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As previously disclosed, on November 7, 2020, Navistar International Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with TRATON SE, a Societas Europaea (“Parent”) and Dusk Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Subsidiary”), pursuant to which Merger Subsidiary will be merged with and into the Company, with the Company continuing as the surviving corporation (the “Surviving Corporation”) and becoming a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Parent (the “Merger”).
The completion of the Merger is conditioned upon the expiration or termination of the waiting period applicable to the consummation of the Merger under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Waiting Period”). The HSR Waiting Period expired on February 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
The expiration of the waiting period under the HSR Act satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the Merger. The Merger remains subject to other closing conditions, including, among others, the receipt of other applicable regulatory approvals in jurisdictions outside of the United States. Based on the current status of the parties’ applications for such regulatory approvals, the Company and Parent continue to expect to complete the Merger mid-2021, subject to the satisfaction or permitted waiver of the other conditions to closing.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed acquisition of Navistar by TRATON. In connection with the proposed acquisition, Navistar has filed relevant materials with the SEC, including a proxy statement on Schedule 14A. INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS OF NAVISTAR ARE URGED TO READ ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, INCLUDING NAVISTAR’S PROXY STATEMENT, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED ACQUISITION. Investors and stockholders of Navistar will be able to obtain the proxy statement and other documents filed with the SEC free of charge at the SEC’s web site, http://www.sec.gov.
Participants in the Solicitation
Navistar, TRATON and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Navistar’s stockholders in respect of the proposed acquisition. Information about the directors and executive officers of Navistar is set forth in the proxy statement for its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on January 29, 2021, and in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on December 17, 2020. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC in respect of the proposed transaction when they become available.
Certain statements in this communication, that are not purely historical, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, each as amended. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “projects,” or other similar expressions may identify such forward-looking statements.
Actual results may differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements as a result of factors, risks and uncertainties over which Navistar has no control. These factors, risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) conditions to the completion of the proposed acquisition, including stockholder approval of the proposed acquisition, may not be satisfied or the regulatory approvals required for the proposed acquisition may not be obtained on the terms expected or on the anticipated schedule; (ii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement between the parties to the proposed acquisition; (iii) the effect of the
announcement or pendency of the proposed acquisition on Navistar’s business relationships, operating results, and business generally; (iv) risks that the proposed acquisition disrupts Navistar’s current plans and operations and potential difficulties in Navistar’s employee retention as a result of the proposed acquisition; (v) risks related to diverting management’s attention from our ongoing business operations; (vi) potential litigation that may be instituted against Navistar or its directors or officers related to the proposed acquisition or the Merger Agreement between the parties to the proposed acquisition; (vii) the amount of the costs, fees, expenses and other charges related to the proposed acquisition; and (viii) such other factors as are set forth in Navistar’s periodic public filings with the SEC, including but not limited to those described under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Forward Looking Statements” in its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2020 and in its other filings made with the SEC from time to time, which are available via the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
Forward-looking statements reflect the views and assumptions of management as of the date of communication with respect to future events. Navistar does not undertake, and hereby disclaims, any obligation, unless required to do so by applicable securities laws, to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or other factors. The inclusion of any statement in this communication does not constitute an admission by Navistar or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statement are material.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION|
Walter G. Borst
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Dated: February 16, 2021