However, if FNF elects to increase the cash portion of the consideration and FNF’s average common stock price at closing is greater than $26.763, then the exchange ratio will be adjusted to reflect the increased value that would have been received at closing without any change in consideration mix.
The acquisition agreement includes a “go-shop” period effective through July 7, 2013, during which LPS is permitted to actively solicit alternative acquisition proposals from third parties. The acquisition agreement contains a break-up fee equal to approximately 1.25 percent of the total equity value of $2.9 billion payable to FNF if LPS terminates the acquisition agreement based on receiving a superior proposal during the “go-shop” period.
The acquisition agreement also contains a break-up fee equal to approximately 2.5 percent of the total equity value if LPS fails to hold a shareholders meeting or terminates the agreement after the expiration of the “go-shop” period because it received a superior proposal after the expiration of the “go-shop” period.
In addition, the acquisition agreement includes a break-up fee equal to approximately 2.5 percent of the total equity value if (i) a competing offer for LPS is made public by a third party, (ii) the acquisition agreement is terminated either as a result of the LPS shareholders voting against the transaction or the date of March 31, 2014 being reached and the LPS shareholders meeting not having been held or if LPS breaches its obligations which results in the failure of a closing condition and (iii) within twelve months after termination, LPS enters into or consummates any alternative transaction.