Gordon Kanofsky, Chief Executive Officer of Ameristar Casinos commented, "We are excited to have reached this agreement with Pinnacle as this transaction maximizes value for our shareholders and provides them with a significant and immediate premium. We are focused on ensuring a smooth transition and look forward to working with the Pinnacle team. The increased scale and diversification of the Company will expand opportunities for our team members and provide enhancements for our guests."The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, approval by Ameristar's shareholders and required regulatory approvals. Pinnacle expects the transaction to close by the end of the third quarter of 2013. Pinnacle has obtained committed financing for the transaction and the transaction is not subject to a financing contingency.
Pinnacle Entertainment To Acquire Ameristar Casinos For $26.50 Per Share In Cash
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