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Harman shareholders to vote on Samsung merger on February 17

Harman Connected ecosystem, Harman shareholders to vote on the deal with Samsung on February 17
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The $8 billion deal announced by Samsung already is on the right track, as Harman expects to see the vote completed without problems, although minority shareholders have recently voiced their concerns.

Samsung Electronics announced the $8 billion acquisition of Harman International back in November. Sadly, although the value per share to be paid by Samsung in cash represents 28 percent more than November 11's closing price, some minority shareholders think this is not enough.

More than just voicing their concerns about the alleged low price, some shareholders went as far as filing lawsuits against Harman's CEO. Earlier today, industry insiders familiar with this matter who spoke to The Investor revealed that a vote on the audio giant's integration with Samsung is scheduled to take place on February 17.

To successfully complete the vote, 50 percent or more of the shareholders should be for the deal. Once this step is over, all shareholders are required to sell their stakes in Harmann for the $112 USD per share price tag. According to a Harman spokesperson, "The feedback regarding the transaction has been very positive, and this transaction will deliver compelling and immediate value to shareholders at a 37 percent all-cash premium."

The Samsung-Harmann deal is expected to finally close later this year, most likely by the end of the summer.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-02-13 (Update: 2017-02-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.