International Paper has announced that it has determined to extend the expiration date for now of its tender offer for all outstanding common shares of Temple-Inland Inc. (NYSE: TIN) for $30.60 in cash. Accordingly, the offer and withdrawal rights are now scheduled to expire at 5 p.m., Eastern Time on September 8, 2011, unless further extended. The tender offer was previously scheduled to expire at 5 p.m., Eastern Time on Aug. 9, 2011.
Based on a preliminary count by the depositary for the tender offer, approximately 8.5 million shares of Temple-Inland common stock have been tendered and not withdrawn to date. Except for the extension of the expiration date, all other terms and conditions of the tender offer remain unchanged. If the tender offer is extended further, International Paper will issue a press release announcing the extension at or before 9 a.m., Eastern Time, on the next business day after the date the tender offer was scheduled to expire.
Temple Inland's stockholders may obtain copies of all of the offering documents free of charge at the SEC's website (www.sec.gov) or by directly requesting copies of all of the offering documents free of charge at Innisfree M&A Incorporated, the Information Agent for the offer, at (877) 456-3488 (toll-free). Banks and brokers may call collect at (212) 750-5833.
International Paper's dealer managers for the tender offer are UBS Investment Bank and Evercore Partners. Its legal advisor is Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
SOURCE International Paper