In re HP Securities Litigation Settlement
www.HPSecuritiesLitigationSettlement.com

Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is this lawsuit about?

Lead Plaintiff alleges that the Defendants violated the Federal Securities Laws and asserts claims under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against Defendants. The Consolidated Complaint alleges, among other things, that during the relevant time period, Defendants made false and misleading statements related to the acquisition of Autonomy, including statements regarding Autonomy’s value and the reasons for Autonomy’s poor performance after its acquisition by HP. On November 20, 2012, HP announced the write-down of 85% of Autonomy’s purchase price due to, among other things, serious accounting improprieties at Autonomy.

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2. What is a class action?

A class action is a type of lawsuit in which one or several individuals or entities prosecute claims on behalf of all members of a group of similarly-situated persons and entities to obtain monetary or other relief for the benefit of the entire group. Class actions avoid the necessity of each member of a class having to file his, her, or its own separate lawsuit to obtain relief. Class actions are used to decide legal and factual issues that are common to all members of a class.

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3. Why did I receive a Notice?

The Court has directed that the notice be mailed to you because you or someone in your family or an investment account for which you serve as custodian may have purchased or otherwise acquired HP’s publicly traded common stock during the Settlement Class Period. As a member of the Settlement Class, you have a right to know how the proposed Settlement will affect your legal rights and what your options are before the Court rules on it.

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4. Who is considered a Settlement Class Member?

Judge Breyer has determined that all Persons who purchased or otherwise acquired HP’s publicly traded common stock between August 19, 2011 and November 20, 2012, inclusive, unless otherwise excluded, are members of the Settlement Class.

Excluded from the Settlement Class are all Released Parties as defined in paragraph 1(bb) of the Stipulation of Settlement and Release. Also excluded from the Settlement Class are any persons or entities who excluded themselves from the Settlement Class by submitting a timely request for exclusion in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Notice.

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5. Are current or former HP employees eligible to file a claim in this litigation?

No. According to the Stipulation of Settlement and Release, under the terms of the settlement, any current or former Hewlett-Packard Company employee, Hewlett-Packard Inc. employee, or Hewlett-Packard Enterprise employee is excluded from the Settlement Class and is not eligible to submit a claim.

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6. What is the class period?

The Settlement Class Period is the period between August 19, 2011 and November 20, 2012, inclusive.

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7. What will I receive from the Settlement?

The Settlement provides for the payment of $100,000,000 on behalf of the Settling Defendants. The Settlement was approved on November 13th, 2015, and as such, the Net Settlement Fund will be distributed to eligible Settlement Class Members.

The Court approved Plan of Allocation provides for distribution of the Net Settlement Fund to each Settlement Class Member who submits a timely and valid Proof of Claim Form to the Claims Administrator in connection with this Settlement, in accordance with the requirements established by the Court, and who is approved for payment from the Net Settlement Fund (“Authorized Claimant”). Your share of the Net Settlement Fund will depend on, among other things, the number of valid Proof of Claim Forms submitted, how many shares of HP common stock you purchased or otherwise acquired during the Settlement Class Period and when you purchased, acquired or sold such shares.

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8. Do I have a lawyer in this case?

The Court has appointed the law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP to represent you and the other Settlement Class Members. These lawyers are referred to as Lead Counsel.

You may contact Lead Counsel as follows:

Eli R. Greenstein, Esq. and Stacey M. Kaplan, Esq.
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP
One Sansome Street
Suite 1850
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 400-3000
www.ktmc.com

or

Andrew L. Zivitz, Esq.
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP
280 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
(610) 667-7706
www.ktmc.com

You will not be separately charged for these lawyers beyond your pro rata share of any attorneys’ fees and Litigation Expenses awarded by the Court that will be paid from the Settlement Fund. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense.

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9. What are Lead Counsel’s fee and costs?

Pursuant to the Court approved Order Awarding Attorneys’ Fees and Litigation Expenses, Lead Counsel was awarded attorneys’ fees in the amount of 11% of the Settlement Amount, net of Court-approved Litigation Expenses, which sum the Court finds to be fair and reasonable, and $1,023,971.29 in reimbursement of Litigation Expenses, plus interest earned on both amounts at the same rate as earned by the Settlement Fund. The attorneys’ fees and Litigation Expenses shall be paid from the Settlement Fund in accordance with the terms of the Stipulation.

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10. What is the legal effect of the Settlement on my rights?

The Settlement was approved on November 13th, 2015, and as such, you are releasing all Defendants and certain of their related parties for all of the Settled Claims. When a person “releases” claims, that person cannot sue the Defendants for any of the claims covered by the Release. The “Settled Claims” are those claims brought in this case or that could have been brought in this case and relate to the purchase and/or acquisition of publicly traded HP common stock during the Settlement Class Period, as fully defined in paragraph 1(dd) the Stipulation of Settlement and Release.

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11. How do I participate in the Settlement?

If you are a Settlement Class Member, you must have timely submitted a valid Claim Form and the necessary supporting documentation to establish your eligibility to share in the Net Settlement Fund. All Claim Forms must have been postmarked no later than October 31, 2015. Any Claim Form postmarked after October 31, 2015 will be noted as a late claim, and if otherwise eligible, will be presented to the Court as such.

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12. How do I exclude myself from the Settlement Class?

The deadline for Exclusion has passed. To be excluded from the Settlement, you must have submitted a written request, which was received on or before October 14, 2015.

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13. If I excluded myself, can I receive money from this Settlement?

No. If you excluded yourself from the Settlement Class, you will not be eligible to receive a payment from the Settlement, and you cannot object to this Settlement. You will not be bound by anything that happens in this lawsuit, and you may be able to sue Settling Defendants or the other Released Parties on you own in the future.

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14. Can I object to the Settlement?

The deadline to object to the Settlement, Plan of Allocation and/or the Applications for Attorney’s Fees and Reimbursement of Litigation Expenses has passed. To object, you must have submitted a written objection that was postmarked or file marked no later than October 14, 2015.

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15. What happens if I do nothing?

If you do nothing, you will receive no money from this Settlement. But, unless you excluded yourself, you will not be potentially able to start a lawsuit, continue with a lawsuit, or be part of any other lawsuit against Settling Defendants or the other Released Parties about the same claims being released in this Settlement.

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16. What are acceptable forms of supporting documentation?

Acceptable supporting documentation includes trade confirmations, official monthly, quarterly or year-end broker statements or other account statements to verify purchases, sales or beginning or ending holdings. Include documentation to support each transaction. Stock certificates may be used to support the amount of shares held at the beginning or end of the Settlement Class Period, but they are not evidence for when and how much the shares were purchased.

If you no longer have the supporting documentation you should consult with your broker or financial advisor, who may be able to obtain the documents for you. In the case that you cannot locate your supporting documentation, you can ask your broker to write a letter on letterhead detailing purchases, sales and beginning and ending holdings.

We recommend that you file your claim to the best of your ability, as accurately as possible. Ultimately, however, you may be required to provide independent supporting documentation to verify your claim.

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17. How do I update my contact information?

In order to update your mailing address you will need to submit a written request, stating your name, claim number, current address, and previous address. This request can be submitted to:

In re HP Securities Litigation Settlement
c/o GCG
Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 10224
Dublin, OH 43017-5724

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18. Where can I get additional information on the Settlement?

The Notice summarizes the Settlement. For the precise terms and conditions of the Settlement, please see the Stipulation of Settlement and Release. Additional information regarding the Settlement can also be obtained by contacting Lead Counsel:

Eli R. Greenstein, Esq.,
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP
One Sansome Street
Suite 1850
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 400-3000
www.ktmc.com

or

Andrew L. Zivitz, Esq. and Stacey M. Kaplan, Esq.
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP
280 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
(610) 667-7706
www.ktmc.com

You can also access the Court docket in this case through the Court’s Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system at https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov, or visit the office of the Clerk of the Court for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102-3489, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.pm, Monday through Friday, excluding Court holidays. You may also contact the Claims Administrator at:

In re HP Securities Litigation Settlement
c/o GCG
Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 10224
Dublin, OH 43017-5724
1(888)985-9382

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