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The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Dell Inc. mailed the following letter to the Company’s shareholders today
VOTE THE ENCLOSEDWHITE CARD TO SECURE $13.88 IN CASH FOR YOUR DELL SHARES
August 26, 2013
We are writing to you in advance of the September 12, 2013 Special Meeting of Shareholders to ask you tovote “FOR” the go-private transaction to secure the amended total consideration of $13.88 in cash for each share you own, including a purchase price of $13.75 per share and a special dividend of $0.13 per share. This most recent increase on August 2, 2013 delivers an additional $350 million in value to Dell’s public stockholders.
As an independent Special Committee of the Board of Directors committed to achieving the best outcome for all Dell shareholders, we believe this transaction providescompelling value and certainty followinga rigorous and exhaustive process that elicited eight increases in price.
We believe that $13.88 per share in cash provides a substantial and certain premium and isthe best outcome for all Dell shareholders.
To be sure your vote is counted “FOR” the transaction, we urge you to act now and vote the enclosedWHITE card, even if you have previously done so. If you have previously voted “no” it’s not too late. You can change your vote now by following the instructions on the enclosedWHITE card today. Only your latest dated vote will be counted.
If you have questions about the merger, or require assistance in submitting your proxy or voting your shares, or need additional copies of the proxy statement or the enclosed white proxy card, please contact the Company’s proxy solicitation agent, MacKenzie Partners Inc., by phone at (800) 322-2885 (toll-free in North America) or (212) 929-5500 (call collect) or email atDELL@mackenziepartners.com.
Alex J. Mandl Janet F. Clark Laura Conigliaro Kenneth M. Duberstein
THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF DELL INC.
ACT IMMEDIATELY — VOTING EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Telephone and internet voting instructions have been arranged for your convenience
Follow instructions on the enclosed WHITE card
Telephone and internet voting has been arranged for your convenience. Simply follow the instructions on the enclosed form of proxy to vote today. Regardless of the number of shares of Company stock that you own, your vote is important. If you have questions about the merger, or require assistance in submitting your proxy or voting your shares, or need additional copies of the proxy statement or the enclosed white proxy card, please contact MacKenzie Partners Inc., which is acting as the Company’s proxy solicitation agent in connection with the merger.
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Any statements in these materials about prospective performance and plans for the Company, the expected timing of the completion of the proposed merger and the ability to complete the proposed merger, and other statements containing the words “estimates,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “will,” and similar expressions, other than historical facts, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Factors or risks that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results we anticipate include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; (2) the inability to complete the proposed merger due to the failure to obtain stockholder approval for the proposed merger or the failure to satisfy other conditions to completion of the proposed merger, including that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant approval for the consummation of the transaction; (3) the failure to obtain the necessary financing arrangements set forth in the debt and equity commitment letters delivered pursuant to the merger agreement; (4) risks related to disruption of management’s attention from the Company’s ongoing business operations due to the transaction; and (5) the effect of the announcement of the proposed merger on the Company’s relationships with its customers, operating results and business generally.
Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in the materials represent our views as of the date hereof. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our views to change. However, while we may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date hereof. Additional factors that may cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements are set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10–K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2013, which was filed with the SEC on March 12, 2013, under the heading “Item 1A—Risk Factors,” and in subsequent reports on Forms 10–Q and 8–K filed with the SEC by the Company.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed merger transaction, the Company filed with the SEC a definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents on May 31, 2013, and a supplement to the definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents, including a form of proxy card, on August 14, 2013. The definitive proxy statement, the supplement to the definitive proxy statement and a form of proxy have been mailed to the Company’s stockholders. Stockholders are urged to read the definitive proxy statement, the supplement to the definitive proxy statement and any other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed merger or incorporated by reference in the proxy statement because they contain important information about the proposed merger.
Investors will be able to obtain a free copy of documents filed with the SEC at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, investors may obtain a free copy of the Company’s filings with the SEC from the Company’s website at http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/investor-financial-reporting.aspx or by directing a request to: Dell Inc. One Dell Way, Round Rock, Texas 78682, Attn: Investor Relations, (512) 728-7800, email@example.com.
The Company and its directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees of the Company are “participants” in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders of the Company in favor of the proposed merger. Information regarding the persons who are, under the rules of the SEC, participants in the solicitation of the stockholders of the Company in connection with the proposed merger, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, which may be different from those of the Company’s stockholders generally, is set forth in the definitive proxy statement and the other relevant documents filed with the SEC. You can find information about the Company’s executive officers and directors in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2013 (as amended with the filing of a Form 10-K/A on June 3, 2013 containing Part III information), in its definitive proxy statement for the Company’s 2012 annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A on May 24, 2012 and in its preliminary proxy statement for the Company’s 2013 annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A on August 16, 2013.