SINGAPORE — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the completion of the cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Sybase, Inc., by Sheffield Acquisition Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SAP, which expired at 9:00 p.m., New York City time on Monday, July 26, 2010. American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, the depositary for the tender offer, has indicated that, as of the expiration of the tender offer 80,929,717 shares of common stock of Sybase had been tendered into and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer (including 9,293,901 shares of common stock tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures).
These shares represent approximately 92.1% percent of Sybase’s outstanding shares of common stock, or 91.8% percent on a fully diluted basis (as determined pursuant to the previously announced merger agreement between SAP America, Sheffield Acquisition Corp. and Sybase). All Sybase shares that were validly tendered into the offer and not properly withdrawn have been accepted for payment.
SAP also announced that it intends to effect a short-form merger under Delaware law as promptly as practicable, without the need for a meeting of Sybase stockholders. As a result of the merger, the remaining Sybase stockholders (other than those who properly exercise appraisal rights under Delaware law) will receive the same $65.00 per share price, without interest and subject to any required withholding of taxes, that was paid in the tender offer. After the merger, Sybase will be a wholly owned subsidiary of SAP America, and Sybase shares will cease to be traded on the NYSE.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This press release 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 (including an offer to purchase, letter of transmittal and related tender offer documents), which was filed by SAP, SAP America, Inc. and Sheffield Acquisition Corp. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on May 26, 2010. In addition, on May 26, 2010, Sybase filed a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with the SEC related to the tender offer.
Stockholders of Sybase are strongly advised to read the tender offer statement and the related solicitation/recommendation statement, and all amendment thereto, because they contain important information that stockholders should consider before making any decision regarding tendering their shares. The tender offer statement and certain other offer documents, as well as the solicitation/recommendation statement, will be made available to all stockholders of Sybase at no expense to them. These documents are available at no charge on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The tender offer statement and related materials may be obtained for free by directing a request by mail to the information agent for the tender offer, Mackenzie Partners, Inc., 105 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016 or by calling toll-free (800) 322-2885.