SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 16, 2009
STARENT NETWORKS, CORP.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
30 International Place
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (978) 851-1100
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events.|
On December 16, 2009, Starent Networks, Corp. (Starent) issued a press release announcing that the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission have terminated the mandatory waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, with respect to the pending acquisition of Starent by Cisco Systems, Inc. (Cisco). With the receipt of this clearance the remaining regulatory approval requirements under the merger agreement between Starent and Cisco, providing for the acquisition of Starent by Cisco, have been satisfied.
A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|99.1||Press Release dated December 16, 2009.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|STARENT NETWORKS, CORP.|
|Date: December 17, 2009||By:|
|Jonathan M. Moulton|
|Vice President and General Counsel|
|99.1||Press Release, dated December 16, 2009|