MetroPCS Communications, Inc. Reaffirms Commitment to Combination with T-Mobile USA
DALLAS, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS; “MetroPCS” or the “Company”) today reaffirmed its commitment to the proposed combination of MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA announced October 3, 2012 in response to a letter from P. Schoenfeld Asset Management (“PSAM”), which says our clients are shareholders of MetroPCS Communications, Inc. and own an aggregate position of approximately 7,500,000 shares. MetroPCS issued the following statement:
“The MetroPCS Board of Directors and management team have been and remain committed to acting in the best interests of all MetroPCS stockholders. The Board believes that the proposed combination with T-Mobile is in the best interests of MetroPCS and all MetroPCS stockholders and continues to recommend that MetroPCS stockholders vote in favor of the proposed combination.”
“As outlined in the Company’s preliminary proxy statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the pending transaction with T-Mobile is the result of a thorough process that began over two years ago and included the Board and a special committee of the Board considering a number of potential transactions with different strategic partners. The Board and its special committee, in consultation with the Company’s and the special committee’s financial and legal advisors, will carefully review and consider the perspectives provided in PSAM’s letter.”
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 www.metropcs.com.
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 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a preliminary proxy statement on November 16, 2012, which it subsequently revised on December 21, 2012, January 10, 2013 and January 25, 2013 (as revised, the “Preliminary Proxy Statement”). The Preliminary Proxy Statement is not final and will be superseded by a definitive proxy statement to be filed by MetroPCS with the SEC. Investors and security holders are urged to read carefully the Preliminary Proxy Statement and the definitive proxy statement 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. The definitive proxy statement will be mailed to MetroPCS’ stockholders prior to the meeting at which stockholders will be requested to vote on matters related to the proposed transaction. 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’ proxy statement, dated April 16, 2012, for its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. 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 Preliminary Proxy Statement and will be contained in the definitive proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction when they become available. Investors should read the definitive proxy statement carefully when it becomes available 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.
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’ 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed February 29, 2012, and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, filed October 30, 2012, and other filings with the SEC available at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov).
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 Metro PCS Communications, Inc.