SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 5, 2004
Arch Wireless, Inc.
|(State or Other Juris-
diction of Incorporation)
|1800 West Park Drive, Suite 250
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (508) 870-6700
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|Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Officers|
|Item 8.01. Other Events|
|Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|EX-99.1 PRESS RELEASE DATED 11/5/04|
|EX-99.2 PRESS RELEASE DATED 11/8/04|
|EX-99.3 PRESS RELEASE DATED 11/8/04|
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Officers
As previously disclosed, including in the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus of USA Mobility, Inc. delivered in connection with the proposed merger of Arch Wireless, Inc. and Metrocall Holdings, Inc., the management team of USA Mobility after the merger will not include the three most senior Arch executives: C. Edward Baker, Jr., chief executive officer; Lyndon Daniels, chief operating officer; and J. Roy Pottle, chief financial officer. On November 5, 2004, Arch announced that in connection with the transition to the new management team, the employment of Messrs. Baker, Daniels and Pottle with Arch was terminated, effective November 5, 2004, and Arch appointed William E. Redmond, Jr. as an interim president pending completion of the merger.
Mr. Redmond, 45, has been a director of Arch since 2002. Mr. Redmond served as president and chief executive officer from December 1996 to February 2003 and as chairman of the board from January 1999 to February 2003 of Gardenway, Inc., a manufacturer of outdoor garden and power equipment that filed for bankruptcy protection in July 2001 in order to facilitate a sale of substantially all of its assets in August 2001. Mr. Redmond has also been a director of Gentek, Inc. since October 2003 and of National Energy & Gas Transmission, Inc. since October 2003.
While Mr. Redmond has agreed to serve as interim president pending completion of the merger, Arch has made no arrangements with Mr. Redmond related to compensation for this term of employment.
In addition, Arch designated Samme L. Thompson to be a member of the USA Mobility board of directors, subject to completion of the merger. Mr. Thompson replaced Richard A. Rubin, who has decided not to serve on the USA Mobility Board. Both Messrs. Thompson and Rubin are directors of Arch. The text of the press release, excluding the first three paragraphs thereof, issued in connection with the announcement is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated into this Item 5.02 by reference.
Item 8.01. Other Events
On November 5, 2004, Arch Wireless, Inc. announced that it had received the approval of the United States Department of Justices review for Archs proposed merger with Metrocall Holdings, Inc. The full text of the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated into this Item 8.01 by reference
On November 8, 2004, Arch and Metrocall announced that they have received consent from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for their proposed merger. The full text of the press release issued in connection with this announcement is attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated into this item 8.01 by reference.
On November 8, 2004, Arch and Metrocall announced that their respective stockholders approved the merger agreement pursuant to which Metrocall and Arch will merge and each company will become a subsidiary of USA Mobility. The full text of the press release issued in connection with this announcement is attached as Exhibit 99.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated into this item 8.01 by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(a) Not applicable.
(b) Not applicable.
(c) The following exhibit in its entirety is filed as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|99.1||Press release of Arch Wireless, Inc. dated November 5, 2004|
|99.2||Press release of Arch Wireless, Inc. and Metrocall Holdings, Inc. dated November 8, 2004|
|99.3||Press release of Arch Wireless, Inc. and Metrocall Holdings, Inc. dated November 8, 2004|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: November 8, 2004||ARCH WIRELESS, INC.|
|By: /s/||Jerry Cimmino|