Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) today commented on the decision by the Delaware Court of Chancery denying Anthem’s motion for a preliminary injunction. Since the transaction was announced, Anthem has worked hard to complete the merger, one that was approved by over 99% of the votes cast by the shareholders of both companies. Anthem believed this acquisition was a truly compelling opportunity to positively impact the health and well-being of its members, and to expand access to high quality affordable health care for consumers.
In light of yesterday’s decision and Cigna’s refusal to support the merger, however, Anthem has delivered to Cigna a notice terminating the Merger Agreement. Cigna has failed to perform and comply in all material respects with its contractual obligations. As a result, Cigna is not entitled to a termination fee. On the contrary, Cigna’s repeated willful breaches of the Merger Agreement and its successful sabotage of the transaction has caused Anthem to suffer massive damages, claims which Anthem intends to vigorously pursue against Cigna.
Anthem has been a leader in providing individuals with access to high quality, affordable health care and its decision to acquire Cigna was grounded in a commitment to this goal and to leading our industry during this period of dynamic change. Moving forward, Anthem will remain focused on serving as America’s valued health partner, delivering superior health care services to our more than 40 million members with greater value at less cost.
About Anthem, Inc.
Anthem is working to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and services that give their members access to the care they need. With over 74 million people served by its affiliated companies, including more than 40 million within its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. For more information about Anthem’s family of companies, please visit www.antheminc.com/companies.
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