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Melrose Industries PLC
31 August 2016
 

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31 August 2016

 

Melrose Industries PLC

 

Completion, results of tender offer and cancellation of listing

 

 

The Board of Melrose Industries PLC ("Melrose" or "the Company") is pleased to announce today that the acquisition of Nortek, Inc. ("Nortek") has now completed.

 

The offering period for the tender offer by Nevada Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Melrose, to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock, par value $0.01 each (the "Shares") of Nortek for $86.00 per Share net, in cash and without interest, expired at 2.00 a.m., New York time, on 31 August 2016. The transfer agent for the tender offer has advised Melrose that, as of the expiration of the tender offer, a total of approximately 14,860,844 Shares of Nortek had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn (excluding those that have been tendered by notice of guaranteed delivery), representing approximately 93% of Nortek's outstanding Shares. All Shares that were validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) were accepted for payment today.

 

Shortly after the acceptance of those Shares validly tendered, Melrose completed the acquisition of Nortek through a merger of one of its subsidiaries with and into Nortek. As a result of the merger, each outstanding Share of Nortek that was not acquired in the tender offer (excluding any shares held as treasury stock and any shares as to which appraisal rights have been validly exercised under Delaware law) has been converted into the right to receive $86.00 per Share net, in cash and without interest, being the same price that was paid in the tender offer.

 

Following the completion of the merger, Nortek is now an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Melrose.

 

Steps shall now be taken to cancel the listing of Nortek's Shares on the NASDAQ.

 

As the acquisition constitutes a reverse takeover under the Listing Rules the listing of Melrose Shares on the premium segment of the Official List will be cancelled immediately prior to 8.00 a.m. today, 31 August 2016. Applications have been made to the UKLA for Melrose Shares (comprising the Existing Melrose Shares and the New Melrose Shares) to be re-admitted to the standard segment of the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities. It is expected that re-admission of the Melrose Shares will become effective at 8.00 a.m. today, 31 August 2016.

 

 

Enquiries:

 

Montfort Communications


Charlotte McMullen

+44 (0) 203 514 0897

Sophie Arnold




IMPORTANT NOTICE:

This announcement is for information purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to buy, sell, issue or subscribe for, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, sell, issue, or subscribe for, any securities in Melrose Industries PLC or any other entity. No securities of Melrose have been, or will be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act"), as amended or under the securities laws of any state, or other jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered, sold or transferred, directly or indirectly, within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States.


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