SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
May 11, 2021 (May 10, 2021)
(Date of Report/Date of earliest event reported)
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234 Kingsley Park Drive
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On May 11, 2021, Domtar Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Domtar”), issued a press release announcing that on May 10, 2021, it entered into an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Karta Halten B.V., a private limited company organized under the laws of the Netherlands (“Parent”), Paper Excellence B.V., a private limited company organized under the laws of the Netherlands, Hervey Investments B.V., a private limited company organized under the laws of the Netherlands, and Pearl Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”), pursuant to which, among other things, Merger Sub will be merged with and into Domtar (the “Merger”), with Domtar surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent.
A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein. Additional details regarding the terms of the Merger Agreement will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) at a later date.
In addition, on May 11, 2021, Domtar held an employee conference call to discuss the proposed transaction. The transcript used during such call is attached as Exhibit 99.2 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WHERE TO FIND IT
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed merger between Domtar and Parent. In connection with the proposed merger, Domtar intends to file a proxy statement with the SEC. SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE, BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Security holders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement (when available) and other documents filed by Domtar with the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Free copies of the proxy statement, once available, and Domtar’s other filings with the SEC may also be obtained from Domtar. Free copies of documents filed with the SEC by Domtar will be made available free of charge on Domtar’s investor relations website at https://www.domtar.com/en/who-we-are/investors-governance/investors.
PARTICIPANTS IN THE MERGER SOLICITATION
Domtar and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Domtar’s stockholders in respect of the proposed merger. Information about the directors and executive officers of Domtar is set forth in Domtar’s annual Proxy, which was filed with the SEC on March 25, 2021. Stockholders may obtain additional information regarding the interest of such participants by reading the proxy statement regarding the proposed merger when it becomes available.
Certain statements contained in this press release, the information incorporated herein by reference, and other written and oral statements made from time to time by us or on our behalf are based on current expectations, projections about operations, industry conditions, financial condition, and liquidity, may not relate strictly to historical or current facts and may contain forward-looking statements that reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance including the proposed transaction between Domtar and Parent. As such, they are considered “forward-looking statements” which provide current expectations or forecasts of future events. Such statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “intend”, “aim”, “target”, “plan”, “continue”, “estimate”, “project”, “may”, “will”, “should” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements should be considered with the understanding that such statements involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, and may be affected by inaccurate assumptions. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual results may vary materially. Many risks, contingencies and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Description of Exhibits
|99.1||Press Release, dated as of May 11, 2021|
|99.2||Transcipt used during a conference call with Domtar employees on May 11, 2021|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
/s/ Nancy Klembus
|Title:||Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|
|Date: May 11, 2021|