TTR TECHNOLOGIES, INC., (Nasdaq NM: TTRE - News) announced that it is holding negotiations to potentially sell substantially all of its assets, including all of its intellectual property rights in the music protection and digital rights management business to Macrovision Corporation, one of TTR's largest stockholders and TTR's primary technology partner.
TTR has agreed to negotiate exclusively with Macrovision with respect to the potential sale of these assets until November 2, 2002.
If this transaction is consummated, TTR would cease to be engaged in the music protection and digital rights management business. TTR's board has not yet finalized its business plan for the company following the consummation of the potential transaction, if it is in fact consummated. Any such transaction will be subject to final board and stockholder approval, as well as completion of negotiations. No assurance can be given that such approvals will be obtained or that TTR and Macrovision will in fact consummate a transaction.
Additionally, consistent with it plans to restructure its cost base and reduce outlays by approximately 25% over the course of the next 12 months, TTR commenced the reduction of its research, design and development activities currently being conducted at its Israeli based subsidiary, TTR Technologies, Ltd. TTR is currently winding down all research, design and development activities at the Israeli-based facility and plans to relocate any remaining research, design and development activities to the United States. No assurance can be provided that the anticipated relocation of the research, design and development activities will not adversely affect TTR's activities in such areas or will in fact result in the anticipated cost savings. Additionally, no assurance can be provided that the wind-down of TTR Ltd. will not result in unanticipated outlays or costs, some of which may be significant.