PepsiCo Announces Pricing Of Tender Offers For All Outstanding Shares And ADSs Of Wimm-Bill-Dann
PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) announced today that in connection with the tender offers for all outstanding ordinary shares and American Depositary Shares (ADSs) of Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OJSC (NYSE: WBD) that will follow as a result of PepsiCo's previously announced purchase of a 66% stake in WBD, the offer prices will equal 3,883.70 Russian rubles per ordinary share and 970.925 Russian rubles per ADS (without interest and less any fees, conversion expenses and applicable taxes). The ADS tender price will be converted to U.S. dollars at the spot market rate on or about the date that PepsiCo pays for the ADSs tendered in the ADS tender offer.
Important Additional Information
This release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell Wimm-Bill-Dann's securities.
In connection with the Russian offer, PepsiCo will file a mandatory tender offer document with the Russian Federal Service for the Financial Markets (FSFM). Wimm-Bill-Dann will distribute the Russian mandatory tender offer document, together with recommendations of its board of directors and related Russian offer acceptance materials, to holders of Wimm-Bill-Dann's shares. Copies of the Russian offer documents will also be available by contacting Orient Capital, the information agent for the Russian offer, at +44 207 776 7574 or at the website maintained by Wimm-Bill-Dann at www.wbd.ru.In connection with the U.S. offer for ADSs, a tender offer statement and related materials will be filed by PepsiCo with the SEC and Wimm-Bill-Dann's solicitation/recommendation statement relating to the offer will be filed by Wimm-Bill-Dann with the SEC. PepsiCo will mail these materials for the U.S. offer to ADS holders. Investors and security holders will also be able to obtain a copy of these statements and other documents filed by PepsiCo and Wimm-Bill-Dann free of charge at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, the tender offer statement, the solicitation/recommendation statement, and related materials will be available free of charge by contacting PepsiCo's information agent for the U.S. offer, Innisfree M&A Incorporated, toll-free at 877-750-9496 (for ADS holders in the U.S. and Canada) or 412-232-3651 (for ADS holders in other countries). ADS holders in the EU may also call Innisfree's wholly-owned subsidiary Lake Isle M&A Incorporated, free-phone at 00 800-7710-9971. Investors and security holders are urged to carefully read the tender offer statements and any other documents relating to the Russian and U.S. offers filed by PepsiCo with the SEC and FSFM when they become available, as well as any amendments and supplements to those documents, because they will contain important information.
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