(New York, New York, February 6, 2017) – Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ: IEP) (“Icahn Enterprises”) announced today that it has set the pricing terms for its previously announced rights offering. Pursuant to the rights offering, Icahn Enterprises will distribute transferable subscription rights pro rata to the holders of record of its depositary units as of the close of business on February 6, 2017, the record date. Icahn Enterprises’ depositary unitholders will receive 0.07718 rights for each depositary unit held as of the record date. Each whole right will entitle the holder to acquire one newly issued depositary unit of Icahn Enterprises at a subscription price of $53.71. In addition, holders of rights will be entitled to subscribe for additional depositary units that remain unsubscribed as a result of any unexercised subscription rights. Icahn Enterprises intends to distribute the rights to the record date unitholders on February 9, 2017.
Icahn Enterprises’ depositary units are currently traded on The NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NASDAQ”) under the symbol “IEP.” Icahn Enterprises expects that the depositary units issued in the rights offering will also be listed on NASDAQ under the same symbol. The rights are transferable and have been approved for listing on NASDAQ under the symbol “IEPRR.” The rights are expected to trade from February 9, 2017 until the close of NASDAQ on February 22, 2017, the expiration date of the rights offering, unless Icahn Enterprises extends the offering period.
No fractional depositary units will be issued in the rights offering. The number of depositary units to be issued upon exercise by a unitholder of its rights will be rounded to the nearest whole depositary unit to eliminate fractional depositary units.
Icahn Enterprises has filed a registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission that registers the rights and the new depositary units. The registration statement was declared effective on October 7, 2016.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ: IEP), a master limited partnership, is a diversified holding company engaged in ten primary business segments: Investment, Automotive, Energy, Metals, Railcar, Gaming, Mining, Food Packaging, Real Estate and Home Fashion.
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Chief Financial Officer