Stockholders of Be Incorporated Approve Asset Sale to Palm, Inc.

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Nov. 12, 2001 — Be Incorporated today announced that the stockholders of Be have approved the sale of substantially all of its intellectual property and other technology assets to a subsidiary of Palm, Inc., pursuant to the terms of a previously announced asset purchase agreement between Be and Palm. The stockholders of Be have also approved the proposed dissolution of Be pursuant to the terms of a plan of dissolution. Jean-Louis Gassee, Chairman and CEO of Be, said, ”On behalf of Be and its Board of Directors, I would like to thank our stockholders for their support of the company during this difficult period.” It is anticipated that the transaction with Palm will close within the next two business days.

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