Cobham plc to Acquire Sparta, Inc.

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Cobham plc ("Cobham") and SPARTA, Inc. ("SPARTA") today announced a definitive agreement for Cobham to acquire SPARTA. Under the terms of the agreement, Cobham will pay $77.60 in cash for each share...

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Important Additional Information will be Filed with the SEC

In connection with the proposed Merger, SPARTA will prepare a proxy statement for the stockholders of SPARTA to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Before making any voting decision, the SPARTA's stockholders are urged to read the proxy statement regarding the Merger and the related transactions carefully in its entirety when it becomes available because it will contain important information about the proposed transaction. SPARTA's stockholders and other interested parties will be able to obtain, without charge, a copy of the proxy statement (when available) and other relevant documents filed with the SEC from the SEC's website at SPARTA's stockholders and other interested parties will also be able to obtain, without charge, a copy of the proxy statement and other relevant documents (when available) by directing a request by mail or telephone to SPARTA, Inc., 25531 Commercentre Drive, Suite 120, Lake Forest, CA 92630, telephone: (949) 768-8161.