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Vmware, Inc. (stock symbol: VMW), a subsidiary of EMC and self-described as the “leading provider of virtualization solutions,” is scheduled to go public on August 14, 2007. The company has registered 33 million shares for sale in a range of $23 to $25 per share. After the offering is completed, EMC will still control 98% of the voting shares of the company.

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From the Company’s S-1, filed July 27, 2007:

“We are the leading provider of virtualization solutions. Our virtualization solutions represent a pioneering approach to computing that separates the operating system and application software from the underlying hardware to achieve significant improvements in efficiency, availability, flexibility and manageability. Our solutions enable organizations to aggregate multiple servers, storage infrastructure and networks together into shared pools of capacity that can be allocated dynamically, securely and reliably to applications as needed, increasing hardware utilization and reducing spending. We believe that the market opportunity for our virtualization solutions is large and expanding, with 24.6 million x86 servers and 489.7 million business client PCs installed worldwide as of December 2006. Our customer base includes 100% of the Fortune 100 and over 84% of the Fortune 1,000. Our customer base for our server solutions has grown to include 20,000 organizations of all sizes across numerous industries. We believe our solutions deliver significant economic value for customers, and many have adopted our solutions as the strategic and architectural foundation for their future computing initiatives.

In the eight years since the introduction of our first virtualization platform, we have expanded our offering with virtual infrastructure automation and management products to address distributed and heterogeneous infrastructure challenges such as system recoverability and reliability, backup and recovery, resource provisioning and management, capacity and performance management and desktop security. Our broad and proven suite of virtualization solutions addresses a range of complex IT problems that include infrastructure optimization, business continuity, software lifecycle management and desktop management.

We work closely with over 200 technology partners, including leading server, processor, storage, networking and software vendors. We have shared the economic opportunities surrounding virtualization with our partners by facilitating solution development through open application programming interfaces (APIs), formats and protocols and providing access to our source code and technology. The endorsement and support of our partners have further enhanced the awareness, reputation and adoption of our virtualization solutions.

We have developed a multi-channel distribution model to expand our presence and reach various segments of the market. We derive a significant majority of our revenues from our large indirect sales channel of more than 4,000 channel partners that include distributors, resellers, x86 system vendors and systems integrators. We believe that our partners benefit greatly from the sale of our solutions through additional services, software and hardware sales opportunities. We have trained a large number of partners and end users to deploy and leverage our solutions. “

Underwriters: Citi, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers, and Deutsche Bank Securities

Estimated gross proceeds: $759 to $825 million

Year ending December 31, 2006: $703.9 million
Year ending December 31, 2005: $387.1 million
Six months ending June 30, 2007: $555.5 million

Operating profits
Year ending December 31, 2006: $120.6 million
Year ending December, 2005: $93.6 million
Six months ending June 30, 2007: $93.1 million

Net profit
Year ending February 28, 2007: $85.9 million
Year ending February 28, 2006: $66.8 million
Six months ending June 30, 2007: $75.3 million
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