SOURCE: Hathaway Corporation

December 04, 2006 08:31 ET

Hathaway Corporation (HWYI) Further Clarifies OptiCon Spin-Off

December 19th Is Set as the "Record Date" for Shareholders to Receive Dividend

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- Hathaway Corporation (PINKSHEETS: HWYI), a leading global provider of communications and telecommunications software, issues the following statement to further clarify to all current and future Hathaway shareholders regarding the spin-off of OptiCon Systems, Inc.

1- All Hathaway shareholders of record at the close of business on December 19, 2006 will be eligible to receive one share of OptiCon Systems, Inc. common stock for every two shares of Hathaway common stock owned as of the "record date" on the "distribution date." All Hathaway shareholders will maintain their current share positions in Hathaway after the spin-off.

2- The "distribution date" of the spin-off dividend or shares of OptiCon will be announced when our registration statement with SEC is active and when NASD provides the trading authorization and a trading symbol. We expect the approximate "distribution date" to be in the beginning of the second quarter of 2007.

3- All Hathaway shareholders that own free tradable shares (purchased in the open market) will receive free tradable shares of OptiCon as dividend. All Hathaway shareholders that own restricted 144 shares will receive restricted 144 non-tradable shares of OptiCon as dividend.

4- If your Hathaway shares reside at your brokerage firm, your dividend shares of OptiCon will be automatically deposited into your brokerage account. If you have your Hathaway shares in certificate format, the dividend shares of OptiCon will be sent to the address of record with the transfer agent.

5- Investors who would like to participate in the OptiCon spin-off must purchase Hathaway (HWYI) stock in the open market no later that ex-date.

To learn more about OptiCon please visit the website at:

Complete summary of the spin-off can be found at

About Hathaway Corporation

Hathaway Corporation develops and acquires undervalued companies that bring a shift in how communications is delivered and serviced globally. Starting with OptiCon Systems, which is used by global 500 companies, Hathaway will continue to seek out and capitalize on emerging technologies that will change the way the world communicates. Hathaway brings the communications solutions of the future to today's business marketplace. To request further information about Hathaway, please email us at

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