EMC Backs Washington State Referendum 74 and Washington United for Marriage

 EMC Reaffirms Commitment to Workplace Inclusiveness with Support of Marriage Equality Legislation in Washington State

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced the endorsement of Washington State Referendum 74 by supporting the efforts of Washington United for Marriage, the bipartisan statewide coalition of organizations working together to defend the State’s existing marriage equality law.

EMC Quote:

Sujal Patel, President of EMC’s Isilon Storage Division

 “Creating an inclusive, respectful and open culture at EMC has always been a priority, and we constantly strive to promote equality in our workplace.  Our support of the state’s legislation that provides same-sex couples with the right to civil marriage is another example of our commitment to supporting – and delivering – benefits for domestic partners. ”

 Washington United for Marriage Quote:

Zach Silk, campaign manager, Washington United for Marriage

“With more than 55,000 employees around the world, and a rapidly growing presence in Washington State, EMC is a global leader that recognizes the freedom to marry is important for their employees.  We are thrilled to have EMC’s support and the company joins a growing roster of leading employers, not just in Washington, but across the country and the globe, who support marriage equality and our work to approve Referendum 74.”

 About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing.  Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

EMC Contact:   Chris Blessington   (206) 777-7836; chris.blessington@emc.com

About Washington United for Marriage

Washington United for Marriage is a coalition of more than 500 organizations, congregations, unions, and businesses working together to defend the state’s bipartisan marriage law and approve Referendum 74.

WUM Contact: Andy Grow (206) 713-1792; andy@washingtonunited.org