Costa Inc. Announces Record Date for Special Meeting in Connection With Merger

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LINCOLN, R.I.— Costa Inc. (NASDAQ: CI A) announced Friday that it has established the close of business on Dec.17, 2013 as the record date for its special meeting of shareholders to consider and vote on, among other things, the merger of GWH Acquisition Sub Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Essilor International SA, with and into Costa Inc., and the other transactions contemplated by the previously announced merger agreement, dated as of Nov. 7, 2013, among Costa, Essilor and GWH Acquisitions Sub. VMail reported the agreement on Nov. 8.

Costa said it expects to establish the special meeting date and file with the Securities and Exchange Commission definitive proxy materials related to the proposed merger as soon as reasonably practicable.

Completion of the merger remains subject to approval by Costa's shareholders and satisfaction or waiver of certain other conditions.