Rival to Replace Board


Kollmorgen Corp., which in December launched a hostile bid for rival Pacific Scientific Co. in Newport Beach, said Thursday it will mail proxy statements to Pacific shareholders, asking them to vote for a new board of directors.

Waltham, Mass.-based Kollmorgen said it has extended the expiration date for Pacific shareholders to tender their shares until 5 p.m. EST Jan. 28.

As of Tuesday, the original tender offer expiration date, 198,641 shares of Pacific had been tendered and not withdrawn, Kollmorgen said.


The company, a maker of electronic motion-control equipment, said that if its slate of six nominees is elected and replaces the Pacific board, it expects them to approve its $20.50-a-share cash tender offer for Pacific stock.

Pacific Scientific makes electrical equipment.