PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PPR S.A. (FR 0000121485, PRTP.PA, PPFP) announced today that it has completed the tender offer made by its wholly owned subsidiary to purchase all outstanding common shares of Volcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLCM) for $24.50 per share in cash. The offer expired at 5:30 p.m., New York City time, on Thursday, June 16, 2011.
Based on preliminary information from Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the depositary for the offer, as of the expiration of the initial offering period of the tender offer, approximately 14,686,156 shares were validly tendered and not withdrawn in the tender offer, representing approximately 72.3% of Volcom’s issued and outstanding shares, giving PPR control of Volcom.
In addition, the depositary has received commitments to tender approximately 4,714,540 shares in accordance with guaranteed delivery procedures, which, when combined with the shares tendered and not withdrawn from the tender offer, represent approximately 91.6% of Volcom’s issued and outstanding shares. All validly tendered shares have been accepted for payment, which will be made in accordance with the terms of the tender offer.
PPR today also announced that it, through its wholly owned subsidiary, has commenced a subsequent offering period to acquire the remaining shares of Volcom common stock, including those shares tendered pursuant to guaranteed delivery procedures. The subsequent offering period will expire at 5:30 p.m., New York City time, on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, unless extended.
During this subsequent offering period, holders of shares of Volcom common stock who did not previously tender their shares into the tender offer may do so, and PPR will promptly purchase any shares properly tendered for the same consideration (without interest) paid in the initial offering period of the tender offer.
Peter J. Solomon Company is acting as financial advisor, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is acting as legal advisor, to PPR.
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 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 Schedule TO (including the offer to purchase, related letter of transmittal and other tender offer documents) and the Schedule 14D-9 contain important information that should be ready carefully and entirely before making any decision to tender securities into the tender offer.
Volcom stockholders may obtain a free copy of these materials on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. or by contacting the information agent for the tender offer, MacKenzie Partners, Inc., at 105 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016 or by calling (212) 929-5500 (collect) or (800) 322-2285 (toll-free).
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…).
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.