LONDON, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced today that it has reduced the minimum tender condition and extended its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Genelabs Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNLB), for $1.30 in cash per share without interest and less any required withholding taxes.
The minimum tender condition was reduced to the number of Genelabs' shares that when added to the maximum number of Genelabs' shares issuable in the "top-up" option equals one share more than 90 percent of the outstanding Genelabs shares on a fully diluted basis. Based on information provided by Genelabs, GSK estimates the minimum tender condition to be 74.8 percent of the outstanding Genelabs shares on a fully diluted basis.
Genelabs granted Gemstone Acquisition Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GSK, the "top-up" option pursuant to the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated October 29, 2008. Following the payment for shares tendered in the offer and, if necessary, the exercise of the "top-up" option, and subject to customary closing conditions, GSK expects promptly to cause the completion of a short-form merger of Gemstone with and into Genelabs. In light of the reduction of the minimum tender condition, Gemstone has extended the tender offer until 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Tuesday, January 6, 2009, unless the tender offer is further extended. The tender offer was scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Monday, December 29, 2008.
The depositary for the tender offer has advised GSK that as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Monday, December 29, 2008, a
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