Leo Apotheker, Former CEO of HP, Issues Statement on HP's Disclosure of Accounting Improprieties at Autonomy

   Leo Apotheker, Former CEO of HP, Issues Statement on HP's Disclosure of
                     Accounting Improprieties at Autonomy

  PR Newswire

  NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Leo Apotheker, who served as CEO of HP
from Nov. 2010 to Sept. 2011, today issued the following statement:

I'm both stunned and disappointed to learn of Autonomy's alleged accounting
improprieties. The developments are a shock to the many who believed in the
company, myself included. But I also share the sentiment of HP's current
leadership and continue to believe in Autonomy's market potential, as its core
software expertise remains sound.

Looking back on the acquisition, which closed in Sept. 2011, the due diligence
process was meticulous and thorough, and included two of the world's largest
and most respected auditing firms working on behalf of HP. Since Autonomy was
a public company in the UK, much of the process relied on public financial
reports — accounting statements approved, filed and backed by Autonomy's
leadership, board and auditors.

According to HP, the accounting issues it discovered pre-date its acquisition
of Autonomy. As such, it's apparent that Autonomy's alleged accounting
misrepresentations misled a number of people over time – not just HP's
leadership team, auditors and directors. In fact, the alleged improprieties
apparently came to light only after an internal whistleblower raised the issue
in the spring, well after my departure.

I will make myself available, however I can, to assist HP and the appropriate
authorities get to the bottom of this.

Contact: Sean Healy, Healy Corporate Communications, +1-201-857-2520,
sean@healycorp.com
 
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