The proposed merger between Google and Motorola is one step closer to completion. Recently, Motorola's stockholders voted with an overwhelming majority to approve the proposed merger with Google. At a recently held Special Meeting of Stockholders, approximately 99% of the voting shares voted in favor of the merger agreement. Approximately 74% of Motorola Mobility’s total outstanding shares of common stock were represented in this vote. The merger is still subject to various closing conditions that could delay or prevent the merger, but assuming all goes well, the merger is expected to close in early 2012.
Motorola Mobility Stockholders Approve Merger with Google
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Nov. 17, 2011 – Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) (“Motorola Mobility”) today announced that at the Company’s Special Meeting of Stockholders held today, stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger with Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) (“Google”).
Approximately 99 percent of the shares voting at today’s Special Meeting of Stockholders voted in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement, which represented approximately 74 percent of Motorola Mobility’s total outstanding shares of common stock as of the October 11, 2011 record date for the Special Meeting.
Sanjay Jha, chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility, said, “We are pleased and gratified by the strong support we have received from our stockholders, with more than 99 percent of the voting shares voting in support of the transaction. We look forward to working with Google to realize the significant value this combination will bring to our stockholders and all the new opportunities it will provide our dedicated employees, customers, and partners.”
As previously announced on August 15, 2011, Motorola Mobility and Google entered into a definitive agreement for Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $12.5 billion. The Company previously disclosed that it expected the merger to close by the end of 2011 or early 2012. While the Company continues to work to complete the transaction as expeditiously as possible, given the schedule of regulatory filings, it currently believes that the close is expected to occur in early 2012. It is important to note however, that the merger is subject to various closing conditions, and it is possible that the failure to timely meet such conditions or other factors outside of the Company’s control could delay or prevent the Company from completing the merger altogether.
And the assimilation begins... Now that the mergers been approved; I'd like to see how Google handles the situation with it's own phone division as well as it's contract with other phone manufacturers...
EDIT: I get that they're acquiring them for the patents but they also mentioned that they keep Motorola Mobility running as a separate subsidiary.
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i think it will go fine, google mainly bought the company for patients. OEMs should be thankful because now they have weapons to defended themselves against attacks from everyone else
Taylor they will slay all opponents forthwith
They will build better phones having this company under their belt. I have no doubts that we will continue to see the open factor of Android continue with Google releasing developer models and Samsung, HTC, etc. all producing their respective version of phones. This is certainly going to be good for Motorola's stock holders.
I cant wait for this to happen. I have a moto phone and its one of the best I have had. Google can only make it better. All hail motogoogle!
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