We are excited to update you on news just released that Mitel has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mavenir Systems (NYSE : MVNR), a leading provider of software-based networking solutions for mobile carriers.
Growth and Opportunity
As you know, Mitel has a focused growth strategy which includes ongoing development of our industry leading portfolio of business communications solutions, as well as an active mergers and acquisitions program. As a result of that strategy, Mitel has emerged as a global, growing, billion dollar market leader with #1 market share in EMEA, #3 market share in North America and #1 market share in cloud communications.
With the announcement today, Mitel proposes to take what we believe is another natural, strategic and transformational step into the adjacent mobile space, positioning our company, customers and partners to capitalize on the growth opportunity created by fixed-mobile convergence and the introduction of IP mobile services.
The combination of Mitel and Mavenir could create exciting growth opportunities for our channel partners and carrier partners worldwide as the mobile and enterprise unified communications markets converge. For example, for our partners who work with either Mitel or Mavenir today (or both), this acquisition brings complementary technologies to the table and an excellent opportunity to drive true convergence, with a uniquely differentiated “triple play” offer comprising enterprise, cloud and mobile communication services. This could put Mitel at the core of future services driven by the increasing convergence of the consumer and enterprise mobile worlds (for example, BYOD / CYOD mobile strategies). By offering an integrated mobile, cloud and enterprise communications suite, Mitel could potentially help partners develop deeper enterprise customer relationships and grow their enterprise revenues.
The acquisition is expected to be completed later this year. While we believe it will result in exciting opportunities, it is important to stress that in the meantime it is very much “business as usual”, with both companies operating independently. If you have any queries on this communication, please contact your Mitel Channel Account Manager.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Important Information for Investors
The exchange offer for the outstanding shares of Mavenir common stock referenced in this [presentation/press release] has not yet commenced. This announcement is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Mavenir common stock, nor is it a substitute for the registration statement and exchange offer materials that Mitel and its acquisition subsidiary will file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) upon commencement of the exchange offer. At the time the offer is commenced, Mitel and its acquisition subsidiary will file exchange offer materials on Schedule TO and a registration statement with the SEC, and Mavenir will file a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC with respect to the exchange offer. The exchange offer materials (including a Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, a related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents) and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will contain important information. Holders of shares of Mavenir common stock are urged to read these documents when they become available because they will contain important information that holders of Mavenir common stock should consider before making any decision regarding tendering their shares. The Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, will be made available to all holders of shares of Mavenir common stock at no expense to them. The exchange offer materials and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement will be made available for free at the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of these documents will also be made available free of charge on Mitel’s website at investor.Mitel.com or by contacting Mitel’s Investor Relations Department at 469-574-8134. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Mavenir will be available free of charge on Mavenir’s website at http://www.investor.mavenir.com or by contacting Mavenir’s Investor Relations Department at 469-916-4393×5080.
In addition to the Prospectus/Offer to Exchange, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, Mitel and Mavenir file annual, quarterly and special reports and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any reports or other information filed by Mitel or Mavenir at the SEC public reference room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room. Mitel’s and Mavenir’s filings with the SEC are also available to the public from commercial document-retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.
Forward Looking Statements
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