Australia Acquisition Announces Extension of Tender Offer
Australia Acquisition (NASDAQ: AAC) announced that its previously announced tender offer, as amended (the "Tender Offer") has been extended until 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 19, 2012. The Tender Offer was previously scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m. EDT, on October 12, 2012. The extension is being made for the purpose of providing the company additional time to respond to comments received by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Except for such extension, all of the terms and conditions set forth in the Tender Offer materials remain unchanged.
Shareholders who support the Company's proposed transaction with Harbinger Capital Partners should not tender their ordinary shares in the Tender Offer, and if they have previously done so, should withdraw such tendered shares prior to 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 19, 2012.
On October 15, 2012 or as soon thereafter as reasonably practicable, the Company will pay the previously disclosed consent fee to its holders of ordinary shares on October 15, 2012, in an amount equal to US$0.05 per ordinary share.
The depositary for the Tender Offer has advised the Company that as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 12, 2012, the expiration date of the Tender Offer, 5,997,924 Ordinary Shares had been tendered into and not withdrawn from the Tender Offer. Shareholders who have previously tendered their Ordinary Shares do not need to take any other actions unless they desire to withdraw their Ordinary Shares, which they may do in accordance with the procedures described in the Offer to Purchase and Letter of Transmittal (in each case, as amended, and collectively, the "Tender Offer Documents").
Morrow & Co., LLC is acting as the information agent for the Tender Offer, and the depositary is Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company. Shareholders are urged to review the Tender Offer Documents, which will be available at www.sec.gov and which will be redistributed to holders of record and brokers who hold for Shareholders promptly, along with related documents. For questions and information, please call the information agent toll free at (800) 662-5200 (banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400).
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