Triton Container International Limited and TAL International Group, Inc. Complete Combination to Form Triton International Limited
Triton Container International Limited (“Triton”) and TAL International Group, Inc. (NYSE: TAL) (“TAL”) announced today that they have completed their combination to form Triton International Limited (NYSE: TRTN) (“TIL”). TIL is the world’s largest, most capable and most efficient lessor of intermodal freight containers. With a combined container fleet of nearly five million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), revenue earning assets of $8.7 billion and an estimated global market share of 25%, TIL serves virtually every major shipping line in the world. The newly formed company expects to achieve $40 million in annual cost synergies.
Following the approval of the transaction earlier today at a special meeting of TAL stockholders and the closing of the transaction, shares of TAL common stock will cease trading on the New York Stock Exchange prior to the opening of the market tomorrow. Triton International Limited will begin trading tomorrow, July 13, 2016, on the New York Stock Exchange.
In accordance with the terms of the transaction agreement, Triton shareholders own approximately 55% of the equity of the combined company and TAL stockholders own approximately 45%. TAL stockholders became entitled to receive one common share of TIL for each share of TAL stock owned upon the closing of the merger.
Brian Sondey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TIL, stated, “We are pleased to close this transformational transaction and look forward to capitalizing on the significant operating and financial benefits of the combination to provide an unmatched level of service to our customers and create long-term value for our shareholders.”
About Triton International Limited
Triton International Limited (“TIL”) (NYSE: TRTN) was created by the merger of Triton Container International Limited and TAL International Group, Inc. TIL is the world’s largest lessor of intermodal freight containers and chassis. With a container fleet of nearly five million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), TIL’s global operations include acquisition, leasing, re-leasing and subsequent sale of multiple types of intermodal containers and chassis.
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Triton International Limited
John Burns, 914-697-2900
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