Liberty Reports Record, Distribution Date, Symbol Info for Spin-Off of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings
Liberty Interactive Corporation (“Liberty”) (Nasdaq: LINTA), announced today that, in connection with its upcoming spin-off (the
“Spin-off”) of its subsidiary Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (“TripAdvisor
Holdings”), its Board of Directors has declared a record date of 5:00 p.m.,
New York City time, on August 21, 2014 (such date and time, the “record date”)
and a distribution date of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 27, 2014
for the distribution, by means of a dividend, of shares of TripAdvisor
Holdings common stock to effect the Spin-off. In the Spin-off, Liberty will
distribute (the “Distribution”) one share of TripAdvisor Holdings Series A and
Series B common stock for each share of the corresponding series of Liberty
Ventures common stock held as of the record date. However, because Nasdaq has
established August 28, 2014 as the ex-dividend date of the Distribution, and
as a result of related “due bill” trading procedures, persons acquiring shares
of Liberty Ventures common stock in the market through August 27, 2014 will
still receive shares of TripAdvisor Holdings common stock in the Distribution.
Liberty expects that the TripAdvisor Holdings Series A and Series B common
stock will begin trading in the regular way on the Nasdaq Global Select Market
under the symbols “LTRPA” and “LTRPB” beginning on August 28, 2014. Following
the Spin-off, TripAdvisor Holdings will hold Liberty's 22% economic and 57%
voting interest in TripAdvisor, Inc., its BuySeasons business, corporate level
cash and cash equivalents of $50 million and $400 million in indebtedness. The
completion of the Spin-off remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver, as
applicable, of a number of conditions.
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