Filed Pursuant to Rule 433
Issuer Free Writing Prospectus dated July 9, 2007
Registration Statement on Form S-1
Registration No. 333-142368
FREE WRITING PROSPECTUS
VMWARE AND INTEL CAPITAL ANNOUNCE INVESTMENT
PALO ALTO, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 9, 2007 VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for virtualization solutions today announced that Intel Corporation, through its global investment arm, Intel Capital has agreed to become an investor in VMware. VMwares base virtualization platform virtualizes the Intel architecture. Intel microprocessors comprise the majority of the systems on which VMwares virtualization products are deployed.
Intel Capital will invest $218.5 million in VMwares Class A common stock subject to customary regulatory and other closing conditions including Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) review. At the completion of VMwares planned initial public offering and upon closing of the investment, Intel will own approximately 2.5 percent of VMwares total outstanding common stock (less than one percent of the combined voting power of VMwares outstanding common stock). Pursuant to the investment, an Intel executive is expected to be appointed to the VMware Board of Directors.
Intels investment is intended to foster strengthened inter-company collaboration towards accelerating VMware virtualization product adoption on Intel architecture and reinforcing the value of virtualization technology for customers.
In addition, VMware and Intel have entered into a routine and customary collaboration partnering agreement that expresses their intent to continue to expand their cooperative efforts around joint development, marketing and industry initiatives.
About VMware, Inc.
VMware, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC), is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems. The worlds largest companies use VMware solutions to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands. VMware is based in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.VMware.com.
About Intel Corporation
Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.
VMware is a registered trademark or trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include the ability of the company to close the transaction with Intel, Intels percentage ownership of our common stock and the appointment of an Intel executive to the VMware Board of Directors. VMware wishes to caution readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include the inability to close the transaction with Intel as proposed due to, among other things, fluctuating market conditions and the failure to receive necessary approvals under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, the inability to appoint an Intel executive to the companys board of directors and Intels percentage ownership of our common stock will depend on the number of shares sold to the public. VMware disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
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