HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:BMC) (the “Company” or “BMC”), the recognized leader in Business Service Management, has reached an agreement with Elliott Associates, L.P. and Elliott International, L.P., funds affiliated with Elliott Management Corporation (collectively, “Elliott”) in connection with the Company’s 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders scheduled for July 25, 2012 (the “2012 Annual Meeting”).
Under the terms of the agreement, the BMC Board of Directors has increased the size of the Board to 12 directors, effective as of the 2012 Annual Meeting. After review by BMC’s Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee, John Dillon and Jim Schaper have been added to the slate of existing BMC director candidates recommended by the BMC Board for election at the 2012 Annual Meeting.
In addition, Elliott has withdrawn its notice of nomination of all of its director candidates to the BMC Board and has agreed to vote its shares in favor of each of the BMC Board’s nominees at the 2012 Annual Meeting. Furthermore, Elliott has agreed to abide by certain “standstill” restrictions.
Upon the election of the revised slate, 11 of BMC’s 12 directors will be independent. Also under the terms of the agreement, upon election, Mr. Dillon will serve as a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and Mr. Schaper will serve as a member of the Compensation Committee.
Bob Beauchamp, BMC's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “BMC’s Board and senior management team remain highly committed to enhancing value for all BMC stockholders. We believe this settlement with Elliott is an excellent outcome that will serve all BMC stockholders well, and we will welcome Mr. Schaper and Mr. Dillon to our Board. We look forward to working with them to build an even stronger future for BMC.”
Jesse Cohn, Elliott Portfolio Manager, said, “We are very pleased to have worked constructively with BMC’s management and Board to reach this favorable outcome. We believe BMC is a great company with a strong product portfolio and a committed customer base – and one that possesses significant value which can be realized through a variety of pathways. Jim and John will add exceptional expertise as they work collaboratively with the existing Board and senior management team to create value for all BMC stockholders.”
The 2012 Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. Central Time, in the Gateway IV room at the Grand Hyatt DFW in Dallas, Texas. The record date for determining eligibility to vote at the 2012 Annual Meeting is June 4, 2012.
The settlement agreement between BMC and Elliott will be included as an exhibit to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Jim Schaper is a veteran of the technology industry, with more than 30 years experience working in leading enterprise software companies. Mr. Schaper is currently Chairman of Infor Global Solutions, a top Enterprise Software provider with operations in more than 40 countries around the world. Mr. Schaper founded Infor Global Solutions in 2002 and has helped oversee its expansion to becoming the third largest provider of enterprise applications and solutions, with over 85,000 customers, 13,000 employees and $2.8 billion in annual revenues. Previously, Mr. Schaper held executive positions at Primis Corporation, Medaphis Corporation and Dun & Bradstreet Software. He is also an Operating Partner at Golden Gate Capital, and serves on the Board of a variety of software and technology companies.
John Dillon has extensive experience as a CEO and Director for a diverse group of leading publicly traded and private cloud computing, SaaS and PaaS companies. Mr. Dillon is currently the CEO of Engine Yard, the leading cloud platform for automating and developing Ruby on Rails and PHP applications. Previously, Mr. Dillon was the CEO of Navis, a private software company, was the CEO of Salesforce.com and was CEO and Director of Hyperion Solutions. He spent five years in Sales Management at Oracle, and before beginning his civilian career, was a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Dillon serves on the Board of Directors of a private software company and a regional community bank.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is serving as financial advisor and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is serving as legal counsel to the Company.
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