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)
January 31, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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On January 31, 2012, Bitstream Inc., a Delaware corporation (Bitstream), received a voluntary request for information from the United States Department of Justice (the DOJ). The DOJ also informed Bitstream that it will likely request additional information and may issue a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) to Bitstream pursuant to the Antitrust Civil Process Act of 1976. The voluntary request for information, and if issued by the DOJ, the CID, seek documentary materials and information regarding the proposed merger between Bitstream and Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. Bitstream is in the process of responding to the DOJs request and intends to work cooperatively with the DOJ to resolve any issues that the DOJ may raise concerning the transaction.
Completion of the proposed merger remains subject to approval by Bitstreams stockholders, the absence of any order or other action that is in effect by a governmental authority with jurisdiction over the transaction (whether temporary, preliminary or permanent) restraining, enjoining or otherwise prohibiting the consummation of the merger, and the satisfaction or waiver of the other closing conditions specified in the merger agreement.
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 THEREUNTO DULY AUTHORIZED.
|Date: January 31, 2012||By:||/s/ James P. Dore|
|James P. Dore|
|Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|