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1a. Perspecta spinoff    

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(Updated Mar 21, 2019.)  Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org

If you owned DXC shares on May 25, 2018, you have been issued shares in a new company called "Perspecta" -- with corresponding adjustment in value of your DXC shares. (This is not reflected in the HPAA's stock cost basis spreadsheets.) Stock details - 5/7/18 and SEC filing

Perspecta is a new company -- spinning off the 6,500-employee U.S. Public Sector Business of DXC and merging it with 3,800-employee intelligence community contractor Vencore and 3,700-employee background investigation firm KeyPoint.

As detailed in the table below, the sequence is: 1. HP bought EDS. 2. HP spun off HPE. 3. The HPE spin/merge with CSC created DXC. 4. The DXC spin/merge with Vencore and KeyPoint created Perspecta.

Time to untangle your stock! No one but you really cares about your HP-employment-related stock. You may have stock in up to seven HP-related companies. You may find stray accounts -- or need to retrieve lost stock or dividends. With each spinoff, your cost basis changed. Your heirs won't need to know your cost basis, but will need to find all the shares An HP Alumni team developed a step-by-step process to find and protect your stock. Go to Employee Stock

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DXC spin/merge, creating Perspecta





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For full HP stock history, see HP Stock Decoder

Background:  Announcement - 10/11/17 and Transcript      Press release - 3/8/18      Press release - 6/1/18

Cost basis: DXC/Perspecta merger tax documentation  

"...you will not recognize income, gain or loss as a result..."  DXC/Perspecta tax basis letter 

Your broker may have used a different formula than the one suggested in the Cost Basis letter provided by the company -- resulting in a somewhat different value. Check your brokerage account online -- or by examining a recent account statement -- to view your holdings in each stock going forward.

Note 1. Yahoo Finance charts do not always accurately reflect stock splits and other events.

Stock information and contacts:

Perspecta transfer agent (and distribution agent for the spin/merge) is Equiniti.  (Source)
EQ Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 64874
St. Paul, MN 55164-0874
Phone: 800-468-9716

DXC: Check both official DXC pages:  Primary      Employees and Alumni

Unexpired HPE options: If you had unexpired HPE stock options and were transitioned to DXC, the HPE options in your Merrill Lynch account may have vanished in April 2017 -- with no notification. The HPE options were converted to DXC options and placed in a new Fidelity account. Presumably, something similar will be done for people transferred to Perspecta.

Fidelity: :If you have an existing HP 401(k) or personal brokerage account at Fidelity, go to http://netbenefits.com and use your existing username and password. Otherwise, call Fidelity at 1-800-457-4015 -- select "ESPP" -- on any business day (except NYSE holidays) between 8:30 a.m. and midnight Eastern time. Outside the U.S., call 1-508-787-9902 collect.

Perspecta corporate address:   (Source)
Perspecta Inc.
15052 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

Phone: 571.313.6000

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