NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of the October 21 announcement that Tellabs has entered into a definitive merger agreement with entities affiliated with Marlin Equity Partners, Tellabs has cancelled the investor teleconference previously scheduled for Friday, November 1. The company will publish its third-quarter results in its Form 10-Q, which the company expects to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission by no later than November 6. Forward-Looking Statements — This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Investors are advised not to rely on forward-looking statements. The company undertakes no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after today or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events. About Tellabs – Tellabs innovations advance smart networks to help our customers succeed. That's why 80% of the top global communications service providers choose our mobile backhaul, packet optical, Optical LAN and services solutions and applications. We help them get ahead by adding revenue, reducing expenses and optimizing networks. Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) is part of the Ocean Tomo 300 ® Patent Index and several corporate responsibility indexes including the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, FTSE4Good and eight FTSE KLD indexes. www.tellabs.comImportant Additional Information — This news release is not a recommendation, an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Tellabs' common stock. Blackhawk Merger Sub Inc. has not commenced a tender offer for shares of Tellabs' common stock. Upon commencement of the tender offer, Blackhawk Merger Sub Inc. will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a tender offer statement on Schedule TO and related exhibits, including an offer to purchase, a letter of transmittal and other related documents. Following commencement of the tender offer, Tellabs will file with the SEC a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9. BEFORE MAKING ANY INVESTMENT DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THESE MATERIALS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of these documents, any amendments or supplements thereto and other documents containing important information about Tellabs, once such documents are filed with the SEC, through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Copies of the solicitation/recommendation statement and other documents filed with the SEC by Tellabs will be available free of charge on Tellabs' website at http://www.tellabs.com under the heading "SEC Filings" in the "Investors" portion of Tellabs' website.