NEW YORK, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) today announced the final results of its "modified Dutch auction" tender offer, which expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on May 24, 2017.
Based on the final count by Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the depositary for the tender offer, CIT accepted for payment 57,291,666 shares of CIT's common stock at a purchase price of $48.00 per share, for a cost of approximately $2,750,000,000, excluding fees and expenses related to the tender offer. The repurchased shares represent approximately 28.3% of CIT's common shares issued and outstanding as of May 23, 2017.
Because the aggregate purchase price for all shares properly tendered at or below the purchase price and not properly withdrawn before the expiration date would have exceeded $2,750,000,000, such shares were accepted for purchase on a pro rata basis, except for "odd lots," which were accepted in full. CIT has been informed by the depositary that the proration factor for the tender offer, after giving effect to the priority for "odd lots," is approximately 88.6%. The depositary will promptly pay for all shares accepted for payment and will return all other shares tendered.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as the Lead Dealer Manager and Barclays Capital Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. acted as the Co-Dealer Managers for the offer. Georgeson LLC acted as the information agent and Computershare Trust Company, N.A. acted as the depositary for the offer. Evercore acted as advisor to CIT's Board of Directors on the transaction. Any questions regarding the tender offer may be directed to J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at (877) 371-5947 (toll-free) or (212) 622-4401 (direct) or to Georgeson LLC at (877) 278-4774.
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Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with $63 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A. (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender), has more than $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets. CIT provides financing, leasing, and advisory services principally to middle-market companies and small businesses across a wide variety of industries. It also offers products and services to consumers through its Internet bank franchise and a network of retail branches in Southern California, operating as OneWest Bank, a division of CIT Bank, N.A. For more information visit cit.com.
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