DEX ONE ( NYSE: DEXO ), SuperMedia Announce Date for Stockholder Meetings
Dex One Corporation ( NYSE: DEXO ) and SuperMedia Inc. (NASDAQ: SPMD) announced today each company will hold a special stockholder meeting on March 13, 2013 to vote on the proposed merger of the companies as announced in August 2012. Both companies are mailing a joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective stockholders this week. Newdex, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dex One ( NYSE: DEXO ), also filed a registration statement with the Securities and ExchangeCommission that provides details of the proposed merger.
The companies expect to complete the transaction in the first half of 2013.
DEX ONE ( NYSE: DEXO ) | Dex One Corporation
Dex One ( NYSE: DEXO ) will hold its stockholder meeting on March 13, at 1 p.m. Eastern, at Dex One’s corporate headquarters located at 1001 Winstead Dr., Cary, NC 27513. SuperMedia will hold its stockholder meeting on March 13, at 12 p.m. Central, at SuperMedia’s corporate headquarters located at 2200 West Airfield Dr., D/FW Airport, TX 75261.
Each company’s stockholders of record as of January 25, 2013 are entitled to vote at their respective meeting. The boards of directors of both companies have unanimously recommended approval of the merger.
To date, a significant majority of senior lenders for both companies support the transaction. In the event the companies do not obtain unanimous support from their remaining lenders, either or both companies may seek to complete the merger by means of a pre-packaged bankruptcy.
By merging, the two companies expect to accelerate the transformation of the newly combined business and:
- Improve Positioning for Growth
- Improve Quality and Productivity
- Strengthen the Combined Company’s Balance Sheet
- Expense synergies
- Efficient use of tax assets
- Enhance cash flow
- Extend runway for payment of senior debt
ABOUT DEX ONE CORPORATION ( NYSE: DEXO )
Dex One Corporation ( NYSE: DEXO ) is a leading marketing solutions provider helping local businesses and their customers connect wherever and whenever they choose to search. Building on its heritage of delivering print-based solutions, the company provides integrated products and services to help its clients establish their digital presence and generate leads. Dex One’s ( NYSE: DEXO ) locally based marketing experts offer a broad network of local marketing solutions including online, mobile and print search solutions, such as DexKnows.com. For more information, visit www.DexOne.com.
SuperMedia Inc. (NASDAQ: SPMD) and its marketing consultants in local communities help small- and medium-sized businesses grow using marketing solutions across print, online, mobile and social media. SuperMedia solutions include: the award-winning Superpages shopping guide mobile site and apps, SocialEze® social marketing solution and SuperGuarantee® program; search engine marketing, directories published for Verizon®, FairPoint® and Frontier®, Superpages.com®, website, video, search engine optimization and reputation monitoring; print and digital display advertising, direct mail solutions and EveryCarListed.com® to shop for new and used vehicles. For more information, visit http://www.supermedia.com
Important Information For Investors and Security Holders
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. The proposed merger transaction between SuperMedia Inc. (“SuperMedia”) and Dex One Corporation (“Dex”) ( NYSE: DEXO ) will be submitted to the respective stockholders of SuperMedia and Dex. In connection with the proposed transaction, Newdex, Inc., a subsidiary of Dex (“Newdex”), has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a joint proxy statement/prospectus to be used by SuperMedia and Dex to solicit the required approval of their stockholders and that also constitutes a prospectus of Newdex. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF SUPERMEDIA AND DEX ARE ADVISED TO CAREFULLY READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS (INCLUDING ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS) AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSACTION, THE PARTIES TO THE TRANSACTION AND THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSACTION. A definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to security holders of SuperMedia and Dex seeking their approval of the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents filed by SuperMedia and Dex with the SEC from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed by SuperMedia with the SEC are available free of charge on SuperMedia’s website at www.supermedia.com under the tab “Investors” or by contacting SuperMedia’s Investor Relations Department at (877) 343-3272. Copies of the documents filed by Dex with the SEC are available free of charge on Dex’s website at www.dexone.com under the tab “Investors” or by contacting Dex’s Investor Relations Department at (800) 497-6329.
SuperMedia and Dex and their respective directors, executive officers and certain other members of management may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from their respective security holders with respect to the transaction. Information about these persons is set forth in the joint proxy statement prospectus and Dex’s proxy statement relating to its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, as filed with the SEC on March 22, 2012, and subsequent statements of changes in beneficial ownership on file with the SEC. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources described above. Security holders and investors may obtain additional information regarding the interests of such persons, which may be different than those of the respective companies’ security holders generally, by reading the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents regarding the transaction (when available), which will be filed with the SEC.
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