VANCOUVER, April 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Radiant Communications Corp. ("Radiant" or the "Company") (TSXV: RCN) announces that the Company has postponed the special meeting of Radiant shareholders and optionholders (the "Meeting") that was scheduled to be held on April 24, 2013 to consider its previously announced going-private transaction (the "Transaction") by way of a plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement"). In accordance with the terms of the arrangement agreement dated March 8, 2013 (the "Arrangement Agreement") among Radiant, Maxam Opportunities Fund LP and its affiliated entity, Maxam Opportunities Fund (International) LP (together, "Maxam"), Pender Growth Fund (VCC) Inc. and its affiliated entity, Pender Financial Group Inc. (together, "Pender"), and a company established jointly by Maxam and Pender for the purposes of the transactions contemplated by the Arrangement Agreement (the "Purchaser"), the Meeting will now be held on May 1, 2013.
On April 22, 2013, the special committee of independent directors of Radiant that has been established to evaluate the Transaction (the "Independent Committee") received a written acquisition proposal from Frontier Networks Inc. ("Frontier") to make a takeover bid for any or all issued and outstanding common shares of Radiant ("Common Shares") at a price of $1.00 per Common Share in cash (the "Frontier Proposal"). Based on a review of the Frontier Proposal, the Independent Committee has concluded that the Frontier Proposal constitutes a "Superior Proposal" under the terms of the Arrangement Agreement, pursuant to which the Arrangement is being proposed. Pursuant to the terms of the Arrangement Agreement that provides matching rights to the Purchaser, the Purchaser has until April 30, 2013 to offer to amend the Arrangement Agreement such that the Frontier Proposal ceases to be a Superior Proposal. The Independent Committee has determined that it is in the best interest of securityholders to postpone the Meeting to May 1, 2013 to allow securityholders time to consider the Frontier Proposal and any amended proposal from the Purchaser.
About Radiant Communications Corp.
Radiant is a leading provider of managed network and cloud hosting solutions for medium-size enterprises. Leveraging one of the largest Internet footprints across Canada, Radiant offers a comprehensive portfolio of reliable, secure and scalable IT infrastructure services, simplified under a single point of contact. For over 15 years, many of Canada's most recognized brand names have been relying on Radiant to support their mission-critical business operations.
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