Moto Appoints CIO

Motorola appoints Patricia B. Morrison as senior VP and chief information officer

July 14, 2005

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced that Patricia B. Morrison has been appointed senior vice president and chief information officer, effective 25 July. In this role, Morrison will oversee all strategic, operational and financial aspects of the company's information technology architecture, systems, tools, processes and infrastructure. She reports to Ed Zander, chairman and chief executive officer.

“Patty's experience driving IT systems in world-class companies will be a tremendous advantage to Motorola as we continue to use technology to improve every aspect of our operations," said Zander. "With more than 20 years of systems and IT expertise in a wide variety of roles - from implementation to senior management - Patty will be a terrific addition to Motorola. She has depth and breadth in consumer products, industrial, supply chain and distribution environments, all of which are highly relevant to Motorola.”

“I am so pleased to join Motorola,” said Morrison. “I am excited about the opportunity to lead information technology and leverage it for competitive advantage at a global technology powerhouse. I plan to make everything we do in IT as compelling and innovative as the products that Motorola is known for.”

Morrison most recently served as executive vice president and chief information officer of Office Depot, Inc., where she was responsible for managing Office Depot’s global information systems, including its highly successful global e-commerce platform. Morrison led the transformation of Office Depot’s IT architecture and helped the company to achieve more than $100 million in efficiency improvements.

Before joining Office Depot, Morrison served as CIO of The Quaker Oats Company in Chicago. As CIO, Morrison oversaw Quaker's systems integration with PepsiCo following Pepsi’s acquisition of Quaker Oats in 2001. Prior to that, Morrison was CIO of GE Industrial Systems, a $6 billion division of General Electric. She began her career at Procter & Gamble, where she held a number of systems management and IT leadership positions.

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