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November 20, 2018

Cloudera and Hortonworks Announce Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Proposed Merger

PALO ALTO, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif.Nov. 20, 2018 — Cloudera, Inc. and Hortonworks, Inc. jointly announced that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), in connection with their previously announced merger.

The termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the merger, which remains subject to other closing conditions in the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization, dated as of October 3, 2018, by and among Cloudera, Inc., Surf Merger Corporation, and Hortonworks, Inc.  Cloudera and Hortonworks plan to hold their respective shareholder meetings to vote on the proposed merger in late December 2018with the completion of the merger to follow soon thereafter.

About Cloudera

At Cloudera, we believe that data can make what is impossible today, possible tomorrow. We empower people to transform complex data into clear and actionable insights. We deliver the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud. The world’s largest enterprises trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems. Learn more at

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is a leading provider of enterprise-grade, global data management platforms, services and solutions that deliver actionable intelligence from any type of data for over half of the Fortune 100.  Hortonworks is committed to driving innovation in open source communities, providing unique value to enterprise customers. Along with its partners, Hortonworks provides technology, expertise and support so that enterprise customers can adopt a modern data architecture. For more information, visit

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