Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (TSE: 4508) ("Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma" or "MTPC") and Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG) announced today the completion of the previously announced acquisition of Medicago Inc. by MTPC.
On September 18, 2013, 9284-9686 Québec Inc.,a subsidiary of MTPC, acquired all of the outstanding common shares of Medicago, other than the common shares currently held by MTPC and Philip Morris Investments B.V. ("PMI") an affiliate of Philip Morris International Inc., pursuant to the terms of an arrangement agreement made as of July 12, 2013. As a result, Medicago has become jointly owned by MTPC (60%) and PMI (40%). Shareholders of Medicago, as of the effective date of the arrangement, will be entitled to receive $1.16 per common share in cash, and holders of warrants and stock options will be entitled to receive a cash payment equal to the difference between $1.16 and the exercise price of any warrant or stock option they hold.
The common shares of Medicago will be delisted from trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, at the end of trading on September 19, 2013.
"We are very pleased with the completion of this transaction and welcome Medicago to our group. We look forward to working with Medicago's management and employees as well as all the stakeholders to develop highly effective and competitive vaccines based on Medicago's proprietary technologies to contribute to the healthier lives of people around the world," said Dr. Michihiro Tsuchiya, President and Chief Executive Officer of MTPC.