LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: EAGL; EAGLW; EAGLU) ("Global Eagle") announced today that its stockholders approved its business combination transaction in which it will acquire Row 44, Inc. (Row 44), a satellite-based in-flight Wi-Fi and entertainment content provider for commercial airlines, and 86% of the shares of Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA), the world's leading provider of innovative content and solutions for the in-flight entertainment business, during a special meeting in lieu of 2012 and 2013 annual meetings of stockholders held today. Approximately 94% of the shares voted by public stockholders were voted in favor of the business combination.
In addition to approving the business combination transaction, Global Eagle's stockholders also approved all of the other proposals which came before the special meeting. Global Eagle's public stockholders holding an aggregate of 8,828,419 shares of common stock did not redeem their shares, thereby satisfying the closing condition in the Row 44 merger agreement which required that at least 3,955,833 public shares not be redeemed. The closing of the business combination is expected to occur as soon as practicable.
About Advanced Inflight Alliance AG
Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA) is the world's leading provider of innovative content and solutions for the in-flight entertainment industry. AIA, which is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and its subsidiaries are market-leading companies pioneering in the "passenger experience" sector which provide content solutions such as international and local audio, video, applications, games and services to the majority of the world's airlines. AIA was incorporated in Germany in 1998 and completed its initial public offering in 1999.
About Row 44
Row 44, Inc. is a satellite-based in-flight Wi-Fi and entertainment content provider for commercial airlines. Row 44 enables airlines worldwide to provide their travelers with high-speed Internet connectivity, access to world-class entertainment content, including live television and streaming Video-On-Demand, and local activities that can be booked en route, all streamed directly to their Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Row 44, through its airline partners, has a fleet of approximately 450 high-speed Wi-Fi-enabled planes that operate over land and sea. The Row 44 platform uses Ku-band satellite technology for connectivity to deliver airline passengers a quality travel experience, and airlines incremental revenue and growth opportunities. To learn more, please visit www.row44.com.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
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SOURCE Global Eagle Acquisition Corp.