ShoreTel Inc 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
March 23, 2012
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
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On March 23, 2012, ShoreTel, Inc. (“ShoreTel>”) completed its previously announced acquisition of M5 Networks, Inc. (“M5”) pursuant to the terms of an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization dated as of January 31, 2012 (the “Agreement>”) by and among ShoreTel, its wholly owned subsidiaries, Mets Acquisition Corp. (“Sub I”) and Mets Acquisition II LLC (“Sub II>”), M5 and Fortis Advisors LLC, as Effective Time Holders’ Agent.
The acquisition was accomplished by the merger of Sub I into M5, with M5 surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of ShoreTel and, as part of the same overall transaction, the subsequent merger of M5, as the surviving entity of the first merger, into Sub II, with Sub II surviving the second merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of ShoreTel (collectively, the “Merger>”).
ShoreTel acquired all of the outstanding capital stock and other securities of M5 for 9,499,956 shares of ShoreTel’s common stock and cash payments totaling $80,605,260 (collectively, the “Consideration>”), with the 9,499,956 shares of ShoreTel’s common stock and $59,417,544 of the cash payable to the M5 securityholders and $21,187,716 of the cash payable to satisfy M5's outstanding debt, certain transaction-related costs and bonus expenses incurred in connection with the Merger. Of the total consideration payable to the M5 securityholders in connection with the Merger, 20% will be held in escrow to secure the indemnification obligations of the M5 securityholders.
The description contained in Item 2.01 of certain terms of the Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1, and incorporated herein by reference.
On January 31, 2012, ShoreTel issued 9,499,956 shares of its common stock in connection with its acquisition of M5. The shares were issued in reliance upon an exemption from registration available under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and/or Regulation D promulgated thereunder.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.