Elliott Responds to Riverbed Business Wire NEW YORK -- February 28, 2014 Elliott Management Corporation (“Elliott”) issued the following statement in response to Riverbed’s (NASDAQ: RVBD) refusal of its offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Riverbed for a price of $21.00 per share in cash. Elliott, affiliates of which collectively own or have economic exposure to approximately 10.5% of the common stock and equivalents of Riverbed Technology, Inc., is a multi-strategy investment firm with deep experience investing in public and private companies. The statement is as follows: "Riverbed's Board has again failed shareholders. By rejecting our offer of $21 per share without so much as a discussion, and by refusing to grant Elliott and other interested buyers access to diligence, Riverbed’s Board has clearly chosen entrenchment over shareholder value. Shareholders should be outraged that the Board is not acting in a manner consistent with its fiduciary obligations. The clear and correct path forward for the Company is to engage in a dialogue with Elliott and other interested buyers so that we can conduct expedited diligence toward exploring a value-maximizing transaction.” Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements The information herein contains “forward-looking statements.” Specific forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and include, without limitation, words such as “may,” “will,” “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “estimates,” “projects,” “targets,” “forecasts,” “seeks,” “could,” “should” or the negative of such terms or other variations on such terms or comparable terminology. Similarly, statements that describe our objectives, plans or goals are forward-looking. Our forward-looking statements are based on our current intent, belief, expectations, estimates and projections regarding the Company and projections regarding the industry in which it operates. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that are difficult to predict and that could cause actual results to differ materially. Accordingly, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results and actual results may vary materially from what is expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. About Elliott Management Corporation Elliott Management Corporation manages two multi-strategy hedge funds which combined have more than $23 billion of assets under management. Its flagship fund, Elliott Associates, L.P., was founded in 1977, making it one of the oldest hedge funds under continuous management. The Elliott funds' investors include pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, funds-of-funds, high net worth individuals and families, and employees of the firm. Contact: For Media Inquiries: Sloane & Company Elliot Sloane, 212-446-1860 Esloane@sloanepr.com or Alexandra Meredith, 212-446-1887 Ameredith@sloanepr.com
Elliott Responds to Riverbed
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