MetroPCS Announces Expiration of HSR Waiting Period For Proposed Combination
with T-Mobile USA
DALLAS, March 5, 2013
DALLAS, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE:
PCS; "MetroPCS") today announced that the required waiting period under the
Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 in connection with the
Company's proposed combination with T-Mobile USA, Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom (XETRA: DTE; "Deutsche Telekom"), has expired.
The proposed combination remains subject to MetroPCS stockholder approval, as
well as certain other regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.
MetroPCS expects the proposed combination with T-Mobile to be completed
shortly following the meeting of stockholders.
A Special Meeting of MetroPCS stockholders to vote on matters relating to the
proposed combination of MetroPCS with T-Mobile has been scheduled for April
12, 2013. MetroPCS stockholders of record as of the close of business on
March 11, 2013 are entitled to vote at the Special Meeting.
The MetroPCS board unanimously recommends that stockholders vote their shares
FOR all of the proposals relating to the proposed combination with T-Mobile.
The failure to vote or an abstention has the same effect as a vote against the
proposed combination. If stockholders vote against the proposed combination,
there is no assurance that MetroPCS will be able to deliver the same or better
Stockholders who have questions or need assistance voting their shares should
contact the Company's proxy solicitor, MacKenzie Partners, Inc. toll-free at
(800) 322-2885 or call collect at (212) 929-5500.
About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of no
annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate.
MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United
States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USA(SM), MetroPCS
customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering
a population of over 280 million people. As of December 31, 2012, MetroPCS had
approximately 8.9 million subscribers. For more information please visit
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This document relates to a proposed transaction between MetroPCS and Deutsche
Telekom. In connection with the proposed transaction, MetroPCS has filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") an amended definitive proxy
statement and will file a further amended definitive proxy statement with the
SEC after the record date for the Special Meeting. Security holders are urged
to read carefully the amended definitive proxy statement, the further amended
definitive proxy statement when it is filed and all other relevant documents
filed with the SEC or sent to stockholders as they become available because
they will contain important information about the proposed transaction. All
documents, when filed, will be available free of charge at the SEC's website
(www.sec.gov). You may also obtain these documents by contacting MetroPCS'
Investor Relations department at 214-570-4641, or via e-mail at
email@example.com. This communication does not constitute a
solicitation of any vote or approval.
Participants in the Solicitation
MetroPCS and its directors and executive officers will be deemed to be
participants in any solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed
transaction. Information about MetroPCS' directors and executive officers is
available in MetroPCS' annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March
1, 2013. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy
solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by
security holdings or otherwise, is contained in the amended definitive proxy
statement and other relevant materials filed with the SEC regarding the
proposed transaction. Investors should read the amended definitive proxy
statement and the further amended definitive proxy statement when it is filed
carefully before making any voting or investment decisions.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This document includes "forward-looking statements" for the purpose of the
"safe harbor" provisions within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Any statements made in this
document that are not statements of historical fact, and statements about our
beliefs, opinions, projections, strategies, and expectations, are
forward-looking statements and should be evaluated as such. These
forward-looking statements often include words such as "anticipate," "expect,"
"suggests," "plan," "believe," "intend," "estimates," "targets," "views,"
"projects," "should," "would," "could," "may," "become," "forecast," and other
similar expressions. Forward looking statements include statements regarding
the anticipated closing date for the transaction, the value the transaction
represents, and any statements made regarding our strategy, prospects or
All forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements, many of which are generally outside the control of
MetroPCS, Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile and are difficult to predict. Examples
of such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the
possibility that the proposed transaction is delayed or does not close,
including due to the failure to receive the required stockholder approvals or
required regulatory approvals, the taking of governmental action (including
the passage of legislation) to block the proposed transaction, the failure to
satisfy other closing conditions, the possibility that the expected synergies
will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected time period,
the significant capital commitments of MetroPCS and T-Mobile, global economic
conditions, fluctuations in exchange rates, competitive actions taken by other
companies, natural disasters, difficulties in integrating the two companies,
disruption from the transaction making it more difficult to maintain business
and operational relationships, actions taken or conditions imposed by
governmental or other regulatory authorities and the exposure to litigation.
Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those
described in the forward-looking statements can be found in MetroPCS' 2012
Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed March 1, 2013, and other filings with the
SEC available at the SEC's website (www.sec.gov). The results for any prior
period may not be indicative of results for any future period.
The forward-looking statements speak only as to the date made, are based on
current assumptions and expectations, and are subject to the factors above,
among others, and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, many of which
are beyond our ability to control or ability to predict. You should not place
undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. MetroPCS, Deutsche Telekom
and T-Mobile do not undertake a duty to update any forward-looking statement
to reflect events after the date of this document, except as required by law.
SOURCE MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Contact: Investor Relations, Keith Terreri, Vice President - Finance &
Treasurer or Jim Mathias, Director - Investor Relations, +1-214-570-4641,
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