Dell to Acquire Perot Systems Conference Call
Dell hosted a conference call to discuss its definitive agreement to acquire Perot Systems. The call lasted approximately 30 minutes and included a question and answer session.
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This call included Dell Inc. Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell and Senior VP and CFO Brian T. Gladden. They were joined by Perot Systems Corporation Chairman of the Board Ross Perot Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer Peter Altabef and Chief Financial Officer John Harper.
Statements in this webcast that relate to future results and events are forward-looking statements based on Dell's and Perot Systems’ current expectations, respectively. Actual results and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including the expected benefits and costs of the transaction; management plans relating to the transaction; the expected timing of the completion of the transaction; the ability to complete the transaction; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including the execution of integration plans; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that expected benefits may not materialize as expected; that the transaction may not be timely completed, if at all; that, prior to the completion of the transaction, Perot Systems’ business may experience disruptions due to transaction-related uncertainty or other factors making it more difficult to maintain relationships with employees, licensees, other business partners or governmental entities; that the parties are unable to successfully implement integration strategies; and other risks that are described in Dell’s and Perot Systems’ Securities and Exchange Commission reports, including but not limited to the risks described in Dell’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended January 30, 2009 and Perot Systems’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008. Dell and Perot Systems assume no obligation and do not intend to update these forward-looking statements.
The planned tender offer described in these materials has not yet commenced. The description contained in these materials is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell securities. At the time the planned tender offer is commenced, Dell will file a tender offer statement on Schedule TO with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), and Perot Systems will file a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the planned tender offer. The tender offer statement (including an offer to purchase, a related letter of transmittal and other tender offer documents) and the solicitation/recommendation statement will contain important information that should be read carefully before making any decision to tender securities in the planned tender offer. Those materials will be made available to Perot Systems' stockholders at no expense to them. In addition, all of those materials (and all other tender offer documents filed with the SEC) will be made available at no charge on the SEC's website: www.sec.gov.