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Southwire Successfully Completes Tender Offer For Coleman

CARROLLTON, Ga. and WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Southwire Company (“Southwire”) and Coleman Cable, Inc. CCIX +0.04% (“Coleman”) today announced that Cubs Acquisition Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwire (“Purchaser”), successfully completed its previously announced tender offer (“the Offer”) for all outstanding shares of common stock of Coleman Cable, Inc. for $26.25 per share in cash.

 

The Offer expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on February 10, 2014 (one minute after 11:59 P.M., New York City time, on February 10, 2014). As of the expiration of the Offer, a total of 17,006,114 shares were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn in the Offer (not including 896,077 shares tendered pursuant to notices of guaranteed delivery which had not been delivered to the depositary prior to the expiration of the Offer), representing approximately 89.81% of Coleman’s outstanding shares of common stock on a fully diluted basis. In accordance with the terms of the Offer, all shares that were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn have been accepted for payment and Southwire expects to promptly pay for all such shares.

 

Following consummation of the Offer, Southwire expects to complete the acquisition of Coleman later today through a merger of Purchaser with and into Coleman. Upon completion of the merger, Coleman will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwire and all remaining eligible Coleman shares will be converted into the right to receive $26.25 per share in cash, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes, the same price that was paid in the tender offer.

 

Stuart Thorn, CEO and President of Southwire, said, “Our team is looking forward to working together with Coleman to solidify our position at the forefront of the wire and cable industry and continue providing world-class service to our customers. We are very excited to welcome our Coleman colleagues to the Southwire family and are motivated by the possibilities in front of us.”

 

Following completion of the merger, Coleman shares will cease to be traded on the NASDAQ Global Market. Coleman will make the necessary filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to end its reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

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