Fortive Sets Final Exchange Ratio in Split-Off Exchange Offer in Connection with Altra Transaction

EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) announced today the final exchange ratio for its split-off exchange offer for Fortive common stock in connection with the previously announced separation of Fortive’s Automation and Specialty platform (excluding Fortive’s Hengstler and Dynapar businesses) (the “A&S Business”) and merger of Stevens Holding Company, Inc., the Fortive subsidiary holding its A&S Business, with a subsidiary of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. (NASDAQ: AIMC) will be 2.2117 shares of Stevens Holding Company, Inc. common stock for each share of Fortive common stock validly tendered and not properly withdrawn and accepted by Fortive pursuant to the terms of the exchange offer. After Fortive’s acceptance of shares in the exchange offer, a subsidiary of Altra will merge with and into Stevens Holding Company, Inc. with Stevens Holding Company, Inc. surviving the merger and each share of Stevens Holding Company, Inc. common stock will automatically convert into the right to receive one share of Altra common stock (the “Merger”). The exchange offer will expire at 8:00 a.m., New York City time, on September 26, 2018, unless terminated or extended, and the closing of the Merger is expected to occur promptly after expiration of the exchange offer.

Based on the final exchange ratio, Fortive expects to accept for exchange 15,824,931 shares of its common stock if the exchange offer is fully subscribed. Because the exchange offer will be subject to proration if the exchange offer is oversubscribed, the number of shares of Fortive common stock that Fortive accepts in the exchange offer may be less than the number of shares validly tendered by shareholders.


Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of Professional Instrumentation and Industrial Technologies businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With 2017 revenues of $6.7 billion, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution. Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 26,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 50 countries around the world. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of Fortive’s operating model is the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit:


Altra, through its subsidiaries, is a leading global designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of electromechanical power transmission and motion-control products. Altra brings together strong brands covering over 42 product lines with production facilities in twelve countries. Altra’s leading brands include Ameridrives Couplings, Bauer Gear Motor, Bibby Turboflex, Boston Gear, Delroyd Worm Gear, Formsprag Clutch, Guardian Couplings, Huco, Industrial Clutch, Inertia Dynamics, Kilian Manufacturing, Lamiflex Couplings, Marland Clutch, Matrix, Nuttall Gear, Stieber Clutch, Stromag, Svendborg Brakes, TB Wood's, Twiflex, Warner Electric, Warner Linear, and Wichita Clutch.


Statements in this release that are not strictly historical, including statements regarding the expected effects of the exchange offer related to the split-off of the A&S Business and the combination of such business with Altra (the “Transaction”), the anticipated timing and terms of the Transaction and any other statements regarding events or developments that Fortive believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future, are “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. There are a number of important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those suggested or indicated by such forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the ability of Fortive and Altra to satisfy the conditions to the Transaction on a timely basis, the parties’ ability to complete the Transaction on the anticipated terms and schedule, including the anticipated tax treatment for the Transaction, the risk that the Transaction will harm Fortive’s business, and the risk of deterioration of or instability in the business performance of the A&S Business or Altra, of their respective served markets or in the general economy. Additional information regarding the factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements is available in Fortive’s SEC filings, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and Fortive assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events and developments or otherwise.


This communication does not constitute an offer to buy, or a solicitation of an offer to sell, any securities of Altra, Fortive’s A&S Business or Fortive. In connection with the Transaction, Stevens Holding Company, Inc. has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 and Form S-1 in connection with its separation from Fortive, and Altra has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, each of which includes a prospectus. Investors and security holders are urged to read the registration statements, the prospectus and any other relevant documents, because they contain important information about Altra, the A&S Business of Fortive and the Transaction. The registration statements, the prospectus and other relevant documents relating to the Transaction can be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website at These documents can also be obtained free of charge from Fortive upon written request to D.F. King & Co. Inc., 38 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, or by calling (800) 515-4479 or upon written request to Altra Industrial Motion Corp., Investor Relations, 300 Granite Street, Suite 201, Braintree, MA 02184 or by calling (781) 917-0541.


On August 28, 2018, Fortive filed with the SEC a tender offer statement on Schedule TO regarding the exchange offer for the split-off of the A&S Business as part of the proposed Transaction. Investors and security holders are urged to read the tender offer statement because it contains important information about the Transaction. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the tender offer statement and other documents filed by Fortive with the SEC on the SEC’s web site at The tender offer statement and other documents may also be obtained free of charge from Fortive by directing a request to D.F. King & Co. Inc., 38 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005 or by calling (800) 515-4479.

Fortive Corporation
Lisa Curran, 425-446-5000
Vice President, Investor Relations
6920 Seaway Boulevard
Everett, WA 98203
D.F. King & Co. Inc.
Telephone: 800-515-4479
38 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

Source: Fortive Corporation