CF Industries Holdings, Inc.’s Board Of Directors Reaffirms Its Intentions To Pursue Terra Industries Inc.
This letter was sent to the Terra Board of Directors:
March 23, 2009
Board of Directors
Terra Industries Inc.
600 Fourth Street
P.O. Box 6000
Sioux City, IA 51102-6000
Attention: Henry R. Slack, Chairman of the Board
Michael L. Bennett, President and Chief Executive Officer
Dear Members of the Board:
The Board of Directors of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is reaffirming to you CF Industries’ commitment to a strategic business combination between CF Industries and Terra.
To that end, our Board has determined that CF Industries would be prepared to enter into a negotiated merger agreement with Terra, structured as outlined in our letter to you dated March 9, 2009, with an exchange ratio based on $30.50 for each Terra share, the exchange ratio to be not less than 0.4129 of a CF Industries share and not more than 0.4539 of a CF Industries share. The $30.50 per Terra share is a premium of over 85% to Terra’s stock price before we made our original offer on January 15, 2009.
We continue to believe that a business combination between CF Industries and Terra is a compelling combination with a number of strategic benefits. We are confident that Terra’s stockholders agree with us and will show their support for the transaction by voting for our slate of directors at Terra’s 2009 Annual Meeting. We note that the Annual Meeting is required by Terra’s by-laws to be held not later than May 15.
Stephen R. Wilson
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
CF Industries Holdings, Inc.
(Source: Business Wire)