Mumbai: Bangalore-based Wipro Ltd, India’s third largest software services exporter, has won a five-year contract with cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc.

As a part of the agreement, Wipro will support a host of functions at Philip Morris, including management and support of its servers, storage, backup and applications infrastructure.

“We aim to foster a successful partnership with PMI and deliver the IT innovation that will support their business needs," said Srini Pallia, chief executive, retail, consumer goods, and transportation and government business unit at Wipro.

Patrick Brunel, senior vice president and chief information officer, Philip Morris, said, “With Wipro supporting our technology and application infrastructure we look forward to strengthening efficiencies, managing costs and being better able to serve and support our workforce around the world."

At 10.40am, Wipro shares were up 0.58% to 579.95, while the benchmark Sensex was up 0.11% to 27,114.61 points.

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