ADVA Optical Networking SE: Acorn HoldCo, Inc. reaches minimum acceptance threshold for its public exchange offer to all shareholders of ADVA Optical Networking SE

Via Adva Optical Networking

Jan 31, 2022

ADTRAN, Inc. today announced that by the end of the acceptance period on January 26, 2022, 24:00 hours (local time Frankfurt am Main), the voluntary public takeover offer of Acorn HoldCo, Inc. (“Bidder”) to all shareholders of ADVA Optical Networking SE (“ADVA“) has been accepted for more than 60% of all ADVA shares entitled to voting rights and existing as of October 31, 2021. The minimum acceptance threshold has therefore been reached. The final result as at the end of the acceptance period is expected to be published on January 31, 2022.

ADTRAN, Inc. and ADVA have thus reached yet another important milestone for the merger of the two companies and have come closer to their goal of creating a leading company in the field of optical transmission technology for enterprise, access and wide-area networks.

The consummation of the public exchange offer continues to be subject to closing conditions not yet fulfilled, especially foreign direct investment approval in Germany.

ADVA shareholders who have not yet tendered their shares can accept the offer within the additional acceptance period. The additional acceptance period will presumably commence on February 1, 2022, and expire on February 14, 2022, 24:00 hours (local time Frankfurt am Main). The bidder has published additional information on the offer on its website https://www.acorn-offer.com.

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