NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl C. Icahn and his affiliates ("Icahn") and Southeastern Asset Management ("Southeastern"), holders of 8.9% and 4.0% of Dell's 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.
ABOUT SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT
Southeastern Asset Management, Inc., headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., is an investment management firm with $34 billion in assets under management acting as investment advisor to institutional investors and the four Longleaf Partners Funds: Longleaf Partners Fund, Longleaf Partners Small-Cap Fund, Longleaf Partners Global Fund and Longleaf Partners International Fund, as well as two Irish domiciled UCITS Funds: Longleaf Partners Global UCITS Fund and Longleaf Partners US UCITS Fund. Southeastern was established in 1975, and the first of the Longleaf Partners Funds was launched in 1987.
NOTICE TO INVESTORS
SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES BY CARL C. ICAHN, SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC. AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES FROM THE STOCKHOLDERS OF DELL INC. FOR USE AT DELL INC.'S 2013 ANNUAL MEETING WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION, INCLUDING INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN SUCH PROXY SOLICITATION. WHEN COMPLETED, A DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND A FORM OF PROXY WILL BE MAILED TO STOCKHOLDERS OF DELL INC. AND WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE AT THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION'S WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.SEC.GOV. INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN SUCH PROXY SOLICITATION IS CONTAINED IN THE PRELIMINARY PROXY STATEMENT FILED BY ICAHN AND SOUTHEASTERN WITH THE SEC, AND THE SCHEDULE 13D FILED BY CARL C. ICAHN AND HIS AFFILIATES ON MAY 10, 2013, AS AMENDED THROUGH THE DATE HEREOF, AND THE SCHEDULE 13D FILED BY SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES ON FEBRUARY 8, 2013, AS AMENDED THROUGH THE DATE HEREOF.
SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT, DATED JUNE 26, 2013, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES BY CARL C. ICAHN, SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC. AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES FROM THE STOCKHOLDERS OF DELL INC. FOR USE AT DELL INC.'S SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS NOW SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION, INCLUDING INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN SUCH PROXY SOLICITATION. A DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND A FORM OF PROXY HAVE BEEN MAILED TO STOCKHOLDERS OF DELL INC. AND ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE AT THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION'S WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.SEC.GOV. INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN SUCH PROXY SOLICITATION IS CONTAINED IN THE PROXY STATEMENT AND THE SCHEDULE 13D FILED BY CARL C. ICAHN AND HIS AFFILIATES ON MAY 10, 2013, AS AMENDED THROUGH THE DATE HEREOF, AND THE SCHEDULE 13D FILED BY SOUTHEASTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT, INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES ON FEBRUARY 8, 2013, AS AMENDED THROUGH THE DATE HEREOF.
Certain statements contained in this press release, and the documents referred to in this press release, are forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements that are predications of or indicate future events, trends, plans or objectives. Undue reliance should not be placed on such statements because, by their nature, they are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or activities and are subject to many risks and uncertainties. Due to such risks and uncertainties, actual events or results or actual performance may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the future tense or other forward-looking words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "should," "may," "will," "objective," "projection," "forecast," "management believes," "continue," "strategy," "position" or the negative of those terms or other variations of them or by comparable terminology.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations set forth in this press release include, among other things, the factors identified under the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Dell's Special Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 1, 2013 and under the section entitled "Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Information" in Dell's Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on May 31, 2013. Such forward-looking statements should therefore be construed in light of such factors, and Icahn and Southeastern are under no obligation, and expressly disclaim any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
SOURCE Southeastern Asset Management, Inc.