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Satyam Innovation Garners Progressive Manufacturing Award for Rain CII Carbon

Advanced “Theory of Constraints” used to cut plant shutdown time and boost production

HYDERABAD, India, 17 March 2009: Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (NYSE: SAY), a global consulting and information technology services provider, announced today that Rain CII Carbon, the world’s leading producer of calcined petroleum coke, was awarded a Progressive Manufacturing 100 Award by Managing AutomationMedia. The award recognizes best-in-class manufacturers from around the world. Rain CII Carbon was selected from among hundreds of companies for its work with Satyam to reengineer its plant turnaround processes. Satyam helped Rain CII Carbon cut turnaround time by 25 percent at its manufacturing plants in Gramercy, Louisiana and Robinson, Illinois, yielding significantly improved productivity and output at both facilities.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the world’s most advanced manufacturers,” said Stephen L. Rowland, Rain CII Carbon’s Chief Operating Officer. “Satyam’s solution has helped put us at the leading-edge of manufacturing practices, improving our operational efficiency, productivity and competitiveness. As a result, we are better positioned to weather the current economic climate and exploit the recovery when it occurs,” he added.

Satyam consultants helped Rain CII Carbon apply the Theory of Constraints (TOC), a management technique developed by Israeli physicist Eliyahu Goldratt, to key plant operations and maintenance processes. Satyam devised and implemented a solution based on the TOC’s Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) methodology, which has been used in numerous projects to ensure on-time (or ahead-of-schedule) project completion, without changing original project scope and budget.

“Satyam’s advanced solutions, delivery excellence and close partnership with Rain CII Carbon helped them improve an already-excellent business process, and we are delighted to see them recognized for world-class innovation in manufacturing,” said Dr. Keshab Panda, Global Head for Satyam’s Manufacturing & Automotive Group.

In addition to being named a member of the elite Progressive Manufacturing 100, Rain CII Carbon will be considered for Managing Automation’s prestigious Progressive Manufacturer of the Year Award or one of eight High Achiever Awards.

About Rain CII Carbon

Rain CII is the world’s leading producer of calcined petroleum coke. Its operations include calcining plants in the United States and India with a total annual production of more than 2.4 million tons of calcined petroleum coke. It has served the aluminum industry since 1959, and it is also a major supplier of calcined coke to the TiO2 industry.

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