MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR) announced today that its shareholders voted to approve the previously announced merger agreement providing for the tax-free, all-stock merger of Pentair and the flow control business of Tyco International Ltd. ("Tyco").
Based on the results of the special meeting of Pentair shareholders held today, approximately 99 percent of Pentair's shares of common stock voted at the meeting, which represents approximately 85 percent of the shares entitled to vote, were voted in favor of the merger agreement.
The completion of the merger remains subject to the approval of the spin-off by Tyco shareholders and other customary closing conditions.Caution Concerning Forward-Looking StatementsThis communication may contain certain statements about Pentair, Tyco Flow Control International Ltd. (" Tyco Flow") and Tyco that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release may include statements about the expected effects on Pentair, Tyco Flow and Tyco of the proposed merger of Pentair and Tyco Flow (the "Merger"), the anticipated timing and benefits of the Merger, Pentair's and Tyco Flow's anticipated standalone or combined financial results and all other statements in this document other than historical facts. Without limitation, any statements preceded or followed by or that include the words "targets", "plans", "believes", "expects", "intends", "will", "likely", "may", "anticipates", "estimates", "projects", "should", "would", "expect", "positioned", "strategy", "future" or words, phrases or terms of similar substance or the negative thereof, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current expectations of the management of Pentair, Tyco Flow and Tyco (as the case may be) and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions include: the satisfaction of the conditions to the Merger and other risks related to the completion of the Merger and actions related thereto; Pentair's and Tyco's ability to complete the Merger on anticipated terms and schedule; risks relating to any unforeseen liabilities of Pentair or Tyco Flow; future capital expenditures, expenses, revenues, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses and future prospects; business and management strategies and the expansion and growth of Pentair's or Tyco Flow's operations; Pentair's and Tyco Flow's ability to integrate successfully after the Merger and achieve anticipated synergies; the effects of government regulation on Pentair's or Tyco Flow's businesses; the risk that disruptions from the transaction will harm Pentair's or Tyco Flow's business; Pentair's, Tyco Flow's and Tyco's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions generally; and other factors detailed in Pentair's and Tyco's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including their Annual Reports on Form 10-K under the caption "Risk Factors". Forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date hereof, and none of Pentair, Tyco Flow or Tyco undertakes any obligation to update publicly such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.