Perrigo has secured an aggregate amount of US$4.35 billion in fully underwritten bridge financing commitments from Barclays and HSBC Bank USA, N.A., which, in addition to Perrigo cash on hand, are available to finance the cash portion of the transaction, pay fees and expenses related to the transaction and refinance Perrigo’s existing indebtedness including its current term loan, private placement notes and existing public bonds. Perrigo plans to refinance and repay the bridge borrowings through new debt issuances and the use of Elan cash on hand.
The combination is subject to the terms of the Transaction Agreement among Perrigo, Elan, New Perrigo and certain other parties. The acquisition of Elan by New Perrigo will be effected by means of a “scheme of arrangement” (the “Scheme”) under Irish law pursuant to which New Perrigo will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Elan from Elan shareholders for cash and shares (the “Acquisition”). The Acquisition will be subject to the terms and conditions to be set forth in the Scheme document to be delivered to Elan shareholders. To become effective, the Scheme will require, among other things, the approval at a meeting convened pursuant to an order of the Irish High Court (the “Court Meeting”) of a majority in number of Elan shareholders, present and voting either in person or by proxy, representing 75% or more in value of the Elan shares held by such holders as well as the approval by Elan shareholders of resolutions relating to the implementation of the Scheme at an extraordinary general meeting to be held directly after the Court Meeting. Following the requisite Elan shareholder approval being obtained, the sanction of the Irish High Court is also required for the Scheme to become effective. In addition, the Transaction Agreement must be approved by Perrigo shareholders at a special shareholders meeting to be convened by Perrigo. The Acquisition, which is unanimously recommended by the respective boards of directors of both companies, also is subject to receipt of certain regulatory approvals and certain other conditions, as more particularly set out in Appendix I to this announcement.
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