Mitel Networks Corporation (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading provider of IP-based communications solutions, today announced that it has closed its initial public offering of 10,526,316 common shares at a price to the public of US$14.00 per common share for gross proceeds of USD$147,368,424. Mitel's common shares began trading on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "MITL" on April 22, 2010.
The offering was made through an underwriting syndicate led by BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, and UBS Investment Bank, who acted as joint book-running managers. Piper Jaffray, Genuity Capital Markets, and JMP Securities acted as co-managers for the offering.
"This is an exciting milestone for Mitel," commented Don Smith, CEO, Mitel Networks. "It is a testament to the commitment of our employees, our strong customer and partner relationships, and our position as a leader in the IP-based business communications market. We look forward to continued growth with our focus on unified communications solutions that deliver tangible business benefits to our customers globally."
Certain shareholders of Mitel have granted to the underwriters an over-allotment option, exercisable for a period of 30 days from April 21, 2010. Under the option, the underwriters may purchase from the selling shareholders up to 1,578,947 common shares at a price of US$14.00 per common share. Mitel will receive no proceeds from any exercise of the over-allotment option by the underwriters.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state, province or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state, province or jurisdiction.
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Camille Beasley, Media