PALO ALTO, Calif., March 2, 2020 — HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today confirmed that Xerox Holdings Corporation (“Xerox”) has commenced an unsolicited exchange offer to acquire all outstanding shares of HP common stock for consideration consisting of cash, Xerox common stock, or a combination thereof (the “Offer”).
The HP Board of Directors (the “Board”) will, consistent with its fiduciary duties and in consultation with its independent financial and legal advisors, carefully review and evaluate the Offer to determine the course of action that the Board believes is in the best interests of the Company and all HP shareholders. HP shareholders are advised to take no action at this time pending the Board’s review and evaluation of the Offer.
HP intends to advise shareholders of the Board’s position regarding the Offer within ten business days by making available to shareholders a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9, to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and published on HP’s website at www.hp.com.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Guggenheim Securities, LLC are serving as financial advisors, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is legal advisor, to HP.
This document is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. HP will file with the SEC a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9. Any solicitation/recommendation statement filed by HP that is required to be mailed to shareholders will be mailed to HP shareholders. HP STOCKHOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ HP’S SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT ON SCHEDULE 14D-9 AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Shareholders may obtain free copies of the solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 (when available), as well as any other documents filed by HP with the SEC, without charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of these documents from HP by directing a request to Investor Relations, 1501 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304, or by calling (650) 857-1501.
HP has filed a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, and a definitive proxy statement and a WHITE proxy card will be filed with the SEC and mailed to HP’s shareholders. HP SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ ANY PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Shareholders may obtain free copies of these and other SEC filings made by HP (when available) without charge from the sources indicated above.
Certain Information Concerning Participants
HP and certain of its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies under the rules of the SEC. Information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of HP’s directors and executive officers is set forth in the preliminary proxy statement for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and will be set forth in the definitive proxy statement. Shareholders may obtain free copies of these documents without charge from the sources indicated above.
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