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Micro Focus UK and U.S. Headquarters [scroll down] Other
On Sep 9, 2017, HPE Software was spun out and merged
with the UK company
Micro Focus is a completely separate
company from HPE
-- not a successor corporation to HPE.
Which HP-related companies am I a retiree or former employee of? (Not always obvious.)
Given HP's complex history of acquisitions, divestitures, and spinoffs, the company or companies that you are legally a former
employee of may not be obvious. (For example, the Hewlett-Packard Company was renamed HPInc in 2015.) If any
doubt, check here:
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Time to untangle your stock! No one but you really cares about
your employment-related stock. You may have stock in up to seven
HP-related companies. Your stock may not all be in the same place or be registered to your current postal address. You may need to
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If you have stock paperwork or certificates for Micro Focus: Micro
For those who transitioned to Micro Focus:
401(k) Members report that the next 401(k) match payout was
to be on the date of their transition.
- Classified as a former employee or retiree of HPE. Treated as though
you left HPE to join any other company. Entitled to whatever retiree
coverage you qualified for at the time you left HPE. (If qualified for
"Pre-2003" retirement program,
classified as a retiree of HPE but health benefits administered by HPInc.)
article summarizing breakup of Hewlett-Packard into HPInc,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, and Micro Focus.
"Transaction valued at approximately $8.8 billion, including
50.1% ownership of the new combined company by HPE
shareholders and a $2.5 billion cash payment to HPE." --original
Sept 7, 2016
Pre-spinoff diagram of Micro Focus product history,
including the product lines being acquired from HPE --
ArcSight, Autonomy, Mercury, Opsware, Peregrine, Tower,
Vertica -- with the original HP acquisition price for
MicroFocus-HPES Portfolio 4/1/17
Micro Focus sold the Atalla hardware security business
(formerly part of HPE)
Announcement Also sold 1,400-employee
open-source enterprise software company SUSE (formerly part
of Novell) for $2.5 billion in cash.
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