This communication contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements regarding the expected completion and timing of the proposed acquisition of Brocade by Broadcom Limited. These statements are based on current expectations as of the date of this communication and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to differ significantly. Those risks, uncertainties and assumptions include: the risk that the proposed transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect Brocade’s business and the price of its common stock; the failure to satisfy any of the conditions to the consummation of the proposed transaction, including clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; the effect of the announcement or pendency of the proposed transaction on Brocade’s business relationships, operating results and business generally; risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations and the potential difficulties in employee retention as a result of the proposed transaction; risks related to diverting management’s attention from Brocade’s ongoing business operations; the outcome of legal proceedings that have been and may in the future be instituted against Brocade related to the merger agreement or the proposed transaction; and unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the proposed transaction. Certain of these and other risks are set forth in more detail in Brocade’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K. Brocade does not assume any obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements whether as the result of new developments or otherwise.