Nashua , N.H. (April 15, 2008) – Ezenia, Inc (OTC Bulletin Board: EZEN.OB), announced today that its Board of Directors has adopted a Shareholder Rights Plan. Khoa D. Nguyen, Ezenia’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated; “The Board believes that a Shareholder Rights Plan enhances its ability to protect shareholder interests and to ensure that shareholders receive fair treatment in the event of a coercive takeover attempt. The Plan is intended to provide the Board with sufficient time to consider any and all alternatives to such an action. The Board believes that it is protecting the interests of all of its shareholders.”
In connection with the adoption of the Shareholder Rights Plan, the Board of Directors declared a dividend distribution of one preferred stock purchase right for each outstanding share of Ezenia’s common stock to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 16, 2008. Initially, these rights will not be exercisable and will trade with the shares of Ezenia’s common stock. Under the Shareholder Rights Plan, the rights generally will become exercisable if a person becomes an “acquiring person” by acquiring 15% or more of the common stock of Ezenia or if a person commences a tender offer that could result in that person owning 15% or more of the common stock of Ezenia. If a person becomes an “acquiring person,” each holder of a right (other than the acquiring person) would be entitled to purchase, at the then-current exercise price, such number of shares of preferred stock which are equivalent to shares of Ezenia’s common stock having a value of twice the exercise price of the right. If Ezenia is acquired in a merger or other business combination transaction after any such event, each holder of a right would then be entitled to purchase, at the then-current exercise price, shares of the acquiring company’s common stock having a value of twice the exercise price of the right.
About Ezenia! Inc.
Ezenia! Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: EZEN.OB), founded in 1991, is a leading provider of real-time collaboration solutions, bringing new and valuable levels of interaction and collaboration to corporate networks and the Internet. By integrating voice, video and data collaboration, the Company’s award-winning products enable groups to interact through a natural meeting experience regardless of geographic distance. Ezenia! products allow dispersed groups to work together in real-time using powerful capabilities such as instant messaging, white boarding, screen sharing and text chat. The ability to discuss projects, share information and modify documents allows users to significantly improve team communication and accelerate the decision-making process. More information about Ezenia! Inc. and its product offerings can be found at the company’s Web site,www.Ezenia.com.
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