Izjava Qualcomm o izdaji nominirancev direktorja Broadcoma



Qualcomm Incorporated today confirmed receipt of Broadcom Limited's nomination of a slate of candidates to replace Qualcomm's existing Board of Directors at the Company's 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Qualcomm is exceptionally well positioned - with technology and leadership positions across mobile, IoT, Automotive, edge computing and networking - and leading the transition to 5G. Qualcomm stockholders are poised to participate in substantial growth and value creation as the Company continues to execute its strategy across its businesses.

Broadcom in Silver Lake dejansko prosijo delničarje, da prekličejo opcijo in se zdaj odločijo za nezavezujočo predlagano transakcijo, ki je ne bi bilo mogoče zaključiti več kot eno leto, če sploh, glede na obseg regulativnih vprašanj, odsotnost obveznosti s strani Broadcoma za rešitev teh vprašanj pomanjkanje zavezanosti Broadcoma in negotovost glede prehoda iz Singapurja v ZDA. Odbor Qualcomma sestavlja 11 direktorjev svetovnega razreda, od tega 9 neodvisnih in 4 od njih dodanih v zadnjih 3 letih, vsi pa so trdno zavezani, da bodo delovali v najboljšem interesu vseh delničarjev družbe Qualcomm. Qualcomm meni, da je to dejanje očiten poskus prevzema nadzora nad odborom Qualcomm, da bi pospešili program prevzema družbe Broadcom. Ti nominiranci so po naravi nasprotujoči si Broadcomovi želji po pridobitvi Qualcomma na način, ki močno podcenjuje Qualcomm v Broadcomovo korist. 'Nobeno podjetje v panogi ni boljšega položaja od Qualcomma v mobilnih, IoT, avtomobilski industriji, robnih računalnikih in mrežnih omrežjih ter za vodenje prehoda na 5G,' je dejal Tom Horton, predsedujoči direktor Qualcomma. 'Delničarji družbe Qualcomm pričakujejo, da bo odbor podprl to inovacijo, hkrati pa objektivno ocenjeval celoten obseg možnosti, ki so na voljo za čim večjo vrednost za vse delničarje družbe Qualcomm.'

On November 13, 2017, Qualcomm's Board of Directors unanimously rejected Broadcom's non-binding, unsolicited proposal to acquire Qualcomm for per share consideration of $60.00 in cash and $10.00 in Broadcom stock. After a comprehensive review, conducted in consultation with its financial and legal advisors, the Board concluded that Broadcom's proposal dramatically undervalues Qualcomm and comes with significant regulatory uncertainty, and therefore is not in the best interests of Qualcomm stockholders.