Modification of the terms of the transaction with Wabtec
Gennevilliers, 25 October 2016
Faiveley Transport, the Faiveley family and Wabtec have modified the terms and conditions of their agreements entered into on 6 October 2015. The modified terms and conditions of the transaction are described below.
DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION
The shares owned by the Faiveley Family, representing approximately 51% of the share capital of Faiveley, would be acquired by Wabtec as follows:
The Faiveley family may designate definitive split of cash and share consideration no later than 5 days before closing. If it decides to exchange less than 75% of its Faiveley Transport shares for Wabtec common stock, the family has committed to purchase Wabtec common stock directly in the market in order to hold at least 6.3 million shares of Wabtec common stock.
As a consequence of this modification of the initial agreements, the mandatory public tender offer for all remaining Faiveley Transport shares to be filed by Wabtec, would offer the shareholders an election between:
Wabtec and Faiveley may seek to limit the tender offer to a simple cash tender offer at a price of €100 per share, without the election to receive Wabtec common stock, if the price of Wabtec common stock would be materially less than the cash price offered per Faiveley Transport share as of the completion of the purchase of the Faiveley family's shares.
The parties have agreed to extend the long stop date to 31 December 2016 with the possibility of a further extension until 31 March 2017.
Completion of the proposed combination of Faiveley Transport and Wabtec remains subject to the approval of the buyer of Faiveley Transport Gennevilliers by the European Commission and to regulatory clearance in the United States, where both companies continue to cooperate with the US Department of Justice to reach approval. The acquisition of the Faiveley family stake by Wabtec is expected to occur in Q4 2016.
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This press release includes and is based, inter alia, on forward-looking information and statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause expected results to differ.
Although Faiveley Transport believes that its expectations and the information in this press release were based upon reasonable assumptions at the time when they were made, it can give no assurance that those expectations will be achieved or that the expected results will be as set out in this press release.
Neither Faiveley Transport nor any other company within the Faiveley Transport Group is making any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information in the press release, and neither Faiveley Transport, any other company within the Faiveley Transport Group nor any of their directors, officers or employees will have any liability to you or any other persons resulting from your use of the information in the press release.
The public tender offer planned by Wabtec will be submitted to examination and visa by the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers. Wabtec and Faiveley Transport will respectively establish a draft offer memorandum and a draft memorandum in response which will be available on their respective websites and that of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.