SOURCE: Avaya Inc.

Avaya Inc.

September 16, 2009 17:36 ET

Avaya Receives U.S. and Canadian Court Approvals to Acquire Nortel's Enterprise Solutions Business

BASKING RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - September 16, 2009) - Avaya today announced that its agreement with Nortel for the acquisition of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions business in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America and Asia has been approved by courts in Canada and the United States. As previously announced Avaya has entered into a separate agreement with Nortel for the acquisition of the portion of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The company noted the closing of the transaction remains subject to additional court approvals in France and Israel, and information and consultation processes with employee representatives in certain EMEA jurisdictions. The transaction is also subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of necessary regulatory approvals.

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