2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
July 17, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. CDT
Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas
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The meeting featured a presentation by Chairman and CEO, Michael S. Dell and Senior Vice President and CFO, Brian T. Gladden, followed by a question-and-answer session.
Statements in this presentation that relate to future results and events (including statements about our expected future financial and operating performance) are forward-looking statements based on our current expectations. Actual results and events in future periods could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements because of a number of risks and uncertainties, including: general economic, business and industry conditions; our ability to maintain a cost advantage over our competitors; local economic and labor conditions, political instability, unexpected regulatory changes, trade protection measures, tax laws, copyright levies and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; our ability to accurately predict product, customer and geographic sales mix and seasonal sales trends; information technology and manufacturing infrastructure failures; our ability to effectively manage periodic product transitions; any additional issues or matters that may arise from the ongoing SEC investigation; our ability to maintain a strong internal control environment; our reliance on third-party suppliers for quality product components, including reliance on several single-source or limited-source suppliers; our ability to access the capital markets; unfavorable results of legal proceeding could harm our business and result in substantial costs; our acquisition of other companies; our ability to properly manage the distribution of our products and services; effective hedging of our exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates; obtaining licenses to intellectual property developed by others on commercially reasonable and competitive terms; our ability to attract, retain and motivate key personnel; loss of government contracts; expiration of tax holidays or favorable tax rate structures; changing environmental laws; and the effect of armed hostilities, terrorism, natural disasters and public health issues. For a discussion of those and other factors affecting the company’s business and prospects, see Dell’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.