Symantec Issues Redemption Call for Delrina Exchangeable Shares.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 19, 2002
Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on :SYMC SYMC Symantec Corporation (stock symbol) ) and Delrina Corporation (TSE See Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1. See Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
2. See Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE). :DE) today announced that Symantec has delivered a notice of its intent to purchase all of the outstanding exchangeable shares of Delrina Corporation on Nov. 22, 2002, pursuant to the exercise of Symantec's redemption call right relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc the Delrina exchangeable shares.
Delrina became a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of Symantec pursuant to a business combination transaction involving the two companies that occurred on November 22, 1995, and which resulted in the issuance of the exchangeable shares to the former holders of Delrina common shares. The Delrina exchangeable shares are currently exchangeable at the discretion of the holder for shares of Symantec common stock on a one-for-one basis. The business combination contemplated that the exchangeable shares would have a term of seven years, following which they would be either redeemed by Delrina or purchased by Symantec through the redemption call right. The delivery by Symantec of its notice of intent to exercise the redemption call right on the seventh anniversary of the closing date of the original business combination will accordingly fulfill the original expectations of the parties and the holders of the exchangeable shares with respect to the exchangeable shares.
Symantec and Delrina anticipate that Symantec will purchase each of the Delrina exchangeable shares that remain outstanding on Nov. 22, 2002 through the issuance of shares of Symantec common stock on a one-for-one basis. As of July 18, 2002 there were approximately 2,375,336 Delrina exchangeable shares outstanding. The transaction will not require the approval of shareholders of either corporation. Holders of Delrina exchangeable shares should consult their tax advisors with respect to the purchase of the exchangeable shares by Symantec pursuant its redemption call right, as this transaction may constitute a taxable disposition of the exchangeable shares for such holders and may result in a taxable capital gain.
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