This excerpt taken from the DIS 8-K filed Sep 1, 2009.
The Merger Agreement
On August 31, 2009, The Walt Disney Company, a Delaware corporation (Disney), Maverick Acquisition Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney (Merger Sub), Maverick Merger Sub, LLC, a single member Delaware limited liability company and wholly owned subsidiary of Disney (Merger LLC), and Marvel Entertainment, Inc., a Delaware corporation (Marvel), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the Merger Agreement). Pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, Disney has agreed to acquire Marvel through a merger of Merger Sub with and into Marvel (the Merger), with Marvel to be the surviving corporation in the Merger (the Surviving Corporation), which will be followed, immediately after the effective time of the Merger (the Effective Time), by a merger of the Surviving Corporation with and into Merger LLC (the Upstream Merger), with Merger LLC to be the surviving entity in the Upstream Merger. As a result of the Merger, Marvel will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney.
At the Effective Time, by virtue of the Merger and without any action on the part of the holders of any shares of the capital stock of Marvel, each share of Marvel common stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (other than any dissenting shares) will be converted into the right to receive (i) $30 in cash (the Cash Consideration) and (ii) 0.7452 shares of Disney common stock (the Exchange Ratio, and together with the Cash Consideration, the Merger Consideration). However, if the aggregate value of the shares of Disney common stock issued pursuant to the Merger, valued as of the closing date of the Merger (the Total Stock Consideration) is less than 40% of the sum of the Total Stock Consideration plus the aggregate value of the cash paid to Marvel stockholders pursuant to the Merger (such sum, the Total Consideration) then the Exchange Ratio will be increased, and the amount of cash paid per share of Marvel common stock will be correspondingly decreased, such that the Total Stock Consideration equals 40% of the Total Consideration. For every .0001 increase to the Exchange Ratio, the per-share cash consideration will be reduced by the product of .0001 multiplied by the average of $26.84 and the closing date value of one share of Disney common stock. No fractional shares of Disney common stock will be issued in the Merger.
Immediately prior to the Effective Time, unvested options to purchase Marvel common stock will become fully vested. Holders of all unexercised Marvel stock options outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time will be entitled to receive a cash payment in an amount equal to the product of (i) the number of Marvel shares subject to the option and (ii) the excess, if any, of (A) the value of the Merger Consideration over (B) the exercise price per share subject to the option, less any applicable taxes. Each share of Marvel restricted stock outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time will vest in full and, as of the Effective Time, entitle the holder to receive the Merger Consideration, less applicable taxes. Immediately prior to the Effective Time, each Marvel restricted stock unit will expire and the holders will be entitled to receive the Merger Consideration for each share of Marvel common stock subject to the unit, less applicable taxes.
The completion of the Merger is subject to various customary conditions, including, among others (i) obtaining the approval of Marvel stockholders, (ii) obtaining clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and certain non-United States merger control regulations, (iii) subject to certain materiality exceptions, the accuracy of the representations and warranties made by Disney and
Marvel, respectively, and compliance by Disney and Marvel with their respective obligations under the Merger Agreement and (iv) declaration of the effectiveness by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) of the Registration Statement on Form S-4 to be filed by Disney. The Merger and the Upstream Merger, considered together as a single integrated transaction for United States federal income tax purposes along with the other transactions effected pursuant to the Merger Agreement, are intended to qualify as a reorganization within the meaning of Section 368(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
The Merger Agreement contains (a) customary representations and warranties of Marvel and Disney, and (b) covenants of Marvel to conduct its business in the ordinary course and covenants of both Disney and Marvel with respect to, among other things, cooperation on seeking regulatory approvals and access to each others information. Marvel has also agreed not to (i) solicit proposals relating to alternative business combination transactions or (ii) subject to certain exceptions, enter into discussions, or enter into any agreement, concerning, or provide confidential information in connection with, any proposals for alternative business combination transactions.
The Merger Agreement contains certain termination rights for each of Disney and Marvel, including Marvels right to terminate the Merger Agreement under certain circumstances to enter into a Superior Proposal. In addition, the Merger Agreement provides that in connection with the termination of the Merger Agreement under specified circumstances, Marvel may be required to pay Disney a termination fee of $140 million.
The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby is not complete and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the Merger Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1 and the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference.
The Merger Agreement has been included to provide investors and security holders with information regarding its terms. It is not intended to provide any other factual or financial information about Disney, Marvel, or their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Merger Agreement were made only for purposes of that agreement and as of specific dates; were solely for the benefit of the parties to the Merger Agreement; may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the parties, including being qualified by confidential disclosures made for the purposes of allocating contractual risk between the parties to the Merger Agreement instead of establishing these matters as facts; and may be subject to standards of materiality applicable to the contracting parties that differ from those applicable to investors. Investors should not rely on the representations, warranties and covenants or any description thereof as characterizations of the actual state of facts or condition of Disney, Merger Sub, Merger LLC or Marvel or any of their respective subsidiaries or affiliates. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations, warranties and covenants may change after the date of the Merger Agreement, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in public disclosures by Disney and Marvel. The Merger Agreement should not be read alone, but should instead be read in conjunction with the other information regarding the companies and the Merger that will be contained in, or incorporated by reference into, the proxy statement/prospectus that the parties will be filing in connection with the Merger, as well as in the other filings that each of Disney and Marvel make with the SEC.
This excerpt taken from the DIS 8-K filed Feb 10, 2006.
Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, and subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, immediately after the consummation of the Spinco Financing and the Separation, Spinco will merge (the Merger) with and into Merger Sub, with Spinco continuing as the surviving corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Citadel. At the closing of the Merger, each share of Spinco common stock will be automatically converted into the right to receive one fully paid and nonassessable share of common stock of Citadel which, subject to certain adjustments, will result in Disneys stockholders holding approximately 52% of the common stock of Citadel immediately after the Merger and the stockholders of Citadel holding the remaining approximately 48%. All outstanding Disney stock options and restricted stock units (whether vested or unvested) held by Disney employees who will be employees of Citadel following the Merger will be assumed by Citadel if the holder of such option or restricted stock unit so agrees. Each such option or restricted stock unit previously exercisable for shares of Disney common stock will become exercisable for an adjusted number of shares of Citadel at an adjusted exercise price.
Prior to the closing of the Merger and pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Citadel will declare a special dividend payable immediately prior to the closing of the Merger to holders of common stock of Citadel of record at a date to be set prior to the closing of the Merger. The amount of the dividend will be determined based on the market price of Citadels common stock over a measurement period ending prior to closing.
The Merger Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants made by the parties, including, among others, (i) representations with respect to the accuracy of financial statements, the absence of undisclosed liabilities and similar matters and (ii) covenants to conduct their respective businesses in the ordinary course consistent with past practice during the interim period between the execution of the Merger Agreement and consummation of the Merger and covenants not to engage in certain kinds of transactions during such period.
Consummation of the Merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including the absence of certain legal impediments to the consummation of the Merger, the expiration or termination of any required waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, the effectiveness of certain filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the receipt of consent to, or rulings on, the transactions from the Federal Communications Commission and the Internal Revenue Service and the receipt of certain tax opinions. The Merger Agreement contains certain termination rights and provides that, upon the termination of the Merger Agreement under specified circumstances, a party may be required to pay the other party a termination fee in the amount of $81 million. In addition, if the transaction is terminated under certain circumstances, TWDC may be required to pay Citadel up to $15 million as a reimbursement of its expenses.