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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 12/19/2017 (Court's order of dismissal)

Filing Date: September 25, 2017

On July 19, 2017, Avista and Hydro One issued a joint press release announcing that they had entered into a definitive merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”), under which Olympus Holding Corp. (“US Parent”), an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro One, and Olympus Corp., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro One (“Merger Sub”), would acquire all of Avista’s outstanding stock for $53.00 per share in cash (the “Merger Consideration”).

The Complaint alleges that on September 14, 2017, Avista filed a materially misleading Proxy with the SEC. According to the Complaint, the Proxy is rendered materially misleading by the omission of critical information concerning: (i) BofA Merrill Lynch’s financial analyses conducted in preparing its fairness opinion; and (ii) Avista’s financial projections; as such, the Proxy, which recommends that the Company’s stockholders vote their shares in support of the Proposed Transaction, misrepresents and/or omits material information in violation of Sections 14(a) and 20(a) of the Exchange Act.

This case was voluntarily dismissed on December 18, 2017.


Sector: Utilities
Industry: Electric Utilities
Headquarters: United States


Ticker Symbol: AVA
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: E.D. Washington
DOCKET #: 17-CV-00333
JUDGE: Hon. Stanley A Bastian
DATE FILED: 09/25/2017
CLASS PERIOD END: 09/25/2017
  1. Breskin Johnson Townsend PLLC
  2. Levi & Korsinsky LLP (DC)
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