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phion enters into strategic partnership with Barracuda Networks - Barracuda announces public tender offer - Core shareholders of phion AG sign agreement on the sale of their shares to Barracuda

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Company Information/phion enters into strategic partnership with Barracuda Networks

16.07.2009

phion enters into strategic partnership with Barracuda Networks - Barracuda announces public tender offer - Core shareholders of phion AG sign agreement on the sale of their shares to Barracuda

phion AG, (FN 184392s), A 6020 Innsbruck, Eduard-Bodem-Gasse 1, listed on the mid market of Vienna Stock Exchange (ISIN AT0000PHION3), enters into a strategic partnership with Barracuda Networks, Inc., 3175 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, California 95008, United States of America. Barracuda is one of the world´s leading providers of Content Security Appliances, protecting organisations from threats posed by email, Web und Instant Messaging.

This partnership comprises a comprehensive OEM-agreement (Original Equipment Manufacturer Agreement) valid for three years. Under this agreement, Barracuda will exclusively sell phion-products in its own name in the USA, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico and Brasil.

At the same time, Barracuda announced its intention to launch a voluntary public tender offer for the purchase of all shares of phion AG pursuant to Sec. 25a ÜbG and to offer EUR 12 per phion share. The tender offer will, amongst others, be subject to the condition that at the end of the offer period Barracuda will have been tendered at least 75% plus one share of phion´s voting stock. The phion-management takes a friendly position towards this offer. The core shareholders of the Company, Dr. Wieland Alge, Dr. Klaus Maximilian Gheri, and Dr. Peter Marte, together holding about 22% of the shares in the Company, signed an agreement on the sale of all of their shares to Barracuda Networks, Inc. The sale of the shares is subject to the conditions precedent that the voluntary public tender offer is completed successfully. The purchase price is also EUR 12 per share. Details on the offer will be published within the statutory periods provided for by the Austrian Law on Takeovers (Übernahmegesetz). The management and the supervisory board will then issue their statements on the offer.

For further information please contact:
Constanze Liebenau Eduard-Bodem-Gasse 1 Tel. +43 (0) 508 100 Email:
c.liebenau@phion.com
Issuer:              phion AG
Eduard-Bodem-Gasse 1
A-6020 Innsbruck

@@start.t2@@Telephone:         +43 (0)508 100
FAX:                  +43 (0)508 100 20
Email:                office@phion.com
WWW:                  http://www.phion.com
ISIN:        AT0000PHION3
Stock Exchange:    Geregelter Freiverkehr of  Wiener Börse AG, Segment mid market@@end@@

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Further inquiry note:
For further information please contact:
Constanze Liebenau Eduard-Bodem-Gasse 1 Tel. +43 (0) 508 100 Email:
c.liebenau@phion.com

Branche: Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:      AT0000PHION3
WKN:        
Index:    mid market
Börsen:  Wien / Regulated free trade



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