Diebold Announces Early Termination Of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period In Planned Acquisition Of Wincor Nixdorf; U.S. Antitrust Clearance Achieved

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 18, 2016 /CNW/ -- Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD), today announced that the required waiting period under the U.S. Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 has been terminated early, with respect to the company's definitive agreement to acquire Wincor Nixdorf AG (FWB: WIN).  

With this achievement, significant regulatory requirements have now been satisfied in the home countries of Diebold and Wincor Nixdorf, representing nearly half of the global revenues of the future combined business: Previously, Diebold and Wincor Nixdorf satisfied the regulatory requirements in the United States and Germany to launch the tender offer for all outstanding shares of Wincor Nixdorf.

"Achieving the Hart-Scott-Rodino milestone in the United States is a meaningful step toward completing the business combination with Wincor Nixdorf, and I am encouraged that the process continues to move forward," said Andy W. Mattes, Diebold president and chief executive officer.  "Our pre-integration planning with the Wincor management team is progressing in a very positive direction, which gives us confidence we can hit the ground running and achieve synergies quickly.  There is tremendous opportunity in this business combination that will create significant customer and shareholder value."

For more information about the business combination agreement between Diebold and Wincor Nixdorf, please visit www.diebold.com/dieboldwincor

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS

In connection with the proposed business combination, Diebold has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4 with the SEC, which was declared effective by the SEC on February 5, 2016, that includes a prospectus of Diebold to be used in connection with the offer. In addition, on February 4, 2016, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, "BaFin") approved the publication of the German offer document in connection with the offer. Diebold has published the German offer document on February 5, 2016.

INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROSPECTUS AND THE OFFER DOCUMENT, AS WELL AS OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC OR BAFIN OR PUBLISHED AT DIEBOLD'S WEBSITE AT WWW.DIEBOLD.COM UNDER THE INVESTOR RELATIONS SECTION, REGARDING THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION AND THE OFFER BECAUSE THESE DOCUMENTS CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. You may obtain a free copy of the prospectus, an English translation of the offer document, and other related documents filed by Diebold with the SEC on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The prospectus and other documents relating thereto may also be obtained for free by accessing Diebold's website at www.diebold.com under the Investor Relations section. You may obtain a free copy of the offer document on BaFin's website at www.bafin.de, and, along with an English translation thereof, at Diebold's website at www.diebold.com under the Investor Relations section. Further, you may obtain a copy of the offer document free of charge from Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Taunusanlage 12, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, or by e-mail to dct.tender offers@db.com or by telefax to +49 69 910 38794.

This document is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Wincor Nixdorf or Diebold. Terms and further provisions regarding the public offer are disclosed in the offer document, which was published on February 5, 2016, and in documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC. Investors and holders of Wincor Nixdorf shares, or of such instruments conferring a right to directly or indirectly acquire Wincor Nixdorf shares, are strongly encouraged to read the prospectus, the offer document and all documents in connection with the public offer because these documents contain important information.

No offering of securities will be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and a German offer document in accordance with applicable European regulations, including the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act and the German Securities Prospectus Act (Wertpapierprospektgesetz). Subject to certain exceptions to be approved by the relevant regulators or certain facts to be ascertained, the public offer would not be made directly or indirectly, in or into any jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the laws of such jurisdiction, or by use of the mails or by any means or instrumentality (including without limitation, facsimile transmission, telephone and the internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, or any facility of a national securities exchange, of any such jurisdiction.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ABOUT FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained in this communication regarding matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). These include statements regarding management's intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations or forecasts for the future including, without limitation, the proposed business combination with Wincor Nixdorf and the offer. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations of Diebold and involve risks and uncertainties; consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the statements. Such forward-looking statements may include statements about the business combination and the offer, the likelihood that such transaction is consummated and the effects of any transaction on the businesses and financial conditions of Diebold or Wincor Nixdorf, including synergies, pro forma revenue, targeted operating margin, net debt to EBITDA ratios, accretion to earnings and other financial or operating measures. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industries in which Diebold and Wincor Nixdorf operate may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this document. In addition, risks and uncertainties related to the contemplated business combination between Diebold and Wincor Nixdorf include, but are not limited to, the expected timing and likelihood of the completion of the contemplated business combination, including the timing, receipt and terms and conditions of any required governmental and regulatory approvals of the contemplated business combination that could reduce anticipated benefits or cause the parties not to consummate, or to abandon the transaction, the ability to successfully integrate the businesses, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the business combination agreement or the contemplated offer, the risk that the parties may not be willing or able to satisfy the conditions to the contemplated business combination or the contemplated offer in a timely manner or at all, risks related to disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to the contemplated business combination, the risk that any announcements relating to the contemplated business combination could have adverse effects on the market price of Diebold's common shares, and the risk that the contemplated transaction or the potential announcement of such transaction could have an adverse effect on the ability of Diebold to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with its suppliers, and on its operating results and businesses generally. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the contemplated business combination, are more fully discussed in the prospectus that is attached as Annex 4 to the German offer document and has been filed with the SEC. Additional risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in Diebold's reports filed with the SEC and available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Any forward looking statements speak only as at the date of this document. Except as required by applicable law, neither Diebold nor Wincor Nixdorf undertakes any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Wincor Nixdorf

Wincor Nixdorf is one of the world's leading providers of IT solutions and services to retail banks and the retail industry. The main focus of the group's comprehensive portfolio lies on business process optimization, especially in the branch operations of both sectors. Wincor Nixdorf has established a presence in around 130 countries around the globe, giving it an outstanding profile when it comes to customer proximity. The parent company has subsidiaries in 42 countries. The company also places great importance on building close relationships with sales partners that have an excellent knowledge of the local requirements and conditions on the customer side. Wincor Nixdorf has a total workforce of around 9,000 people. Over half of those are based outside Germany.

About Diebold

Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) provides the technology, software and services that connect people around the world with their money - bridging the physical and digital worlds of cash conveniently, securely and efficiently. Since its founding in 1859, Diebold has evolved to become a leading provider of exceptional self-service innovation, security and services to financial, commercial, retail and other markets. 

Diebold has approximately 15,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.  

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SOURCE Diebold, Incorporated

For further information: Diebold Contacts, Media Relations, Mike Jacobsen, APR, +1 330 490 3796, michael.jacobsen@diebold.com, Felix Morlock, Brunswick Group (Germany), +49 69 2400 5510, fmorlock@brunswickgroup.com, Cindy Leggett-Flynn, Brunswick Group (U.S.), +1 212 333 3810, clf@brunswickgroup.com, Investor Relations, Steve Virostek, +1 330 490 6319, stephen.virostek@diebold.com, http://www.diebold.com


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