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This excerpt taken from the GOOG DEF 14A filed Mar 25, 2008.

Acquisition of PeakStream, Inc.

In May 2007, Google acquired PeakStream, Inc., a developer of a software application platform aimed at making multiprocessor systems easier to program, for approximately $20.3 million. KPCB Holdings, Inc. held the shares of Peakstream as nominee for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XI-A, LP, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XI-B, LP, and several of the managers of the fund. These entities were entitled to receive approximately 24.5% of the consideration received in the acquisition. L. John Doerr, who is a member of the board of directors of Google, is a managing director of KPCB XI Associates, LLC, the general partner of both Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XI-A, LP and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XI-B, LP and a limited partner of both Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XI-A, LP and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers XI-B, LP. Additionally, certain Sequoia Capital venture funds were entitled to receive an aggregate of approximately 24.5% of the consideration received in the acquisition. Michael Moritz, who was a member of the board of directors of Google until May 2007, is a managing member of, and has a greater than ten percent (10%) interest in, the general partner of each of the Sequoia funds, and is a non-managing member of, and has a less than ten percent (10%) equity interest in, one of the Sequoia funds.

Google’s Audit Committee reviewed and approved this transaction as part of Google’s procedures for entering into transactions with related parties.

 

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