Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Jos A Bank open to discussing new Men's Wearhouse offer
Jos A Bank open to discussing new Men's Wearhouse offer
28
Feb '14
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc said in a letter to Douglas S. Ewert, the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Men's Wearhouse, Inc., that, "In our Board's continuing effort to evaluate which alternative transaction would create the greatest value for Jos. A. Bank shareholders, and on the basis of your unsolicited revised proposal indicating a willingness to pay a higher price subject to certain conditions, our Board has authorized our meeting with you to establish a process that will enable you to advise our Board as to the highest price you are prepared to pay in an acquisition of Jos. A. Bank."
 
The letter also states that its Board of Directors, after careful consideration and discussions with its financial and legal advisors, has unanimously rejected The Men's Wearhouse Inc.'s $63.50 per share unsolicited offer as inadequate, after giving effect to the Eddie Bauer acquisition and related issuer tender offer, and not in the best interests of Jos. A. Bank stockholders. The Board recommends that the Company's stockholders reject the Offer and not tender their shares into the Offer.
 
The reasons for the Board's recommendations regarding the amended tender offer price and authorization of a meeting with Men's Wearhouse are set forth in a Schedule 14D-9 amendment being filed by the Company today with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is also being disseminated to stockholders.
 
The Jos. A. Bank Board continues to believe that significant value will be created for shareholders in its proposed acquisition of Eddie Bauer and the related issuer tender offer.
 
Also, Jos. A. Bank announced that the Federal Trade Commission today granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart−Scott−Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with respect to the pending transaction between Jos. A. Bank and Golden Gate Capital, under which Jos. A. Bank will acquire Everest Holdings LLC, parent company of the Eddie Bauer brand.
 
It further stated that the financing for the Jos. A. Bank acquisition of Everest is proceeding on track, and that the Company expects to market and place the high yield bonds promptly. The bridge loan committed to by Goldman Sachs remains fully committed and, subject to its terms and conditions, will be available to Jos. A. Bank to finance the Everest transaction.
 
As a separate matter, Jos. A. Bank continues to provide additional information regarding its operations and detailed information on competitive dynamics in the markets in which it competes with Men's Wearhouse to the FTC in response to the previously disclosed second request Jos. A. Bank received from the FTC on February 12, 2014 relating to the tender offer by Men's Wearhouse for Jos. A. Bank.
 

JoS. A. Bank Clothiers


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 4th May 2016

Ahead of FTA talks with China, Lanka worried about TPP

Even as Sri Lanka prepares for the third round of talks for a Free...

Textiles | On 4th May 2016

IMF predicts Asian growth to remain strong

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects growth in Asia and the...

Courtesy: GMAC Cambodia

Apparel/Garments | On 4th May 2016

Cambodia’s garment exports rise 13% in Q1

Garment and footwear exports from the Southeast Asian nation of...

Interviews View All

Paolo Briatore
INVISTA India Sales & Services Ltd.

How do you find the market for intimate wear in India as compared to the...

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

What benefits can MSMEs have from GOTS certification? What is the...

Geetanjali Kapoor
GMS Exports

How do you see the market for readymade garments in India? What will be...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

<i><b>Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand...

Susan Stansbury
Converting Influence LLC

Susan Stansbury is the director of Converting Influence LLC. Converting...

Dr. Rene Wollert
Freudenberg Nonwovens

<i><b>Dr. Rene Wollert</b> discusses the current scenario of the global...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
April 2016

F2F Magazine

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


<%@ language="VBScript" %>
feedback
We would love to hear from you about your experience using the new interface. A quick review of yours would help us give you a better experience.
Advanced Search