PARIS & COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PPR S.A. (FR 0000121485, PRTP.PA, PPFP) and Volcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLCM) today jointly announced that they have received all necessary antitrust approvals applicable to PPR’s tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Volcom at a price of $24.50 per share in cash.
The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of the remaining customary closing conditions. As previously announced, PPR’s tender offer for Volcom is currently scheduled to expire at 5:30 p.m., New York City time, on Thursday, June 16, 2011, unless further extended.
Volcom is an innovative designer, marketer and distributor of premium quality young mens and womens clothing, accessories and related products. The Volcom brand, symbolized by The Stone, is athlete-driven, creative and forward thinking. Volcom has consistently followed its motto of “youth against establishment,” and the brand is inspired by the energy of youth culture. Volcom and Electric branded products are sold throughout the United States and internationally. Volcom’s news announcements and SEC filings are available through the company’s website at www.volcom.com.
PPR nurtures a group of high-growth global brands distributed in more than 120 countries. Through its Consumer and Luxury brands, PPR generated revenue of €14.6 billion in 2010, and had approximately 60,000 employees at December 31, 2010. The PPR share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, PRTP.PA, PPFP). To explore the PPR brand universe, please visit www.ppr.com: the Luxury group (Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Boucheron, Sergio Rossi, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney), Puma, Fnac and Redcats (La Redoute, The Sportsman’s Guide, The Golf Warehouse …).
Notice to Investors
This announcement is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. The tender offer is being made pursuant to a tender offer statement on Schedule TO filed by PPR with the SEC on May 11, 2011, as amended through the date of this release. Volcom has filed a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the tender offer on May 11, 2011, as amended through the date of this release.
The tender offer statement (including an offer to purchase, a related letter of transmittal and other tender offer documents) and the solicitation/recommendation statement contain important information that should be read carefully and in their entirety before making any decision to tender securities in the tender offer. Volcom stockholders may obtain a free copy of these materials (and all other tender offer documents filed with the SEC) on the SEC’s website: www.sec.gov. The Schedule TO (including the offer to purchase and related materials, and the Schedule 14D-9, including the solicitation/recommendation statement, may also be obtained for free by contacting MacKenzie Partners, Inc., the information agent for the tender offer, at (800) 322-2885.