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March 20, 2008

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RAJIV GOEL

RAJ RAJARATNAM (917-907-2350)

Unintelligible: UI

Inaudible: IA

Phonetic Spelling: PH

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(UI) ... you know I'm focused now, you know.

Accha. Uhm ... what else is going on?

Nothing. 1...

Hey get me ajob with one of your powerful friends, man. I'm tired of this company.

Get you what?

I, I said I'm tired of this company.

So guess what I heard.

Hey get me a job with one your powerful friends.

Guess what I heard man.

What?

Amit Chandra called me.

Yeah.

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43 don't know whether I can raise money for India. I'm not sure it's a riskier proposition. You know, I think we can, but markets are tough, we don't have a track record .. .", you know ...

Hmm.

.. .like that, you know?

Hmm.

I scared him a little bit when he came here. He says, "No, no, no, you're one of my top choices" and I said, "Look, I'm not sure I can. Look, I'm not gonna bullshit you, right? I don't have the money in the bank. You know ..

Uhhuh.

.. .1 don't have billion dollars to give you right from day one."

Hmm.

And I said, "If somebody is able to give you a billion dollars to go invest in India ...

Hmm ... hmm,

.. .1 would take it, you know."

Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm.

Then, uh ... like ... like, you know, gave him a little bit of a ... seed doubt of.. you know, seed of doubt.

This is, this is the right time to be investing in India with the stock market down so much.

Yeah.

Okay, valuations have come down. And, you know, uh ... that... that market is going to grow. By sheer population and sheer, you know, the ... the drive over there right now. This is a nice time to get into some good assets over there. That's what I feel at least.

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Yeah, but you know, the thing is, uh ... you know the ... uh ... you know the ... the ... the problem in India is that the promoters are too smart, right?

Yeah.

(UI) this ... this uh ... decline in the market is temporary you know it'll be up 20 percent, give me valuations based on that, you know; it's not easy man. These guys are too sharp, you know. Indians are too sharp in business.

You know, we walked away from a lot of. .. a lot. .. a lot of our deals, even though we had made commitments.

Uh huh.

We just walked away, we said, "Forget it. Valuations are down. You guys want to re negotiate, .re negotiate, otherwise, get out. We're not interested." We actually walked away.

Wow.

And even ... even in the U.S. we are doing the same thing and now a lot of." a lot of these guys are coming back.

Uhhuh.

You know, saying, "Oh, well you had told us 25 million dollar valuation. Well, we are willing to do at 25." Bud, that was then. Today the valuation is, you know, 16. Take it or leave it.

Yeah you're playing hard ball, but that's not a good way to endear (UI).

II (UI) you know what? In this business though Raj ...

Uh huh.

."these ... these uh ... uh ... entrepreneurs are so goddamn greedy. They go to the ... to the highest bidder. There is no relationship. At least that's what, I strongly feel over here.

II That's true.

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Yeah.

... slap me on the other cheek. Screw you man. That's my attitude.

You're a nice guy, you know. I just wanted to tell you that.

(LAUGHS) (LAUGHS)

(UI) listen, listen, listen; will you read something if I send it to you?

Uh?

Will you read something if I send it to you? It would take ten minutes. But...

Ten minutes?

... I'll send it to you only if you want to read it. If you don't read it, then forget it, I'm not interested in sending it to you.

What is it about, tell me?

Uh? Is that... is that ... does it always have to benefit you?

No, no. What is it about? I said.

Uh? It's, uh ... basically the write-up that got me the award.

Ohyeah, that I'll read.

Uh.

O.K.

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It's very interesting the way it's been written up, you know.

O.K. Send it to me.

I'll send it to you. I'll have to dig it up. I'll send it to you.

Did you get the award or did you get cash?

Huh? What?

Did you get an award or did you get cash?

No, no, they don't give cash, no. The ... the banquet. They ... they hold a special banquet for this.

Uh huh.

So it's on April 19th• Like ...

Are you gonna speak?

... it's a formal thing. You gotta wear a tux and everything. It's like a big affair.

Are you gonna speak?

Huh?

Are you gonna speak?

I can't., I cant.

Are you gonna speak?

Uh ... I don't know, but l just gave them the ... They ask me what it takes to win, and ... uh ... the Intel Achievement Award.

Dh huh.

This is what I say, "Twenty percent, maverick, 20 percent innovation ...

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Uh huh,

.. 20 percent hustling ...

Urn-hum.

... 20 percent, uh ... one more thing ... and ... and then all the passion, hard work, and all that put as others." (Sneezes) So basically I said, "You gotta be a hustler and you gotta be a maverick." You gotta say, "To hell with it", uh ... you know, when your superiors or when your management tells you to do it one way, screw it, I'll do it the way I want. ..

Uh huh.

... and go and then do it.

And you should say 20 percent ...

Being a maverick.

"Don't expect any- ... don't expect any rewards."

(Laughs) That's it. I should've written that. Maybe I should ...

Know it. And know it. You should not have any expectations of financial rewards but a lot of psychic rewards.

Yeah, (Chuckles) lot of back-patting (UI).

Huh?

A lot of back patting.

Some people will laugh a little bit you know.

(Laughs). But, uh ... nobody else will write like this, man. They all, uh ... even, even maverick and all...

Dh huh.

... uh ... they ... they get very scared of Otellini. So basically I'm taking a dig at the management, no? And I'm saying maverick. I

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mean, everybody and their mother was opposing the deal that I was ... that I was doing, so they're thinking is, "Yeah, this guy will never be able to do it." So ... Anyway, you read it; it's pretty interesting.

O.K. Send it to me.

Yeah. Yeah. O.K.

OK

Chal, so and uh ... if! hear anything about Intel or ... or even about that, uh ... you know uh ... the ... the deal, I'll give you ...

April 1 '', right?

Huh?

April 1 st, right?

Yeah, but you know, these deals ... Don't hold me to that date, because these deals, they're so complex, And every (UI) there's so many parties involved. They will all ha- ... have their say. Right now the ...

But the April I st is the cable show. They might want to announce it then.

O.K. (UI) ...

I did my homework, man.

Yeah, no. But... but uh ... it's possible. But all I'm saying is, don't hold me to that date because, uh ... you know, the ... there are so many people involved.

Right.

But yesterday our board approved this deal.

I see.

O.K.?

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All right, bye.

Bye-bye.

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