CORK, Ireland, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco International plc (NYSE: TYC) today announced that it expects to close its merger with Johnson Controls, Inc. on September 2, 2016. The company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared an accelerated dividend of $0.23 per ordinary share, payable on August 26, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of NYSE trading on August 5, 2016.
The accelerated dividend is in addition to the regular third quarter dividend scheduled to be paid on August 17, 2016 to shareholders of record on July 22, 2016. This accelerated dividend pulls forward the quarterly dividend that Tyco would have declared in its fiscal fourth quarter, and is intended to align dividend payments made to shareholders of Tyco and Johnson Controls prior to the closing of the merger. Closing of the merger is contingent upon, among other things, the approval of proposals related to the merger by shareholders of each company. The special meetings for shareholders of Tyco and Johnson Controls are scheduled for August 17, 2016.
Tyco (NYSE: TYC) is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. Tyco has approximately 57,000 employees in more than 900 locations across 50 countries serving various end markets, including commercial, institutional, governmental, retail, industrial, energy, residential and small business. For more information, visit www.tyco.com.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WHERE TO FIND IT
In connection with the proposed transaction between Johnson Controls, Inc. ("JCI") and Tyco International plc ("Tyco"), Tyco has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a registration statement on Form S-4 (the "Registration Statement") that includes a joint proxy statement of JCI and Tyco that also constitutes a prospectus of Tyco (the "Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus"). The Registration Statement was declared effective by the SEC on July 6, 2016, and the definitive Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus was first mailed to shareholders of JCI and Tyco on or about July 6, 2016. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF JCI AND TYCO ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT JCI, TYCO, THE TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by JCI and Tyco through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by JCI by contacting JCI Shareholder Services at [email protected] or by calling (800) 524-6220 and may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Tyco by contacting Tyco Investor Relations at [email protected] or by calling (609) 720-4333.
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Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, such as statements about the consummation of the proposed transaction. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements, including, in addition to factors previously disclosed in Tyco's reports filed with the SEC, which are available at www.sec.gov and www.Tyco.com under the "Investor Relations" tab, and those identified elsewhere in this communication, risks relating to the completion of the proposed transaction on anticipated terms and timing, including obtaining shareholder and regulatory approvals, anticipated tax treatment, unforeseen liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenues, expenses, earnings, synergies, economic performance, indebtedness, financial condition, losses, future prospects, business and management strategies for the management, expansion and growth of the new combined company's operations, the ability of Tyco and JCI to integrate their businesses successfully and to achieve anticipated synergies, changes in tax laws or interpretations, access to available financing, potential litigation relating to the proposed transaction, and the risk that disruptions from the proposed transaction will harm Tyco's business.
Annualized, pro forma, projected and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results.
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