished Business Leader Award presented by Texas
 Association of Business – 2004

- 2004 – Mr. Perot was chosen as one of History’s Ten
 Greatest Entrepreneurs, going all the way back to the
 5th Century

Ross Perot, Jr. is Chairman of Hillwood Development               A native of Dallas, Perot graduated from St. Mark’s School
Corporation, which he founded in 1988, and Chairman of the        in 1977 and then earned his bachelors degree in business
Board of Perot Systems Corporation.                               administration from Vanderbilt University in 1981.

Hillwood is ranked among the top ten developers in the            In addition to technology and real estate, Perot also has
United States (National Real Estate Investor, July 2005,          another interest — aviation. In 1982, after graduating from
ranked 7th; and as the top commercial and residential             Vanderbilt University, he completed the first helicopter flight
developers in North Texas (Dallas Business Journal, 2006),        around the world. The 26,000-mile trip was completed in less
and is recognised for its high-profile projects and public-       than 30 days, crossing 26 countries, and 17 seas and oceans.
private ventures that bring tremendous value to its customers     His helicopter, The Spirit of Texas, is on permanent display      IN 1982 HE COMPLETED THE FIRST
and partners.                                                     at the Smithsonian Institution’s Air and Space Museum in          HELICOPTER FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD.
Two of Hillwood’s largest projects have been the development of
                                                                  Washington, DC.                                                   THE 26,000 MILE TRIP WAS COMPLETED IN
AllianceTexas, a 17,000-acre development northwest of DFW         After joining the United States Air Force in 1983, Perot          LESS THAN 30 DAYS.
International Airport, and Victory Park, a 72-acre                earned certification as an F-4 pilot and served for eight and
development in downtown Dallas that includes the American         a half years. Perot then led a 14-year effort to build the
Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars.   United States Air Force Memorial in Washington, DC,
                                                                  honoring the men and women of the United States Air Force.
Perot Systems is a multi-billion dollar global technology
                                                                  The Memorial was dedicated to the Nation in October, 2006.
company that provides business consulting, business process
outsourcing, application solutions and IT infrastructure          In 2002-03, Perot served as Chairman of the Governor’s Task
                                                                                                                                    Spirit of Texas lands on
services to companies in a wide variety of industries including   Force for Economic Growth, which was charged with advising
                                                                                                                                    a container ship in the    Spirit of Texas lands in
healthcare, government services, insurance and manufacturing.     Texas Governor Rick Perry on ways to ensure long-term             North Pacific              Greenland for refuelling
                                                                  economic growth in Texas.
Headquartered in Plano, TX, a suburb of Dallas, Perot
Systems has more than 22,000 associates in North America,         Perot serves on the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist
Europe and Asia. Named chairman in September 2004, Perot          University and is past President of the Board of St. Mark’s
spent the previous four years as the company’s president and      School of Texas, where he is currently a member of the
CEO and has served on the Perot Systems Board of Directors        Executive Committee. He is a member of the Executive
since its founding in 1988.                                       Committee of the International Business Leaders Forum in
                                                                  the U.K., the Board of the East-West Institute and the Board
                                                                  of the Dallas Citizens’ Council.
                                                                                                                                    Perot in F-4 cockpit