FIAT INDUSTRIAL AND CNH ANNOUNCE THAT THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM F-4 HAS BEEN DECLARED EFFECTIVE
Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (MI: FI) and CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH) announced today that the registration statement on Form F-4 (the "Registration Statement") of FI CBM Holdings N.V. (to...For more information contact:
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Turin - Burr Ridge --- (June 21, 2013) --- Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (MI: FI) and CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH) announced today that the registration statement on Form F-4 (the "Registration Statement") of FI CBM Holdings N.V. (to be renamed "CNH Industrial N.V."), has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. CNH Industrial N.V. will be the new parent holding company of the group following the mergers among Fiat Industrial S.p.A. ("Fiat Industrial") and CNH Global N.V. ("CNH") into CNH Industrial N.V. The registration statement relates to the shares that will be issued to shareholders of Fiat Industrial and CNH in connection with the proposed mergers.
The prospectus, dated June 6, 2013, included in the Registration Statement and other shareholder materials related to the mergers are available at Fiat Industrial’s website at www.fiatindustrial.com/InvestorRelations/ShareholderInfo and at CNH’s website at www.cnh.com/investors.
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Fiat Industrial S.p.A. is a global leader in the capital goods sector that, through its various businesses, designs, produces and sells agricultural and construction equipment (CNH Global N.V.), trucks, commercial vehicles, buses and special vehicles (Iveco S.p.A.), in addition to engines and transmissions for those vehicles and for marine applications (FPT Industrial S.p.A.). Present in all major markets worldwide, Fiat Industrial is focused on expanding its presence in high growth markets, including through new joint ventures. Further information on Fiat Industrial Group and its businesses is available on the corporate website www.fiatindustrial.com.
CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by approximately 11,500 dealers in approximately 170 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organizations. CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI). Further information on CNH and its Case and New Holland products can be found on the corporate website www.cnh.com.
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This document does not constitute an offer to exchange or sell or an offer to exchange or buy any securities.
An offer of securities in the United States pursuant to a business combination transaction was made through a prospectus which is part of a registration statement which was declared effective by the US Securities and Exchange Commission on June 21, 2013. CNH Global N.V. (“CNH”) and Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (“FI”) shareholders who are US persons or are located in the United States are advised to read the registration statement because it contains important information relating to the proposed transaction. You may inspect and copy the registration statement relating to the proposed transaction and documents incorporated by reference at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, N.E., Room 1580, Washington, D.C. 20549. CNH’s and FI CBM Holdings N.V.’s SEC filings are also available to the public at the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, FI CBM Holdings N.V. has made the prospectus available for free to shareholders of CNH and FI in the United States.
This communication contains forward-looking statements relating to CNH, Fiat Industrial and the proposed business combination between them. All statements included in this communication concerning activities, events or developments that we expect, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, but not limited to, the following: uncertainties as to whether the proposed business combination will be consummated, uncertainties as to the timing of the proposed business combination, uncertainties as to how many shareholders will participate in the proposed business combination, the risk that the announcement of the proposed business combination may make it more difficult for CNH or Fiat Industrial to establish or maintain relationships with its employees, suppliers and other business partners, the risk that the businesses of CNH or Fiat Industrial will be adversely impacted during the pendency of the proposed business combination; the risk that the operations of CNH and Fiat Industrial will not be integrated successfully, and other economic, business and competitive factors affecting the businesses of CNH and Fiat Industrial generally, including those set forth in CNH’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012, filed by CNH with the SEC on March 1, 2013 and in the annual report of Fiat Industrial for the year ended December 31, 2012. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this communication and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events and developments or otherwise, except as required by law.