MILWAUKEE (dpa-AFX) - Joy Global (JOY) announced that Joy Global stockholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the company's pending acquisition by Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd.
As previously announced on July 21, 2016, Joy Global and Komatsu entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Komatsu will acquire Joy Global in a transaction valued at approximately $3.7 billion, including Joy Global's outstanding indebtedness. Joy Global stockholders will receive $28.30 per share in cash for each outstanding share of common stock held at the time of the closing of the transaction.
The completion of the transaction remains subject to certain other closing conditions, including obtaining necessary regulatory clearances under competition laws in relevant countries. The parties have received the necessary clearances in both the United States and Canada.
The transaction is on track to close by mid-2017, and may occur in early-2017 depending on the progress of the remaining regulatory clearance procedures.
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