UPDATE: Sycamore Networks Special Cash Distribution of $2; Will Cut Jobs, Board Approves Liquidation and Dissolution
Sycamore Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMR), today announced that it has signed a definitive asset sale agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of its Intelligent Bandwidth Management business to a subsidiary of Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”) for $18.75 million, subject to certain adjustments and the assumption by Marlin of certain liabilities. The closing of the asset sale, which is subject to stockholder approval and other customary closing conditions, is expected to occur no later than the first quarter of calendar year 2013.
Under the terms of the definitive asset sale agreement, Marlin will acquire substantially all of the assets of the Company's Intelligent Bandwidth Management product and service business, all support operations, and the Company's research and development center in Shanghai, China. Marlin has agreed to make offers of employment to substantially all of the employees of the Intelligent Bandwidth Management business as of the closing of the asset sale. The Company's Intelligent Bandwidth Management product portfolio includes optical networking and multiservice access products, which are widely deployed in a global customer base that includes Tier 1 service providers, government agencies, utility operators, and large financial enterprises. Upon the closing of the asset sale, John Scully, vice president of worldwide sales and support at the Company, will assume the role of president and chief executive officer of the new Marlin entity.
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