MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo Health Solutions (Nasdaq: ENDP) today announced that NuPathe Inc. (NASDAQ: PATH) has terminated its merger agreement with Endo. Endo has received a $5 million termination fee from NuPathe.
"We believe that the agreement NuPathe has signed with Teva is positive news for NuPathe stockholders and as a result we accepted the termination fee and are now proceeding to withdraw our tender offer," said Rajiv De Silva, president and CEO of Endo. "We believe our offer represented fair value for NuPathe. We will remain disciplined in our approach to M&A and will look to deploy capital on other opportunities to create value for our shareholders."
Endo Health Solutions Inc. is a U.S.-based specialty healthcare company with four distinct business segments that are focused on branded and generic pharmaceuticals, devices and services and provide quality products to its customers while improving the lives of patients. Through its operating companies - AMS, Endo Pharmaceuticals, HealthTronics and Qualitest - Endo is dedicated to finding solutions for the unmet needs of patients.About the Tender Offer THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NEITHER AN OFFER TO PURCHASE NOR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO SELL SHARES OF NUPATHE. The solicitation and the offer to purchase shares of NuPathe common stock is being made pursuant to a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO that an affiliate of Endo filed with the with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December 23, 2013. NuPathe also filed a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC with respect to the tender offer on December 23, 2013. The Offer to Purchase, the related Letter of Transmittal and certain other offer documents, as well as the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, are available to all stockholders of NuPathe at no expense to them. The Tender Offer Statement and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement are available for free at the Commission's web site at www.sec.gov. Free copies of these materials and certain other offering documents will be made available by the information agent for the offer. NUPATHE STOCKHOLDERS AND OTHER INVESTORS ARE URGED TO READ THE TENDER OFFER MATERIALS (INCLUDING AN OFFER TO PURCHASE, A RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AND CERTAIN OTHER OFFER DOCUMENTS) AND THE SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION WHICH SHOULD BE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ANY DECISION IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE TENDER OFFER.
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