Autonomy Corporation plc announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire etalk Corporation, a provider of enterprise-class contact center products, for a purchase price of US$70 million payable in a combination of cash and Autonomy ordinary shares, with an opportunity to earn additional consideration payable in Autonomy ordinary shares upon meeting and exceeding certain future performance-related targets. Combined Autonomy and etalk products are expected to be generally available within a quarter. Autonomy is expecting to discontinue certain aspects of the etalk business. The transaction is expected to be accretive to Autonomy’s earnings per share within six months from closing, excluding the impact of one-time and non-cash acquisition related charges. http://www.autonomy.com

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