To Our Stockholders:
Today is a very exciting day for Constant Contact (NASDAQ:CTCT) and for small businesses everywhere. We are thrilled to announce that Endurance International Group (NASDAQ:EIGI) is acquiring Constant Contact.
I joined Constant Contact in 1999. We had just six employees, no customers, and no revenue. All we had was a dream to revolutionize the success formula for millions of small businesses. To provide them access to marketing tools, incredibly easy-to-use technology, and coaching that would help them be successful. We have come a long way since those six employees started dreaming in an attic workspace in Brookline, Massachusetts. We now have more than 1,400 passionate employees helping the millions of small businesses around the world achieve their dreams.
We have known Endurance International Group for years... as a formal partner of ours, as a fellow successful Massachusetts-based company, and as an organizaton equally passionate about small business success. They own and operate some of the most widely recognizable small businesses brands, including Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, and Domain.com. They have a significant international presence, and they bring together a community of professional designers and developers through MOJO Marketplace. Their mission is to help small businesses navigate the promise, power, and potential of the Web, something that all of us at Constant Contact get really excited about.
Combined, we serve more than 5 million small businesses and nonprofits and have more than a billion dollars in annual revenue This combination will be transformative for small businesses. Together, we will reach, teach, and engage millions more small businesses and nonprofits around the world. With our products and KnowHow and Endurance's enormous customer base and channels to market, together we are a stronger, more efficient company. While both companies have been on a similiar journey for years, today marks the beginning of our combined journey to deliver success to small businesses!
It is a truly exciting tme, and I want to thank all of those customers, partners, investors, and employees who put their trust in us and helped us grow to where we are today. Without all of you, this day certainly would not have happened.
Additional Information About the Acquisition and Where to Find It
This communication is being made in respect of the proposed transaction involving Constant Contact and Endurance. A special stockholder meeting will be announced soon to obtain stockholder approval in connection with the proposed merger between Constant Contact and Endurance. Constant Contact expects to file with the SEC a proxy statement and other relevant documents in connection with the proposed merger. The definitive proxy statement will be sent or given to the shareholders of Constant Contact and will contain important information about the proposed transaction and related matters. INVESTORS OF CONSTANT CONTACT ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CONSTANT CONTACT, ENDURANCE AND THE PROPOSED MERGER. Investors may obtain a free copy of these materials (when they are available) and other documents filed by Constant Contact with the SEC at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov, at Constant Contact's website at www.constantcontact.com or by sending a written request to Constant Contact at 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts 02451, Attention: Investor Relations Department.
Participants in the Solicitation
Constant Contact, Endurance, and their respective directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in soliciting proxies from Constant Contact's stockholders in connection with the proposed merger. Information regarding Constant Contact's and Endurance's directors and executive officers is set forth in their respective definitive proxy statements for their respective 2015 Annual Meetings of Stockholders and their respective most recent annual reports on Form 10-K. Information regarding other persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be considered to be participants in the solicitation of Constant Contact's stockholders in connection with the proposed merger will be set forth in Constant Contact's definitive proxy statement for its special stockholder meeting. Additional information regarding these individuals and Constant Contact's and Endurance's respective directors and executive officers and any direct or indirect interests they may have in the proposed merger will be set forth in the definitive proxy statement when and if it is filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed merger.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this filing may be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding the transaction and the ability to consummate the transaction. These forward-looking statements generally include statements that are predictive in nature and depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and include words such as "believes," "plans," "anticipates," "projects," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "strategy," "future," "opportunity," "may," "will," "should," "could," "potential," or similar expressions. Statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Constant Contact undertakes no obligation to update any of them publicly in light of new information or future events. Actual results could differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement as a result of various factors, including, without limitation: uncertainties as to the timing of the contemplated transaction; uncertainties as to the approval of Constant Contact stockholders required in connection with the contemplated transaction; the possibility that a competing proposal will be made; the possibility that Endurance may not receive the anticipated financing or financing on the terms expected; the possibility that the closing conditions to the contemplated transaction may not be satisfied or waived, including that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant a necessary regulatory approval; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement; risks that the transaction disrupts current plans and operations and the potential difficulties in employee retention as a result of the transaction; the possibility that the business of Constant Contact may suffer as a result of uncertainty surrounding the transaction or that Constant Contact may be adversely affected by other economic, business, legislative, regulatory and/or competitive factors; the risk that stockholder litigation or other legal proceedings in connection with the contemplated transaction may affect the timing or occurrence of the contemplated transaction or result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and liability; the possibility of the transaction involving unexpected costs, liabilities or delays; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in Constant Contact's filings with the SEC, including the "Risk Factors" sections of Constant Contact's most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2015 and most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. If the transaction is consummated, Constant Contact's stockholders will cease to have any equity interest in Constant Contact and will have no right to participate in its earnings and future growth. Additional factors that may affect the future results of Constant Contact are set forth in its filings with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC, which are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov
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