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Belden Receives Canadian And U.S. Antitrust Approvals For Pending Acquisition Of Miranda Technologies

Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission critical applications, today announced that it has received approval from the Canadian Competition Bureau for its proposed acquisition of Miranda Technologies and that the review period under the U.S. Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act has expired. The transaction has now gained all required regulatory approvals. Miranda shareholders are urged to tender their shares to the Belden Offer in return for $17.00 per share in cash before it expires at 8:00 p.m. EDT on July 24, 2012.

The full details of the Belden Offer are contained in the take-over bid circular of Belden CDT (Canada) Inc. and directors’ circular of the Miranda board of directors. Copies of the take-over bid circular and the directors’ circular are available online at Miranda shareholders are encouraged to read both documents carefully and in their entirety.

Computershare Investor Services Inc. is the depositary for the Belden Offer. Shareholders can obtain copies of the take-over bid circular and related materials at no charge from the depositary toll-free at 1-800-564-6253 or by email at The information agent for the Belden Offer is Georgeson Shareholder Communications Canada Inc. Inquiries should be directed to the information agent toll-free at 1-866-598-9684 or by email at Additional copies of these documents may also be obtained on request from the information agent.

About Belden

St. Louis−based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer electronics. It has approximately 6,800 employees, and provides value for industrial automation, enterprise, education, healthcare, entertainment and broadcast, sound and security, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics and other industries. Belden has manufacturing capabilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and a market presence in nearly every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For more information, visit

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