Sprint Bid Gets Clearwire Board Approval, Awaits Stockholder Vote

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Clearwire’s board of directors has approved Sprint’s increased offer to buy the shares of the company it doesn’t already own.

Sprint, an Overland Park, Kan.-based telecom company, has a 51 percent stake in Clearwire and will require shareholder consent to purchase the remaining shares of the Bellevue, Wash.-based broadband communications company.

Clearwire shareholders were scheduled to vote on the buyout Tuesday, but the vote was delayed when Sprint raised its offer from $2.97 a share to $3.40 a share. It has been rescheduled for May 31.

Read more from the Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Business Journal


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