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Boeing Denies it Plans to Sell PC Software Group

November 4, 1987

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) _ Boeing Computer Services denied reports the company is selling its retail personal computer software group.

Boeing manufactures two software programs for personal computers: Boeing Calc, an accounting spreadsheet program, and Boeing Graph, a business graphics program, both of which run on IBM and IBM-compatible computers.

Responding to reports that the company’s microproducts group, which markets the two programs, is being sold, Boeing Computer Services spokesman Dan Lees on Tuesday said, ″To the best of my knowledge, it is not true.″

He said there were several discussions ongoing about the software group’s future, including ″discussions with a European distributor to have them take a larger role.″

″But certainly no agreement″ concerning a sale has been reached, Lees said.

However, BCS President Robert Dryden has said Boeing did not plan to expand into retail software and would concentrate on software used by large companies.

BCS creates and sells engineering software for manufacturing, leases time on powerful computers, and creates telecommunications systems for government and business. The group, a unit of Seattle-based aircraft maker Boeing Co., also does research and supports other Boeing activities.

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