Dell announced today that Judy Lewent has decided not to seek re-election to its board of directors when her current term ends in July in order to devote more time to other business responsibilities.

Ms. Lewent, the former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Merck & Co., Inc., was chair of the finance committee and also served on the audit committee of the Dell Board. She has been a member of the board since May 2001.

Ms. Lewent recently joined the board of Glaxo Smith Kline. In addition, she is a director of Motorola Solutions, Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. She is also a trustee and the chairperson of the audit committee of the Rockefeller family trust, a life member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

“Judy has been a valuable member of the Board for 10 years and we are grateful for the guidance she has given us during her long tenure,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO. “We wish her continued success in her many business and non-profit activities.”

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