MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 20 Hewlett-Packard
Co director Ralph Whitworth told shareholders on
Wednesday to expect "some evolution" in the company's board in
coming years or even months, responding to criticism over the
botched $11 billion acquisition of British software firm
Whitworth, who runs activist hedge fund Relational Investors
LLC and was named to the board of the struggling Silicon Valley
computing company in 2011, said shareholders could expect some
changes, but he also defended HP's board, saying it was among
the best he had seen.
At the company's annual meeting in Mountain View, Whitworth
acknowledged that HP's investors have "rightfully" questioned
some of the transactions the company has made.