NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 11, 2013, an investment advisory client of P. Schoenfeld Asset Management LP (together with its affiliates, "PSAM") sent a demand to inspect the books and records of MetroPCS Communications, Inc. ("PCS") pursuant to Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law in order to obtain stockholder information from PCS to facilitate communication with fellow stockholders as it relates to the proposed reverse merger between PCS and T-Mobile USA ("T-Mobile").
As previously stated in a press release distributed on February 7, 2013, PSAM intends to vote against the proposed merger between PCS and T-Mobile since PSAM is of the opinion that it would be better for PCS to remain a stand-alone company, while examining opportunities to consummate alternative transactions, rather than accept the package of cash and securities being offered to PCS stockholders.
As stated in its February 7th letter, PSAM believes that:
1. The new combined company ("PCS/T-Mobile") is not appropriately and fairly capitalized;
2. The interest rate on Deutsche Telekom's debt financing is far above market, based on PCS/T-Mobile's anticipated credit rating; and
3. The exchange ratio is unfair to PCS stockholders.
PSAM plans to begin discussing its detailed analysis and views on the transaction directly with stockholders to explain its reasons for believing that the merger on the currently proposed terms is not in the best interests of PCS stockholders.
P. Schoenfeld Asset Management LP (together with certain of its affiliates, "PSAM") intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a definitive proxy statement and accompanying proxy card if PSAM proceeds with the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of MetroPCS Communications, Inc. ("MetroPCS") in connection with a special meeting of such stockholders to be held to vote upon a proposed transaction between MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA, Inc. Information relating to PSAM and the other participants in any such solicitation has been included in materials filed on February 7, 2013 by PSAM with the SEC pursuant to Rule 14a−12 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Stockholders of MetroPCS are advised to read any such definitive proxy statement and other documents related to any such solicitation when they become available, because they will contain important information, including additional information related to the participants in any such solicitation. When completed, any such definitive proxy statement and proxy card will be furnished to some or all of the stockholders of MetroPCS and will, along with other relevant documents, be available at no charge on the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, PSAM will provide copies of the definitive proxy statement and accompanying proxy card (when available) without charge upon request.
PSAM was founded by Peter M. Schoenfeld and has been providing investment advisory services since 1997. PSAM invests on behalf of its clients in both equity and credit securities in global event driven opportunities, including: international consolidations, corporate restructurings, spin-offs, divestitures, and stressed and distressed credits. PSAM has offices in New York and London, which are registered with the SEC and authorised and regulated by the FSA, respectively.
SOURCE P. Schoenfeld Asset Management LP (PSAM)