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Effective March 2, 2021 (the “Transition Date”), Peter J. Ungaro will cease serving as Senior Vice President, General Manager, High Performance Computing (HPC) and Mission Critical Solutions (MCS) and will cease to be an executive officer of HPE. In order to facilitate an orderly transition of his duties and job responsibilities, Mr. Ungaro will be employed in the role of Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer from the Transition Date until on or about April 2, 2021 (the “Separation Date”) and will continue to earn his regular base salary during this period.
and Mr. Ungaro have entered into a Transition and Separation Agreement dated March 1, 2021 (the “Transition Agreement”) providing that Mr. Ungaro will commence a six-month consulting term for HPE shortly after the Separation Date during which he will be paid a $150,000 per month fee and have the opportunity, subject to Mr. Ungaro’s provision of ongoing consulting service and to the HPC & MCS business unit achieving certain financial performance objectives, to earn a success fee with a target value of $315,000. The Transition Agreement also contains standard six-month non-competition and non-solicitation provisions, as well as confidentiality, waiver and non-disparagement provisions and a general release of claims against HPE. Pursuant to the Transition Agreement, Mr. Ungaro will receive a COBRA health benefit subsidy for up to six months after the Separation Date. Otherwise, Mr. Ungaro will receive no severance
pay and will forfeit all outstanding cash and equity incentive awards upon his termination of employment on the Separation Date.
Regulation FD Disclosure.
HPE is also announcing a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share, the second in Hewlett Packard Enterprise's fiscal year 2021, payable on or about April 7, 2021, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 10, 2021. Each quarterly dividend must be
declared by the Board of Directors out of legally available sources prior to payment.
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development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its suppliers, customers, clients and partners, including any impact thereon resulting from events such as the COVID-19 pandemic; the hiring and retention of key employees; execution, integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the execution, timing and results of any transformation or restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the costs and anticipated benefits of implementing the transformation and restructuring plans; the effects of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and related guidance and regulations that may be implemented; the resolution of pending
investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the risks described in Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2020, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and in other filings made by Hewlett Packard Enterprise from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hewlett Packard Enterprise assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law.