European Commission approves Pinnacle acquisition

August 11, 2005

Avid Technology and Pinnacle Systems announced that the European Commission has cleared Avid's proposed acquisition of Pinnacle, the final hurdle before the deal is consummated.

Upon the closing of the acquisition this week, Pinnacle shareholders will receive about 6.2 million shares of Avid stock and about $71 million in cash.

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