EQS-News u-blox AG: STATEMENT REGARDING TELIT COMMUNICATIONS PLC ('Telit')
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STATEMENT REGARDING TELIT COMMUNICATIONS PLC ("Telit")
Thalwil, Switzerland - 7 January 2021 - u-blox Holding AG ("u-blox") (SIX:UBXN,OTC:UBLXF) notes Telit's announcement on 7 January 2021 and confirms that it has received a letter from Telit,
terminating discussions regarding a possible combination between the parties.
u-blox believes that a combination of the two entities has strong strategic rationale and could result in substantial synergies, to the benefit of both sets of shareholders, through the combined
product offering, and scale benefits in areas including innovation, sales and global distribution channels.
As announced on 20 November 2020, u-blox had proposed a possible all-share combination with an offer price of £2.50 per Telit share. u-blox believes that this price is a compelling proposition for
Telit's shareholders. u-blox remains open to discussing with the Board of Telit the strategic benefits of a combination between the two companies.
Pursuant to Rule 2.5 of the Code, the terms of any possible offer by u-blox for Telit remain subject to the express reservations set out in u-blox's announcement dated 20 November 2020. There can be no certainty that any transaction will ultimately be forthcoming. In accordance with Rule 2.6(a) of the Code, u-blox is required, by no later than 5.00 pm (London time) on 18 January 2021, to either announce a firm intention to make an offer for Telit in accordance with Rule 2.7 of the Code or announce that it does not intend to make an offer, in which case the announcement will be treated as a statement to which Rule 2.8 of the Code applies. This deadline can be extended with the consent of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, on Telit's request, in accordance with Rule 2.6(c) of the Code.