At Broadcom, we make business decisions driven by what will bring customers the most value. The idea is simple: We tailor our innovations and solutions to their needs over the long term and equip them with the tools they need to drive outcomes.\n\nSo, how do we make that happen?\n\nWe listen to our customers. We co-create with them, and we invest in continuously addressing their needs. This is not just about providing the best product at any one point in time. Instead, our entire business model is grounded in the belief that we can create innovative solutions that will deliver on our customers\u2019 needs over time and progress through multiple generations of technology.\n\nWe recognize the importance of value to our customers, which is why we have, in recent years, doubled down on an evolutionary approach toward product R&D and implementation. Being attuned to what customers want most from their IT products has accelerated our focus on improving and elevating every solution and service to maximize the value they get from partnering with us.\n\nThis is precisely why we intend to better unlock VMware\u2019s customer value by investing $2 billion a year in the business, as we recently shared. Half of that investment has already been earmarked toward accelerating the deployment of VMware solutions to customers, enabling us to increase cloud competition by growing and strengthening VMware\u2019s customer base and bringing value to the on-premises data center while advancing software-enabled workloads.\n\nThe Case for an Evolutionary Approach\n\nAt Broadcom, we believe iteration is a key component of solving the problems that are most pertinent and deliver the most value for our customers. Our engineering-first culture, partner programs, investments in R&D and business philosophy are all important pieces of the puzzle in our evolutionary approach to delivering customer value.\n\nIt\u2019s not enough to simply be available to customers. It\u2019s not enough to show up one day and introduce a product that\u2019s the best of its kind. It\u2019s about creating products that both lead and last. We keep innovating and designing for the next generation of product cycles because we know our customers will need new generations of products to deliver value for their own customers.\n\nBuilding Technology That Lasts\n\nStarting with top-rate technology that can evolve and sustain its value over time, Broadcom seeks more to build and advance, not rip and replace. We are known for producing industry-leading products that are customer-centric. We pull several levers to achieve this, for example:\n\nInvesting for the Future\n\nWhen it comes to building on a foundation of customer value, R&D is the most important lever we pull, investing $5 billion annually. Again, at Broadcom we believe our technology must evolve over time \u2013 our investment priorities are determined with that in mind.\n\nInnovation is a never-ending, always-rewarding journey for us and our customers, with R&D as our roadmap. While not all products and end-markets evolve at the same rates, and sometimes technology\u2019s ecosystem can\u2019t support customers\u2019 ideals in the immediate term, our investment in R&D strategically supports continuously improving solutions that work towards customers\u2019 ideal specs over time.\n\nTo learn more about Broadcom\u2019s evolutionary approach watch my Six Five summit discussion now.\n\nAbout Hock Tan:\n\nHock Tan is Broadcom President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. He has held this position since March 2006. From September 2005 to January 2008, he served as chairman of the board of Integrated Device Technology. Prior to becoming chairman of IDT, Mr. Tan was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Circuit Systems from June 1999 to September 2005. Prior to ICS, Mr. Tan was Vice President of Finance with Commodore International from 1992 to 1994, and previously held senior management positions with PepsiCo and General Motors. Mr. Tan served as managing director of Pacven Investment, a venture capital fund in Singapore from 1988 to 1992, and served as managing director for Hume Industries in Malaysia from 1983 to 1988.\n\nCautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis communication relates to a proposed business combination transaction between Broadcom Inc. (\u201cBroadcom\u201d) and VMware, Inc. (\u201cVMware\u201d).\u00a0 This communication includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section\u00a021E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section\u00a027A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.\u00a0 These forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements that relate to the expected future business and financial performance, the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction, the anticipated impact of the proposed transaction on the combined business, the expected amount and timing of the synergies from the proposed transaction, and the anticipated closing date of the proposed transaction.\u00a0 These forward-looking statements are identified by words such as \u201cwill,\u201d \u201cexpect,\u201d \u201cbelieve,\u201d \u201canticipate,\u201d \u201cestimate,\u201d \u201cshould,\u201d \u201cintend,\u201d \u201cplan,\u201d \u201cpotential,\u201d \u201cpredict,\u201d \u201cproject,\u201d \u201caim,\u201d and similar words or phrases.\u00a0 These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and beliefs of Broadcom management and current market trends and conditions.\u00a0These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that are outside Broadcom\u2019s control and may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: the effect of the proposed transaction on our ability to maintain relationships with customers, suppliers and other business partners or operating results and business; the ability to implement plans, achieve forecasts and meet other expectations with respect to the business after the completion of the proposed transaction and realize expected synergies; business disruption following the proposed transaction; difficulties in retaining and hiring key personnel and employees due to the proposed transaction and business combination; the diversion of management time on transaction-related issues; the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to completion of the proposed transaction, including the ability to secure regulatory approvals on the terms expected, at all or in a timely manner; significant indebtedness, including indebtedness incurred in connection with the proposed transaction, and the need to generate sufficient cash flows to service and repay such debt; the disruption of current plans and operations; the outcome of legal proceedings related to the transaction; the ability to complete the proposed transaction on a timely basis or at all; the ability to successfully integrate VMware\u2019s operations; cyber-attacks, information security and data privacy; global political and economic conditions, including cyclicality in the semiconductor industry and in Broadcom\u2019s other target markets, rising interest rates, the impact of inflation and challenges in manufacturing and the global supply chain; the impact of public health crises, such as pandemics (including COVID-19) and epidemics and any related company or government policies and actions to protect the health and safety of individuals or government policies or actions to maintain the functioning of national or global economies and markets; and events and trends on a national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive and regulatory nature.These risks, as well as other risks related to the proposed transaction, are included in the registration statement on Form S-4 and proxy statement\/prospectus that has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (\u201cSEC\u201d) in connection with the proposed transaction.\u00a0 While the list of factors presented here is, and the list of factors presented in the registration statement on Form S-4 are, considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties.\u00a0 For additional information about other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to Broadcom\u2019s and VMware\u2019s respective periodic reports and other filings with the SEC, including the risk factors identified in Broadcom\u2019s and VMware\u2019s most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Reports on Form 10-K.\u00a0 The forward-looking statements included in this communication are made only as of the date hereof.\u00a0 Neither Broadcom nor VMware undertakes any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by law.No Offer or SolicitationThis communication is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.\u00a0 No offering of securities shall be made, except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.Additional Information about the Transaction and Where to Find ItIn connection with the proposed transaction, Broadcom has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a proxy statement of VMware and that also constitutes a prospectus of Broadcom.\u00a0 Each of Broadcom and VMware may also file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction.\u00a0 The registration statement was declared effective by the SEC on October 3, 2022 and the definitive proxy statement\/prospectus has been mailed to VMware shareholders. This document is not a substitute for the proxy statement\/prospectus or registration statement or any other document that Broadcom or VMware may file with the SEC.\u00a0\u00a0 INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, PROXY STATEMENT\/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.\u00a0 Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the registration statement and proxy statement\/prospectus and other documents containing important information about Broadcom, VMware and the proposed transaction once such documents are filed with the SEC through the website maintained by the SEC at http:\/\/www.sec.gov.\u00a0 Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Broadcom may be obtained free of charge on Broadcom\u2019s website at https:\/\/investors.broadcom.com.\u00a0 Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by VMware may be obtained free of charge on VMware\u2019s website at ir.vmware.com.