WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) announced today the preliminary results of its previously announced offer to holders of shares of Danaher common stock to exchange their shares of Danaher common stock for shares of common stock of Envista Holdings Corporation (NYSE: NVST) owned by Danaher. The exchange offer expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, at the end of the day on December 13, 2019. Under the terms of the exchange offer, 5.5784 shares of Envista common stock will be exchanged for each share of Danaher common stock accepted in the exchange offer.
According to the exchange agent, Computershare Trust Company, N.A., 305,594,776 shares of Danaher common stock were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn, including 123,273,497 shares that were tendered by notice of guaranteed delivery. Because the exchange offer was oversubscribed, Danaher will accept only a portion of the shares of its common stock that were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn, on a pro rata basis in proportion to the number of shares tendered. Stockholders who owned fewer than 100 shares of Danaher common stock, or an “odd-lot,” who have validly tendered all of their shares, will not be subject to proration, in accordance with the terms of the exchange offer.
Danaher intends to accept 22,921,984 of the tendered shares in exchange for the 127,868,000 shares of Envista common stock owned by Danaher. Based on the preliminary results, it is estimated that approximately 7.22 percent of the tendered shares of Danaher common stock will be exchanged, assuming all shares tendered by guaranteed delivery procedures are delivered under the terms of the exchange offer. This estimated preliminary proration factor is subject to change based on the number of tendered shares that satisfy the guaranteed delivery procedures, as well as the number of “odd-lot” shares that were validly tendered and are not subject to proration. Danaher expects to announce the final proration factor promptly following December 17, 2019, the date of expiration of the guaranteed delivery period. Shares of Danaher common stock tendered but not accepted for exchange will be returned to the tendering stockholders in book-entry form promptly after the final proration factor is announced.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are the dealer managers for the exchange offer. Evercore served as an advisor to Danaher for the exchange offer.
Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping its customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world. Its family of world class brands has leadership positions in the demanding and attractive health care, environmental and applied end-markets. With more than 20 operating companies, Danaher’s globally diverse team of approximately 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, and its Shared Purpose, Helping Realize Life’s Potential.
This communication contains certain statements about Danaher and Envista that are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions regarding Danaher’s and Envista’s respective businesses, the economy and other future conditions. In addition, the forward-looking statements contained in this communication may include statements about the expected effects on Danaher and Envista of the exchange offer, the anticipated timing and benefits of the exchange offer, Danaher’s and Envista’s anticipated financial results, and all other statements in this communication that are not historical facts.
Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, by their nature, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and are detailed more fully in Danaher’s and Envista’s respective periodic reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), the registration statement on Form S-4 and Form S-1 filed by Envista (the “Registration Statement”), including a prospectus (the “Prospectus”) forming a part thereof, the tender offer statement on Schedule TO filed by Danaher (the “Schedule TO”) and other exchange offer documents filed by Envista or Danaher, as applicable, with the SEC. Such uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date hereof, and neither Danaher nor Envista undertakes any obligation to update publicly such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws. Investors should not put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor a recommendation as to whether investors should participate in the exchange offer. Investors and security holders are urged to read the Prospectus and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC, when they become available and before making any investment decision, because they contain important information about Danaher, Envista and the exchange offer. None of Danaher, Envista, or any of their respective directors or officers or any of the dealer managers makes any recommendation as to whether investors should participate in the exchange offer.
Envista has filed with the SEC the Registration Statement, including the Prospectus forming a part thereof, and Danaher has filed with the SEC the Schedule TO, which contain important information about the exchange offer. Holders of Danaher common stock may obtain copies of the Prospectus, the Registration Statement, the Schedule TO, other related documents, and any other information that Danaher and Envista file electronically with the SEC free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Holders of Danaher common stock will also be able to obtain a copy of the Prospectus by clicking on the appropriate link on http://investors.danaher.com/envista-exchange-offer.
Danaher has retained Okapi Partners LLC as the information agent for the exchange offer. If you have any questions about the terms of the exchange offer or how to participate, you may contact the information agent at 877-566-1922 (toll-free for stockholders, banks and brokers) or +1-212-297-0720 (all others outside the U.S.).
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