Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation Into Hewlett Packard Company's Acquisition of Autonomy Corporation

   Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation Into Hewlett
            Packard Company's Acquisition of Autonomy Corporation

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is
investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of the securities of
Hewlett Packard Company. ("HP" or the "Company") (NYSE: HPQ). The
investigation is relating to possible securities violations in connection with
the Company's acquisition of Autonomy Corporation.

On November 20, 2012, Shares of HP fell $1.50 or 11% to trade at $11.80 during
intraday trading hitting a 10-year low after the Company revealed while
disclosing its quarterly earnings that it was misled into substantially
overvaluing Autonomy when it acquired the software firm last year. As a
result, the Company announced a non-cash impairment charge of $8.8 billion, of
which the Company says that "more than $5 billion is linked to serious
accounting improprieties, misrepresentation and disclosure failures discovered
by an internal investigation by HP and forensic review into Autonomy's
accounting practices prior to its acquisition by HP." According to HP, the
investigation was triggered by a whistleblower, a senior member of Autonomy's
leadership team, who came forward, following the departure of Autonomy founder
Mike Lynch, alleging that there had been a series of questionable accounting
and business practices at Autonomy prior to the acquisition by HP." Lynch
had joined HP following the acquisition, where he was leading Autonomy as a
separate business unit and reporting to CEO Meg Whitman. He then left the
company in May 2012 following a very disappointing license revenue quarter for
Autonomy. By that time, most of Autonomy's pre-acquisition senior management
team had already left HP.

If you are aware of any facts relating to this investigation, or purchased
shares of HP, you can assist this investigation by contacting either Peretz
Bronstein or Eitan Kimelman of Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC at
212-697-6484 or via email eitan@bgandg.com. Those who inquire by e-mail are
encouraged to include their mailing address and telephone number.

Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is a corporate litigation boutique. Our
primary expertise is the aggressive pursuit of litigation claims on behalf of
our clients. In addition to representing institutions and other investor
plaintiffs in class action security litigation, the firm's expertise includes
general corporate and commercial litigation, as well as securities
arbitration.

Contact:
Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC
Peretz Bronstein or Eitan Kimelman, 212-697-6484
eitan@bgandg.com

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