Norma I. Salcido
FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc.
RCN Corporation Withdraws Proposal
FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc. Continues to Proceed with Sale to Zayo Group, LLC
NEW YORK - July 9, 2009 – FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTGX) (“FiberNet”) today announced
that RCN Corporation withdrew its proposal to acquire FiberNet for $12.50 per share of FiberNet common
stock. Consequently, pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of May 28, 2009 (the “Merger
Agreement”), among FiberNet, Zayo Group, LLC (”Zayo Group”) and Zayo Merger Sub, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Zayo Group, RCN Corporation is no longer an “Excluded Party” under the terms of the Merger
Agreement. FiberNet continues to proceed with its sale to Zayo Group for $11.45 per share in cash under
the Merger Agreement.
Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, the holder of each share of FiberNet common stock issued
and outstanding immediately prior to the effective time of the merger will be entitled to receive $11.45 per
share in cash (subject to adjustment under certain conditions). The closing of this transaction is subject to
the approval of FiberNet’s stockholders at a special meeting, FCC and state regulatory approvals, and
customary conditions. The transaction is not subject to any financing condition. The transaction is expected
to be completed during the third quarter of 2009.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, FiberNet owns and operates integrated colocation facilities and diverse
transport routes in the gateway markets of New York/New Jersey, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami,
designed to provide comprehensive broadband interconnectivity enabling the exchange of traffic over
multiple networks. FiberNet’s customized connectivity infrastructure provides an advanced, high bandwidth,
fiber-optic solution to support the demand for network capacity and to facilitate the interconnection of multiple
carriers’ and customers’ networks. For additional information about FiberNet, visit FiberNet’s website at
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., Zayo Group (www.zayo.com) is a regional provider of telecom services – including
bandwidth, voice and managed services – to carrier, enterprise, SME and government customers. Zayo
Group currently provides its service over a fiber network that spans 129 markets in 23 states. Zayo Group
consists of three complementary business units: Zayo Bandwidth, Zayo Managed Services and Onvoy Voice
FiberNet plans to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and mail to its stockholders a Proxy
Statement in connection with the transaction. The Proxy Statement will contain important information about
FIBERNET TELECOM GROUP, INC., ZAYO GROUP, LLC, the transaction and related matters. Investors
and security holders are urged to read the Proxy Statement carefully when it is available.
Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Proxy Statement (when available) and
other documents filed with the SEC by FiberNet and Zayo Group, LLC through the web site maintained by
the SEC at www.sec.gov.
In addition, investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the Proxy Statement after it is
filed with the SEC from FiberNet by contacting Investor Relations by telephone at (212) 405-6200, by mail at
fibernet telecom group, inc., 220 w. 42nd st., 13th flr., new york, ny 10036 | tel: 212.405.6200 | fax: 212.421.8860 |
FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc., 220 W. 42nd Street, 13th Floor, New York, New York 10036, Attention: Investor
Relations, by emailing email@example.com, or on the Investors & Press section of FiberNet’s website
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release about our expectation of future events or results constitute
forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, “may,” “should,”
“expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of
these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are not historical facts, but instead
represent only our beliefs regarding future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain
and outside of our control. It is possible that our actual results and financial condition may differ, possibly
materially, from our anticipated results and financial condition indicated in these forward-looking statements.
In addition, certain factors could affect the outcome of the matters described in this press release.
These factors include, but are not limited to, (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances
that could give rise to the termination of the merger agreement, (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that
may be instituted against us or others following the announcement of the merger agreement, (3) the inability
to complete the merger due to the failure to satisfy other conditions, (4) risks that the proposed transaction
disrupts current plans and operations, and (5) the costs, fees and expenses related to the transaction.
Additional information regarding risk factors and uncertainties affecting FiberNet is detailed from time to time
in FiberNet’s filings with the SEC, including, but not limited to, FiberNet’s most recent Annual Report on Form
10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, available for viewing on FiberNet’s website at www.ftgx.com. You
are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their
entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date
of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to
reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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