SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 17, 2011
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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On February 17, 2011, Novell, Inc. (the Company) held a special meeting of stockholders to, among other things, consider and vote upon the adoption of the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of November 21, 2010, by and among the Company, Attachmate Corporation and Longview Software Acquisition Corp. (the Merger Agreement). On January 12, 2011, the record date, 352,784,140 shares of the Companys common stock were issued and outstanding. The holders of 240,112,403 shares of the Companys common stock were present at the special meeting, either in person or represented by proxy, constituting a quorum.
The Companys stockholders approved the proposal to adopt the Merger Agreement, which received the following votes as certified by the Inspector of Elections:
The proposal to authorize the Companys board of directors, in its discretion, to adjourn the special meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary, to solicit additional proxies in the event there were not sufficient votes in favor of adoption of the Merger Agreement at the time of the special meeting was mooted in light of the vote on the Merger Agreement and was not presented or voted on.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On February 17, 2011, the Company issued a press release announcing the voting results of the special meeting. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 17, 2011
By: /s/ Dana C. Russell
Dana C. Russell
Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer