Stratasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS) a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing applications, and Objet Ltd., a leading manufacturer of 3D printers for rapid prototyping, today announced that Stratasys has filed definitive proxy materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in connection with the pending merger. Stratasys expects to commence mailing of the proxy statement and all relevant materials to Stratasys stockholders on or about August 14, 2012. Additionally, the SEC has declared effective Objet’s previously filed Form F-4 registration statement relating to the combination.
A special meeting of the stockholders of Stratasys to consider and vote upon the proposal to adopt the merger agreement and approve the merger between Stratasys and Objet will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012, beginning at 3:00 p.m., Central Time, at Hotel Sofitel, Chambord Meeting Room, 5601 West 78th Street, Bloomington, Minnesota 55439. Stratasys stockholders of record as of the close of business on Thursday, August 2, 2012 will be entitled to vote at the special meeting.
As previously announced on April 16, 2012, Stratasys and Objet entered into a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction.
The Board of Directors of Stratasys has unanimously approved the merger with Objet and recommends that all Stratasys stockholders vote “FOR” the proposal to adopt the merger agreement. Stratasys stockholders are encouraged to read the Company’s definitive proxy materials in their entirety as they provide, among other things, a detailed discussion of the process that led to the pending merger and the reasons behind the Board of Directors’ unanimous recommendation that stockholders vote “FOR” the proposal to adopt the merger agreement.Stockholders who have questions about the merger or need assistance in submitting their proxy or voting their shares should contact Stratasys’ proxy solicitor, MacKenzie Partners, Inc., toll-free at (800) 322-2885. Banks and brokers may call collect at (212) 929-5500.
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