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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 14A
Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

 

 

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  DELL TECHNOLOGIES INC.  
  (Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)  

 

CARL C. ICAHN
ICAHN PARTNERS LP
ICAHN PARTNERS MASTER FUND LP
HIGH RIVER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
HOPPER INVESTMENT S LLC
BARBERRY CORP.
ICAHN ONSHORE LP
ICAHN OFFSHORE LP
ICAHN CAPITAL L.P.
IPH GP LLC
ICAHN ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS L.P.
ICAHN ENTERPRISES G.P. INC.
BECKTON CORP.

 
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SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
OF
DELL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 11, 2018

 

 

 

PROXY STATEMENT
DATED OCTOBER 30, 2018
OF
CARL C. ICAHN
ICAHN PARTNERS LP
ICAHN PARTNERS MASTER FUND LP
HIGH RIVER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
HOPPER INVESTMENTS LLC
BARBERRY CORP.
ICAHN ONSHORE LP
ICAHN OFFSHORE LP
ICAHN CAPITAL L.P.
IPH GP LLC
ICAHN ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS L.P.
ICAHN ENTERPRISES G.P. INC.
BECKTON CORP.

 

 

 

SOLICITATION OF PROXIES IN OPPOSITION TO
MATTERS RELATING TO THE PROPOSED
CLASS V TRANSACTION OF DELL TECHNOLOGIES INC.

 

 

 

This Proxy Statement (“Proxy Statement”) and the enclosed GOLD proxy card are being furnished by the Icahn Participants (as hereinafter defined) for use at the special meeting of stockholders of Dell Technologies Inc. (“Dell Technologies”) and at any continuation, adjournment or postponement thereof (the “Special Meeting”), relating to the proposed Class V transaction (as hereinafter defined). The Special Meeting will be held on December 11, 2018, at 8:00 a.m., Central Time, at the Dell Round Rock Campus, 501 Dell Way (Building 2-East), Round Rock, Texas 78682.

 

Pursuant to this Proxy Statement, the Icahn Participants are soliciting proxies from holders of shares of Class V common stock of Dell Technologies, par value of $0.01 per share (the “Shares”), in respect of the following proposals to be considered at the Special Meeting, each as described in greater detail in the proxy statement/prospectus of Dell Technologies (the “Dell Proxy Statement”) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on October 19, 2018 for the Special Meeting (such proposals, the “Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals”):

 

1.to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger, between Dell Technologies and Teton Merger Sub Inc., dated as of July 1, 2018, as it may be amended from time to time, referred to herein as the “merger agreement”, pursuant to which Teton Merger Sub Inc. will be merged with and into Dell Technologies, and Dell Technologies will continue as the surviving corporation, which transaction is referred to herein as the “Class V transaction”;

 

2.to adopt the Fifth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Dell Technologies, referred to herein as the “amended and restated Company certificate”;

 

 

 

 

3.to approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, compensation arrangements with respect to the named executive officers of Dell Technologies related to the Class V transaction, referred to herein as the “transaction-related compensation proposal”; and

 

4.to approve the adjournment of the Special Meeting, if necessary or appropriate, to solicit additional proxies if there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Special Meeting to adopt the merger agreement or adopt the amended and restated Company certificate, referred to herein as the “adjournment proposal”.

 

 

 

 

WE URGE YOU NOT TO SIGN ANY PROXY CARD SENT TO YOU BY DELL TECHNOLOGIES. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE SO, YOU MAY REVOKE YOUR PROXY BY DELIVERING A LATER-DATED GOLD PROXY CARD USING THE ENCLOSED POSTAGE-PREPAID ENVELOPE, EXECUTING A VOTE VIA INTERNET OR TELEPHONE, OR BY VOTING IN PERSON AT THE SPECIAL MEETING. SEE “VOTING PROCEDURES” AND “REVOCATION OF PROXIES” BELOW.

 

THE ICAHN PARTICIPANTS URGE YOU TO VOTE THE GOLD PROXY CARD (1) “AGAINST” THE ADOPTION OF THE MERGER AGREEMENT, (2) “AGAINST” THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDED AND RESTATED COMPANY CERTIFICATE, (3) “AGAINST” THE APPROVAL OF THE TRANSACTION-RELATED COMPENSATION PROPOSAL, AND (4) “AGAINST” THE APPROVAL OF THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL.

 

If you attend the Special Meeting and you beneficially own Shares but are not the record owner, your mere attendance at the Special Meeting WILL NOT be sufficient to cancel your prior given proxy card. You must have written authority from the record owner to vote the Shares in its name at the Special Meeting. 

 

The board of directors of Dell Technologies has fixed the close of business on October 18, 2018 as the record date (the “Record Date”) for determining those stockholders who will be entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Special Meeting and any adjournments or postponements thereof.  According to the Dell Proxy Statement, as of the Record Date, there were 199,356,591 Shares outstanding. Stockholders of record at the close of business on the Record Date will be entitled to one vote at the Special Meeting for each Share held on the Record Date.

 

As of the Record Date, the Icahn Participants beneficially owned an aggregate of 17,247,741 Shares (including Shares underlying forward contracts), representing approximately 8.7% of the outstanding Shares. The Icahn Participants intend to vote all such Shares “AGAINST” all Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals (except for those Shares underlying forward contracts for which we cannot vote).

 

VOTE AGAINST THE DELL TECHNOLOGIES SPECIAL MEETING PROPOSALS BY USING THE ENCLOSED GOLD PROXY CARD OR VOTING INSTRUCTION FORM TO VOTE TODAY — BY TELEPHONE, BY INTERNET, OR BY COMPLETING, SIGNING, DATING AND RETURNING THE GOLD PROXY CARD OR VOTING INSTRUCTION FORM USING THE POSTAGE-PREPAID ENVELOPE PROVIDED.

 

This Proxy Statement and the enclosed GOLD proxy card are first being sent or given to holders of the Shares on or about October 31, 2018.

 

This solicitation is being made by the Icahn Participants and not by or on behalf of the board of directors of Dell Technologies.

 

If you have additional questions about the Icahn Participants’ opposition to the Class V transaction, need assistance in submitting your proxy or voting your Shares, or need additional copies of this Proxy Statement or the enclosed GOLD proxy card, please contact:

 

Harkins Kovler, LLC

Stockholders call toll-free:  +1 (877) 339-3288

Banks and Brokerage Firms call:  +1 (212) 468-5380

Email: DVMT@HarkinsKovler.com

 

This Proxy Statement, as well as other proxy materials distributed by the Icahn Participants, are available free of charge by request to Harkins Kovler, LLC at the telephone numbers or the email address set forth above.

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page
   
BACKGROUND OF THIS SOLICITATION 1
   
THE DELL TECHNOLOGIES SPECIAL MEETING PROPOSALS 2
   
CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLASS V TRANSACTION 4
   
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS REGARDING THE CLASS V TRANSACTION 4
   
VOTING PROCEDURES 9
   
REVOCATION OF PROXIES 10
   
APPRAISAL RIGHTS 11
   
COST AND METHOD OF SOLICITATION 11
   
OTHER PROPOSALS 12
   
CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING PARTICIPANTS IN THIS SOLICITATION OF PROXIES 12
   
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 13
   
OTHER INFORMATION 13
   
INFORMATION REGARDING DELL TECHNOLOGIES 14
   
FUTURE STOCKHOLDER PROPOSALS 14
   
ANNEX A SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF THE ICAHN PARTICIPANTS A-1
   

 

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BACKGROUND OF THIS SOLICITATION

 

On July 1, 2018, Dell Technologies entered into the Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among Dell Technologies and Teton Merger Sub Inc.

 

On August 6, 2018, Dell Technologies filed a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus with the SEC with respect to the Special Meeting and the Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals, as amended on September 6, 2018, October 4, 2018 and October 19, 2018.

 

Between March 6, 2018 and October 26, 2018, the Icahn Participants purchased an aggregate of 18,529,497 Shares (including Shares underlying forward contracts) in open market purchases and private transactions (as more fully described on Annex A hereto).

 

On October 12, 2018, the Icahn Participants submitted a Schedule 13D (the “Initial Schedule 13D” and, as amended from time to time, the “Schedule 13D”) for filing with the SEC disclosing that they beneficially owned, in the aggregate, 16,538,492 Shares (including shares underlying forward contracts), representing approximately 8.3% of the Shares outstanding (based upon the 199,356,591 Shares stated to be outstanding as of September 5, 2018 by Dell Technologies in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on September 11, 2018). In the Initial Schedule 13D, the Icahn Participants disclosed their strong opposition to and intention to solicit proxies against the Class V transaction.

 

On October 15, 2018, certain of the Icahn Participants issued an open letter to the holders of the Shares that reiterated their strong opposition to the Class V transaction because in the opinion of the Icahn Participants, the Class V transaction severely undervalues the Shares.

 

On October 16, 2018, the Icahn Participants delivered a demand, pursuant to Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”), to Dell Technologies requesting access to certain stocklist materials of Dell Technologies.

 

On October 17, 2018, the Icahn Parties delivered a demand, pursuant to section 220 of the DGCL, to Dell Technologies requesting access to certain books and records of Dell Technologies.

 

On October 19, 2018, Dell Technologies filed the Dell Proxy Statment.

 

On October 29, 2018, the Icahn Participants filed an amendment to the Schedule 13D disclosing that they exercised all remaining forward contracts and that they beneficially owned an aggregate of 18,529,497 Shares, representing approximately 9.3% of the Shares outstanding (based upon the 199,356,591 shares stated to be outstanding as of October 18, 2018 in the Dell Proxy Statement).

 

 

 

 

THE DELL TECHNOLOGIES SPECIAL MEETING PROPOSALS

 

For a detailed discussion of the Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals, including various arguments in favor of such proposals, please refer to the Dell Proxy Statement.

 

According to the Dell Proxy Statement, stockholders will be asked to vote on the following proposals at the Special Meeting:

 

Proposal 1 – Proposal to Adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger

 

To adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger, between Dell Technologies and Teton Merger Sub Inc., dated as of July 1, 2018, as it may be amended from time to time, referred to herein as the “merger agreement”, pursuant to which Teton Merger Sub Inc. will be merged with and into Dell Technologies, and Dell Technologies will continue as the surviving corporation, which transaction is referred to herein as the “Class V transaction”.

 

Recommendation

 

The Icahn Participants believe that the Class V transaction severely undervalues the Shares. Accordingly, the Icahn Participants recommend that you vote “AGAINST” Proposal 1 (Proposal to Adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger).

 

Proposal 2 – Proposal to Adopt the Amended and Restated Company Certificate

 

To adopt the Fifth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Dell Technologies, referred to herein as the “amended and restated Company certificate”.

 

Recommendation

 

The Icahn Participants recommend that you vote “AGAINST” Proposal 2 (Proposal to Adopt the Amended and Restated Company Certificate).

 

Proposal 3 – Proposal to Approve the Transaction-Related Compensation

 

To approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, compensation arrangements with respect to the named executive officers of Dell Technologies related to the Class V transaction, referred to herein as the “transaction-related compensation proposal”.

 

Recommendation

 

The Icahn Participants recommend that you vote “AGAINST” Proposal 3 (Proposal to Approve the Transaction-Related Compensation).

 

Proposal 4 – Proposal to Approve Adjournment of Special Meeting

 

To approve the adjournment of the Special Meeting, if necessary or appropriate, to solicit additional proxies if there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Special Meeting to adopt the merger agreement or adopt the amended and restated Company certificate, referred to herein as the “adjournment proposal”.

 

Recommendation

 

The Icahn Participants recommend that you vote “AGAINST” Proposal 4 (Proposal to Approve Adjournment of Special Meeting).

 

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THE ICAHN PARTICIPANTS URGE YOU TO VOTE YOUR GOLD PROXY CARD OR VOTING INSTRUCTION FORM (1) “AGAINST” THE ADOPTION OF THE MERGER AGREEMENT, (2) “AGAINST” THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDED AND RESTATED COMPANY CERTIFICATE, (3) “AGAINST” THE APPROVAL OF THE TRANSACTION-RELATED COMPENSATION PROPOSAL, AND (4) “AGAINST” THE APPROVAL OF THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL.

 

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CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLASS V TRANSACTION

 

At the Special Meeting, Dell Technologies stockholders of record at the close of business on the Record Date will be voting on, among other things, whether to adopt the merger agreement. According to the Dell Proxy Statement, in the Class V transaction, for each Share owned by a stockholder, such holder may elect to receive either (1) 1.3665 shares of Class C Common Stock of Dell Technologies, which will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and, unlike the Shares, will represent an interest in Dell Technologies’ entire business and will not track the performance of any distinct assets or business or (2) $109 in cash, subject to a cap of $9 billion on the aggregate amount of cash consideration, with the final mix of consideration received by each holder of the Shares who elects to receive cash subject to proration as a result of the $9 billion cap on cash payments. As a result of the Class V transaction, the Shares will be eliminated.

 

The foregoing description is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the merger agreement, as well as any amendment thereto, a copy of which is included as Annex A to the Dell Proxy Statement. The Class V transaction and each of the Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals are described in further detail in the Dell Proxy Statement, which is available at http://www.sec.gov.

 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS REGARDING THE CLASS V TRANSACTION

 

Q.How do I vote?

 

A.You may vote in person at the Special Meeting or you may designate another person—your proxy—to vote your Shares. The written document used to designate someone as your proxy is called a proxy or proxy card. We urge you to submit a proxy to have your Shares voted even if you plan to attend the Special Meeting. You may always change your vote at the Special Meeting.

 

If you hold Shares directly in your name on records maintained by the transfer agent for Dell Technologies, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, you are considered the “stockholder of record” with respect to those Shares. If you are a stockholder of record, you may have your Shares voted at the Special Meeting in person or submit a proxy by mail or via the internet or by telephone by following the instructions on your proxy card.

 

If your Shares are held through a bank, brokerage firm or other nominee, you are considered the “beneficial owner” of shares held in “street name,” and this proxy statement is being forwarded to you by your nominee along with a voting instruction form. You may use the voting instruction form to direct your nominee on how to vote your Shares, using one of the methods described on the voting instruction form.

 

Q.If my Shares are held in “street name” by my bank, brokerage firm or other nominee, will my nominee automatically vote my Shares for me?

 

A. No. Your bank, brokerage firm or other nominee will not vote your Shares if you do not provide your bank, brokerage firm or other nominee with a signed voting instruction form with respect to your Shares. None of the proposals to be voted on at the Special Meeting is a matter for which brokers may have authority to vote without instruction from the beneficial owner of the Shares. As a result, failure to provide instructions to your bank, brokerage firm or other nominee on how to vote will result in your Shares not being counted as present at the Special Meeting and therefore will have the same effect as a vote “AGAINST” the adoption of the merger agreement and “AGAINST” the adoption of the amended and restated Company certificate. Such failure to provide instructions will have no effect on the outcome of the voting for the approval of the transaction-related compensation proposal and the approval of the adjournment proposal because such Shares will not be present at the Special Meeting and entitled to vote on such matters. You should instruct your bank, brokerage firm or other nominee to vote your Shares by following the directions your nominee provides.

 

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Q.What will happen if I submit my proxy without indicating how to vote?

 

A.If you submit your proxy without indicating how to vote your Shares on any particular proposal, the Shares represented by your proxy will be voted in accordance with the recommendation of the Icahn Participants concerning that proposal. The Icahn Participants have recommended that such proxies be voted “AGAINST” the adoption of the merger agreement, “AGAINST” the adoption of the amended and restated Company certificate, “AGAINST” the approval of the transaction-related compensation proposal and “AGAINST” the approval of the adjournment proposal.

 

Q.May I revoke my proxy or change my voting instructions?

 

A. Yes. You may revoke your proxy or change your voting instructions at any time before your Shares are voted at the Special Meeting. If you are a holder of record as of the Record Date, you may revoke your proxy by.

 

·submitting a later proxy by telephone or via the Internet;

 

·submitting a later dated proxy by mail;

 

·providing written notice of your revocation to the Icahn Participants c/o Corporate Election Services, P.O. Box 3230, Pittsburgh, PA 15230-9404 or to the Corporate Secretary at Dell Technologies, One Dell Way, Round Rock, Texas 78682, Attn: Corporate Secretary, such that the notice is received before the Special Meeting; or

 

·voting your shares at the Special Meeting.

 

Stockholders of record may change their proxy by using any one of these methods regardless of the method they previously used to submit their proxy. Only the latest dated proxy card you submit will be counted.

 

Your attendance at the Special Meeting will not automatically revoke your proxy unless you vote at the Special Meeting or file a written notice with the Icahn Participants or the Corporate Secretary at Dell Technologies requesting that your prior proxy be revoked.

 

If you are a beneficial owner of Shares held through a bank, brokerage firm or other nominee, you may submit new voting instructions by:

 

·submitting new voting instructions in the manner stated in the voting instruction form provided to you by your nominee; or

 

·voting your shares at the Special Meeting.

 

See “Revocation of Proxies” below.

 

Q.What happens if I transfer or sell my Shares before the Special Meeting?

 

A.The record date for the Special Meeting is earlier than the date of the Special Meeting and the date on which the merger and the Class V transaction are expected to be completed. If you transfer or sell your Shares before the Record Date, you will not be entitled to vote at the Special Meeting. If you transfer or sell your Shares after the Record Date but before the Special Meeting, you will retain your right to vote at the Special Meeting, unless the transferee requests a proxy from you and you grant such proxy to the transferee. However, you will have transferred the right to participate in the Class V transaction and receive the merger consideration to the transferee. To receive the merger consideration, you must hold your Shares through to the effective time of the merger.

 

Q.What do I do if I receive more than one proxy or set of voting materials?

 

A. You may receive more than one proxy or set of voting materials, including multiple copies of this Proxy Statement, the proxy card or the voting instruction form sent to you by your nominee. This can occur if you hold your Shares in more than one brokerage account, if you hold Shares directly as a holder of record and also in street name, or otherwise through another holder of record, and in certain other circumstances. If you receive more than one proxy or set of voting materials, please sign and return each set separately to ensure that all of your Shares are voted.

 

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Q.When and where is the Special Meeting?

 

A. The Special Meeting will be held on December 11, 2018, at 8:00 a.m., Central Time, at the Dell Round Rock Campus, 501 Dell Way (Building 2-East), Round Rock, Texas 78682.

 

Q.What vote is required to adopt the merger agreement?

 

A. According to the Dell Proxy Statement, adoption of the merger agreement requires:

 

1. the affirmative vote of holders of record of a majority of the outstanding Shares (excluding Shares held by affiliates of Dell Technologies which, according to the Dell Proxy Statement, comprise approximately 0.02% of all outstanding Shares), voting as a separate class;

 

2.the affirmative vote of holders of record of a majority of the outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock of Dell Technologies (the “Class A Common Stock”), voting as a separate class;

 

3.the affirmative vote of holders of record of a majority of the outstanding shares of Class B Common Stock of Dell Technologies (the “Class B Common Stock”), voting as a separate class; and

 

4.the affirmative vote of holders of record of outstanding Shares, Class A Common Stock, Class B Common Stock and Class C Common Stock of Dell Technologies (the “Class C Common Stock”) representing a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of all such series of common stock, voting together as a single class.

 

Q.What vote is required to adopt the amended and restated Company certificate?

 

A. According to the Dell Proxy Statement, adoption of the amended and restated Company certificate requires:

 

1. the affirmative vote of holders of record of a majority of the outstanding Shares (excluding Shares held by affiliates of Dell Technologies which, according to the Dell Proxy Statement, comprise approximately 0.02% of all outstanding Shares), voting as a separate class;

 

2.the affirmative vote of holders of record of a majority of the outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock, voting as a separate class;

 

3.the affirmative vote of holders of record of a majority of the outstanding shares of Class B Common Stock, voting as a separate class; and

 

4.the affirmative vote of holders of record of outstanding Shares, Class A Common Stock, Class B Common Stock and Class C Common Stock representing a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of all such series of common stock, voting together as a single class.

 

Q.What vote is required to approve the transaction-related compensation proposal?

 

A. According to the Dell Proxy Statement, approval of the transaction-related compensation proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of record of a majority of the voting power of the outstanding Shares, Class A Common Stock, Class B Common Stock and Class C Common Stock present in person or by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote thereon, voting together as a single class.

 

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Q.What vote is required to approve the adjournment proposal?

 

A. According to the Dell Proxy Statement, approval of the adjournment proposal requires the affirmative vote of the holders of record of a majority of the voting power of the outstanding Shares, Class A Common Stock, Class B Common Stock and Class C Common Stock present in person or by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote thereon, voting together as a single class.

 

Q.Who can vote at the Special Meeting?

 

A. Stockholders of record as of the close of business on the Record Date, are entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the Special Meeting. Each record holder of Shares as of the Record Date is entitled to cast one vote on each matter properly brought before the Special Meeting for each Share that such holder owns as of the Record Date. According to the Dell Proxy Statement, as of the Record Date, there were 199,356,591 Shares outstanding.

 

Q.What constitutes a quorum for the Special Meeting?

 

A.For each Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals, there must be a quorum present. For a quorum at the Special Meeting, there must be present in person or represented by proxy:

 

·holders of record of outstanding shares of common stock representing a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of common stock entitled to vote thereat; and

 

·for each additional vote of holders of a series of common stock, voting as a separate class, required to adopt the merger agreement or the amended and restated Company certificate, holders of record of outstanding shares of common stock of such series representing a majority of the voting power of the outstanding shares of such series.

 

Abstentions will be counted as present in determining the presence of a quorum. All of the Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals are contested. For that reason alone, brokers will have no authority to vote Shares on any of the Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals in the absence of having received voting instructions from beneficial owners of the Shares held by such brokers. As a result, broker non-votes will not exist in this solicitation. Failure to provide instructions to your bank, brokerage firm or other nominee on how to vote your Shares will result in your Shares not being counted as present in determining the presence of a quorum

 

  Q. What is the difference between being a “stockholder of record” and a “beneficial owner”?
     
  A. If your Shares are registered directly in your name with Dell Technologies’ transfer agent, you are considered, with respect to those Shares, the “stockholder of record.” In that case, this Proxy Statement, and your proxy card, have been sent directly to you by the Icahn Participants.

 

If your Shares are held through a bank, brokerage firm or other nominee, you are considered the “beneficial owner” of Shares held in “street name.” In that case, this Proxy Statement has been forwarded to you by your bank, brokerage firm or other nominee which may be, with respect to those Shares, the stockholder of record. As the beneficial owner, you have the right to direct your bank, brokerage firm or other nominee as to how to vote your Shares by following their instructions for voting.

 

Q.What is a proxy?

 

A.A proxy is your legal designation of another person to vote your Shares. The document used to designate a proxy to vote your Shares is called a proxy card.

 

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Q.What should I do if I receive a proxy card from Dell Technologies?

 

A. If you submit a proxy to us by signing and returning the enclosed GOLD proxy card, do not sign or return any proxy card or follow any voting instructions provided by Dell Technologies unless you intend to change your vote, because only your latest-dated proxy will be counted. If you have already sent a proxy card to Dell Technologies and voted in favor of the Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals, you may revoke it and vote against the Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals simply by signing, dating and returning the enclosed GOLD proxy card. See “Revocation of Proxies” below.

 

Q.What happens if I do not vote or submit a proxy card, or do not instruct my bank, broker or other nominee as to how to vote, or abstain from voting?

 

A. All of the Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals are contested. For that reason alone, brokers will have no authority to vote Shares on any of the Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals in the absence of having received voting instructions from beneficial owners of the Shares held by such brokers. As a result, broker non-votes will not exist in this solicitation. Failure to provide instructions to your bank, brokerage firm or other nominee on how to vote your Shares will result in your Shares not being counted as present at the Special Meeting and therefore, will have the same effect as a vote “AGAINST” the adoption of the merger agreement and “AGAINST” the adoption of the amended and restated Company certificate. Such failure to provide instructions will have no effect on the approval of the transaction-related compensation proposal and the approval of the adjournment proposal because such Shares will not be present at the meeting and entitled to vote on such matters. Abstentions from voting will have the same effect as a vote “AGAINST” all of the Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals. If you submit your GOLD proxy card without indicating how to vote your Shares on any particular proposal, the Shares represented by your GOLD proxy card will be voted in accordance with the recommendation of the Icahn Participants concerning that proposal. The Icahn Participants have recommended that such proxies be voted “AGAINST” all of the Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals.

 

Q.What do I need to do now?

 

A.Even if you plan to attend the Special Meeting, after carefully reading and considering the information contained in this Proxy Statement, please submit your GOLD proxy card promptly to ensure that your Shares are represented at the Special Meeting. If you hold your Shares in your own name as the stockholder of record, please submit your proxy for your Shares by completing, signing, dating and returning the enclosed GOLD proxy card using the accompanying postage-prepaid reply envelope. If you decide to attend the Special Meeting and vote in person, your vote by ballot at the Special Meeting will revoke any proxy previously submitted. If you are a beneficial owner of Shares, please refer to the instructions provided by your bank, brokerage firm or other nominee to see which of the above choices are available to you.

 

THE ICAHN PARTICIPANTS URGE YOU TO VOTE THE GOLD PROXY CARD (1) “AGAINST” THE ADOPTION OF THE MERGER AGREEMENT, (2) “AGAINST” THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDED AND RESTATED COMPANY CERTIFICATE, (3) “AGAINST” THE APPROVAL OF THE TRANSACTION-RELATED COMPENSATION PROPOSAL, AND (4) “AGAINST” THE APPROVAL OF THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL.

 

Q. If I submit a proxy or voting instructions against the Class V Transaction, can I still make an election for the consideration offered by Dell Technologies in the Class V Transaction?

 

A. Yes. According to the Dell Proxy Statement, your submission of an election before the special meeting will not preclude you from voting against adoption of the merger agreement. Furthermore, your proxy or voting instructions does not constitute an election for purposes of the Class V Transaction. To make an election as a holder of the Shares, you must submit an election form to Dell Technologies on or prior to the election deadline. The Dell Proxy Statement contains additional details, including how to submit an election form, and you should review the Dell Proxy Statement carefully.

 

Q.Who can help answer my other questions?

 

A.If you have additional questions about the Icahn Participants’ opposition to the Class V transaction, need assistance in submitting your proxy or voting your Shares, or need additional copies of this Proxy Statement or the enclosed GOLD proxy card, please contact:

 

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Harkins Kovler, LLC
Stockholders call toll-free: +1 (877) 339-3288
Banks and Brokerage Firms call: +1 (212) 468-5380
Email: DVMT@HarkinsKovler.com

 

This Proxy Statement, as well as other proxy materials distributed by the Icahn Participants, are available free of charge by request to Harkins Kovler, LLC at the telephone numbers or the email address set forth above.

 

VOTING PROCEDURES

 

Holders of Shares at the close of business on the Record Date are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Special Meeting. Each Share outstanding on the Record Date is entitled to one vote on each matter presented at the Special Meeting.

 

As explained in the detailed instructions on your GOLD proxy card, there are four ways you may vote. You may:

 

1.Complete, sign, date and return the enclosed GOLD proxy card or the enclosed voting instructions form provided by your broker, bank or other holder of record or by the proxy agent for your broker, bank or other holder of record using the postage-paid envelope provided. We recommend that you vote on the GOLD proxy card or voting instruction form even if you plan to attend the Special Meeting;

 

2.vote via the Internet by following the voting instructions on the GOLD proxy card or the voting instruction form provided by your broker, bank or other holder of record or by the proxy agent for your broker, bank or other holder of record;

 

3.vote by telephone by following the voting instructions on the GOLD proxy card or the voting instruction form provided by your broker, bank or other holder of record or by the proxy agent for your broker, bank or other holder of record; or

 

4.vote in person by attending the Special Meeting. Written ballots will be distributed to stockholders who wish to vote in person at the Special Meeting.  If you hold your Shares through a bank, broker or other custodian, you must obtain a power of proxy from such custodian in order to vote your Shares in-person at the Special Meeting.

 

 To submit a proxy by telephone, please call the telephone number listed on the enclosed GOLD proxy card or the voting instruction form provided by your broker, bank or other holder of record or by the proxy agent for your broker, bank or other holder of record.  Proxies may also be submitted over the Internet.  Please refer to the enclosed GOLD proxy card or voting instruction form provided by your broker, bank or other holder of record or by the proxy agent for your broker, bank or other holder of record for the website information.  In each case, stockholders will be required to provide the unique control number which has been printed on the enclosed GOLD proxy card or the voting instruction form.  In addition to the instructions that appear on the GOLD proxy card, step-by-step instructions will be provided by a recorded telephone message for those stockholders submitting proxies by telephone or at the designated website for those stockholders submitting proxies over the Internet.  Stockholders submitting their proxies with voting instructions by telephone or over the Internet will receive confirmation on the telephone that their vote by telephone was successfully submitted, and may provide an email address for confirmation that their vote by Internet was successfully submitted.

 

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Whether or not you are able to attend the Special Meeting, you are urged to complete the enclosed GOLD proxy or voting instruction form and return it using the enclosed postage-prepaid envelope. All valid proxies received prior to the Special Meeting will be voted. If you specify a choice with respect to any item by marking the appropriate box on the proxy card or the voting instruction form, your Shares will be voted in accordance with that specification. IF NO SPECIFICATION IS MADE ON THE GOLD PROXY CARD OR THE VOTING INSTRUCTION FORM, YOUR SHARES WILL BE VOTED “AGAINST” THE ADOPTION OF THE MERGER AGREEMENT, “AGAINST” THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDED AND RESTATED COMPANY CERTIFICATE, “AGAINST” THE APPROVAL OF THE TRANSACTION-RELATED COMPENSATION PROPOSAL AND “AGAINST” THE APPROVAL OF THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL AND IN THE PROXY HOLDERS’ DISCRETION AS TO OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE SPECIAL MEETING.

 

If you have any questions concerning this Proxy Statement or the procedures to be followed to execute and deliver a GOLD proxy card, please contact:

 

Harkins Kovler, LLC

Shareholders call toll-free:  +1 (877) 339-3288

Banks and Brokerage Firms call:  +1 (212) 468-5380

Email: DVMT@HarkinsKovler.com

 

PLEASE COMPLETE, SIGN, DATE AND RETURN THE ENCLOSED GOLD PROXY CARD OR VOTING INSTRUCTION FORM USING THE ENCLOSED POSTAGE-PREPAID ENVELOPE OR USE THE GOLD PROXY CARD OR VOTING INSTRUCTION FORM TO VOTE BY TELEPHONE OR INTERNET.

 

The accompanying GOLD proxy card will be voted at the Special Meeting in accordance with your instructions on such card, as described above.

 

Only holders of record as of the close of business on the Record Date will be entitled to vote. If you were a holder of record on the Record Date, you will retain your voting rights at the Special Meeting even if you transfer or sell your Shares after the Record Date. Accordingly, it is important that you vote the Shares held by you on the Record Date, or grant a proxy to vote such Shares on the GOLD proxy card, even if you transfer or sell such Shares after the Record Date.

 

IF YOUR SHARES ARE HELD IN THE NAME OF A BROKERAGE FIRM, BANK, BANK NOMINEE OR OTHER INSTITUTION ON THE RECORD DATE, ONLY IT CAN VOTE SUCH SHARES AND ONLY UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS. ACCORDINGLY, IF YOU WISH TO VOTE AS RECOMMENDED BY THE ICAHN PARTICIPANTS AT THE SPECIAL MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACCOUNT AND INSTRUCT THAT PERSON TO EXECUTE THE GOLD PROXY CARD ON YOUR BEHALF AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

UNLESS YOU PROVIDE VOTING INSTRUCTIONS TO THE BROKER HOLDING YOUR SHARES ON YOUR BEHALF, THE BROKER WILL NOT HAVE AUTHORITY TO VOTE YOUR SHARES FOR ANY OF THE PROPOSALS DESCRIBED IN THIS PROXY STATEMENT.

 

REVOCATION OF PROXIES

 

Any Stockholder of record may revoke or change his or her proxy instructions at any time prior to the vote at the Special Meeting by:

 

1.submitting a properly executed, subsequently dated GOLD proxy card that will revoke all prior proxy cards, including any proxy cards which you may have submitted to Dell Technologies;

 

2.submitting a properly executed, subsequently dated proxy card to Dell Technologies, which will revoke all prior proxy cards, including any GOLD proxy cards which you may have submitted to the Icahn Participants;

 

3.submitting a vote by telephone or via the Internet (telephone and Internet voting instructions are on your GOLD proxy card or voting instruction form);

 

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4.attending the Special Meeting and revoking your proxy by voting in-person (although attendance at the Special Meeting will not in and of itself constitute revocation of a proxy); or

 

5.delivering written notice of revocation either to the Icahn Participants, c/o Corporate Election Services, P.O. Box 3230, Pittsburgh, PA 15230-9404, or the Secretary of Dell Technologies.

 

Although a revocation is effective if delivered to Dell Technologies, the Icahn Participants request that either the original or a copy of any revocation be mailed to the Icahn Participants c/o Corporate Election Services, P.O. Box 3230, Pittsburgh, PA 15230-9404, so that the Icahn Participants will be aware of all revocations.

 

IF YOU PREVIOUSLY SIGNED AND RETURNED A PROXY CARD TO DELL TECHNOLOGIES, WE URGE YOU TO REVOKE IT BY (1) COMPLETING, SIGNING, DATING AND RETURNING THE GOLD PROXY CARD OR VOTING INSTRUCTION FORM USING THE ENCLOSED POSTAGE-PREPAID ENVELOPE, (2) INSTRUCTING US BY TELEPHONE OR VIA THE INTERNET AS TO HOW YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR SHARES VOTED WITH RESPECT TO THE GOLD PROXY CARD, (3) ATTENDING THE SPECIAL MEETING AND VOTING IN PERSON OR (4) DELIVERING A WRITTEN NOTICE OF REVOCATION TO THE ICAHN PARTICIPANTS OR TO THE SECRETARY OF DELL TECHNOLOGIES.

 

APPRAISAL RIGHTS

 

According to the Dell Proxy Statement, stockholders are not entitled to statutory appraisal rights with respect to the Shares under Delaware law by reason of the Class V transaction because the Shares are currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the holders of the Shares will not be required in the merger to receive anything except the Class C Common Stock, which will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

 

COST AND METHOD OF SOLICITATION

 

Solicitation of proxies will be made by Mr. Icahn and certain officers and employees of the Icahn Participants.

 

The Icahn Parties (as defined herein) have retained Harkins Kovler, LLC (“Harkins Kovler”) to conduct the solicitation, for which Harkins Kovler is to receive a fee estimated not to exceed $300,000, plus reimbursement of expenses incurred in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the Icahn Participants. The Icahn Parties have agreed to indemnify Harkins Kovler against certain liabilities and expenses, including certain liabilities under the federal securities laws. Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the federal securities laws may be permitted to Harkins Kovler pursuant to the foregoing provisions, the Icahn Parties have been informed that in the opinion of the SEC, such indemnification is against public policy and is therefore unenforceable. Proxies may be solicited by mail, email, courier services, Internet, advertising, telephone or telecopier or in person. It is anticipated that Harkins Kovler will employ up to 50 persons to solicit proxies from holders of the Shares for the Special Meeting.

 

The total expenditures in furtherance of, or in connection with, the solicitation of proxies is approximately $100,000 to date, and is estimated to be approximately $750,000 in total. The cost of such expenditures will be borne by the Icahn Parties.

 

The Icahn Parties will reimburse banks, brokers, custodians or other record holders for their reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with forwarding, at the Icahn Parties’ request, all materials related to this solicitation of proxies to the beneficial owners of Shares they hold of record.

 

The Icahn Parties will not seek reimbursement from Dell Technologies in connection with this solicitation.

 

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OTHER PROPOSALS

 

Other than as set forth above, the Icahn Participants are not currently aware of any other proposals to be brought before the Special Meeting. Should other proposals be brought before the Special Meeting, the persons named on the GOLD proxy card will vote on such proposals in their discretion (provided, however, that such persons named on the GOLD proxy card will be permitted to use such discretionary authority only for matters that they do not know, a reasonable time before the solicitation, are to be presented at the Special Meeting).

 

CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING PARTICIPANTS IN THIS SOLICITATION OF PROXIES

 

The participants in the solicitation of proxies (the “Icahn Participants”) from Class V stockholders of Dell Technologies include the following: High River Limited Partnership (“High River”), Hopper Investments LLC (“Hopper”), Barberry Corp. (“Barberry”), Icahn Partners Master Fund LP (“Icahn Master”), Icahn Offshore LP (“Icahn Offshore”), Icahn Partners LP (“Icahn Partners”), Icahn Onshore LP (“Icahn Onshore”), Icahn Capital LP (“Icahn Capital”), IPH GP LLC (“IPH”), Icahn Enterprises Holdings L.P. (“Icahn Enterprises Holdings”), Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc. (“Icahn Enterprises GP”), Beckton Corp. (“Beckton”), and Carl C. Icahn, a citizen of the United States of America.

 

Icahn Partners, Icahn Master and High River (collectively, the “Icahn Parties”) are entities controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Barberry is the sole member of Hopper, which is the general partner of High River. Icahn Offshore is the general partner of Icahn Master. Icahn Onshore is the general partner of Icahn Partners. Icahn Capital is the general partner of each of Icahn Offshore and Icahn Onshore. Icahn Enterprises Holdings is the sole member of IPH, which is the general partner of Icahn Capital. Beckton is the sole stockholder of Icahn Enterprises GP, which is the general partner of Icahn Enterprises Holdings. Carl C. Icahn is the sole stockholder of each of Barberry and Beckton. As such, Mr. Icahn is in a position indirectly to determine the investment and voting decisions made by each of the Icahn Parties. In addition, Mr. Icahn is the indirect holder of approximately 91.5% of the outstanding depositary units representing limited partnership interests in Icahn Enterprises L.P. (“Icahn Enterprises”). Icahn Enterprises GP is the general partner of Icahn Enterprises, which is the sole limited partner of Icahn Enterprises Holdings.

 

The Icahn Parties may be deemed to beneficially own, in the aggregate, 18,529,497 Shares representing approximately 9.3% of the outstanding Shares (based upon the 199,356,591 Shares stated to be outstanding as of October 18, 2018 by Dell Technologies in the Dell Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on October 19, 2018).

 

High River has sole voting power and sole dispositive power with regard to 3,705,904 Shares. Each of Hopper, Barberry and Mr. Icahn has shared voting power and shared dispositive power with regard to such Shares. Icahn Master has sole voting power and sole dispositive power with regard to 6,146,143 Shares. Each of Icahn Offshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Enterprises Holdings, Icahn Enterprises GP, Beckton and Mr. Icahn has shared voting power and shared dispositive power with regard to such Shares. Icahn Partners has sole voting power and sole dispositive power with regard to 8,677,450 Shares. Each of Icahn Onshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Enterprises Holdings, Icahn Enterprises GP, Beckton and Mr. Icahn has shared voting power and shared dispositive power with regard to such Shares.

 

Each of Hopper, Barberry and Mr. Icahn, by virtue of their relationships to High River, may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own (as that term is defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the “Act”) the Shares that High River directly beneficially owns. Each of Hopper, Barberry and Mr. Icahn disclaims beneficial ownership of such Shares for all other purposes. Each of Icahn Offshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Enterprises Holdings, Icahn Enterprises GP, Beckton and Mr. Icahn, by virtue of their relationships to Icahn Master, may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own (as that term is defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Act) the Shares that Icahn Master directly beneficially owns. Each of Icahn Offshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Enterprises Holdings, Icahn Enterprises GP, Beckton and Mr. Icahn disclaims beneficial ownership of such Shares for all other purposes. Each of Icahn Onshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Enterprises Holdings, Icahn Enterprises GP, Beckton and Mr. Icahn, by virtue of their relationships to Icahn Partners, may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own (as that term is defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Act) the Shares that Icahn Partners directly beneficially owns. Each of Icahn Onshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Enterprises Holdings, Icahn Enterprises GP, Beckton and Mr. Icahn disclaims beneficial ownership of such Shares for all other purposes.

 

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Annex A attached hereto sets forth, as to the Icahn Participants, all transactions in the Shares effected during the past two years and their beneficial ownership of the Shares.

 

With respect to each Icahn Participant, except as set forth herein or in Annex A attached hereto, (a) such Icahn Participant is not, nor was within the past year, a party to any contract, arrangement or understanding with any person with respect to any securities of Dell Technologies, including, but not limited to, joint ventures, loan or option arrangements, puts or calls, guarantees against loss or guarantees of profit, division of losses or profits, or the giving or withholding of proxies; and (b) neither such Icahn Participant nor any of such Icahn Participant’s associates have any arrangement or understanding with any person with respect to (i) any future employment by Dell Technologies or its affiliates or (ii) any future transactions to which Dell Technologies or any of its affiliates will or may be a party.

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Certain statements contained in this Proxy Statement, and the documents referred to in this Proxy Statement, are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements that are predictions or indications of 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,” “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 Proxy Statement include, among other things, the factors identified under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Dell Technologies’ and VMware Inc.’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2018, as well as the factors identified in Dell Technologies’ and VMware Inc.’s other public filings and under the section entitled “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in the Dell Proxy Statement. Such forward-looking statements should therefore be considered in light of such factors, and the Icahn Participants 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.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

The information concerning Dell Technologies and the Class V transaction contained herein has been taken from, or is based upon, publicly available documents on file with the SEC and other publicly available information. Although the Icahn Participants have no knowledge that would indicate that statements relating to Dell Technologies or the Class V transaction contained in this Proxy Statement, in reliance upon publicly available information, are inaccurate or incomplete, to date the Icahn Participants have not had access to the full books and records of Dell Technologies, were not involved in the preparation of such information and statements, and are not in a position to verify any such information or statements.

 

Pursuant to Rule 14a-5 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules promulgated thereunder (the “Exchange Act”), reference is made to the Dell Proxy Statement for information concerning the merger agreement and related documents, the Class V transaction, financial information regarding Dell Technologies, VMware, Inc., the Dell Technologies Special Meeting Proposals, shares of Dell Technologies common stock, the beneficial ownership of the Shares, appraisal rights of holders of Dell Technologies common stock, other information concerning Dell Technologies’ management, and certain other matters regarding Dell Technologies and the Special Meeting. The Icahn Participants assume no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any such information.

 

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INFORMATION REGARDING DELL TECHNOLOGIES

 

Dell Technologies’ principal executive offices are located at One Dell Way, Round Rock, Texas 78682, and its telephone number is (512) 728-7800. You can find additional business and financial information about Dell Technologies in reports and documents previously filed with the SEC. Dell Technologies’ Annual Report on Form 10-K and other SEC filings may be accessed via the internet at www.sec.gov or on the Investors page on its website at http://investors.delltechnologies.com. Information included on or accessed through the Dell Technologies website is not incorporated by reference into this Proxy Statement.

 

FUTURE STOCKHOLDER PROPOSALS

 

According to the Dell Proxy Statement, whether or not the Class V transaction is completed, Dell Technologies will hold an annual meeting of its stockholders in 2019.

 

The following description of the requirements for submitting stockholder proposals for the Dell Technologies 2019 annual meeting of stockholders has been taken from the Dell Proxy Statement:

 

Stockholder proposals will be eligible for consideration for inclusion in the proxy statement and form of proxy for the 2019 annual meeting of stockholders in accordance with Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act, or Rule 14a-8.

 

Further, in accordance with the Dell Technologies bylaws, nominations of persons for election to the board of directors or other stockholder proposals will be eligible for consideration at the 2019 annual meeting without inclusion in the proxy materials.

 

Inclusion in proxy statement for 2019 annual meeting—A stockholder who wishes to present a proposal (other than a nomination of persons for election to the board of directors) for inclusion in next year’s proxy statement in accordance with Rule 14a-8 must deliver the proposal to Dell Technologies’ principal executive offices no later than the close of business on January 15, 2019. Submissions must be addressed to Dell Technologies Inc., One Dell Way, Round Rock, Texas 78682, Attn: Corporate Secretary. The submission by a stockholder of a proposal for inclusion in the proxy statement is subject to regulation by the SEC under Rule 14a-8.

 

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ANNEX A

 

SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF THE ICAHN PARTICIPANTS

 

Title of Class   Name of Beneficial
Owner (1)
  Amount of
Beneficial Ownership
    Percent of Class (2)  
Class V Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
(the “Shares”)
  High River     3,705,904       1.9 %
Shares   Icahn Partners     8,677,450       4.4 %
Shares   Icahn Master     6,146,143       3.1 %

 

(1)Please note that each stockholder listed in this table is the direct beneficial owner of the Shares set forth under the heading “Amount of Beneficial Ownership” and that indirect beneficial ownership of Shares is described below in the text of this Annex A under the heading “Description of Icahn Beneficial Ownership and Icahn Beneficial Owners.”

 

(2) Please note that percentages of ownership set forth in this column were calculated based on the 199,356,591 Shares stated to be outstanding as of October 18, 2018 by Dell Technologies in the Dell Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on October 19, 2018.

 

Description of Icahn Beneficial Ownership and Icahn Beneficial Owners

 

Barberry Corp., a Delaware corporation (“Barberry”), is the sole member of Hopper Investments LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Hopper”), which is the general partner of High River. Beckton Corp., a Delaware corporation (“Beckton”), is the sole shareholder of Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Icahn Enterprises GP”), which is the general partner of Icahn Enterprises Holdings L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Icahn Holdings”). Icahn Holdings is the sole member of IPH GP LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“IPH”), which is the general partner of Icahn Capital L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Icahn Capital”). Icahn Capital is the general partner of each of Icahn Onshore LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Icahn Onshore”), and Icahn Offshore LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Icahn Offshore”). Icahn Onshore is the general partner of Icahn Partners. Icahn Offshore is the general partner of Icahn Master. Each of Barberry and Beckton is 100% owned by Carl C. Icahn (“Mr. Icahn,” and collectively with Barberry, Hopper, Beckton, Icahn Enterprises GP, Icahn Holdings, IPH, Icahn Capital, Icahn Onshore Icahn Offshore, the “Icahn Beneficial Owners” and each of them an “Icahn Beneficial Owner”). As such, Mr. Icahn is in a position indirectly to determine the investment and voting decisions made by each of the Icahn Parties. In addition, Mr. Icahn is the indirect holder of approximately 91.5% of the outstanding depositary units representing limited partnership interests in Icahn Enterprises L.P. (“Icahn Enterprises”). Icahn Enterprises GP is the general partner of Icahn Enterprises, which is the sole limited partner of Icahn Holdings.

 

The principal business address of each of (i) High River, Hopper, Barberry, Icahn Master, Icahn Offshore, Icahn Partners, Icahn Onshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Holdings, Icahn Enterprises GP and Beckton is White Plains Plaza, 445 Hamilton Avenue - Suite 1210, White Plains, NY 10601 and (ii) Mr. Icahn is c/o Icahn Capital LP, 767 Fifth Avenue, 47th Floor, New York, NY 10153.

 

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Barberry is primarily engaged in the business of serving as the sole member of Hopper and investing in securities. Hopper is primarily engaged in the business of serving as the general partner of High River and investing in securities. Icahn Offshore is primarily engaged in the business of serving as the general partner of Icahn Master. Icahn Onshore is primarily engaged in the business of serving as the general partner of Icahn Partners. Icahn Capital is primarily engaged in the business of serving as the general partner of each of Icahn Offshore and Icahn Onshore. IPH is primarily engaged in the business of serving as the general partner of Icahn Capital. Icahn Holdings is primarily engaged in the business of holding direct or indirect interests in various operating businesses. Icahn Enterprises GP is primarily engaged in the business of serving as the general partner of each of Icahn Enterprises L.P. and Icahn Holdings. Beckton is primarily engaged in the business of holding the capital stock of Icahn Enterprises GP. Mr. Carl C. Icahn is primarily engaged in serving as (i) Chief Executive Officer of Icahn Capital LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises L.P., through which Mr. Icahn manages various private investment funds, including Icahn Partners and Icahn Master, (ii) Chairman of the Board of Icahn Enterprises GP, the general partner of Icahn Enterprises L.P., a Nasdaq-listed diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment management, automotive, energy, mining, railcar, food packaging, metals, real estate and home fashion, and (iii) Chairman of the Board and a director of Starfire Holding Corporation (“Starfire”), a holding company engaged in the business of investing in and/or holding securities of various entities, and as Chairman of the Board and a director of various of Starfire’s subsidiaries.

 

The Icahn Parties are deemed to beneficially own, in the aggregate, 18,529,497 Shares, representing approximately 9.3% of the outstanding Shares (based on the 199,356,591 Shares stated to be outstanding as of October 18, 2018 by Dell Technologies in the Dell Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on October 19, 2018).

 

High River has sole voting power and sole dispositive power with regard to 3,705,904 Shares. Each of Hopper, Barberry and Mr. Icahn has shared voting power and shared dispositive power with regard to such Shares. Icahn Partners has sole voting power and sole dispositive power with regard to 8,677,450 Shares. Each of Icahn Onshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Holdings, Icahn Enterprises GP, Beckton and Mr. Icahn has shared voting power and shared dispositive power with regard to such Shares. Icahn Master has sole voting power and sole dispositive power with regard to 6,146,143 Shares. Each of Icahn Offshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Holdings, Icahn Enterprises GP, Beckton and Mr. Icahn has shared voting power and shared dispositive power with regard to such Shares.

 

Each of Hopper, Barberry and Mr. Icahn, by virtue of their relationships to High River, may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own the Shares that High River directly beneficially owns. Each of Icahn Onshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Holdings, Icahn Enterprises GP, Beckton and Mr. Icahn, by virtue of their relationships to Icahn Partners, may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own the Shares that Icahn Partners directly beneficially owns. Each of Icahn Offshore, Icahn Capital, IPH, Icahn Holdings, Icahn Enterprises GP, Beckton and Mr. Icahn, by virtue of their relationships to Icahn Master, may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own the Shares that Icahn Master directly beneficially owns.

 

Two Year Summary Table:

 

The following table indicates the date of each purchase and sale of Shares, as well as the exercise of forward contracts, by the Icahn Participants within the past two years, and the number of Shares in each such purchase and sale or exercise of forward contracts.

 

Name   Date   Shares Purchased/Forward
Contracts Exercised
 
High River   03/06/2018     26,758  
High River   03/13/2018     24,112  
High River   03/14/2018     13,309  
High River   03/15/2018     20,148  
High River   03/19/2018     16,543  
High River   03/21/2018     2,895  
High River   05/02/2018     8,000  
High River   05/03/2018     126,000  
High River   06/19/2018     174,000  
High River   06/19/2018     65,036 (1)
High River   07/26/2018     200,000  

 

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Name   Date   Shares Purchased/Forward
Contracts Exercised
 
High River   07/26/2018     37,917  
High River   07/27/2018     40,824  
High River   07/30/2018     61,533  
High River   07/31/2018     56,503  
High River   08/01/2018     49,345  
High River   08/02/2018     7,066  
High River   08/03/2018     96,381  
High River   08/06/2018     43,742  
High River   08/07/2018     20  
High River   08/08/2018     1,060  
High River   08/15/2018     460  
High River   09/07/2018     24,824  
High River   09/10/2018     66,051  
High River   09/10/2018     20,890  
High River   09/11/2018     40,567  
High River   09/12/2018     30,133  
High River   09/13/2018     47,346  
High River   09/14/2018     3,360  
High River   09/19/2018     28,351  
High River   09/20/2018     64,243  
High River   09/21/2018     134,443  
High River   09/24/2018     150,741  
High River   09/25/2018     58,296  
High River   09/26/2018     20,000  
High River   09/27/2018     2,000  
High River   10/01/2018     7,000  
High River   10/12/2018     66,000  
High River   10/29/2018     1,870,007 (1)
Icahn Partners   03/06/2018     63,483  
Icahn Partners   03/13/2018     57,195  
Icahn Partners   03/14/2018     31,576  
Icahn Partners   03/15/2018     47,802  
Icahn Partners   03/19/2018     39,248  

 

 A-3 

 

 

Name   Date   Shares Purchased/Forward
Contracts Exercised
 
Icahn Partners   03/21/2018     6,868  
Icahn Partners   05/02/2018     18,946  
Icahn Partners   05/03/2018     298,400  
Icahn Partners   06/19/2018     412,075  
Icahn Partners   06/19/2018     155,451 (1)
Icahn Partners   07/26/2018     474,281  
Icahn Partners   07/26/2018     89,935  
Icahn Partners   07/27/2018     96,831  
Icahn Partners   07/30/2018     145,953  
Icahn Partners   07/31/2018     134,020  
Icahn Partners   08/01/2018     90,189  
Icahn Partners   08/02/2018     16,553  
Icahn Partners   08/03/2018     225,826  
Icahn Partners   08/06/2018     102,481  
Icahn Partners   08/07/2018     48  
Icahn Partners   08/08/2018     2,483  
Icahn Partners   08/15/2018     1,078  
Icahn Partners   09/07/2018     57,572  
Icahn Partners   09/10/2018     154,711  
Icahn Partners   09/10/2018     48,931  
Icahn Partners   09/11/2018     95,019  
Icahn Partners   09/12/2018     70,580  
Icahn Partners   09/13/2018     110,899  
Icahn Partners   09/14/2018     7,871  
Icahn Partners   09/19/2018     66,408  
Icahn Partners   09/20/2018     150,477  
Icahn Partners   09/21/2018     314,908  
Icahn Partners   09/24/2018     353,082  
Icahn Partners   09/25/2018     136,548  
Icahn Partners   09/26/2018     46,847  
Icahn Partners   09/27/2018     4,685  
Icahn Partners   10/01/2018     14,734  
Icahn Partners   10/12/2018     154,541  
Icahn Partners   10/29/2018     4,378,915 (1)

 

 A-4 

 

 

Name   Date   Shares Purchased/Forward
Contracts Exercised
 
Icahn Master   03/06/2018     43,548  
Icahn Master   03/13/2018     39,251  
Icahn Master   03/14/2018     21,660  
Icahn Master   03/15/2018     32,791  
Icahn Master   03/19/2018     26,923  
Icahn Master   03/21/2018     4,711  
Icahn Master   05/02/2018     13,054  
Icahn Master   05/03/2018     205,600  
Icahn Master   06/19/2018     283,925  
Icahn Master   06/19/2018     104,694 (1)
Icahn Master   07/26/2018     325,719  
Icahn Master   07/26/2018     61,731  
Icahn Master   07/27/2018     66,463  
Icahn Master   07/30/2018     100,180  
Icahn Master   07/31/2018     91,990  
Icahn Master   08/01/2018     107,190  
Icahn Master   08/02/2018     11,709  
Icahn Master   08/03/2018     159,698  
Icahn Master   08/06/2018     72,487  
Icahn Master   08/07/2018     32  
Icahn Master   08/08/2018     1,757  
Icahn Master   08/15/2018     763  
Icahn Master   09/07/2018     41,724  
Icahn Master   09/10/2018     109,492  
Icahn Master   09/10/2018     34,628  
Icahn Master   09/11/2018     67,250  
Icahn Master   09/12/2018     49,951  
Icahn Master   09/13/2018     78,484  
Icahn Master   09/14/2018     5,571  
Icahn Master   09/19/2018     46,996  
Icahn Master   09/20/2018     106,495  
Icahn Master   09/21/2018     222,863  
Icahn Master   09/24/2018     249,881  
Icahn Master   09/25/2018     96,636  
Icahn Master   09/26/2018     33,153  
Icahn Master   09/27/2018     3,315  
Icahn Master   10/01/2018     13,266  

 

 A-5 

 

 

Name   Date   Shares Purchased/Forward
Contracts Exercised
 
Icahn Master   10/12/2018     109,459  
Icahn Master   10/29/2018     3,101,103 (1)

 

(1) Represents Shares acquired upon the exercise of forward contracts as described below under the heading “Exercise of Forward Contracts.”

 

Shares purchased by each of the Icahn Parties are maintained in margin accounts that include positions in securities in addition to the Shares. As of October 26, 2018, the indebtedness of (i) High River’s margin account was approximately $215.1 million, (ii) Icahn Partners’ margin account was approximately $0, and (iii) Icahn Master margin account was approximately $0.

 

Exercise of Forward Contracts

 

The following are forward contracts entered into by the Icahn Parties at a forward price of $64.00 per Share and an expiration date of May 2, 2020. On June 19, 2018, the Icahn Parties exercised all of their respective forward contracts referenced below.

 

Name  Date  Shares Underlying Forward
Contracts
 
High River  05/03/2018   42,717 
High River  05/04/2018   1,259 
High River  05/09/2018   20,000 
High River  05/10/2018   200 
High River  05/15/2018   860 
         
Icahn Partners  05/03/2018   102,493 
Icahn Partners  05/04/2018   3,001 
Icahn Partners  05/09/2018   47,443 
Icahn Partners  05/10/2018   474 
Icahn Partners  05/15/2018   2,040 
         
Icahn Master  05/03/2018   68,374 
Icahn Master  05/04/2018   2,037 
Icahn Master  05/09/2018   32,557 
Icahn Master  05/10/2018   326 
Icahn Master  05/15/2018   1,400 

 

The following are forward contracts entered into by the Icahn Parties at a forward price of $85.00 per Share and an expiration date of September 24, 2020. On October 29, 2018, the Icahn Parties exercised all of their respective forward contracts referenced below.

 

Name   Date   Shares Underlying Forward
Contracts
 
High River   09/26/2018     50,000  
High River   09/27/2018     67,452  
High River   09/28/2018     63,163  
High River   10/01/2018     42,000  
High River   10/02/2018     248,191  
High River   10/03/2018     87,217  
High River   10/04/2018     136,157  
High River   10/05/2018     115,928  
High River   10/08/2018     131,497  
High River   10/09/2018     130,042  
High River   10/10/2018     167,631  
High River   10/11/2018     139,606  
High River   10/12/2018     92,920  
High River   10/15/2018     46,064  
High River   10/16/2018     3,617  
High River   10/17/2018     33,085  
High River   10/18/2018     59,085  
High River   10/19/2018     86,328  
High River   10/22/2018     69,133  
High River   10/23/2018     1,000  
High River   10/24/2018     70,000  
High River   10/25/2018     1,891  
High River   10/26/2018     28,000  
             
Icahn Partners   9/26/2018     117,116  
Icahn Partners   09/27/2018     157,995  
Icahn Partners   09/28/2018     147,946  
Icahn Partners   10/01/2018     96,679  
Icahn Partners   10/02/2018     581,130  
Icahn Partners   10/03/2018     205,879  
Icahn Partners   10/04/2018     318,807  
Icahn Partners   10/05/2018     271,442  
Icahn Partners   10/08/2018     308,052  
Icahn Partners   10/09/2018     304,495  

 

 A-6 

 

  

Name   Date   Shares Underlying Forward
Contracts
 
Icahn Partners   10/10/2018     392,513  
Icahn Partners   10/11/2018     326,890  
Icahn Partners   10/12/2018     217,575  
Icahn Partners   10/15/2018     107,859  
Icahn Partners   10/16/2018     8,468  
Icahn Partners   10/17/2018     77,468  
Icahn Partners   10/18/2018     138,349  
Icahn Partners   10/19/2018     202,138  
Icahn Partners   10/22/2018     161,876  
Icahn Partners   10/23/2018     2,341  
Icahn Partners   10/24/2018     163,907  
Icahn Partners   10/25/2018     4,428  
Icahn Partners   10/26/2018     65,562  
             
Icahn Master   09/26/2018     82,884  
Icahn Master   09/27/2018     111,815  
Icahn Master   09/28/2018     104,704  
Icahn Master   10/01/2018     71,321  
Icahn Master   10/02/2018     411,632  
Icahn Master   10/03/2018     142,990  
Icahn Master   10/04/2018     225,821  
Icahn Master   10/05/2018     192,271  
Icahn Master   10/08/2018     217,936  
Icahn Master   10/09/2018     215,671  
Icahn Master   10/10/2018     278,012  
Icahn Master   10/11/2018     231,534  
Icahn Master   10/12/2018     154,106  
Icahn Master   10/15/2018     76,395  
Icahn Master   10/16/2018     5,998  
Icahn Master   10/17/2018     54,870  
Icahn Master   10/18/2018     97,991  
Icahn Master   10/19/2018     143,172  
Icahn Master   10/22/2018     114,655  
Icahn Master   10/23/2018     1,659  
Icahn Master   10/24/2018     116,093  
Icahn Master   10/25/2018     3,135  
Icahn Master   10/26/2018     46,438  

 

 A-7 

 

  

DELL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
SPECIAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
TO BE HELD DECEMBER 11, 2018

 

GOLD PROXY CARD GOLD PROXY CARD

 

This proxy is solicited by:

 

MR. CARL C. ICAHN, ICAHN PARTNERS LP, ICAHN PARTNERS MASTER FUND LP, HIGH RIVER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, HOPPER INVESTMENTS LLC, BARBERRY CORP, ICAHN ONSHORE LP, ICAHN OFFSHORE LP, ICAHN CAPITAL L.P., IPH GP LLC, ICAHN ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS L.P., ICAHN ENTERPRISES G.P. INC., AND BECKTON CORP. (THE “ICAHN PARTICIPANTS”)

 

VOTING CONTROL NUMBER:

 

THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO AUTHORIZE THE PROXIES TO CAST YOUR VOTES.

YOUR TELEPHONE OR INTERNET VOTE AUTHORIZES THE NAMED PROXIES TO VOTE

YOUR SHARES IN THE SAME MANNER AS IF YOU HAD RETURNED YOUR PROXY CARD.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THESE COST EFFECTIVE AND CONVENIENT WAYS OF

VOTING, 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK.

 

TELEPHONE VOTING   INTERNET VOTING   VOTING BY MAIL
This method of voting is available for residents of the U.S. and Canada. On a touch-tone telephone, call TOLL FREE +1 (888) 693-8683, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Have this proxy card ready, then follow the prerecorded instructions. Your vote will be confirmed and cast as you have directed. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until 11:59 p.m., Central Time, on December 10, 2018.   Visit the Internet voting Web site at www.cesvote.com. Have this proxy card ready and follow the instructions on your screen. You will incur only your usual Internet charges. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until 11:59 p.m., Central Time, on December 10, 2018.   Simply mark, sign and date your proxy card and return it using the postage-prepaid envelope to the Icahn Participants c/o Corporate Election Services, P.O. Box 3230, Pittsburgh, PA 15230-9404.

 

IF YOU ARE VOTING BY MAIL, DETACH BELOW, MARK SIGN, DATE AND RETURN YOUR GOLD PROXY CARD USING THE POSTAGE-PREPAID ENVELOPE PROVIDED.

 

Your vote, whether by Internet, telephone or mail, must be received no later than

11:59 p.m., Central Time, on December 10, 2018 to be included in the voting results.

 

Detach Here

 

 

 

 
DELL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
SPECIAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
TO BE HELD DECEMBER 11, 2018

 

GOLD PROXY CARD GOLD PROXY CARD

 

This proxy is solicited by:

 

MR. CARL C. ICAHN, ICAHN PARTNERS LP, ICAHN PARTNERS MASTER FUND LP, HIGH RIVER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, HOPPER INVESTMENTS LLC, BARBERRY CORP, ICAHN ONSHORE LP, ICAHN OFFSHORE LP, ICAHN CAPITAL L.P., IPH GP LLC, ICAHN ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS L.P., ICAHN ENTERPRISES G.P. INC., AND BECKTON CORP. (THE “ICAHN PARTICIPANTS”)

 

The undersigned hereby appoints and constitutes each of Andrew Langham and Nicholas Graziano (acting alone or together) as proxies, with full power of substitution in each, to represent the undersigned at the Special Meeting of Stockholders of Dell Technologies Inc. (“Dell Technologies”) to be held on December 11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., Central Time at the Dell Round Rock Campus, 501 Dell Way (Building 2-East), Round Rock, Texas 78682, and at any adjournments or postponements or continuations thereof (the “Special Meeting”), hereby revoking any proxies previously given, to vote all shares of Class V Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Dell Technologies (the “Shares”) held or owned by the undersigned as directed below, and in their discretion upon such other matters as may come before the meeting (provided, however, that the persons named above will be permitted to use such discretionary authority only for matters which they do not know, a reasonable time before the solicitation, are to be presented at the Special Meeting).

 

IF YOU SPECIFY A CHOICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PROPSAL BY MARKING THE APPROPRIATE BOX, YOUR SHARES WILL BE VOTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THAT SPECIFICATION. IF NO SPECIFICATION IS MADE, YOUR SHARES WILL BE VOTED “AGAINST” THE ADOPTION OF THE MERGER AGREEMENT, “AGAINST” THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDED AND RESTATED COMPANY CERTIFICATE, “AGAINST” THE APPROVAL OF THE TRANSACTION-RELATED COMPENSATION PROPOSAL AND “AGAINST” THE APPROVAL OF THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL AND IN THE PROXY HOLDERS’ DISCRETION AS TO OTHER MATTERS THAT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE SPECIAL MEETING (PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE PERSONS NAMED ABOVE WILL BE PERMITTED TO USE SUCH DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY ONLY FOR MATTERS WHICH THEY DO NOT KNOW, A REASONABLE TIME BEFORE THE SOLICITATION, ARE TO BE PRESENTED AT THE MEETING).

 

The Proxy Statement, as well as other proxy materials distributed by the Icahn Participants, are available free of charge by telephone request to Harkins Kovler, LLC at +1 (877) 339-3288 (toll-free) or +1 (212) 468-5380 (collect) or by online request to Harkins Kovler, LLC at DVMT@HarkinsKovler.com.

 

SIGN, DATE AND MAIL YOUR PROXY TODAY
(CONTINUED AND TO BE SIGNED ON THE REVERSE SIDE.)

 

PLEASE DATE, MARK, SIGN AND RETURN THIS PROXY PROMPTLY. YOUR VOTE MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 11:59 P.M., CENTRAL TIME, ON DECEMBER 10, 2018, TO BE INCLUDED IN THE VOTING RESULTS.

 

 

 

  

x PLEASE MARK VOTES AS IN THIS EXAMPLE.

 

THE ICAHN PARTICIPANTS RECOMMEND A VOTE “AGAINST” THE DELL TECHNOLOGIES SPECIAL MEETING PROPOSALS BELOW.

 

1. To adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger, between Dell Technologies and Teton Merger Sub Inc., dated as of July 1, 2018, as it may be amended from time to time, pursuant to which Teton Merger Sub Inc. will be merged with and into Dell Technologies, and Dell Technologies will continue as the surviving corporation.

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FOR

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AGAINST

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ABSTAIN

2. To adopt the Fifth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Dell Technologies.

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FOR

¨

AGAINST

¨

ABSTAIN

3. To approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, compensation arrangements with respect to the named executive officers of Dell Technologies related to the Class V transaction.

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FOR

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AGAINST

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ABSTAIN

4. To approve the adjournment of the Special Meeting, if necessary or appropriate, to solicit additional proxies if there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Special Meeting to adopt the merger agreement or adopt the amended and restated Company certificate.

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FOR

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AGAINST

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ABSTAIN

 

In their discretion, the proxies are authorized to act upon such other business that may properly come before the Special Meeting and any adjournment or postponement thereof (provided, however, that the persons named above will be permitted to use such discretionary authority only for matters which they do not know, a reasonable time before the solicitation, are to be presented at the Special Meeting).

 

Please be sure to sign and date this Proxy.

 

     
Signature(s) of Shareholder(s)   Date
     
     
Signature(s) if held jointly   Date
     
 
Title, if any

 

Please sign exactly as your name(s) appear on this proxy. When Shares are held jointly, each holder should sign. When signing as Executor, administrator, attorney, trustee or guardian, please give full title as such. If the signer is a corporation, please sign full corporate name by duly authorized officer, giving full title as such. If signer is a partnership, please sign in partnership name by authorized person.