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HP Breakup-Related Issues (HPInc, HPE, DXC, Micro Focus...)
Advice and reference info from members. (Updated Sep 11, 2020.)
HPAA's Stock Decoder page shows how HP spawned Agilent, Keysight, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPInc, DXC Technology, Micro Focus, Perspecta...
Fortune article summarizing breakup of Hewlett-Packard into HPInc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC, and Micro Focus.
Stock -- Time to untangle your stock! With any employer, no one but you really cares about your employment-related stock. Due to the HP Breakup, you may have stock in up to seven HP-related companies. It may not all be held in the same place. Many find stray accounts -- or need to retrieve stock or dividends turned over to a state as "unclaimed." With each spinoff, the cost basis for your shares changed. You could pay taxes twice on the same income. 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.
Contacts for former
employees and retirees of HP and related companies.
Advice and info on returning to HPInc, HPE, DXC, or Micro Focus -- including informal and formal restrictions.
Not always obvious: Which HP-related companies am I a retiree or former employee of? 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. If any doubt, check here: Which Company
Experience letters and employment verification for HPInc, HPE, predecessor companies, and successor companies. How to provide current and past employment status and salary to potential employers, financial institutions, and government aid agencies. Employment and salary verification: https://www.hpalumni.org/verif. Experience Letter: https://www.hpalumni.org/verif-letter
Social and professional networking directory of informal HP-related social and professional groups -- including those for HP acquisitions and spinoffs.
ASAP Checklist – If in the process of leaving or being laid off, what to do before losing access to internal systems and in the following few weeks.
Explanation by communication experts William Abbott and Louis Costello.
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