Sample Day 1 Post Merger Integration

9 a.m. CST – Financial Closing Begins

  • Green Light” Email to Integration Team Leads
  • Press Release Announcing Close
  • Heads-up Calls to Public Officials, High-Value Customers, Others

Enterprise Communications

  • Immediately Following Close – Email CEO Letter to All Employees
  • 11:45 a.m. – Extended Lead Team Call with CEO
  • 1 p.m. – All-Employee Webcast / HQ Town Hall Meeting

Facility Communications

  • Distribute Day 1 newsletter to employees
  • Update interior signage/posters/banners
  • Unveil exterior signage
  • Distribute hardhat stickers, shirts
  • Info distributed through customary channels
  • Local media inquiries / interviews
  • Community outreach

Function Communications
Department Meetings, Conference Calls, Webcasts

  • General Introductions
  • Leadership/Org Structure/Reporting Relationships
  • What’s Changing/What’s Not Changing
  • High-Level 90 Day Integration Plan


Slide titles:



Day Before Close

Immediately Pre-Close

Day 1 Upon Completion of Close

Sample Say 1 Run of Show

Day 1 + Welcome Week Strawman

Day 2