HP Announces Preliminary Exchange Ratios for Indigo Exchange Offer
Press release from the issuing company
PALO ALTO, Calif.--March 20, 2002-- Hewlett-Packard today announced the preliminary exchange ratios in connection with its exchange offer for all outstanding shares of Indigo. Based on the recent trading prices of HP common stock, Indigo shareholders who tender into the offer will receive 0.3759 of an HP share for Indigo shares exchanged for the fixed offer price and 0.3008 of an HP share for Indigo shares exchanged for the contingent offer price. Indigo shareholders also will receive one contingent value right for each share exchanged for the contingent offer price.
HP's offer, which is being made through an indirect subsidiary, is scheduled to expire at noon Eastern time on Friday, March 22, 2002. The exchange ratio for the fixed offer price and the contingent offer price may change if HP extends the expiration date of the offer. If HP extends the offer, the final exchange ratios for the fixed offer price and the contingent offer price will be based on the average closing sales price of HP common stock on the New York Stock Exchange during the 20 consecutive trading days ending on the day which, as of the expiration of the exchange offer, is the third most recent closing of the U.S. markets; provided, however, that the exchange ratio for the fixed offer price shall not exceed 0.4494 nor be less than 0.3167 and that the exchange ratio for the contingent offer price shall not exceed 0.3595 nor be less than 0.2534.
Completion of the exchange offer remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions to the offer. Computershare Trust Company of New York and Citibank International plc (Luxembourg Branch) have been appointed as exchange agents for the offer, and Georgeson Shareholder is the information agent for the offer (+1 212 806 6741 and toll free in North America: +1 866 233 9045).
Indigo extends HP's printing systems portfolio beyond inkjet and LaserJet technology into a third high-speed color print technology. With the addition of Indigo, HP will sell offset-quality digital press solutions and services that will enable businesses to more effectively target and retain their customers with short-run, personalized business communications linked to digital document creation.
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