Donnelley, Moore Wallace To Merge
“Through this combination, the new RR Donnelley will serve leading global, national, regional and local customers and will provide every printing need a company of any size could require.”
The transaction is subject to approval by RR Donnelley stockholders and Moore Wallace shareholders, and Ontario court approval of a plan of arrangement, which will provide for the compulsory exchange of each outstanding share of Moore Wallace for 0.63 of a RR Donnelley share. In addition, the transaction is subject to anti-trust clearance and Investment Canada approval, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2004. The transaction is intended to qualify as a tax-free reorganization for U.S. federal income tax purposes. It is expected to be taxable to Canadian shareholders of Moore Wallace.
Morgan Stanley provided M&A advice to RR Donnelley. Goldman, Sachs & Co. provided M&A advice to Moore Wallace.