Fidelity National Financial, Inc. And J. Alexander’s Corporation Announce 73.8% Of Shares Tendered In Support Of FNF Tender Offer Giving FNF Control; Announce Subsequent Offering Period To Acquire Remaining Shares
Following the merger, J. Alexander’s will become an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of FNF, and J. Alexander’s common stock will cease to be traded on NASDAQ.
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), is a leading provider of title insurance, mortgage services and restaurant and other diversified services. FNF is the nation’s largest title insurance company through its title insurance underwriters – Fidelity National Title, Chicago Title, Commonwealth Land Title and Alamo Title – that collectively issue more title insurance policies than any other title company in the United States. FNF also owns a 55% stake in American Blue Ribbon Holdings, an owner and operator of the O’Charley’s, Ninety Nine Restaurant, Max & Erma’s, Village Inn, Bakers Square and Stoney River Legendary Steaks concepts. In addition, FNF owns a majority stake in Remy International, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer, remanufacturer, marketer and distributor of aftermarket and original equipment electrical components for automobiles, light trucks, heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles. FNF also owns a minority interest in Ceridian Corporation, a leading provider of global human capital management and payment solutions. More information about FNF can be found at www.fnf.com.
About J. Alexander’s CorporationJ. Alexander’s Corporation (NASDAQ: JAX), operates 33 J. Alexander’s restaurants in 13 states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas. J. Alexander’ is an upscale, contemporary American restaurant known for its wood-fired cuisine. J. Alexander’s menu features a wide selection of American classics, including steaks, prime rib of beef and fresh seafood, as well as a large assortment of interesting salads, sandwiches and desserts. J. Alexander’s also has a full-service bar that features an outstanding selection of wines by the glass and bottle. More information about JAX can be found at www.jalexanders.com. Important Information about the Tender Offer THIS PRESS RELEASE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN OFFER TO BUY OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO SELL ANY SECURITIES. THE TENDER OFFER IS BEING MADE PURSUANT TO A TENDER OFFER STATEMENT ON SCHEDULE TO, CONTAINING AN OFFER TO PURCHASE, FORM OF LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AND RELATED TENDER OFFER DOCUMENTS, FILED BY FNF AND ITS AFFILIATES WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (THE “SEC”) ON AUGUST 6, 2012. A SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT ON SCHEDULE 14D-9 RELATING TO THE TENDER OFFER HAS BEEN FILED BY J. ALEXANDER’S WITH THE SEC ON AUGUST 6, 2012. THESE DOCUMENTS, AS THEY HAVE BEEN AND MAY BE AMENDED OR SUPPLEMENTED FROM TIME TO TIME, CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE TENDER OFFER AND J. ALEXANDER’S SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE TENDER OFFER. THE TENDER OFFER MATERIALS MAY BE OBTAINED AT NO CHARGE BY DIRECTING A REQUEST BY MAIL TO GEORGESON INC., 99 WATER STREET, 26TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10038, OR BY CALLING TOLL-FREE AT (800) 261-1047, AND MAY ALSO BE OBTAINED AT NO CHARGE AT THE WEBSITE MAINTAINED BY THE SEC AT WWW.SEC.GOV. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the potential acquisition of J. Alexander’s by FNF and its affiliates, including the expected date of closing of the acquisition and the potential benefits of the transaction. The actual results of the transaction could vary materially as a result of a number of factors, including the possibility that various closing conditions for the transaction may not be satisfied or waived. Other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include those other risks detailed in the “Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information,” “Risk Factors” and other sections of J. Alexander’s and FNF’s Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements reflect J. Alexander’s and FNF’s expectations as of the date of this press release. J. Alexander’s and FNF undertake no obligation to update the information provided herein.
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