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01-12 CFO Henley named as new chairman Oracle
C. 01-13 CEO Larry Ellison marries for fourth time Woodside
D. 02-03 10g Database Price Drop Oracle
4. 02-04 PeopleSoft bid raised to $26 per share Oracle
5. 02-10 DOJ recommends blocking PeopleSoft bid Oracle
6. 02-26 Oracle-PeopleSoft merger sued by DOJ Oracle
7. 02-27 Merger Fight Goes to SF Court San Francisco
I. 03-11 Quarterly profit improves by 11% Oracle

Ellison earned $3.85 million in year's salary Earnings top expectations by penny  Business software maker is overcoming sluggish sales in a product line. It earned $509 million, or 10 cents per share   Larry Ellison is 10th richest in U.S.  The richest person in the Bay Area has $13.7 billion, $4.3 billion less than last year, when he was No. 9 Larry Ellison spurned in bid to buy 49ers
  CFO Henley named as new chairman  Business software maker is replacing its colorful co-founder Larry Ellison, who will remain CEO   CEO Larry Ellison marries for fourth time  On Dec. 18 one of the world's wealthiest men married his fiancee of 8 years, novelist Melanie Craft, 34 10g Database Price Drop PeopleSoft bid raised to $26 per share PeopleSoft rejects Oracle's latest offer DOJ recommends blocking PeopleSoft bid  Justice Department recommended blocking Oracle's proposed $9.4 billion takeover of rival PeopleSoft Oracle-PeopleSoft merger sued by DOJ  The Justice Department filed a lawsuit to block Oracle proposed $9.4 billion hostile takeover of software rival Merger Fight Goes to SF Court Quarterly profit improves by 11%  The company said earned $635 million, or 12 cents per share, in the 3 months ended in February   Ellison gives wife rich gift of Oracle stock  Software billionaire has given his new bride novelist Melanie Craft 911,744 shares worth $11.9 million Oracle shaves 18% off PeopleSoft bid  Business software maker reduced its hostile takeover bid for a rival to $7.7   PeopleSoft spurns Oracle bid for 4th time  Business software maker announced a settlement of shareholder suits that objected to an unusual sales program Oracle-PeopleSoft antitrust trial begins  Oracle is depicting its bid as a competitive catalyst that will spur Microsoft to pounce on new market opportunities Another double-digit earnings gain  Oracle registered its 6th consecutive quarter of double-digit earnings growth. The company earned $990 million for the 3 months PeopleSoft documents raise MS fears 9 takeover targets before PeopleSoft  Justice Department released a shopping list of targets Oracle considered before setting its sights on PeopleSoft Oracle won't call PeopleS. CEO as witness  In a surprise move, Oracle has decided against calling Craig Conway as a witness in an antitrust trial Ellison goes to court to defend bid Oracle, DOJ present closing arguments  Oracle and the Justice Department summed up a pivotal trial challenging the takeover bid for rival PeopleSoft Court reinstates shareholder class action Bid to block PeopleSoft takeover rejected

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  A federal judge Vaughn Walker rejected the government's attempt to block $7.7 billion takeover bid

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  Oracle CEO said that he inquired about buying the 49ers only to be told by the owners that the team isn't for sale

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  Oracle Corp. sweetened its hostile bid for rival business software maker by 14% to $24 per share
Nov.10   PS board rejects Oracle's $9.2 billion bid  PeopleSoft Inc.'s board of directors vowed to continue its resistance even if the shareholders decide to accept the offer Nov.15 Oracle lashes out at PeopleSoft board Nov.16 2 major PeopleSoft shareholders differ Nov.18 Oracle, PeopleSoft escalate war of words Nov.19 PeopleSoft shareholders back Oracle bid
  The shareholders are tendering more than 60% of the company's stock in support of the $9.2 billion bid
Nov.20   PS board again rejected Oracle’s bid  The board remains convinced that a bid is inadequate and it will not sell the company for less than it’s worth

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Dec.13   Pleasanton Wary of PeopleSoft Deal  PeopleSoft has more than 11,000 employees, and Oracle had plans to lay off more than half of them Oracle Buys PeopleSoft for $10.3 Billion
  PeopleSoft agreed to a sweetened buyout by rival software maker, relenting after a 18-month takeover saga
 PeopleSoft's board has approved an improved bid, worth $26.50 a share, after 5 previous offers, ranging in value from $7.7bn to $9.4bn. Oracle was winning the support of 60% PeopleSoft shareholders. Larry Ellison was initially making a $5.1bn offer in June 2003. The merged companies are second only in size to SAP in the enterprise software market

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