Alcatel, Lucent File Registration Statement On Merger

By | May 15, 2006 | Uncategorized

Alcatel and Lucent Technologies filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on their planned trans-Atlantic merger.

The statement includes the Alcatel preliminary prospectus outlining the deal, for stockholders to read before they vote on the combination of Alcatel, a Parisian firm, and Lucent, a New Jersey company that once was part of the old Bell telephone system.

Alcatel didn’t state where the meeting will be held.

This deal will involve a tender of Alcatel American Depositary Shares (ADS) and underlying Alcatel ordinary shares. ADSs are documents that permit investors in the United States to invest in companies overseas.

Also, Lucent stockholders were provided a preliminary proxy statement of Lucent relating to the future vote on the deal by by those investors.

Alcatel will make free copies of the registration statement available to investors on its Web site before markets open May 10, and by mail.

New Alcatel ordinary shares will be issued in exchange for Lucent Technologies common shares.

Alcatel intends to submit at a later date, subject to the approval (visa) of the “Autorité des marchés financiers,” a prospectus consisting of Alcatel’s “document de reference” (registration document) for last year.

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