Appliance makers Whirlpool Corporation and Maytag Corporation announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has declared effective Whirlpool's registration statement on Form S-4 covering the share portion of the consideration to be issued to Maytag's stockholders upon completion of the proposed merger.
Maytag said it will commence mailing to its stockholders the definitive proxy statement/prospectus contained in the registration statement for use at its special stockholder meeting.
Maytag is also moving its special stockholder meeting from Dec. 16, 2005, to Dec. 22, 2005, in order to allow for sufficient notification to stockholders following the SEC clearance process. Maytag stockholders of record as of Nov. 2, 2005, will be eligible to vote on the transaction.
The stockholder meeting is now set to begin at 10:30 a.m. in Newton, Iowa, U.S. If the merger is completed, Maytag stockholders will be entitled to receive for each share of Maytag common stock, approximately $21 in value, comprised of $10.50 in cash and between 0.1144 and 0.1398 of a share of Whirlpool common stock, depending on the volume weighted average trading prices of Whirlpool common stock during a 20-day trading period ending shortly prior to completion of the merger.
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