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Oracle's Mark Hurd: 'No interest' in going to Dell

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 5:21 PM ET
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Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 4:05 PM ET
Mark Hurd thinks his company is going to do better going into fiscal '14. "Performance has ranked up pretty well, and we gained share," he said. "We've grown 5 percent in Europe."

Oracle President Mark Hurd did his best to quash speculation that he's considering the top job at Dell, telling CNBC on Tuesday that he has "no interest" in leaving the software company.

"I have been very clear that I have no interest in any other job than Oracle," Hurd said on "Closing Bell." "I'm at Oracle, and that's what I'm doing. I'm happy and excited about it."

Dell is caught in a massive bidding war. Founder and CEO Michael Dell has made a $24.4 billion offer to take the computer maker private. Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, however, has partnered with Southeastern Asset Management to counter Dell's offer.

With things in flux at Dell, some market observers have wondered whether Icahn has asked Hurd to take the helm. While Hurd made clear he has no plans to leave Oracle, he wouldn't say if he received an offer from Icahn.

"I'm staying here," Hurd said. "I'm staying at Oracle."

Before joining Oracle, he was the longtime CEO of Hewlett-Packard, but he resigned from the world's top computer maker in August 2010 amid accusations of sexual harassment from an independent contractor.

Though H-P's board found no evidence of sexual harassment, the company accused of him filing inaccurate expense reports involving that contractor. Hurd resigned and was hired by Oracle a short time later.

—By CNBC's Drew Sandholm. Follow him on Twitter @DrewSandholm

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