Joy Global Inc. Has Reached 97% of International Mining Machinery Shares and Extends Time to Complete Tender
Joy Global Inc. (NYSE: JOY) ("Joy Global"), a worldwide leader in
high productivity mining solutions, today announced the extension of the
tender offer that its wholly owned Hong Kong subsidiary, Joy Global Asia
Limited, is conducting for the shares of common stock it does not
currently own of International Mining Machinery Holdings Ltd. (HKSE:
1683) ("IMM"), a leading designer and manufacturer of underground mining
equipment in China. In the tender offer, which was announced on January
6, 2012, Joy Global Asia Limited offered to purchase the remaining
shares of IMM common stock, or approximately 399.7 million shares, for
HKD8.50 per share and to cancel all outstanding options to purchase IMM
common stock, representing approximately 17.9 million shares, for the
amount by which HKD8.50 exceeds the exercise price of each option.
To date, Joy Global Asia Limited has received acceptances in respect of
370,059,847 shares of IMM common stock and elections to cancel 100% of
all outstanding options to purchase IMM common stock. Joy Global will
pay aggregate consideration of approximately $420 million for such
shares and options. Combined with shares it previously owned, the
acceptances of the tender offer to date have resulted in Joy Global Asia
Limited holding approximately 97.7% of all of the shares of IMM common
stock. The tender offer to purchase the remaining shares of IMM common
stock, which was to have expired on February 3, 2012, will now expire on
February 10, 2012 at 4:00 p.m., Hong Kong time.
With 97.7% of the shares of IMM common stock, Joy Global Asia Limited
intends to exercise its right to compulsorily acquire those shares of
IMM common stock which have not been acquired by Joy Global Asia Limited
under the share offer.
About Joy Global
Joy Global is a worldwide leader in manufacturing, servicing and
distributing equipment for surface mining through P&H Mining Equipment
and underground mining through Joy Mining Machinery.
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forward-looking statements in this press release are based on our
current expectations and are made only as of the date of this press
release. In addition, certain market outlook information is based on
third-party sources that we cannot independently verify, but that we
believe reliable. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking
statements to reflect new information. We cannot assure you the
projected results or events will be achieved. Because forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties, they are subject to change
at any time. Such risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our
control, include, but are not limited to: (i) risks of international
operations, including currency fluctuations, (ii) risks associated with
acquisitions, (iii) risks associated with indebtedness, (iv) risks
associated with the cyclical nature of our business, (v) risks
associated with the international and U.S. coal and copper commodity
markets, (vi) risks associated with access to major purchased items,
such as steel, castings, forgings and bearings, and (vii) risks
associated with labor markets and other risks, uncertainties and
cautionary factors set forth in our public filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission.
The directors of Joy Global and Joy Global Asia Limited (a wholly owned
subsidiary of Joy Global and the entity which acquired the shares under
the share purchase agreement and is making the offer) jointly and
severally accept full responsibility for the accuracy of the information
contained in this announcement, except in relation to information on
IMM, and confirm, having made all reasonable inquiries, that to the best
of their knowledge, opinions expressed in this announcement have been
arrived at after due and careful consideration and there are no other
facts not contained in this announcement, the omission of which would
make any statement in this announcement misleading. The information
relating to IMM contained in this announcement has been taken from the
published annual and interim reports of IMM and from other public
sources, including IMM's website at www.immchina.com.
The directors of Joy Global and Joy Global Asia Limited take full
responsibility for ensuring such information has been correctly and
Joy Global Inc.
Michael S. Olsen, +1 414-319-8507
Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Source: Joy Global Inc.
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