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Google signs MoU with Government of Andhra Pradesh

India, May 11, 2007 – Google today marked its continued investment in India by announcing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to buy land in Hyderabad. The land will be used to build a Google facility to support the growing business and team expansion across operations.

“India is an exciting market. Google products and services have received a very encouraging response and our offices have grown, thanks to the exceptional talent pool. We have a long term commitment to the market and would like to make a difference by helping economic growth, bringing equality of access and using technology to help people in their daily lives. The MoU marks a step forward in further establishing our commitment to India,” said Roy Gilbert, Director Online Sales and Operations, Google India.

“We are delighted that Google has decided to invest in Andhra Pradesh. We are focused on creating an environment for more companies to partner with us. Such investments help in accelerating the country’s economic growth besides providing gainful employment,” said Dr. Y. S. Rajashekara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

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