SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Yahoo! Inc. (“Yahoo” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: YHOO) announced today the preliminary results of its special meeting of stockholders (the “Special Meeting”) held today. Yahoo stockholders approved the previously announced proposed sale to Verizon Communications Inc. (“Verizon”) of the Company’s operating business (the “Sale Transaction”). In addition, Yahoo stockholders voted to approve the advisory vote on the compensation payable to the Company’s named executive officers in connection with the completion of the Sale Transaction.
The final voting results for each of the proposals voted on at the Special Meeting will be reported on a Current Report on Form 8-K, in accordance with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).
Yahoo anticipates that the Sale Transaction will close on June 13, 2017. As previously announced, following the closing of the Sale Transaction, the Company will change its name to “Altaba Inc.” and register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”).
Yahoo is a guide to digital information discovery, focused on informing, connecting, and entertaining users through its search, communications, and digital content products. By creating highly personalized experiences, Yahoo helps users discover the information that matters most to them around the world –– on mobile or desktop. Yahoo creates value for advertisers with a streamlined, simple advertising technology stack that leverages Yahoo’s data, content, and technology to connect advertisers with their target audiences. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC), and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net) or the Company’s blog (yahoo.tumblr.com).
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the Sale Transaction. Risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from the results predicted. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others: (i) the closing of the Sale Transaction may be delayed or not occur at all; (ii) the existence or occurrence of any event, change, or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the definitive stock purchase agreement, which, in addition to other adverse consequences, could result in the Company incurring substantial fees, including, in certain circumstances, the payment of a termination fee to Verizon under the definitive stock purchase agreement; (iii) the net proceeds that the Company will receive from Verizon is subject to uncertainties as a result of the purchase price adjustments in the definitive stock purchase agreement; (iv) the initiation or outcome of any legal proceedings or regulatory proceedings that have been or may be instituted against Yahoo and its directors and/or officers relating to the Sale Transaction; and (v) following the closing of the Sale Transaction, the Company will be required to register and be regulated as an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which will result in, among other things, the Company having to comply with the regulations thereunder, certain stockholders potentially being prohibited from holding or acquiring shares of the Company, and the Company likely being removed from the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index and other indices which could have an adverse impact on the Company’s share price following the Sale Transaction. More information about other potential factors that could affect Yahoo’s business and financial results is included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Yahoo’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, as amended, and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, which are on file with the SEC and available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. All information set forth in this communication is as of June 8, 2017. Yahoo does not intend, and undertakes no duty, to update this information to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.