Today, sanofi-aventis will file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO, containing the Offer to Purchase, form of Letter of Transmittal and related tender offer documents, setting forth in detail the terms and conditions of the tender offer. Chattem will file with the SEC a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 setting forth in detail, among other things, the recommendation of Chattem's Board of Directors that Chattem shareholders accept the tender offer and tender their shares to sanofi-aventis pursuant to the tender offer. As previously disclosed, Chattem's Board of Directors has unanimously approved the transaction.
The Depositary and Paying Agent for the tender offer is Computershare Trust Company, N.A., c/o Voluntary Corporate Actions, P.O. Box 43011, Providence, RI 02940-3011. The Dealer Manager for the tender offer is Goldman, Sachs & Co., 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004. The Information Agent for the tender offer is MacKenzie Partners, Inc., 105 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016. The tender offer materials may be obtained at no charge by directing a request by mail to MacKenzie Partners, Inc. or by calling toll-free at (800) 322-2885.
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