The Company’s Board of Directors may redeem the rights for a nominal amount at any time until the tenth business day following the first public announcement of the acquisition of beneficial ownership of 10 percent (or 15 percent by a person or group reporting beneficial ownership on Schedule 13G) of the Company’s common stock (or of additional shares by a person or group owning 10 percent or 15 percent, as applicable, or more of the Company’s common stock as of the announcement of the Rights Plan). The Rights Plan will have a term of one year, unless such date is extended or the Rights are earlier redeemed, exchanged or terminated.
The Schedule 14D-9 filing and related materials being filed by Oshkosh today will be mailed to shareholders in the near future and, along with the Rights Plan, will also be available on the SEC website, www.sec.gov, and on the Company’s website, www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. is serving as financial advisor and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Foley & Lardner LLP are serving as legal advisors to the Company.
About Oshkosh CorporationOshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh ®, JLG ®, Pierce ®, McNeilus ®, Jerr-Dan ®, Frontline ™, CON-E-CO ®, London ® and IMT ®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com. ®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release includes forward-looking statements. To the extent this press release constitutes proxy solicitation material to which the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “PSLRA”) applies), the Company believes such statements to be “forward looking” within the meaning of the PSLRA. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, plans and objectives of management for future operations, the value shareholders would receive under the terms of the Offer and the likelihood the Offer will be consummated, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Investors are, therefore, cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, and, except as required by law, the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances.