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Autonomy  (Updated Dec 18, 2019.)  Comments about this page to: info@hpalumni.org

The British online IT tabloid "The Register" (motto: "Biting the Hand that Feeds IT") is following the legal cases: Register coverage of Autonomy 

BBC article (November 2018)

Wikipedia article (Note: Wikipedia articles -- since they can be written, rewritten, or edited by anyone -- may not be accurate or current, often change dramatically over time, may not cover all aspects of the topic consistently, and may not be written from a neutral point of view.)

Information for Autonomy alumni -- whether or not you ever worked for HP...

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Key: HP Inc is the legal successor to Autonomy -- not subsequent successor companies such as HPES, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, etc. -- and has responsibility for any commitments to former Autonomy employees. (Does not depend on whether your last business unit subsequently ended up in HP Inc or Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the HP Breakup.)  HP contacts

Autonomy stock:  Autonomy stock (AUTNF - London Stock Exchange) is no longer traded. HP paid 25.50 per share ($11.7 billion -- a 79% premium over the market price before announcement .CNBC )

How the stock purchase worked:

HP SEC 8-K filing October 3, 2011: "On October 3, 2011, HP announced that HP Vision had received valid acceptances... representing approximately 87.34 percent of the existing issued share capital of Autonomy, which acceptances include those received with respect to 22,190,066 Autonomy shares (representing approximately 9.09 percent of the existing issued share capital of Autonomy) pursuant to irrevocable commitments procured by HP Vision from certain members of the Board of Directors of Autonomy who held Autonomy shares... Settlement of the Offer will, in the case of acceptances received on or before October 3, 2011, occur on or before October 17, 2011. With respect to acceptances received after October 3, 2011 but while the Offer remains open for acceptance, settlement will occur within 14 days of receipt... Following completion of the Offer, HP Vision intends to exercise its rights pursuant to Sections 974 to 991 of the United Kingdom Companies Act 2006 to acquire compulsorily, on the same terms as the Offer, the remaining Autonomy shares with respect to which the Offer has not been accepted."

HP SEC 10-K filing December 14, 2011: "As of October 31, 2011, HP owned an approximately 99% equity interest in Autonomy, and HP expects to acquire a 100% equity interest before the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2012."

HPAA comments: A check was sent to the address in the ownership records for each shareholding -- Where's my stock? If the check was uncashed, the money would have eventually been turned over to a state unclaimed property department. See HPAA's page on How to check for unclaimed property 

US SEC filings on AUTNF stock

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