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Round Rock Police Out In Force To Protect Several Dozen Dell Shareholders, Board Members Gathered To Hear The Inevitable Made Official

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Yea, sure, the result of the vote has been clear since early August, and even clearer since late August. But as Bill Thompson says, we have to count every vote. Or, as the special committee handling Dell's sale to the guy it's named after might say, count every vote under heavy guard.

And so, without further ado, the anticlimax to one of the more entertainingly ugly and botched proxy battles in recent memory:

At a brief shareholder meeting at Dell‘s headquarters here, Alex J. Mandl, the head of a special Dell board committee, announced that a majority of shareholders had voted in favor of the sale to Michael S. Dell and the investment firm Silver Lake.

A person briefed on the matter said that roughly 65 percent of the shares that were voted approved the buyout.

Dell Shareholders Approve $24.9 Billion Buyout [DealBook]