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Pep Boys Board Determines Latest Proposal From Icahn Enterprises is Superior to Bridgestone Deal


The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY) today announced that, on December 28, 2015, its Board of Directors, after consultation with its independent legal and financial advisors, determined that a proposal, received in the afternoon of December 28, 2015, from Icahn Enterprises L.P. to acquire Pep Boys for $18.50 per share in cash, constitutes a "Superior Proposal" as defined in the Company's agreement and plan of merger with Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC.

As part of its proposal, Icahn Enterprises delivered to the Company a merger agreement signed by Icahn Enterprises that is not subject to due diligence or financing conditions. 

As previously announced, on December 23, 2015, the Company was informed that the Federal Trade Commission had granted early termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act with respect to a potential transaction with Icahn Enterprises.

Also on December 28, 2015, the Company delivered notice to Bridgestone of the Pep Boys Board's determination and intention to effect a change of recommendation and to terminate the Bridgestone agreement.  Such notice commenced a three business day period that will expire at 5:00pm New York City time

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