|Bristol-Myers Squibb Extends Tender Offer for Medarex, Inc.|
|Wednesday, 19 August 2009 23:00|
NEW YORK--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced today that it has extended its previously announced cash tender offer, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Puma Acquisition Corporation, to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Medarex (NASDAQ: MEDX) (“Medarex”) until 12:00 midnight (New York City time) on August 26, 2009, unless further extended.The tender offer that was originally scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight (New York City time) on August 24, 2009 was extended, with the consent of Medarex, in connection with the parties reaching an agreement in principle to settle the legal proceedings pending in connection with the tender offer. All other terms and conditions of the tender offer remain unchanged. As previously disclosed, the condition to the tender offer relating to the expiration of the Hart-Scott-Rodino review period has been satisfied.
The depositary for the tender offer has advised Bristol-Myers Squibb that, as of 9:00 a.m. (New York City time) today, a total of approximately 11,576,506 shares of Medarex common stock were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn (none of which are subject to guaranteed delivery procedures), representing approximately 8.7% of Medarex’s shares outstanding.
Upon the successful closing of the tender offer, shareholders of Medarex will receive $16.00 in cash for each share of Medarex common stock tendered in the tender offer, without interest and less any required withholding taxes.
Georgeson Inc. is acting as information agent for Bristol-Myers Squibb. J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. is serving as financial advisor to Bristol-Myers Squibb in connection with the transactions and as the dealer-manager for the tender offer.
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