Liberty Broadband Corporation (“Liberty Broadband”) (NASDAQ: LBRDA, LBRDK) and GCI Liberty, Inc. (“GCI Liberty”) (NASDAQ: GLIBA, GLIBP) each announced the preliminary voting results from their respective special meetings held earlier today.
The preliminary vote tallies from the special meetings indicate that GCI Liberty and Liberty Broadband stockholders approved the adoption of the merger agreement governing the combination of Liberty Broadband and GCI Liberty, and, in addition, Liberty Broadband stockholders approved the issuance of Liberty Broadband common and preferred stock in connection with the combination. These approvals, which include the approval of the merger agreement by a majority of the voting power held by the unaffiliated holders of each of GCI Liberty and Liberty Broadband, are the only requisite stockholder approvals needed by either company in connection with the combination.
Each of GCI Liberty and Liberty Broadband will report the final voting results of its special meeting on a Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission following the certification of the final results by the independent inspector of election.
The closing of the combination is expected to occur after close of business on December 18, 2020.
About Liberty Broadband
Liberty Broadband Corporation’s (NASDAQ: LBRDA, LBRDK) businesses consist of its interest in Charter Communications and its subsidiary Skyhook.
About GCI Liberty, Inc.
GCI Liberty, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLIBA, GLIBP) operates and owns interests in a broad range of communications businesses. GCI Liberty’s assets consist of its subsidiary GCI Holdings, LLC (“GCI”) and interests in Charter Communications and Liberty Broadband. GCI is Alaska’s largest communications provider, providing data, wireless, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers throughout Alaska and nationwide. GCI has delivered services for nearly 40 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America.
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