Icahn, Southeastern Issue Prelim. Proxy Statement for Directors at Dell Annual Meeting, Seeking to Elect 12 Nominees
Carl C. Icahn and his affiliates ("Icahn") and Southeastern Asset Management ("Southeastern"), holders of 8.9% and 4.0% of Dell's (NASDAQ: DELL) outstanding common stock, respectively, today announced that they have filed a preliminary proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") regarding the election of directors to the Dell Board of Directors in connection with the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Icahn and Southeastern will seek to elect their nominees to the Dell Board if the proposed Michael Dell/Silver Lake freeze-out transaction is voted down by the Company's stockholders.
As detailed in the preliminary proxy statement, Icahn and Southeastern are seeking to change the Dell Board because they believe that the Dell Board must be completely reconstituted to ensure that the interests of the stockholders, the true owners of Dell, are appropriately represented in the Dell boardroom. Icahn and Southeastern have nominated directors who have strong, relevant backgrounds and who are committed to fully exploring all opportunities to unlock stockholder value.
At the 2013 Annual Meeting, Icahn and Southeastern are seeking support from fellow stockholders to elect the 12 Icahn and Southeastern nominees to serve until the 2014 annual meeting of stockholders and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified. The Icahn and Southeastern nominees are: Carl C. Icahn, Harry Debes, Dr. Rajendra Singh, Gary Meyers, Daniel Ninivaggi, Jonathan Christodoro, A.B. Krongard, Matthew C. Jones, Rahul N. Merchant, Peter van Oppen, Howard Silver, and David A. Willmott.
Icahn and Southeastern have nominated 12 directors who possess a broad range of experience in the information technology, data storage, software, finance and accounting, and operations and management fields, and who are committed to exploring all value-creating opportunities for stockholders. Biographical information for the Icahn and Southeastern nominees is included in the preliminary proxy statement as filed with the SEC.
Icahn and Southeastern continue to believe that the Michael Dell/Silver Lake freeze-out transaction undervalues Dell and its prospects and denies stockholders the opportunity to participate in Dell's significant upside potential. Icahn and Southeastern continue to recommend that their fellow Dell stockholders vote against the Michael Dell/Silver Lake freeze-out proposal at the Special Meeting currently scheduled for September 12, 2013.
If stockholders have any questions concerning the preliminary proxy statement filed by Carl C. Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management, please contact D.F. King & Co., Inc. at 1-800-347-4750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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