New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – October 14, 2019 – Fox Corporation (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX) today confirmed that Credible Labs Inc.’s (ASX: CRD) (“Credible”) stockholders overwhelmingly voted in favor of Fox Corporation’s proposed acquisition of 67% of the equity of Credible.
Credible stockholders voted at a special meeting held today in Sydney, Australia.
This vote comes after Credible’s Board of Directors unanimously recommended stockholders to vote “FOR” the proposal.
Commenting on the vote, Fox Corporation Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lachlan Murdoch said: “Today Credible’s stockholders overwhelmingly supported Fox Corporation’s proposed merger. This transaction advances Fox’s innovative digital strategy focused on meaningful engagement with our large audiences. When combined with Credible’s industry-leading user experience, the strength and breadth of the FOX brands offer a unique opportunity to deliver greater impact and scale in the fast-growing marketplace of digital consumer finance. We look forward to the partnership with Stephen Dash and his team.”
Details of merger:
The transaction is expected to close promptly now that it has gained receipt of a majority vote of all Credible stockholders as well as a majority vote of all shareholders other than Mr. Dash and his affiliates. It is now only subject to the receipt of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Herbert Smith Freehills are serving as U.S. and Australian legal counsel, respectively, to Fox Corporation.
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Credible (ARBN: 621 866 813) is a U.S. company based in San Francisco which operates a consumer finance marketplace that helps consumers save money and make better financial decisions. Credible has developed a proprietary technology platform that is integrated with credit bureaus and financial institutions. Credible has developed a differentiated, and personalized user experience that enables consumers to compare instant, accurate pre-qualified rates from multiple financial institutions for student loans, personal loans and mortgages. For more information, please visit: www.credible.com
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