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Qualcomm对于博通提名董事发布声明

2017年12月3日SAN DIEGO

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2017124日,圣迭戈——Qualcomm Incorporated NASDAQ: QCOM)(以下简称:Qualcomm或者公司)今天确认,已收到博通有限公司(NASDAQ: AVGO)提名的、旨在于公司2018年度股东大会上取代现有Qualcomm董事会成员的候选人名单。

Qualcomm拥有极佳定位,在智能手机、物联网、汽车、边缘计算和联网领域均具有技术布局和领先地位,并正在引领向5G演进。随着公司继续坚定执行在这些业务领域的策略,Qualcomm股东即将见证并分享到大幅增长和价值创造。

博通和银湖资本(Silver Lake)事实上正在要求股东放弃这些未来的选项,现在就要对这一不具约束力的交易提议做出决定,而事实上在未来一年当中存在众多不确定因素,包括其所涉及的众多监管事宜,而博通目前并没有做出解决上述事宜的承诺,此外博通还缺少确认的资金保证,其从新加坡迁往美国的计划也将带来更多的不确定性。Qualcomm董事会由11位全球顶级的董事组成,其中9位是独立董事,4位是过去三年才成为董事会成员,而且所有董事都坚定承诺代表Qualcomm所有股东的最大利益。Qualcomm相信博通这一举动是公然企图夺取Qualcomm董事会的控制权,以推进其收购日程。博通提出的候选人名单本身就存在利益冲突,因为其意图通过极大低估Qualcomm价值的方式收购Qualcomm,以获取自身利益。

Qualcomm主持董事Tom Horton表示:“与行业其他公司相比,Qualcomm无疑在智能手机、物联网、汽车、边缘计算和联网技术领域都拥有更好的定位,并且正在引领迈向5G的演进。Qualcomm股东期望董事会能够做到支持公司创新,也能够客观地评估能为股东创造最大价值的各种机会。”

20171113日,Qualcomm董事会一致拒绝了博通发出的不具约束力的单方面收购提议,提出以每股60美元现金加10美元博通股票的价格收购Qualcomm。董事会经过全面评估,并与其财务和法律顾问协商之后,认定博通的提议严重低估了Qualcomm的价值,并且存在巨大的监管不确定性,因此不符合Qualcomm股东的最大利益。

关于Qualcomm

Qualcomm的技术驱动了智能手机的变革,将数十亿人连接起来。我们在3G4G当中作出了开创性的贡献,现在正在引领5G之路,迈向智能联网终端的新时代。我们的产品正在变革汽车、计算、物联网、健康医疗、数据中心等行业,并支持数以百万计的终端以从未想象的方式相互连接。Qualcomm Incorporated包括技术许可业务(QTL)和我们绝大部分的专利组合。Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.QTI)是Qualcomm的全资子公司,与其子公司一起运营我们所有的工程、研发活动以及所有产品和服务业务,其中包括我们的半导体业务QCT。欲了解更多信息,请访问Qualcomm网站博客微博

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