Joy stockholders back Komatsu deal

Joy Global has reported that its stockholders “overwhelmingly voted to approve the company’s pending acquisition by Komatsu America Corp, a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd.”
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Joy's range of underground equipment will expand Komatsu's mining offering

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Ted Doheny, president and CEO of Joy Global, said: “We are pleased with the outcome of today’s vote and appreciate the support we have received from Joy Global stockholders for the Komatsu transaction.

“Stockholder approval represents a key milestone on the path to completing the transaction, which will deliver compelling value to Joy Global stockholders and further our ability to lead the mining industry with product and service innovation to enhance mine safety and productivity. We are confident that combining with Komatsu is the best way to exceed the needs of our customers, and look forward to expanding our offerings upon closing.”

As announced on July 21, 2016, Joy Global and Komatsu have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Komatsu will acquire Joy Global in a transaction valued at approximately US$3.7 billion, including Joy Global’s outstanding indebtedness.

Joy Global stockholders will receive US$28.30 per share in cash for each outstanding share of common stock held at the time of the closing of the transaction. The completion of the transaction remains subject to certain other closing conditions, including obtaining necessary regulatory clearances under competition laws in relevant countries.

The parties have received the necessary clearances in both the US and Canada, and the transaction is on track to close by mid-2017. However, this may occur in early 2017 depending on the progress of the remaining regulatory clearance procedures.