takeover merger
Diane Picard


LONDON, UKAug. 5, 2022 /CNW/ – Atlas (“Atlas” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ATCO) announced today that its board of directors (the “Board”) has received a non-binding proposal letter, dated August 4, 2022, from Poseidon Acquisition Corp. (“Poseidon”), an entity formed by certain affiliates of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (“Fairfax”), certain affiliates of the Washington Family (“Washington”), David Sokol, Chairman of the Board of Atlas, and Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd., and certain of their respective affiliates (the “Consortium”), to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Atlas, other than common shares owned by Fairfax, Washington, Mr. Sokol and certain executive officers of the Company, for $14.45 cash per common share.

Fairfax, Washington and Mr. Sokol, together with certain of their respective affiliates, collectively own more than 50% of the Company’s outstanding common shares.

The proposal letter states that a transaction would be subject to two non-waivable conditions:  approval and recommendation by a special committee of independent directors of the Board and approval by the holders of a majority of the outstanding common shares of the Company not owned by the Consortium. The proposal letter indicated the proposal may be modified or withdrawn at any time.

The Board intends to establish a special committee consisting of independent directors of the Board to consider the proposal.

Atlas cautions its shareholders and others considering trading in Atlas securities that Atlas has only recently received the proposal letter and has not had an opportunity to carefully review and evaluate the proposal or make any decision with respect to Atlas response to the proposal. The proposal constitutes only an indication of interest by Poseidon and does not constitute a binding commitment with respect to the proposed transaction or any other transaction. No agreement, arrangement or understanding between Atlas and Poseidon relating to any proposed transaction will be created unless definitive documentation is executed and delivered by the appropriate parties.

Atlas does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to this or any other transaction, or to provide any additional disclosures to reflect subsequent events, new information or future circumstances, except as required under applicable law.

About Atlas

Atlas is a leading global asset management company, differentiated by its position as a best-in-class owner and operator with a focus on disciplined capital deployment to create sustainable shareholder value. We target long-term, risk-adjusted returns across high-quality infrastructure assets in the maritime sector, energy sector and other infrastructure verticals. For more information, visit atlascorporation.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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