Pareteum Extends Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of iPass
PARETEUM EXTENDS TENDER OFFER FOR ALL OUTSTANDING SHARES OF IPASS
NEW YORK ― Jan. 4, 2019 ― Pareteum Corporation (Nasdaq: TEUM), a cloud software platform company, announced today that it has extended the offering period of its previously announced tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of iPass Inc. (Nasdaq: IPAS), a provider of global mobile connectivity, and location and performance data, due to unexpected government closure causing delays with our registration statement and completing closing conditions required by our definitive agreement. The tender offer is being made pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), dated as of November 12, 2018, by and among Pareteum Corporation (“Pareteum”), iPass Inc. (“iPass”) and TBR, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pareteum (“TBR”). The tender offer is now scheduled to expire at 5:00 pm, New York City time, on January 17, 2019, unless the tender offer is extended or earlier terminated, in either case pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement.
Continental Stock Transfer & Trust, the depository for the tender offer, has advised Pareteum and iPass that as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 3, 2019, 5,070,014 shares representing approximately 60% percent of the outstanding iPass shares have been validly tendered pursuant to the tender offer and not properly withdrawn. iPass shareholders who have already tendered their shares of iPass do not have to re-tender their shares or take any other action as a result of the extension of the expiration date of the tender offer.
Completion of the tender offer remains subject to additional conditions described in the tender offer statement on Schedule TO filed by TBR and Pareteum with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on December 4, 2018 (as amended and supplemented, the “Schedule TO”). Such conditions include the consent of certain third parties, including iPass’s secured lender Fortress Credit Corp., and at least a majority of iPass’s outstanding shares being validly tendered and not withdrawn prior to the expiration of the tender offer (including any extensions). The tender offer will continue to be extended until all conditions are satisfied or waived, or until the tender offer is terminated, in either case pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement and as described in the Schedule TO, as amended.
Morrow Sodali is acting as information agent for the tender offer. Requests for documents and questions regarding the tender offer may be directed to Morrow Sodali toll free at (800) 662-5200.
Pareteum Corporation (Nasdaq: TEUM) is a rapidly growing Global Software Defined Cloud company with a mission to connect “every person and everything.” Organizations use Pareteum to energize their growth and profitability through our Global Software Defined Cloud and complete turnkey solutions featuring relevant content, applications, and connectivity worldwide. Our cloud platform services partners (technologies integrated into our cloud) include: HPE, IBM, Ribbon Communications (Sonus+GenBand), NetNumber, Oracle, Microsoft, and other world class technology providers. All of the relevant customer-acquired value is derived from Pareteum’s leading Global Software Defined Cloud, delivering award-winning mobile enablement, regardless of the user’s location or network. By harnessing the value of communications, Pareteum serves retail, enterprise and IoT customers. Pareteum currently has offices in New York, São Paulo, Madrid, Barcelona, Bahrain, Singapore, Indonesia, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. For more information please visit: www.pareteum.com.
Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made herein, including, for example, information regarding the proposed transaction between Pareteum and iPass, the expected timetable for completing the transaction and the potential benefits of the transaction, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1965, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements reflect the current analysis of existing information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. As a result, caution must be exercised in relying on forward-looking statements. Due to known and unknown risks, our actual results may differ materially from our expectations or projections.
The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; the outcome of any legal proceedings that have been or could be instituted against iPass or its directors or Pareteum related to the merger agreement; the possibility that various conditions to the consummation of the Pareteum exchange offer and merger may not be satisfied or waived, including obtaining the consent of iPass’s secured lender Fortress Credit Corp.; uncertainty as to how many shares of iPass common stock will be tendered into the Pareteum exchange offer; the risk that the Pareteum exchange offer and merger will not close within the anticipated time periods; risks related to the ultimate outcome and results of integrating the operations of Pareteum and iPass, the ultimate outcome of Pareteum’s operating strategy applied to iPass and the ultimate ability to realize synergies; the effects of the business combination on Pareteum and iPass, including on the combined company’s future financial condition, operating results, strategy and plans; risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations, and potential difficulties in employee retention as a result of the merger; risks related to Pareteum’s ability to successfully implement its acquisition strategy or integrate other acquired companies; uncertainty as to the future profitability of businesses acquired by Pareteum, and delays in the realization of, or the failure to realize, any accretion from acquisition transactions by Pareteum; the effects of local and national economic, credit and capital market conditions on the economy in general, and other risks and uncertainties described herein, as well as those risks and uncertainties discussed from time to time in other reports and other public filings with the SEC, including, but not limited to, those detailed in iPass’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and iPass’s most recent quarterly report filed with the SEC, and Pareteum’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and Pareteum’s most recent quarterly report filed with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained herein are made only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This document relates to a pending business combination transaction between Pareteum and iPass. The exchange offer referenced in this document has not yet been consummated. This document does not constitute an offer to sell or exchange, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or exchange, any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or exchange would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Pareteum has filed a registration statement on Form S-4 related to the transaction with the SEC on December 4, 2018, as amended on December 21, 2018 and may file additional amendments thereto. Pareteum and TBR filed the Schedule TO (including a prospectus/offer to exchange, a related letter of transmittal and other exchange offer documents) on December 4, 2018, as amended on December 10, 2018 and December 21, 2018, and may file additional amendments thereto. iPass has filed a recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC on December 4, 2018, as amended on December 13, 2018 and December 14, 2018, and may file additional amendments thereto. iPass and Pareteum have filed and may also file other documents with the SEC regarding the transaction. This document is not a substitute for any registration statement, Schedule TO, Schedule 14D-9 or any other document which iPass or Pareteum may file with the SEC in connection with the transaction. Investors and security holders are urged to read the registration statement, the Schedule TO (including the prospectus/offer to exchange, related letter of transmittal and other exchange offer documents), the recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 and the other relevant materials with respect to the transaction carefully and in their entirety when they become available before making any investment decision with respect to the transaction, because they will contain important information about the transaction.
Such materials (and all other offer documents filed with the SEC) will be available at no charge on the SEC’s Web site: www.sec.gov.
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