Rayonier Advanced Materials and Tembec Announce Termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period
July 31, 2017 (Press Release) - Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE: RYAM) (“Rayonier Advanced Materials”) and Tembec Inc. (TSX: TMB) (“Tembec”) announced today that they received notification from the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission that the Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification waiting period was terminated as of 3:32 p.m. ET on July 31, 2017 in connection with the previously announced proposed statutory arrangement under Section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Transaction”) involving the acquisition by Rayonier Advanced Materials of all of the outstanding shares of Tembec.
The Transaction has already received clearance from Germany's Federal Cartel Office and applications for clearance from the applicable regulatory authorities in Canada and China, respectively, are pending. Subject to obtaining the approval of the Québec Superior Court, which is anticipated at a hearing scheduled for August 7, 2017, and other necessary approvals, as well as the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions to the Transaction, it is expected that the Transaction will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017.
SOURCE: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.
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