Thor reduces Hymer purchase price by $195 million

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ELKHART — Thor Industries announced today after the market closed that its pending acquisition of the Erwin Hymer Group (EHG) is anticipated to be finalized Feb. 1.

Thor also announced changes to the financial terms of the stock purchase agreement with EHG resulting from the exclusion of its North American operations from the transaction.

Thor and the sellers continue to work to finalize discussions to exclude EHG’s North American operations from Thor’s purchase of EHG, including appropriate revisions to the terms of the stock purchase agreement, the release noted.

The modifications are expected to include a purchase price reduction of €170 million (euros), which is the equivalent of $195.25 million. The original purchase price as listed as €2.1 billion ($2.41 billion).

The size of Thor’s previously syndicated term loan facility will be reduced by an equal amount. Additionally, it is expected that there will be a reduction of €180 million ($206.75 million) in obligations of EHG that Thor would have otherwise assumed under the terms of the original stock purchase agreement.

The equity consideration component of the purchase price is not anticipated to change. After the closing, EHG would continue to be obligated on its existing contractual obligations related to the North American businesses, but otherwise will not assume any obligations or liabilities of those businesses under the terms of the stock purchase agreement.

The negotiated adjustments to the stock purchase agreement are expected to be made within the terms of the company’s committed acquisition debt financing agreements.

Thor stock closed at $65.26, up 1.38 percent from Tuesday.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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