All current contracts remain in force and will be honored. No interruption in invoicing or bill paying process. All valid outstanding invoices will be paid timely.

No changes in existing organization, all current management positions are unchanged. Merger is good for the business and will stimulate growth, but there is work to do to integrate with new entity. Function/ department specific message as determined by responsible Executive Committee member. Key message point to be delivered to employees in groups and reinforced in
individual discussions.

Merger will strengthen company and add to its capability to deliver top products ...