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Monday 09 September, 2013

Titanium Asset Man

Company announces agreement to be acquired

RNS Number : 5611N
Titanium Asset Management Corp
09 September 2013

Titanium Asset Management Corp.


Company announces agreement to be acquired by TAMCO Holdings, LLC


Milwaukee, WI - September 9, 2013 - Titanium Asset Management Corp. (AIM - TAM) (the "Company") and TAMCO Holdings, LLC ("Parent") announces that the Company, Parent and TAMCO Acquisition, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent ("Purchaser"), have entered into a merger agreement (the "Merger Agreement") pursuant to which Purchaser will commence a tender offer (the "Offer") for all the outstanding shares of common stock of the Company at a price of $1.08 per share, net to the seller in cash without interest. The Offer is expected to commence within the next 5 business days.  

Following completion of the Offer and the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions, the Company will merge (the "Merger") with and into Purchaser, and all outstanding shares of the Company's common stock, other than shares held by Parent or Purchaser and shares held by the Company's stockholders who are entitled to and have properly exercised appraisal rights under Delaware law, will be automatically cancelled and converted into the right to receive $1.08 per share in cash.  In certain cases, the parties have agreed to proceed with a one-step merger transaction if the Offer is not completed.

After due consideration, a special committee comprised solely of independent and disinterested directors of the Company, and the board of directors of the Company in accordance with the recommendation of the special committee, approved the Merger Agreement, the Offer, the Merger, and the other transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement and determined that the terms of the Merger Agreement, the Offer, the Merger and the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement are advisable, fair to and in the best interests of the unaffiliated stockholders of the Company.  After consultation with the Company's nominated adviser, the directors of the Company (other than any director who is involved in the transaction as a related party) consider the terms of the transaction contemplated by the Merger Agreement to be fair and reasonable in so far as its shareholders are concerned.

Parent is an entity principally owned and controlled by the senior management of the Company, including Robert Brooks, Brian Gevry, Michael Bee, Timothy Hyland, Bartlett McCartin and Norman Sidler, who are directors of the Company.  Parent currently owns 53.6% of the outstanding shares of the Company's common stock.

For further information please contact:


Titanium Asset Management Corp.

Robert Brooks, Chairman                                                      +1 312-335-8300


Titanium Asset Management Corp.

Brian Gevry, Chief Executive Officer                                     +1 216-771-3450


Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

David Foreman, Rishi Zaveri                                                 +44 20 7894 7000


Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements relating to the potential acquisition of Titanium Asset Management Corp. by TAMCO Holdings, LLC and its affiliate.  The Company intends that these forward-looking statements be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and includes this statement for purposes of complying with these safe harbor provisions.  You should not rely on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company's control and which could materially affect actual results.  The actual results of the transaction could vary materially as a result of a number of factors, including: uncertainties as to how many of the Company's stockholders will tender their shares in the Offer; the possibility that competing offers will be made; and the possibility that various closing conditions for the transaction may not be satisfied or waived.  Other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, those set forth in the reports that we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our annual report on Form 10-K and Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 and our quarterly and current reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K.  The forward-looking statements contained herein reflect the Company's expectations as of the date of this press release.  Except as otherwise required by the federal securities laws, the Company disclaims any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein (or elsewhere) to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.



The Offer referred to in this announcement has not yet commenced.  This press release is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell securities of Titanium Asset Management Corp.  In connection with the Offer, Parent and Purchaser will mail to the Company's stockholders an Offer to Purchase and related materials, and the Company will mail to its stockholders a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement.  Parent and Purchaser will file with the SEC a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO, including an Offer to Purchase and Letter of Transmittal, and the Company will file with the SEC its Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9.  The Offer will be made solely pursuant to the Offer to Purchase, Letter of Transmittal and related materials.  Company stockholders are urged to read these materials carefully when they become available, since they will contain important information, including the terms and conditions of the Offer.  Company stockholders may obtain a free copy of these materials (when they become available) and other documents relating to the Offer and the Merger filed by Parent and Purchaser or the Company with the SEC at the website maintained by the SEC at or on the Company's website at  These materials may also be obtained (when they become available) for free by contacting Morrow & Co., LLC, the Information Agent for the Offer, at (800) 607-0088 (toll free) or as set forth above in this press release.


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