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Opera CEO emphatically denies Microsoft takeover

December 23, 2005

In an email this morning, Opera’s CEO, Jon von Tetzchner, emphatically denied any takeover by Microsoft, saying “Just for the record: We are NOT about to sell out to MS.”

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  1. Anonymous
    December 23, 2005 at 12:32 pm

    Really? Is the same Jon S. von Tetzchner?

    Oslo, Norway – December 23, 2005 – Primary insiders Jon von Tetzchner (CEO), Håkon W. Lie (CTO) and Marit Bjørnvold (married to Rolf Assev (CCO)) have today, together with Karl Anders Øygård (Lead Engineer), transferred 20,400,755 shares in Opera Software AS (19.68% of the share capital in Opera Software ASA) to the company Amadeus Invest AS.

    Amadeus Invest AS is owned by Jon von Tetzchner (85.7%), Marit Bjørnvold (2.8%), Håkon W. Lie (7.5%), and Karl Anders Øygård (4%) and will be registered as a primary insider in Opera Software ASA.

    The transaction is done according to transition rule E (Overgangsregel E).

    Following the transaction, these primary insiders in Opera Software ASA hold:

    Jon S. von Tetzchner: 0 shares, 200,000 options

    Rolf Assev: 579820 shares, 500,000 options

    Håkon Wium Lie: 0 shares, 200,000 options

  2. December 23, 2005 at 12:53 pm

    He said “not”…”to MS”… 😉
    McDonalds still an option… 😀
    Gimme a beer, or at least next TP of Opera 9. 😀

  3. Anonymous
    December 23, 2005 at 4:08 pm

    To the first Anon poster: I’ve seen that announcement 3 or 4 times now and I still don’t get what it has to do with selling out. Someone please explain.

  4. December 23, 2005 at 8:59 pm

    It’s got nothing to do with selling out, just an adjustment to a new tax-model starting from 01.01.06, every business does it.

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