BMC Software Responds to Elliott Management’s Letter
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BMC Software, Inc. (BMC) (the Company or BMC), the recognized leader in Business Service Management, today issued the following statement in response to the press release issued earlier today by Elliott Associates, L.P. and Elliott International, L.P. (collectively, Elliott):
BMC stands by its previous statements, including those made in its letter to Elliott dated May 16, 2012. The BMC Board is focused on creating value for all stockholders through the execution of its differentiated strategy to provide the most comprehensive portfolio of heterogeneous, integrated IT management solutions to enterprises of all sizes around the world.
Business Runs on IT. IT Runs on BMC Software.
More than 25,000 IT organizations from the Global 100 to the smallest businesses in over 120 countries rely on BMC Software to manage their business services and applications across distributed, mainframe, virtual and cloud environments. With the leading Business Service Management platform, Cloud Management, and the industrys broadest choice of IT management solutions, BMC helps customers cut costs, reduce risk and achieve business objectives. For the four fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2012, BMC revenue was approximately $2.2 billion. For more information about BMC Software, please visit www.bmc.com.
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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This Press Release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are identified by the use of the words believe, expect, anticipate, estimate, will, contemplate, would and similar expressions that contemplate future events. Such forward-looking statements are based on managements reasonable current assumptions and expectations. Numerous important factors, risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those contained in our documents and reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), affect our operating results and could cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievement to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by these or any other forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf. There can be no assurance that future results will meet expectations. You should carefully review the cautionary statements described in the documents and reports we file from time to time with the SEC, specifically our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our Current Reports on Form 8-K. Information contained on our website is not part of this Press Release.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this Press Release, which reflect managements opinions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to any forward-looking statements.
CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING PARTICIPANTS
BMC Software, Inc., its directors and certain of its executive officers are deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from BMC shareholders in connection with the matters to be considered at BMCs 2012 Annual Meeting. BMC has filed a preliminary proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) and will be filing a definitive proxy statement with the SEC in connection with any such solicitation of proxies from BMC shareholders. INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO READ BMCS DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ACCOMPANYING PROXY CARD AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Detailed information regarding the identity of participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, are set forth in the preliminary proxy statement BMC filed with the SEC on May 18, 2012 and will be set forth in the definitive proxy statement for BMCs 2012 Annual Meeting when it is filed with the SEC. Additional information can also be found in BMCs Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2012, filed with the SEC on May 10, 2012. To the extent holdings of BMC securities have changed since the amounts printed in the proxy statement for the 2011 Annual Meeting, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Shareholders will be able to obtain any proxy statement, any amendments or supplements to the proxy statement and other documents filed by BMC with the SEC for no charge at the SECs website at www.sec.gov. Copies will also be available at no charge at the Investors section of our corporate website at http://investors.bmc.com.
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