HP Announces Revised Offer Price for 3PAR of $33 per Share in Cash

PALO ALTO, Calif.--()--HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that it is increasing its tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of 3PAR Inc. (NYSE: PAR) to $33 per share in cash.

HP’s tender offer commenced on August 27, 2010 and it is scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time on September 24, 2010, subject to customary tender offer conditions being satisfied. The final closing of the acquisition is expected to occur by the end of the calendar year.

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THIS DOCUMENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN OFFER TO BUY OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO SELL ANY SECURITIES. THE SOLICITATION AND THE OFFER TO BUY SHARES OF 3PAR COMMON STOCK IS ONLY BEING MADE PURSUANT TO THE AMENDED AND RESTATED OFFER TO PURCHASE AND RELATED MATERIALS THAT HP AND RIO ACQUISITION CORPORATION FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (THE “SEC”) ON AUGUST 27, 2010. 3PAR STOCKHOLDERS SHOULD READ THESE MATERIALS AND ANY RELATED AMENDMENTS CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE OFFER. 3PAR STOCKHOLDERS MAY OBTAIN COPIES OF THESE MATERIALS WITHOUT CHARGE FROM THE SEC THROUGH THE SEC’S WEBSITE AT WWW.SEC.GOV. 3PAR STOCKHOLDERS ALSO MAY OBTAIN COPIES OF THESE DOCUMENTS, WITHOUT CHARGE, FROM INNISFREE M&A INCORPORATED, THE INFORMATION AGENT FOR THE OFFER, AT (888) 750-5834 (TOLL-FREE FOR STOCKHOLDERS) OR (212) 750-5833 (COLLECT FOR BANKS AND BROKERS).

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HP
Gina Tyler, +1-650-704-8646
corpmediarelations@hp.com
or
HP Media Hotline
+1-866-266-7272
www.hp.com/go/newsroom
www.hp.com