TYSONS, Va. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Zoals eerder aangekondigd ontving DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) (“DXC”) op 6 januari 2021 een ongevraagd, voorlopig en niet-bindend voorstel van Atos SE. Voordat DXC het voorstel ontving, had het geen kennis van enige interesse van Atos.
In overeenstemming met zijn fiduciaire taken heeft de Raad van Bestuur van DXC het voorstel zorgvuldig geëvalueerd, samen met zijn financiële en juridische adviseurs. Het bod werd vastgesteld als ontoereikend en zonder zekerheid in het licht van de waarde die DXC naar de mening van DXC op een zelfstandige basis kan creëren door onze transformatietraject uit te voeren.
Na bepaalde informatie op hoog niveau te hebben gedeeld om Atos te helpen begrijpen waarom de Raad van mening is dat het voorstel DXC ondergewaardeerd heeft, zijn Atos en DXC vandaag overeengekomen om verdere besprekingen te beëindigen.
DXC Technology Statement
TYSONS, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– As previously announced, on January 6, 2021, DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) (“DXC”) received an unsolicited, preliminary and non-binding proposal from Atos SE. Prior to receiving the proposal, DXC had no knowledge of any interest from Atos.
Consistent with its fiduciary duties, the DXC Board of Directors carefully evaluated the proposal, together with its financial and legal advisors. The offer was determined to be inadequate and lacking certainty in light of the value the Board believes DXC can create on a standalone basis by executing our transformation journey.
After sharing certain high-level information in order to help Atos understand why the Board believes the proposal undervalued DXC, Atos and DXC today agreed to discontinue further discussions.
DXC remains confident in its transformation journey focused on delivering for our people, customers, and shareholders. In our third quarter, we exceeded our guidance on revenues, adjusted EBIT margin, and non-GAAP diluted EPS, as well as achieved a book-to-bill of greater than 1.0x. We look forward to sharing the details of our third quarter results on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
About DXC Technology
DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) helps global companies run their mission critical systems and operations while modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private and hybrid clouds. With decades of driving innovation, the world’s largest companies trust DXC to provide services across the Enterprise Technology Stack to deliver new levels of performance, competitiveness and customer experiences. Learn more about the DXC story and our focus on people, customers and operational execution at www.dxc.technology.
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