Cisco Controls Approximately 89 Percent of TANDBERG - 90 Percent Condition Waived
SAN JOSE, Calif., NEW YORK, and OSLO, Norway, December 3, 2009 In the voluntary public cash offer to acquire all outstanding shares in TANDBERG, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announces that following the expiration of the offer period at 5:30 pm CET on December 3, 2009, Cisco controls approximately 89 percent of the outstanding shares in TANDBERG (OSLO: TAA.OL).
The received acceptances represent a lower acceptance ratio than the 90 percent condition to the offer set out in Section 1.7 in the offer document dated October 7, 2009. However, Cisco has decided to waive this 90 percent condition.
There may be adjustments to the preliminary result due to possible corrections and changes following registration with the Verdipapirsentralen (VPS). The final result will be published as soon as it is available.
Cisco intends to complete the voluntary public cash offer subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the remaining conditions to the offer as set forth in the offer document, Section 1.7, as soon as possible. Assuming completion of the offer, Cisco will in relation to the remaining shares in TANDBERG proceed as required under chapter 6 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
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This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including Cisco's intention to complete the voluntary public cash offer and proceeding with respect to the remaining shares assuming completion of the offer. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results due to a variety of factors, including, among other things, obtaining regulatory approval of the acquisition, the potential impact on the business of TANDBERG due to the uncertainty about the acquisition, the retention of employees of TANDBERG and the ability of Cisco to successfully integrate TANDBERG and to achieve expected benefits, business and economic conditions and growth trends in the networking industry, customer markets and various geographic regions, global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment and other risk factors set forth in Cisco's most recent report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 18, 2009. Any forward-looking statements in this release are based on limited information currently available to Cisco, which is subject to change, and Cisco will not necessarily update the information.