Sprint Confirms Completion of Clearwire Acquisition

Sprint Confirms Completion of Clearwire AcquisitionOn Tuesday, Sprint – the nation’s third largest wireless operator – announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Clearwire.

According to details reiterated in this morning’s press release, the merger agreement was first announced on December 17, 2012 and Clearwire shareholders approved the transaction at a special meeting of stockholders held yetsreday.

The transaction officially closed and became effective this morning.

At the effective time, each share of Class A common stock of Clearwire automatically converted into the right to receive $5.00 per share in cash. As a result of the completion of the transaction, the common stock of Clearwire will no longer be listed for trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange and Clearwire expects no further trading after the close of business on July 9, 2013.

As MMW previously reported, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. acted as financial advisor to Sprint and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and King & Spalding LLP acted as counsel to Sprint.