Greenbrier Board Determines Icahn's $20/Share Bid is Inadequate
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) ("Greenbrier" or "the Company") today disclosed that the Company and its advisors have been engaged in discussions with Carl Icahn and his associates regarding an acquisition of Greenbrier by American Railcar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARII) ("American Railcar") or an acquisition of American Railcar by Greenbrier.
While Mr. Icahn's 13D/A disclosed a conditional proposal to acquire Greenbrier for $20 per share in cash, the Company noted that in previous conversations with Greenbrier, Mr. Icahn talked about an acquisition of Greenbrier at a price of between $20 and $22 per share in cash. The Greenbrier Board of Directors believes a price range of $20 - $22 per share is inadequate, grossly undervalues the Company and is not in the best interests of Greenbrier stockholders.
Greenbrier has repeatedly made clear to Mr. Icahn its interest in acquiring American Railcar at a modest premium, taking into account the current full valuation of American Railcar's stock.
The Greenbrier Board believes that a combination of Greenbrier and American Railcar could be beneficial to both companies and their stockholders, and