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Qualcomm董事会一致拒绝接受由博通和银湖资本提名的董事候选人

Qualcomm现有的全球顶级董事组成了最合适代表股东利益的董事会
Qualcomm已提交初步的投票委托书声明

2017年12月21日SAN DIEGO

Qualcomm products mentioned within this press release are offered by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

20171222日,圣迭戈——Qualcomm IncorporatedNASDAQ: QCOM)(以下简称“Qualcomm”或“公司”)今日宣布,其董事会采纳董事会治理委员会的建议,已经一致决定不会提名任何一位由博通有限公司(NASDAQ: AVGO)和银湖资本(Silver Lake Partners)集合起来的11位候选人,博通和银湖资本的目的是要在公司2018年度股东大会上用这些候选人取代Qualcomm现有的董事会成员。Qualcomm今日还就即将召开的公司2018年度股东大会向美国证券交易委员会提交了初步的投票委托书声明。

经过对博通—银湖资本提名候选人的全面评审,董事会治理委员会认为这些候选人本身就存在利益冲突,并不能为Qualcomm董事会带来真正的价值和专业技能。Qualcomm董事会提名其11位现任董事参加2018年度大会的连任选举,包括:Barbara T. AlexanderJeffrey W. HendersonThomas W. Horton、保罗·雅各布博士(Dr. Paul E. Jacobs)、Ann M. LivermoreHarish ManwaniMark D. McLaughlin、史蒂夫·莫伦科夫(Steve Mollenkopf)、Clark T. Randt, Jr.Dr. Francisco Ros以及Anthony J. "Tony" Vinciquerra

Qualcomm现任董事会对于全球知识产权/许可、半导体业务及相关临近行业有着深刻的理解,一直以来主持了Qualcomm战略的制定与执行,包括推动公司在智能手机、物联网、汽车、边缘计算和联网技术领域,以及引领迈向5G演进过程中建立领导地位。Qualcomm董事会将继续专注于推动利润增长,为所有股东带来最大价值。

博通和银湖资本正在要求Qualcomm股东将对公司的控制权移交到博通—银湖资本选择的候选人手中,其依据是一份严重低估了Qualcomm价值且因其众多监管不确定性而无法付诸实施的提议。这些监管不确定性在未来18个月中甚至更长时间内可能都无法解决,此外他们还缺少确认的资金保证。面对严重的监管问题,博通并未在其提议中做出解决上述事宜的承诺。

Qualcomm董事会承诺将继续保持全球顶级的公司治理水平。Qualcomm董事会成员采用年度选举,11位董事中的9位是独立董事,4位是过去三年中新加入的成员。现任董事各有所长,拥有行业洞察、管理和金融专长、企业重组经验和对知识产权及许可业务的经验,并且与股东有着长期顺畅的合作和沟通,这些综合因素将推动公司业绩发展,并为股东带来价值。

有关Qualcomm董事提名的详细信息,请见公司初步投票委托书声明。声明中还包括了提议情况说明,详细列举了Qualcomm与博通之间就其单方面收购提议所进行的所有沟通。

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

Additional Information

Qualcomm has filed a preliminary proxy statement and WHITE proxy card with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with its solicitation of proxies for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2018 Annual Meeting”).  QUALCOMM STOCKHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT (AND ANY AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ACCOMPANYING WHITE PROXY CARD WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.  Stockholders may obtain the proxy statement, any amendments or supplements to the proxy statement and other documents as and when filed by Qualcomm with the SEC without charge from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

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Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “predict,” “should,” “will” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are based on Qualcomm’s current expectations or beliefs, and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein due to changes in economic, business, competitive, technological, strategic and/or regulatory factors, and other factors affecting the operations of Qualcomm. More detailed information about these factors may be found in Qualcomm’s filings with the SEC, including those discussed in Qualcomm’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in any subsequent periodic reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K, each of which is on file with the SEC and available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. SEC filings for Qualcomm are also available in the Investor Relations section of Qualcomm’s website at www.qualcomm.com. Qualcomm is not obligated to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

 

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