This excerpt taken from the RGS 8-K filed Apr 11, 2006.
REGIS ANNOUNCES TERMINATION OF MERGER AGREEMENT WITH ALBERTO-CULVER COMPANY
MINNEAPOLIS, April 5, 2006Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS), the global leader in the $150 billion hair care industry, today announced that it has terminated the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of January 10, 2006 (the Merger Agreement), among Alberto-Culver Company (Alberto-Culver), Sally Holdings, Inc., Regis Corporation (Regis), Roger Merger Inc. and Roger Merger Subco LLC, following Alberto-Culvers announcement that the Alberto-Culver board of directors had withdrawn its recommendation to the stockholders of Alberto-Culver that they approve the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement. Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, Alberto-Culver is required to pay Regis a termination fee in connection with the termination of the Merger Agreement.
Regis Corporation will report third quarter 2006 revenue results on April 12, 2006 and third quarter 2006 earnings results on April 26, 2006. A conference call discussing third quarter results will follow at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. Interested parties are invited to listen by logging on to www.regiscorp.com.
Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS) is the beauty industrys global leader in salons, hair restoration centers and education. As of December 31, 2005, the Company owned or franchised 11,211 worldwide locations, which included 11,086 beauty salons, 90 hair restoration centers and 35 beauty schools operating under concepts such as Supercuts, Jean Louis David, Vidal Sassoon, Regis Salons, MasterCuts, Trade Secret, SmartStyle, Cost Cutters and Hair Club for Men and Women. These and other concepts are located in the US and in ten other countries throughout North America and Europe. For additional information about the Company, please visit the Investor Information section of the corporate website at www.regiscorp.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forwardlooking statements in this document reflect managements best judgment at the time they are made, but all such statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the statements herein. Such forward-looking statements are often identified herein by use of words including, but not limited to, may, believe, project, forecast, expect, estimate, anticipate and plan. In addition, the following factors could affect the Companys actual results and cause such results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These factors include competition within the personal hair care industry, which remains strong, both domestically and internationally, and price sensitivity; changes in economic condition; changes in consumer tastes and fashion trends; labor and benefit costs; legal claims; risk inherent to international development (including currency fluctuations); the continued ability of the Company and its franchisees to obtain
suitable locations for new salon development; governmental initiatives such as minimum wage rates, taxes and possible franchise legislation; the ability of the Company to successfully identify and acquire salons and beauty schools that support its growth objectives; the ability of the company to maintain satisfactory relationships with suppliers; or other factors not listed above. The ability of the Company to meet its expected revenue growth is dependent on salon and beauty school acquisitions, new salon construction and same-store sales increases, all of which are affected by many of the aforementioned risks. Additional information concerning potential factors that could affect future financial results is set forth in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2005 and included in Form S-3 Registration Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 8, 2005. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. However, your attention is directed to any further disclosures made in our subsequent annual and periodic reports filed or furnished with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and Proxy Statements on Schedule 14A.
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