Modification: IBM Power Systems no-charge removal offering

Announcement Letter Number 311-182

December 20, 2011

Effective December 20, 2011, the IBM® System i® no-charge removal offering has been modified.

The following changes are being made with this announcement:

All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.

This announcement supersedes Announcement Letter 310-129, dated February 16, 2010.

Value proposition

Customers can return older IBM AS/400®, iSeries®, System i, pSeries, or System p servers at no charge when purchasing a new IBM POWER® server.

The offer

IBM will provide pickup and proper disposal of a designated installed IBM AS/400, iSeries, or System i, pSeries, or System p Replaced Machine, at no additional charge, when you acquire a selected eligible new IBM Power Systems Replacement Machine.

Only one designated installed Replaced Machine can be returned at no additional charge per eligible new Replacement Machine acquired.

For a list of qualifying and eligible products, refer to the Qualifying/Eligible products section.

Start and/or end dates

For purchase transactions, IBM invoices for eligible new Replacement Machines must be dated on or after December 20, 2011.

For lease transactions, signed and accepted Leasing Certificates of Acceptance or lease contracts with "Deemed Acceptance" for eligible Replacement Machines must have a lease commencement date of on or after December 20, 2011.

Contracts required for the no-charge return of a designated installed Replaced Machine must be received by IBM no later than 30 calendar days after the IBM invoice or lease commencement date for an eligible new Replacement Machine.

IBM must be contacted to schedule pickup of a Replaced Machine no later than six months following the IBM invoice or lease commencement date for an eligible new Replacement Machine.

Where is it available?

This offering is available in:

This offering is not available in the IBM - Caribbean North District.

Qualifying/Eligible products

Designated installed Replaced Machines

                             Machine
Description                  type       Model

AS/400, iSeries, and 940x ALL System i servers

pSeries, System p, and 7038 6M2 Power Systems servers 7040 6X1 8203 E4A 8204 E8A 8234 EMA 9110 51X 9111 520 9113 550 9115 505 9116 561 9117 570 9117 MMA 9119 590 9119 595 9119 FHA 9131 52A 9133 55A

Eligible Replacement Machines

                             Machine
Description                  type       Model

Power Systems servers 8202 E4B 8202 E4C 8205 E6B 8205 E6C 8231 E2B 8231 E1C 8231 E2C 8233 E8B 9117 MMB 9117 MMC 9119 FHB 9179 MHB 9179 MHC

Additional information/conditions

The lessee of a Replaced Machine financed by IBM Global Financing must purchase the Replaced Machine and pay all related buyout charges before returning it to IBM.

A Replaced Machine currently under an Installation Payment Agreement (IPA) or an Installment Payment Master Agreement (IPMA) must be paid for in full by the customer before returning it to IBM.

IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this offering at any time.

This offering is subject to the terms and conditions of any applicable Agreements.

You agree to acquire hardware products under this offering for your own use and not for remarketing, leasing or transferring to a third party, unless you are arranging for lease-back financing for the hardware products.

You are responsible for all applicable taxes such as Goods and Services Tax (GST), Quebec Sales Tax (QST), Provincial Sales Tax (PST), and other sales or value-added taxes which are extra.

Eligibility requirements

In order to qualify, you must do the following:

Trade-In Credits

No trade-in credit will be issued for a Replaced Machine.

Replaced Machines

You are responsible for:

IBM is responsible for:

IBM Global Financing

Financing may be available. Refer to one of the following IBM Global Financing Web sites at:

ibm.com

For information on IBM special offers, refer to the following Web sites:

IBM - Caribbean North District information

To determine if a country/region is part of the IBM - Caribbean North District, refer to the ibm.com country/region homepage at:

and select Country/region.

Business Partner information

IBM Business Partner - Distributors; IBM Business Partner - Solution Providers and Resellers who acquire products from IBM; IBM Business Partner - Solution Providers and Resellers who acquire products from IBM Business Partner - Distributors; and IBM Business Partner - Systems Integrators may link directly to Business Partner information for the corresponding Business Partner offer. Due to participation eligibility, Business Partners may not be able to view every offer. PartnerWorld® ID and password required (use IBM ID).

BP Announcement Letter 511-527

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