The transaction still requires EDS stockholder approval and regulatory clearance from the European Commission and other non-U.S. jurisdictions and is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the other closing conditions specified in the merger agreement.
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Additional information and where to find it
EDS has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a definitive proxy statement in connection with the merger. The definitive proxy statement will be sent or given to the stockholders of EDS. Before making any voting or investment decision with respect to the merger, investors and stockholders of EDS are urged to read the definitive proxy statement and any other relevant materials filed with the SEC because they contain (or will contain) important information about the merger. The definitive proxy statement and any other documents filed by EDS with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and stockholders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by going to EDS’s Investor Relations page on its corporate website at www.eds.com or by directing a request to EDS at 5400 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024 — Attention: Investor Relations.
EDS and HP and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from EDS stockholders in connection with the merger. Information about HP’s directors and executive officers is set forth in HP’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on January 29, 2008 and HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on December 18, 2007. Information about EDS’s directors and executive officers is set forth in EDS’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on March 4, 2008 and EDS’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 27, 2008. Additional information regarding the interests of participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the merger is included in the definitive proxy statement that EDS has filed with the SEC.
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