Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced today the successful completion of the tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Inhibitex, Inc. at a purchase price of $26.00 per share. The tender offer expired at midnight, New York City time, on February 10, 2012. As of the expiration of the offer, 77,532,611 shares of common stock of Inhibitex were validly tendered and not withdrawn in the tender offer. All of such shares have been accepted for payment in accordance with the terms of the tender offer.
As a result of the tender offer, Bristol-Myers now owns, together with its affiliates, approximately 91% of the outstanding shares of Inhibitex, which will allow Bristol-Myers to complete and close the merger and acquisition of Inhibitex today without stockholder approval. Upon completion of the merger, Inhibitex will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bristol-Myers. All outstanding shares of common stock of Inhibitex, other than shares held by Bristol-Myers or Inhibitex in treasury or shares held by Inhibitex’s stockholders who are entitled to and properly exercise appraisal rights under Delaware law, will be canceled and converted into the right to receive cash equal to the $26.00 offer price per share without interest thereon and less any applicable withholding taxes. In addition, upon completion of the merger, the common stock of Inhibitex will cease to be traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market.