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Novell (NOVL) Confirms Receipt of Unsolicited, Conditional Proposal From Elliott Associates

Mar. 2, 2010 (PR Newswire) —

WALTHAM, Mass., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) today confirmed that it has received an unsolicited, conditional proposal from Elliott Associates, L.P. to acquire the Company for $5.75 per share in cash. Novell anticipates that its Board of Directors will review Elliott’s proposal in consultation with its financial and legal advisors. J.P. Morgan is serving as financial advisor and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is acting as legal counsel to Novell.

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