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Walter Hewlett files anti-merger proxy

As Hewlett launches his battle against the merger of Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer, HP CEO Carly Fiorina tops the list of chief executives who most harmed their company's image.

As Walter Hewlett launches his battle against the merger of Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer, HP CEO Carly Fiorina tops the list of chief executives who most harmed their company's image.

Walter Hewlett seeks "nay" votes with proxy
The formal proxy awaits final approval by the SEC, but once it's finalized, Hewlett can send green cards asking shareholders to tender their votes against the HP-Compaq merger.
December 27, 2001 
Fiorina mars HP's image, survey says
Tech marketing executives vote the Hewlett-Packard chief to the top of the list of CEOs who most harmed their company's brand--just ahead of Larry Ellison and Bill Gates.
December 27, 2001 
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HP, Compaq detail fate of integration team
Employees who are developing post-merger plans will not lose their jobs if the deal collapses, according to documents filed by the companies.
December 20, 2001  
Packard heir likes change but not merger
David W. Packard responds to a new HP campaign that plumps for the merger with Compaq, saying that the family members opposed to the deal are not afraid of change.
December 21, 2001  
HP steps up merger battle
update In an effort to win votes for its pending merger with Compaq, Hewlett-Packard launches an ad featuring a photo of its first product. The ad asks: "What if we had stopped here?"
December 19, 2001  
Walter Hewlett fires another salvo at HP
Attorneys for the Hewlett-Packard scion fire another round in the fight over the pending Compaq merger, requesting names of executives likely to resign if the deal is defeated.
December 18, 2001