SOUTHEASTERN, ICAHN URGE VOTE AGAINST DELL/SILVER LAKE DEAL
(The following is a reformatted version of a press release issued by Carl C. Icahn and received via electronic mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.)
Southeastern and Icahn Urge Dell Stockholders to Vote AGAINST the Proposed Michael Dell/Silver Lake Transaction
New York, New York - July 8, 2013 - Southeastern Asset Management, Inc. and Carl C. Icahn today issued the following statement urging Dell stockholders to vote AGAINST the Michael Dell/Silver Lake buyout offer:
“Southeastern and Icahn disagree with the ISS voting recommendation issued earlier today, which did not appear to address fair value for Dell’s stockholders.
Southeastern and Icahn have repeatedly stated their belief that the $13.65 per share Michael Dell/Silver Lake buyout offer inherently undervalues Dell and that any value-creating transaction Dell enters into should give stockholders the opportunity to participate in the company’s future prospects. We continue to believe that Dell’s owners deserve better and can achieve more by voting against the Michael Dell/Silver Lake transaction and by subsequently electing new directors who will act to create superior value for stockholders. Based on numerous conversations with our fellow Dell stockholders, we are confident that many of Dell’s significant owners share our view.
Southeastern and Icahn intend to vote their shares of Dell stock against the $13.65 Michael Dell / Silver Lake buyout offer. Southeastern and Icahn urge our fellow Dell stockholders to vote the GOLD proxy card (1) “AGAINST” the Merger Agreement proposal, (2) “AGAINST” the Golden Parachute proposal, and (3) “AGAINST” the Adjournment proposal.”
If stockholders have any questions concerning the Proxy Statement filed by Carl C. Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management or would like additional copies, please contact D.F. King & Co., Inc. at 1-800-347-4750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE TO INVESTORS SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT, DATED JUNE 26, 2013, AND OTHER DOUCMENTS RELATED TO THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES BY ICAHN ENTERPRISES, LP, SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC. AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES FROM THE STOCKHOLDERS OF DELL INC. FOR USE AT DELL INC.’S SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON JULY 18, 2013 BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION, INCLUDING INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN SUCH PROXY SOLICITATION. A DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND A FORM OF PROXY HAVE BEEN MAILED TO STOCKHOLDERS OF DELL INC. AND ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE AT THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION’S WEBSITE AT http://WWW.SEC.GOV. INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN SUCH PROXY SOLICITATION IS CONTAINED IN THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT, DATED JUNE 26, 2013. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE DISCLOSED IN THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT, THE PARTICIPANTS HAVE NO INTEREST IN DELL INC. OTHER THAN THROUGH THE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SHARES OF COMMON STOCK OF DELL INC. AS DISCLOSED IN THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT. WE HAVE NOT SOUGHT, NOR HAVE WE RECEIVED, PERMISSION FROM ANY THIRD PARTY TO INCLUDE THEIR INFORMATION IN THIS PRESS RELEASE.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS Certain statements contained in this letter, and the documents referred to in this letter, are forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements that are predications of or indicate future events, trends, plans or objectives. Undue reliance should not be placed on such statements because, by their nature, they are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or activities and are subject to many risks and uncertainties. Due to such risks and uncertainties, actual events or results or actual performance may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the future tense or other forward-looking words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “should,” “may,” “will,” “objective,” “projection,” “forecast,” “management believes,” “continue,” “strategy,” “position” or the negative of those terms or other variations of them or by comparable terminology. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations set forth in this letter include, among other things, the factors identified under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Dell’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 1, 2013 and under the section entitled “Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Information” in Dell’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on May 31, 2013. Such forward-looking statements should therefore be construed in light of such factors, and Icahn and Southeastern are under no obligation, and expressly disclaim any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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