ATMI: Entry Into A Material Definitive Agreement

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

On December 22, 2013, ATMI, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries (the “Sellers”), and Pall Corporation, a New York Corporation (the “Acquiror”), entered into a Share and Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) pursuant to which, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions, the Sellers will sell and transfer to the Acquiror all assets primarily related to the Sellers’ life sciences business (the “Business”), including all equity interests held by the Sellers in ATMI BVBA, a company organized under the laws of Belgium, in exchange for cash proceeds of approximately $185 million, subject to customary working capital adjustments (the “Transaction”).

The parties’ obligations to consummate the Transaction, which is expected to close during the first quarter of 2014, are conditioned upon, among other things, certain foreign antitrust approvals (if required), the execution and delivery of certain ancillary agreements, the completion of certain pre-closing restructuring transactions, the absence of a “material adverse effect” with respect to the Business, and other conditions customary for a transaction of this type.

The Sellers and the Acquiror each made certain representations, warranties and covenants in the Purchase Agreement, including, among other things, covenants by the Sellers to conduct the Business in the ordinary course during the interim period between the execution of the Purchase Agreement and the consummation of the Transaction.  In addition, the Purchase Agreement also provides for certain customary termination rights for both the Acquiror and the Sellers.

The foregoing summary of the Purchase Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Purchase Agreement, which is attached to this report as Exhibit 2.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

The Purchase Agreement has been attached as an exhibit to this report to provide investors and security holders with information regarding its terms. It is not intended to provide any other factual information about the Sellers or the Acquiror or to modify or supplement any factual disclosures about the Company in its public reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Purchase Agreement includes representations, warranties and covenants of the Sellers and the Acquiror made solely for purposes of the Purchase Agreement and which may be subject to important qualifications and limitations agreed to by the Sellers and the Acquiror in connection with the negotiated terms of the Purchase Agreement. Moreover, some of those representations and warranties may not be accurate or complete as of any specified date, may be subject to a contractual standard of materiality different from those generally applicable to the Company’s SEC filings or may have been used for purposes of allocating risk among the Sellers and the Acquiror rather than establishing matters as facts.

On December 23, 2013 ATMI, Inc. issued a press release in connection with the Transaction. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see this filing in its entirety, click here.

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