HAWTHORNE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TARO) (“Taro” or the “Company”) today announced the preliminary results of its modified “Dutch auction” tender offer to repurchase up to $200 million in value of its ordinary shares, which expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Monday, December 23, 2013. Based on the preliminary count by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (“AST”), the Depositary for the tender offer, approximately 1.96 million ordinary shares were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn at or below the expected final purchase price of $97.50 per share, including shares that were tendered through notices of guaranteed delivery.
In accordance with the terms and conditions of the tender offer, the Company expects to acquire 1,959,514 ordinary shares at a final purchase price of $97.50 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $191 million (excluding fees and expenses relating to the tender offer). These shares represent approximately 4.4% of the Company’s issued and outstanding ordinary shares as of November 20, 2013.
The number of shares to be purchased and the price per share are preliminary and are subject to verification by AST and subject to change for a number of reasons, including if some or all of the shares tendered through notices of guaranteed delivery are not delivered within the applicable three trading day settlement period. The actual number of shares to be purchased and the final price per share will be announced following the expiration of the guaranteed delivery period and completion of the confirmation process by AST, and are not expected to be announced until at least December 30, 2013. Promptly after such announcement, AST will issue payment for the shares validly tendered and accepted for payment under the tender offer and will return shares tendered and not purchased in the tender offer.
The Dealer Manager for the tender offer is J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, and the Information Agent is MacKenzie Partners Inc. All inquiries about the tender offer should be directed to the Dealer Manager or the Information Agent toll free at 1-877-371-5947 or 1-800-322-2885, respectively.
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is a multinational, science-based pharmaceutical company, dedicated to meeting the needs of its customers through the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products. For further information on Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., please visit the Company’s website at www.taro.com.
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements that do not describe historical facts or that refer or relate to events or circumstances the Company “estimates,” “believes,” or “expects” to happen or similar language, and statements with respect to the Company’s financial performance, availability of financial information, and estimates of financial results and information for fiscal year 2014. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements to be based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurances that its expectations will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include general domestic and international economic conditions, industry and market conditions, changes in the Company's financial position, litigation brought by any party in any court in Israel, the United States, or any country in which Taro operates, regulatory and legislative actions in the countries in which Taro operates, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports, including its Annual Reports on Form 20-F. Forward-looking statements are applicable only as of the date on which they are made. The Company undertakes no obligations to update, change or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, additional or subsequent developments or otherwise.
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