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Parametric Sound Receives FTC Clearance to Proceed With Turtle Beach Merger(September 09, 2013)
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/09/13 -- Parametric Sound Corporation (NASDAQ: PAMT), a leading innovator of audio products and solutions, announced that on September 5, 2013 the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) granted early termination of the statutory waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.
"This is obviously excellent news and progress towards our merger with Turtle Beach," said Ken Potashner, executive chairman, Parametric Sound. "We are proceeding with the merger which we expect to close before the end of the year."
About Parametric Sound Corporation
Parametric Sound Corporation is a pioneering innovator of directed audio solutions. With a substantial body of intellectual property, Parametric Sound is the foremost authority in the application of acoustic technology to beam sound to target a specific listening area without the ambient noise of traditional speakers. Distinct from surround sound, HyperSound immerses listeners in a robust 3D audio experience from just two speakers. The Company's disruptive technology is being marketed to three global market sectors: Consumer Markets -- for PCs, gaming, TVs, home theater and handhelds, Commercial Markets -- for digital signage, kiosks and retail stores, and Health Care -- for an out-of-ear solution being developed for the hearing impaired. For more information, visit www.parametricsound.com.
About Turtle Beach
Turtle Beach designs and markets premium audio peripherals for video game, personal computer, and mobile platforms, including its acclaimed line of Ear Force gaming headphones and headsets crafted for Xbox 360 and PS3 game consoles and PC games. Turtle Beach's limited edition, Ear Force Tango wireless headset was recognized as an honoree by the 2013 International CES Innovations Awards. According to the NPD Group, Turtle Beach manufactures the top five best-selling third-party gaming headsets of all time when ranked in dollar sales. The Ear Force X12 wired headset is the No. 1 best-selling third-party gaming headset of all time. Turtle Beach, headquartered in Valhalla, New York, is majority owned by the Stripes Group, an entrepreneurial growth equity fund based in New York City, and is a brand of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc., which has been at the forefront of music and audio technology for more than three decades and is recognized as a pioneer of today's PC audio industry. Turtle Beach and Ear Force are registered trademarks of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged. For more information, visit www.turtlebeach.com.
Cautionary note on forward-looking statements
This press release includes forward-looking information and statements. Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. While the Company believes that expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that goals and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. Particular uncertainties and risks include, among others, the failure of the Parametric stockholders to approve the merger, the failure of NASDAQ to authorize the continued listing of Parametric's shares following the merger; the risk that Turtle Beach's operating results at closing will be lower than currently anticipated or the failure of either party to meet other conditions to the closing of the merger; delays in completing the merger and the risk that the merger may not be completed at all; the failure to realize the anticipated benefits from the merger or delay in realization thereof; the businesses of Parametric and Turtle Beach may not be combined successfully, or such combination may take longer, be more difficult, time-consuming or costly to accomplish than expected; operating costs and business disruption during the pendency of and following the merger, including adverse effects on employee retention and on business relationships with third parties; general business and economic conditions; the combined company´s possible need for and ability to obtain additional financing; the difficulty of developing audio products, obtaining any required approvals and achieving market acceptance; the marketing success of Parametric's and the combined company´s licensees or sub licensees, if any. More detailed information on these and additional factors that could affect Parametric's actual results are described in Parametric's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements in this news release speak only as of the date of this news release and are based on Parametric's current beliefs and expectations. Parametric undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
Important Additional Information for Investors and Stockholders
This material is not a substitute for the proxy statement that Parametric will file with the SEC. Investors and security holders are urged to read the proxy statement (including any amendments or supplements) and other documents filed with the SEC carefully in their entirety when they become available because they will contain important information about Parametric, Turtle Beach and the proposed transaction. The definitive proxy statement will be mailed to the stockholders of Parametric.
Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement (when available) and other relevant documents filed with the SEC by Parametric at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Free copies of the proxy statement (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC also can be obtained by directing a request to Parametric, Attention: Investor Relations, telephone: (888) 477-2150. In addition, investors and security holders may access copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Parametric on Parametric's website at www.parametricsound.com.
Parametric and its directors and executive officers and other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction described in this release. Information regarding Parametric's directors and executive officers is available in Parametric's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2012, which was filed with the SEC on November 28, 2012, Parametric's definitive proxy statement for its 2013 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on January 10, 2013, and Parametric's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the third quarter of 2013, which was filed with the SEC on August 8, 2013. If and to the extent that any of the Parametric participants will receive any additional benefits in connection with the proposed transaction that are unknown as of the date of this release, the details of those benefits will be described in the definitive proxy statement relating to the proposed transaction. Investors and stockholders can obtain more detailed information regarding the direct and indirect interests of Parametric's directors and executive officers in the proposed transaction by reading the definitive proxy statement when it becomes available.
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