This excerpt taken from the EYE 8-K filed Jan 13, 2009.
WHEREAS, the respective Boards of Directors of Parent, the Purchaser and the Company have approved the acquisition of the Company by Parent upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement;
WHEREAS, in furtherance of such acquisition, the Purchaser proposes to commence a tender offer to purchase all of the shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (the Company Common Stock) that are outstanding and the associated preferred stock purchase rights (the Company Rights) issued in connection with and subject to the Rights Agreement, dated June 24, 2002, by and between the Company and Mellon Investor Services, LLC (the Rights Agreement) (which Company Rights, together with the shares of the Company Common Stock, are hereinafter referred to as the Shares), at a price per Share of $22.00 (such amount or any different amount per Share that may be paid pursuant to the Offer, the Offer Price) (such offer, as amended from time to time as permitted by this Agreement, the Offer);
WHEREAS, following the acceptance for payment of Shares pursuant to the Offer, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement, the Purchaser shall be merged with and into the Company, with the Company continuing as the Surviving Corporation (the Merger), in accordance with the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the DGCL), whereby each issued and outstanding Share (other than (i) Shares to be cancelled or converted in accordance with Section 2.1(b) and (ii) Dissenting Shares) shall be converted into the right to receive the Offer Price;
WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution of this Agreement, Purchaser and certain stockholders of the Company (the Principal Stockholders) are entering into support agreements, each of even date herewith (the Support Agreements), pursuant to which such stockholders have agreed, among other things, to tender their Shares in the Offer;
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company (the Company Board) has, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein, unanimously (i) determined that the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, including the Offer and the Merger, are fair to and in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders, (ii) approved and declared advisable this Agreement and the Support Agreements and the other transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, including the Offer and the Merger, and (iii) recommended that the Companys stockholders accept the Offer, tender their Shares to the Purchaser in the Offer and, to the extent applicable, adopt this Agreement and approve the Merger (the Company Board Recommendation);
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of Purchaser has, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein, unanimously approved and declared advisable this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby, including without limitation the Offer and the Merger, and the Parent or a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent (in each case, in its capacity as the sole stockholder of Purchaser) has adopted this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby; and
WHEREAS, Parent, the Purchaser and the Company desire to make certain representations, warranties, covenants and agreements in connection with the Offer and the Merger and also to prescribe various conditions to the Offer and the Merger.
This excerpt taken from the EYE 8-K filed Jul 3, 2007.
IBM desires to provide to AMO, and AMO desires to obtain from IBM, services relating to information technology as described in this Agreement, on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement; and
AMO and IBM are desirous of forming a relationship to be governed by this Agreement with respect to the provision by IBM to AMO, and certain other designated entities, of services relating to information technology as described in this Agreement.
In consideration of the agreements set forth below, AMO and IBM agree as follows: