Form DEFA14A ORBCOMM Inc.
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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An E-Mail Sent to Customers by ORBCOMM Inc. on April 8, 2021
Dear Valued ORBCOMM Customer,
As you may have already seen in the news today, ORBCOMM Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by GI Partners, a leading US-based investor in data infrastructure businesses, in an all-cash transaction that values ORBCOMM at approximately $1.1 billion. This is exciting news for ORBCOMM and our customers as GI Partners will invest in ORBCOMM to drive innovation, offer more options for SaaS delivery and continue to improve the overall customer experience.
GI Partners has an established track record of working with companies to accelerate growth, and we look forward to continuing to expand our market share in the industrial IoT as a privately held company. Our continued goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive and innovative IoT telematics solutions you have come to expect from ORBCOMM with no interruptions to your product and service delivery and no immediate changes to how you deal with us. Our support, service and sales teams are always here to assist you.
Please feel free to contact us at any time. We will continue to update you as we complete the transaction in the coming months. We value our business relationship with you, and thank you for your continued support during this exciting next phase of the Companys long-term growth strategy.
Details of the full news release can be found here: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/04/08/2206672/0/en/ORBCOMM-Enters-into-Agreement-to-be-Acquired-by-GI-Partners.html
Chief Executive Officer
Certain statements discussed in this communication constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to our plans, objectives and expectations for future events
and include statements about our expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements, including those concerning ORBCOMMs expectations, are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results, projected, expected or implied by the forward-looking statements, some of which are beyond ORBCOMMs control, that may cause ORBCOMMs actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Among others, the following uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: (i) the risk that the transaction may not be consummated in a timely manner, if at all; (ii) the risk that the transaction may not be consummated as a result of buyers failure to comply with its covenants and that, in certain circumstances, ORBCOMM may not be entitled to a termination fee; (iii) the risk that the definitive merger agreement may be terminated in circumstances that require ORBCOMM to pay a termination fee; (iv) risks related to the diversion of managements attention from ORBCOMMs ongoing business operations; (v) risks regarding the failure of the buyer to obtain the necessary financing to complete the transaction; (vi) the effect of the announcement of the transaction on ORBCOMMs business relationships (including, without limitation, customers), operating results and business generally; and (vii) risks related to obtaining the requisite consents to the transaction, including, without limitation, the timing (including possible delays) and receipt of regulatory approvals from governmental entities (including any conditions, limitations or restrictions placed on these approvals) and the risk that one or more governmental entities may deny approval. In addition, specific consideration should be given to various factors described in Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors and Part II, Item 7. Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, and other documents, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ORBCOMM undertakes no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statements or cautionary factors, except as required by law.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed transaction between ORBCOMM and GI Partners, ORBCOMM will file with the SEC a preliminary Proxy Statement of ORBCOMM (the Proxy Statement). ORBCOMM plans to mail to its stockholders a definitive Proxy Statement in connection with the proposed transaction. ORBCOMM URGES YOU TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ORBCOMM, GI PARTNERS, THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. You will be able to obtain a free copy of the Proxy Statement and other related documents (when available) filed by
ORBCOMM with the SEC at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. You also will be able to obtain a free copy of the Proxy Statement and other documents (when available) filed by ORBCOMM with the SEC by accessing the Investor Relations section of ORBCOMMs website at investors.orbcomm.com or by contacting ORBCOMMs Investor Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +1 703.462.3894.
Participants in the Solicitation
ORBCOMM and certain of its directors, executive officers and employees may be considered to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from ORBCOMMs stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the stockholders of ORBCOMM in connection with the proposed transaction, including a description of their respective direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise will be included in the Proxy Statement when it is filed with the SEC. You may also find additional information about ORBCOMMs directors and executive officers in ORBCOMMs proxy statement for its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 15, 2021 and in subsequently filed Current Reports on Form 8-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. You can obtain free copies of these documents from ORBCOMM using the contact information above.
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