Dear Jive Customer,
Jive has been pushing the boundaries to help people work better together for the past 16 years. It’s this dedicated focus that has enabled us to deliver the enterprise collaboration products and solutions you’ve come to know and love. We created this market to help people effectively connect, communicate and collaborate within their own organizations and with the customers and partners that matter most. Customers like you have been our guiding light, and along the way we have grown the Jive family to more than 30 million people around the world and nearly 1,000 companies. Your passion and support of Jive have helped to make our vision possible.
Today, we’ve come to an important milestone on the next leg of our journey. This morning we announced that ESW, through its affiliate, Wave, is acquiring Jive and that Jive will become a part of the Aurea family of companies. Aurea is a technology solutions provider that delivers transformative customer experiences. With over 1,500 customers worldwide including Disney, British Airways, Bank of America, United Healthcare and MetLife, Aurea combines a commitment to customer success with innovative technology and world-class delivery.
So what does this mean for you and for Jive?
Aurea and Jive will unite to bring the power of our respective platforms to the task of optimizing employee and customer experiences for companies around the world. This includes powering engaging and intelligent collaborative experiences throughout the global business eco-system. Together, Aurea and Jive will provide differentiated employee, partner and customer experiences that improve business outcomes by connecting people and content, enabling them to collaborate securely and effectively across applications and organizations, and allowing businesses to leverage this collaborative intelligence.
There will be more steps in the process of completing the acquisition. The exact timing and details of closing are not yet known, but we expect the transaction to be completed sometime in June 2017. We will continue to share information as it becomes available.
Thanks for your passion and support.
Important Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed acquisition of Jive Software, Inc. (“Jive”) by Wave Systems Corp. (“Parent”), Jazz MergerSub, Inc. (“Acquisition Sub”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Parent, will commence a tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Jive. Such tender offer has not yet commenced. This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Jive, nor is it a substitute for the tender offer materials that Parent, Acquisition Sub and ESW Capital, LLC (“Guarantor”) will file with the SEC upon commencement of the tender offer. At the time that the tender offer is commenced, Parent, Acquisition Sub and Guarantor will file tender offer materials on Schedule TO with the SEC, and Jive will file a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC with respect to the offer. THE TENDER OFFER MATERIALS (INCLUDING AN OFFER TO PURCHASE, A RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AND CERTAIN OTHER TENDER OFFER DOCUMENTS) AND THE SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT SHOULD BE READ CAREFULLY AND CONSIDERED BY JIVE’S STOCKHOLDERS BEFORE ANY DECISION IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE TENDER OFFER. Both the tender offer statement and the solicitation/recommendation statement will be made available to Jive’s stockholders free of charge. A free copy of the tender offer statement and the solicitation/recommendation statement will also be made available to all stockholders of Jive by contacting Jive at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by phone at (415) 580-4738 or (650) 847-8308, or by visiting Jive’s website (www.jivesoftware.com). In addition, the tender offer statement and the solicitation/recommendation statement (and all other documents filed with the SEC) will be available at no charge on the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov) upon filing with the SEC. JIVE’S STOCKHOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE TENDER OFFER STATEMENT AND THE SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT, AS EACH MAY BE AMENDED OR SUPPLEMENTED FROM TIME TO TIME, AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BEFORE THEY MAKE ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE TENDER OFFER BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND THE PARTIES TO THE TRANSACTION.
Forward Looking Statements
This document contains certain statements that constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the satisfaction of conditions to the completion of the proposed transaction and the expected completion of the proposed transaction, as well as other statements that are not historical fact. These forward-looking statements are based on currently available information, as well as Jive’s views and assumptions regarding future events as of the time such statements are being made. Such forward looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the potential failure to satisfy conditions to the completion of the proposed transaction due to the failure to receive a sufficient number of tendered shares in the tender offer, as well as those described in cautionary statements contained elsewhere herein and in Jive’s periodic reports filed with the SEC including the statements set forth under “Risk Factors” set forth in Jive’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K, the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO (including the offer to purchase, the letter of transmittal and other documents relating to the tender offer) to be filed by Parent, Acquisition Sub and Guarantor, and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 to be filed by Jive. As a result of these and other risks, the proposed transaction may not be completed on the timeframe expected or at all. These forward-looking statements reflect Jive’s expectations as of the date of this document. While Jive may elect to update any such forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Jive specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, even if our expectations change, except as required by law.