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HP addresses acquisition speculation

HP addresses acquisition speculation

This week has seen a flurry of speculation that Xerox is considering making an offer of more than $27 billion (cash-and-stock) to acquire HP Inc. a company with a market value more than three times its own. HP in response to the speculation issued the following statement:

“As reviewed at HP’s most recent Securities Analyst Meeting, we have great confidence in our multi-year strategy and our ability to position the company for continued success in an evolving industry, particularly given the multiple levers available to drive value creation.

Against this backdrop, we have had conversations with Xerox Holdings Corporation (NYSE: XRX) from time to time about a potential business combination. We have considered, among other things, what would be required to merit a transaction. Most recently, we received a proposal transmitted yesterday.  

We have a record of taking action if there is a better path forward and will continue to act with deliberation, discipline and an eye towards what is in the best interest of all our shareholders.”

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