Vail Resorts’ Acquisition of Peak Resorts Gets Overwhelming Approval from Shareholders

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Peak resorts are now definitely Epic. Credit: Vail Resorts

Peak Resorts, Inc. announced Friday that the Company’s shareholders, at a special meeting, approved the merger agreement for the acquisition of the Company by Vail Resorts, Inc. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Peak Resorts’ common shareholders will be entitled to receive $11.00 per share in cash at the closing of the acquisition.

The deal, first agreed in July, is set to complete today, Tuesday 24th September. Upon completion of the acquisition, Peak Resorts will become privately held as an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts. Vail Resorts now owns/operates 37 resorts worldwide.

According to the final voting results, approximately 89% of the Company’s outstanding shares, as of the close of business on August 19, 2019, the record date, voted in favor of the merger agreement, assuming the conversion of the shares of Series A preferred stock. No shareholder as of the record date has filed with the Company, before or at the Special Meeting, a written objection to the merger that was approved at the Special Meeting.

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Mount Snow, VT. Credit: Wikipedia

Vail has pledged to put $15 million into the Peak properties over the next two years. Mt Snow is the largest in the group, which includes Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched Mountain in New Hampshire, Hunger Mountain in New York, as well as several resorts in the Midwest.

The consummation of the merger remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain other closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement and discussed in detail in the Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) by the Company on August 20, 2019, as supplemented by the supplemental disclosures filed with the SEC by the Company on August 29, 2019, September 4, 2019 and September 11, 2019.

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