Modification: IBM Power Systems no-charge removal offering

Announcement Letter Number 313-085

September 10, 2013

Effective September 10, 2013, the IBM® Power Systems™ 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 311-182, dated December 20, 2011.

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 September 10, 2013.

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 September 10, 2013.

Contracts required for the no-charge return of a designated installed Replaced Machine must be received by IBM no later than three (3) months after the IBM invoice or lease commencement date for an eligible new Replacement Machine.

Replacement Machines must be installed on or before the date IBM receives the signed contract.

IBM must be contacted to schedule pickup of a Replaced Machine no later than nine 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.

IBM representative responsibilities

United States

IBM representatives should become familiar with this offering and give a copy of the customer portion of this announcement to each Customer who participates in this offering.

There are no trade-in credits issued for Replaced Machines under the terms of this offering. Trade-in credits may be available under the terms of the IBM Power Systems trade-in program. Refer to that announcement for details.

In order for your Customer to qualify for no-charge pickup of the Replaced Machine, you must do the following:

Canada

IBM representatives should become familiar with this offering and give a copy of the customer portion of this announcement to each Customer who participates in this offering.

In order for your Customer to qualify for no-charge pickup of the Replaced Machine, you must do the following:

Customer responsibilities

In order to qualify for no-charge pickup of the Replaced Machine, you must do the following:

Trade-In Credits

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

IBM responsibilities

IBM is responsible for:

IBM Global Financing

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

ibm.com

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

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 513-373

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