The technology alliance forged between Swiss Bank Corp. and Perot Systems Corp., though considered unusual by some industry observers, is expected to benefit both organizations.

The partnership, to close by yearend pending regulatory approvals, gives Swiss Bank a 24.9% ownership stake in the computer services company in exchange for an undisclosed amount of cash and a $250 million-a-year contract under which Perot will run the bank's data processing operations.

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