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Tenneco Closes On Federal-Mogul Acquisition

“Today marks an important step for Tenneco as we progress toward the transformation of our company into two strong, leading global businesses with the scale and financial flexibility to drive long-term value creation,” said Brian Kesseler, co-CEO, Tenneco.

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As of yesterday, Oct. 1, Tenneco has completed its acquisition of Federal-Mogul LLC, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket.

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Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket.

“Today marks an important step for Tenneco as we progress toward the transformation of our company into two strong, leading global businesses with the scale and financial flexibility to drive long-term value creation,” said Brian Kesseler, co-CEO, Tenneco.

 

According to Tenneco, the acquisition, which was first announced in the second quarter of 2018, accelerates long-term value creation by creating two product-focused, purpose-built industry leaders in their respective markets with greater scale, and strategic and financial flexibility. The closing of the acquisition precedes the planned separation of the combined businesses into two independent, publicly traded companies through a tax-free spin-off to shareholders that will establish an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company and a Powertrain Technology company. The spin-off is expected to be complete in late 2019.

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Roger Wood, co-CEO added, “This transaction makes possible the ability to create two new product-focused companies with even stronger portfolios positioned to capture unique opportunities in their respective markets. Now that we have completed the acquisition, we look forward to accelerating the successful realignment of the businesses and creation of the new companies.”

Cash consideration of $800 million was financed through a new senior credit facility that will replace Tenneco’s existing senior credit facilities and certain senior facilities of Federal-Mogul LLC. The new senior credit facility consists of a $1.7 billion term loan A, a $1.7 billion term loan B and a $1.5 billion revolving credit facility.

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The company also announced the expansion of its board of directors from 10 to 11 members and the election to the board of directors of Keith Cozza, president and CEO, Icahn Enterprises L.P., effective today, in accordance with the terms of the Federal-Mogul purchase agreement.

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