Broadcom nominiert 11 Direktoren für die Wahl bei der Qualcomm-Jahresversammlung 2018

Broadcom Limited today announced that it has notified Qualcomm Incorporated of its intention to nominate a slate of 11 independent, highly qualified individuals for election to Qualcomm's Board of Directors and to propose certain other matters for the consideration of Qualcomm stockholders at Qualcomm's 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Broadcom intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a proxy statement, accompanied by a BLUE proxy card, in connection with Qualcomm's 2018 Annual Meeting. Qualcomm has announced that its 2018 Annual Meeting will be held on March 6, 2018.

Am 6. November 2017 schlug Broadcom vor, alle ausstehenden Aktien von Qualcomm für eine Gegenleistung von 70,00 USD in bar und in Aktien zu erwerben, bestehend aus 60,00 USD in bar und 10,00 USD in Broadcom-Aktien. Das Angebot von Broadcom entspricht einer Prämie von 28% gegenüber dem Schlusskurs der Stammaktie von Qualcomm am 2. November 2017, dem letzten nicht betroffenen Handelstag vor den Medienspekulationen über eine potenzielle Transaktion, und einer Prämie von 33% gegenüber dem nicht betroffenen 30-Tage-Volumengewicht von Qualcomm durchschnittlicher Preis. Der Broadcom-Vorschlag gibt Auskunft darüber, ob Qualcomms noch ausstehende Übernahme von NXP Semiconductors N.V. ('NXP') zu den derzeit angegebenen Konditionen von 110 USD je NXP-Aktie vollzogen oder beendet wird. Hock Tan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Broadcom, stated, 'We have heard from many Qualcomm stockholders who have expressed their desire for Qualcomm to engage with us. We also continue to receive positive feedback from customers and, having had initial meetings with certain relevant antitrust authorities, remain confident that any regulatory requirements necessary to complete a combination will be met in a timely manner. Although we are taking this step, it remains our strong preference to engage in a constructive dialogue with Qualcomm. We have repeatedly attempted to engage with Qualcomm, and despite stockholder and customer support for the transaction, Qualcomm has ignored those opportunities. The nominations give Qualcomm stockholders an opportunity to voice their disappointment with Qualcomm's directors and their refusal to engage in discussions with us. In light of the significant value our proposal provides for Qualcomm stockholders, we believe Qualcomm stockholders would be better served by new independent, highly qualified nominees who are committed to maximizing value and acting in the best interests of Qualcomm stockholders.'