Icahn Enterprises Completes Acquisition of Pep Boys
NEW YORK, NY– February 4, 2016 – Icahn Enterprises L.P. (“Icahn Enterprises”; NASDAQ: IEP) today announced that it has closed its acquisition of The Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack (“Pep Boys”; NYSE: PBY) in an all-cash transaction for $18.50 per share, or approximately $1.03 billion in aggregate equity value. As a result of the completion of the merger, the common stock of Pep Boys will no longer be listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange or any other exchange.
“We are extremely pleased to add Pep Boys to the Icahn Enterprises family of companies and believe the acquisition presents excellent synergistic opportunities for Auto Plus, our wholly owned automotive aftermarket company,” said Carl C. Icahn, Chairman of Icahn Enterprises. “We believe that with our abundant resources and knowledge of the industry we will be able to grow this business and take advantage of consolidation opportunities, thereby benefiting customers, manufacturing partners and employees, as well as our shareholders.”
About Pep Boys
Since 1921, Pep Boys has been the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket chain. With over 7,500 service bays in over 800 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico, Pep Boys offers name-brand tires; automotive maintenance and repair; parts and expert advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer; commercial auto parts delivery; and fleet maintenance and repair. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1- 800-PEP BOYS (1-800-737-2697) or by visiting www.pepboys.com.
About Icahn Enterprises L.P.
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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