Pactera’s Board of Directors Establishes Special Committee to Evaluate Going Private Proposal
BEIJING, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Pactera Technology International Ltd. (Nasdaq: PACT) (“Pactera” or the “Company”), a global consulting and technology services provider strategically headquartered in China, today announced that its board of directors has established a special committee (the “Special Committee”) to consider the proposal letter, dated May 20, 2013, from a consortium comprised of an affiliate of funds managed or advised by Blackstone, the Company’s non-executive Chairman, Chris Chen, its Chief Executive Officer, Tiak Koon Loh, and its Executive Committee members, David Chen, Sidney Huang and Jun Su to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Pactera not currently owned by such consortium members in a going private transaction.
The Special Committee is composed of the following independent directors of the Company: Ruby Lu, Terry McCarthy, Venky Krishnakumar and May Tung. Ruby Lu will be the Chairperson of the Special Committee. The Special Committee has retained Shearman & Sterling LLP as its legal counsel and is in the process of engaging an independent financial advisor to assist it in its work. The board of directors cautions the Company’s shareholders that no decisions have been made by the Special Committee with respect to the Company’s response to the proposal and there can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated.
Pactera Technology International Ltd. (NASDAQ: PACT), formed by a merger of equals between HiSoft Technology International Limited and VanceInfo Technologies Inc., is a global consulting and technology services provider strategically headquartered in China. Pactera provides world-class business / IT consulting, solutions, and outsourcing services to a wide range of leading multinational firms through a globally integrated network of onsite and offsite delivery locations in China, the United States, Europe, Australia, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. Pactera’s comprehensive services include business and technology advisory, enterprise application services, business intelligence, application development & maintenance, mobility, cloud computing, infrastructure management, software product engineering & globalization, and business process outsourcing.
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