Dell wants to delete ‘Computer’ from name

The company, founded and led by chief executive Michael Dell, has made forays in recent years beyond the personal computer, selling big corporate server computers, printers, projectors, handheld devices and network switches.

That’s why, the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday, that if shareholders approve, it will change its name to Dell Inc.

“We’ve been far beyond being a desktop PC company for many, many years,” said spokesman T.R. Reid. “This may help address that.”

Shareholders will vote on the name change at the company’s annual meeting on July 18 in Austin.

Stockholders will also vote on Dell’s roster of 10 re-nominated board members. The board members up for re-election include Donald Carty, the former CEO of American Airlines Inc.’s parent company, AMR Corp.

Electronic Data Systems Corp. chief executive Michael H. Jordan resigned from the Dell board in March because of the demands of his new job, reducing the board’s size from 11 directors to 10.

Shares of Dell, based in Round Rock, Texas, fell 7 cents to $29.50 Monday.

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