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December 17, 2012
06:21 EDTSBUX, TEATeavana reaches settlement with shareholders over Starbucks deal
Teavana Holdings (TEA), Starbucks (SBUX) and Taj Acquisition Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Starbucks, entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger. Andrew T. Mack, SKM Equity Fund III, L.P., SKM Investment Fund and Jurgen W. Link, the holders of 28,749,196 shares of Teavana’s common stock, which constitute approximately 74% of the voting power of the outstanding shares of Teavana’s common stock, executed a written consent approving and adopting the Merger Agreement. As a result, no further approval of the stockholders of Teavana is required to adopt the Merger Agreement. Starting on November 19, three purported Teavana stockholders filed putative class actions. A fourth class action was filed in the State of Georgia on December 7 and was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice on December 13. On December 14, the parties to the Stockholder Actions entered into an MOU reflecting an agreement in principle to resolve the Stockholder Actions. Subject to completion of certain confirmatory discovery by counsel to the plaintiffs, the MOU stipulates that the parties will enter into a stipulation of settlement. As part of the settlement, the defendants deny all allegations of wrongdoing and deny that the disclosures in the Definitive Information Statement were inadequate but have agreed to provide supplemental disclosures.
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06:16 EDTSBUXEU says Starbucks tax deal in Netherlands may be illegal state aid, WSJ says
The European Union said the tax deal struck by Starbucks (SBUX) in the Netherlands amounts to illegal state aid, reports the Wall Street Journal. European Commission regulators said it reached a preliminary view that the tax deal violated guidelines produced by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It said the tax deal "tolerates questionable adjustments which allow Starbucks Manufacturing BV to lower the resulting corporate income tax basis in the Netherlands." The EU is also investigating tax arrangements of Apple (AAPL) in Ireland and Amazon (AMZN) and Fiat S.p.A. (FIATY) in Luxembourg. Reference Link

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