This news release is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase any security, nor is it a solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction.
Shareholders of Shamir Optical should be aware that the consummation of the merger proposal is subject to various conditions, including the requisite shareholder vote described above, and therefore the merger proposal may not be consummated. Persons who are in doubt as to the action they should take should consult their stockbroker, bank manager, attorney or other professional advisers.
Where You Can Obtain Further Information
Details of the merger proposal will be contained in a document (the "Information Statement ") to be mailed to the shareholders of Shamir Optical in due course. In addition, since the merger proposal constitutes a "going private transaction" subject to the requirements of Rule 13e-3 under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, a Schedule 13E-3 will be filed as required with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). All shareholders are urged to read the Schedule 13E-3, the Information Statement and any other definitive materials accompanying those documents before casting any vote at (or providing any proxy for) the special meeting of the shareholders. Shareholders may obtain such documents free of charge when they are furnished to the SEC and become available at the Web site maintained by the SEC (http://www.sec.gov).
About Shamir Optical
Shamir Optical is a leading provider of innovative products and
technology to the spectacle lens market. Shamir Optical's leading lenses are
marketed under a variety of trade names, including Shamir Creation(TM),
Shamir Piccolo(TM), Shamir Office(TM), Shamir Autograph(TM), Shamir
Attitude(TM) and Shamir Smart(TM). Shamir Optical is one of the world's
preeminent research an
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