BP Transaction is in TA Shareholders’ Best Interests and Maximizes Shareholder Value
WESTLAKE, Ohio, May 01, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA) today announced that leading independent proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") and Glass Lewis & Co. ("Glass Lewis") have recommended that TA shareholders vote "FOR" the previously announced all-cash acquisition of TA by BP Products North America Inc. ("BP") in advance of TA’s upcoming Special Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for May 10, 2023. As previously announced, under the terms of the pending transaction, BP will acquire all of the outstanding shares of TA common stock for $86.00 per share in cash.
TA shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 23, 2023, are eligible to vote on the pending transaction and are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Subject to shareholder approval, the transaction is expected to close on May 15, 2023.
The $86.00 transaction price represents an 84% premium to TA’s average trading price of $46.68 over the 30 days ended February 15, 2023, the date the BP merger agreement was signed. The total equity value of the transaction is approximately $1.3 billion.
The TA Board of Directors unanimously recommends TA shareholders to vote "FOR" all proposals, including following ISS and Glass Lewis’ recommendations by voting "FOR" the proposal to approve the merger.
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About TravelCenters of America
TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA) is the nation's largest publicly traded full-service travel center network. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, its over 18,000 team members serve guests in 281 locations in 44 states, principally under the TA®, Petro Stopping Centers® and TA Express® brands. Offerings include diesel and gasoline fuel, truck maintenance and repair, full-service and quick-service restaurants, travel stores, car and truck parking and other services dedicated to providing great experiences for its guests. TA is committed to sustainability, with its specialized business unit, eTA, focused on sustainable energy options for professional drivers and motorists. TA operates over 600 full-service and quick-service restaurants and nine proprietary brands, including Iron Skillet® and Country Pride®. For more information, visit www.ta-petro.com.
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