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As filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on June 18, 2013

Registration No. [  ]

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-4

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

ACTAVIS LIMITED

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Ireland   2834    ]

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Primary Standard Industrial

Classification Code Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

 

 

70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay

Dublin 2, Ireland

(862) 261-7000

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

 

Paul M. Bisaro

President and Chief Executive Officer

Actavis, Inc.

Morris Corporate Center III

400 Interpace Parkway

Parsippany, New Jersey 07054

(862) 261-7000

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

With copies to:

 

Charles Ruck, Esq.

R. Scott Shean, Esq.

Stephen B. Amdur, Esq.

Latham & Watkins LLP

650 Town Center Drive,

20th Floor

Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1925

(714) 540-1235

 

David A. Buchen, Esq.

Chief Legal Officer - Global

Actavis, Inc.

Morris Corporate Center III

400 Interpace Parkway

Parsippany, NJ 07054

(862) 261-7000

 

Ryan T. Sullivan, Esq.

General Counsel

Warner Chilcott Public

Limited Company

c/o Warner Chilcott

Corporation

100 Enterprise Drive

Rockaway, New Jersey 07866

(973) 442-3200

 

Michael Davis, Esq.

H. Oliver Smith, Esq.

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

450 Lexington Avenue

New York, New York 10017

(212) 450-4000

 

 

        Approximate date of commencement of the proposed sale of the securities to the public: As soon as practicable after this Registration Statement becomes effective and upon completion of the merger and the acquisition described in the enclosed joint proxy statement/prospectus.

If the securities being registered on this Form are being offered in connection with the formation of a holding company and there is compliance with General Instruction G, check the following box.  ¨

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ¨

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

If applicable, place an X in the box to designate the appropriate rule provision relied upon in conducting this transaction:

Exchange Act Rule 13e-4(i) (Cross-Border Issuer Tender Offer)  ¨

Exchange Act Rule 14d-1(d) (Cross-Border Third-Party Tender Offer)  ¨

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of each class of

securities to be registered

 

Amount

to be

registered

 

Proposed

maximum

offering price

per share

 

Proposed

maximum

aggregate

offering price

 

Amount of

registration fee

Ordinary Shares, nominal value $0.0001 per share

  177,640,577.60(1)   Not Applicable   $22,403,135,399.76(2)    $3,055,787.67(3)

 

 

(1) Represents the maximum number of the registrant’s ordinary shares estimated to be issuable upon the completion of the transaction described herein. Calculated as the sum of (a) the product obtained by multiplying (i) the sum of (w) 251,123,743 Warner Chilcott ordinary shares outstanding as of June 12, 2013, plus (x) 6,205,434 Warner Chilcott ordinary shares issuable pursuant to options outstanding as of June 12, 2013, plus (y) 2,265,383 Warner Chilcott ordinary shares subject to stock awards outstanding as of June 12, 2013 (excluding any stock awards included in clause (w)), plus (z) 150,000 Warner Chilcott ordinary shares registered pursuant to the Warner Chilcott Equity Incentive Plan and issuable pursuant to options or subject to stock awards, in each case that may be issued or granted prior to completion of the transaction described herein by (ii) 0.160, which is the exchange ratio under the Transaction Agreement, plus (b) the sum of (i) 133,334,534 Actavis common shares outstanding as of June 10, 2013, plus (ii) 1,202,487 Actavis common shares issuable pursuant to options outstanding as of June 10, 2013, plus (iii) 1,544,427 Actavis common shares subject to stock awards outstanding as of June 10, 2013.
(2) Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee required by Section 6(b) of the Securities Act and computed pursuant to Rule 457(f)(1) and 457(c) of the Securities Act. Calculated as the sum of (i) the product obtained by multiplying (x) $19.94 (the average of the high and low prices of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares on June 14, 2013), by (y) 259,744,560 Warner Chilcott ordinary shares (the total number of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares outstanding or issuable pursuant to options or subject to stock awards outstanding as of June 12, 2013 or registered pursuant to the Warner Chilcott Equity Incentive Plan and issuable pursuant to options or subject to stock awards, in each case that may be issued or granted prior to completion of the transaction described herein), plus (ii) the product obtained by multiplying (a) $126.57 (the average of the high and low prices of Actavis common shares on June 14, 2013), by (b) 136,081,448 Actavis common shares (the total number of Actavis common shares outstanding or issuable pursuant to options or subject to stock awards as of June 10, 2013) outstanding.
(3) Determined in accordance with Section 6(b) of the Securities Act at a rate equal to $136.40 per $1,000,000 of the proposed maximum aggregate offering price.

 

 

The registrant hereby amends this registration statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this registration statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or until the registration statement shall become effective on such dates as the Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

 

 

 


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Information contained herein is subject to completion or amendment. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This document shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. If you are in any doubt about this transaction, you should consult an independent financial advisor who, if you are taking advice in Ireland, is authorized or exempted under the Investment Intermediaries Act, 1995 or the European Communities (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations (Nos. 1 to 3) 2007.

 

SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED [  ], 2013

PRELIMINARY COPY

LOGO

 

 

To Our Stockholders:

You are cordially invited to attend a special meeting of the stockholders of Actavis, Inc. (“Actavis”) to be held on [  ], 2013 at [  ] local time, at [  ].

As previously announced, on May 19, 2013, Actavis entered into a transaction agreement with Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company (“Warner Chilcott”) to acquire Warner Chilcott through the formation of a new holding company incorporated in Ireland that will be renamed Actavis plc (“New Actavis”). The acquisition of Warner Chilcott will be effected by means of a “scheme of arrangement” under Irish law, subject to the approval of the Irish High Court. As consideration for the acquisition, Warner Chilcott shareholders will receive 0.160 of a New Actavis ordinary share for each Warner Chilcott share.

In connection with the acquisition, Actavis will merge with Actavis W.C. Holding 2 Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of New Actavis. Each Actavis common share then issued and outstanding will be cancelled and automatically converted into the right to receive one ordinary share of New Actavis. After giving effect to the acquisition and the merger, former Actavis stockholders are expected to own approximately 77% of the New Actavis ordinary shares and former Warner Chilcott shareholders are expected to own approximately 23% of the New Actavis ordinary shares. The exchange of Actavis shares for New Actavis ordinary shares and cash in lieu of New Actavis fractional shares will be a taxable transaction to Actavis stockholders. The New Actavis ordinary shares are expected to be listed on the NYSE under the symbol “ACT”. Based on the number of Actavis and Warner Chilcott shares outstanding as of [  ], the total number of New Actavis ordinary shares that is expected to be issued in connection with the acquisition and the merger is approximately [  ].

 

 

We urge all Actavis stockholders to read the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and the documents incorporated by reference in the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus, carefully and in their entirety. In particular, we urge you to read carefully “Risk Factors” beginning on page [  ] of the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Actavis is holding a special meeting of our stockholders to seek your approval of the Transaction Agreement, the merger and certain related proposals. However, the acquisition is not conditioned upon approval of such related proposals. Your proxy is being solicited by the board of directors of Actavis. After careful consideration, our board of directors has unanimously approved the Transaction Agreement and determined that the terms of the acquisition will further the strategies and goals of Actavis. Our board of directors recommends unanimously that you vote “FOR” the proposal to approve the Transaction Agreement and the merger and “FOR” the other proposals described in the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus. In considering the recommendation of the board of directors of Actavis, you should be aware that certain directors and executive officers of Actavis will have interests in the proposed transaction in addition to interests they might have as stockholders of Actavis. See “The


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Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Actavis”. Your vote is very important. Please vote as soon as possible whether or not you plan to attend the special meeting by following the instructions in the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus.

On behalf of the Actavis board of directors, thank you for your consideration and continued support.

 

Very truly yours,

 

Paul M. Bisaro
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Actavis, Inc.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of the securities to be issued in connection with the transaction or determined if the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus is accurate or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

For the avoidance of doubt, the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus is not intended to be and is not a prospectus for the purposes of the Investment Funds, Companies and Miscellaneous Provisions Act of 2005 of Ireland (the “2005 Act”), the Prospectus (Directive 2003/71/EC) Regulations 2005 of Ireland or the Prospectus Rules issued under the 2005 Act, and the Central Bank of Ireland has not approved this document.

The accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus is dated [  ], 2013, and is first being mailed to stockholders of Actavis on or about [  ], 2013.


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus incorporates by reference important business and financial information about Actavis from documents that are not included in or delivered with the joint proxy statement/prospectus. This information is available to you without charge upon your written or oral request. You can obtain the documents incorporated by reference in the joint proxy statement/prospectus by requesting them in writing or by telephone from Actavis at the following address and telephone number:

Actavis, Inc.

Morris Corporate Center III

400 Interpace Parkway

Parsippany, NJ 07054

Attention: Investor Relations

(862) 261-7488

ir.actavis.com

In addition, if you have questions about the transaction or the special meeting, or if you need to obtain copies of the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus, proxy cards or other documents incorporated by reference in the joint proxy statement/prospectus, you may contact the contact listed below. You will not be charged for any of the documents you request.

MacKenzie Partners Inc.

105 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10016

proxy@mackenziepartners.com

(212) 929-5500 (call collect)

or

Toll-Free (800) 322-2885

If you would like to request documents, please do so by  ], 2013, in order to receive them before the special meeting.

For a more detailed description of the information incorporated by reference in the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus and how you may obtain it, see “Where You Can Find More Information” beginning on page [  ] of the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus.


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LOGO

Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company

1 Grand Canal Square

Docklands

Dublin 2, Ireland

To Our Shareholders:

You are cordially invited to attend two special meetings of the shareholders of Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company (“Warner Chilcott”). The first, the special court-ordered meeting, is to be held on [  ], 2013 at [  ] local time, at [ ], and the second, the extraordinary general meeting (the “EGM”), is to be held on [  ], 2013 at [  ] local time, at the same location, or, if later, as soon as possible after the conclusion or adjournment of the special court-ordered meeting.

As previously announced, on May 19, 2013, Warner Chilcott entered into a Transaction Agreement with Actavis, Inc. (“Actavis”), pursuant to which Actavis will acquire Warner Chilcott through the formation of a new holding company incorporated in Ireland, which is referred to as “New Actavis”. The acquisition of Warner Chilcott will be effected by means of a “scheme of arrangement” under Irish law.

As consideration for the acquisition, Warner Chilcott shareholders will receive 0.160 of a New Actavis ordinary share for each Warner Chilcott ordinary share. In connection with the acquisition, Actavis will merge with an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of New Actavis. Each Actavis common share then issued and outstanding will be cancelled and automatically converted into the right to receive one New Actavis ordinary share. Upon completion of the merger and the acquisition, based on the number of Actavis and Warner Chilcott shares outstanding as of [  ], the former stockholders of Actavis are expected to own approximately 77%, and the former shareholders of Warner Chilcott are expected to own approximately 23%, of the outstanding ordinary shares of New Actavis. The receipt of New Actavis ordinary shares for Warner Chilcott ordinary shares is expected to be a tax-free transaction to Warner Chilcott shareholders.

You are being asked to vote on a proposal to approve the scheme at both special meetings, as well as three related proposals being presented at the EGM that shareholders must approve in order to properly implement the scheme. You are also being asked to vote at the EGM on proposals relating to the creation of “distributable reserves”, which are required under Irish law in order for New Actavis to, among other things, be able to pay dividends in the future, as well as the non-binding advisory approval of specified compensatory arrangements between Warner Chilcott and its named executive officers relating to the transaction; however, the acquisition is not conditioned on approval of these two proposals. The scheme is also subject to approval by the Irish High Court. More information about the transaction and the proposals is contained in the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus. We urge all Warner Chilcott shareholders to read the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and the documents incorporated by reference therein, carefully and in their entirety. In particular, we urge you to read carefully “Risk Factors” beginning on page [ ] of the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Your proxy is being solicited by the board of directors of Warner Chilcott. After careful consideration, the board of directors of Warner Chilcott has unanimously determined that the Transaction Agreement and the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement, including the scheme, are fair and reasonable and in the best interests of Warner Chilcott and its shareholders. The Warner Chilcott board of directors recommends unanimously that you vote “FOR” all proposals. In considering the recommendation of the Warner Chilcott board of directors, you should be aware that certain directors and executive officers of Warner Chilcott will have interests in the proposed transaction in addition to the interests they might have as shareholders. Your vote is very important. Please vote as soon as possible, whether or not you plan to attend the special meetings, by following the instructions in the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus.


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On behalf of the Warner Chilcott board of directors, thank you for your consideration and continued support.

 

Very truly yours,

 

Roger M. Boissonneault
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of the securities to be issued in connection with the transaction or determined if the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus is accurate or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

For the avoidance of doubt, the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus is not intended to be and is not a prospectus for the purposes of the Investment Funds, Companies and Miscellaneous Provisions Act of 2005 of Ireland (the “2005 Act”), the Prospectus (Directive 2003/71/EC) Regulations 2005 of Ireland or the Prospectus Rules issued under the 2005 Act, and the Central Bank of Ireland has not approved this document.

The accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus is dated [  ], 2013, and is first being mailed to shareholders of Warner Chilcott on or about [  ], 2013.


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus incorporates by reference important business and financial information about Warner Chilcott from documents that are not included in or delivered with the joint proxy statement/prospectus. This information is available to you without charge upon your written or oral request. You can obtain the documents incorporated by reference in the joint proxy statement/prospectus by requesting them in writing or by telephone from Warner Chilcott at the following address and telephone number:

Warner Chilcott

c/o Warner Chilcott Corporation

100 Enterprise Drive

Rockaway, New Jersey 07866

Attention: Investor Relations

(973) 442-3200

www.wcrx.com “Investor Relations” tab

In addition, if you have questions about the transaction or the special meetings, or if you need to obtain copies of the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus, proxy cards or other documents incorporated by reference in the joint proxy statement/prospectus, you may contact the contact listed below. You will not be charged for any of the documents you request.

Georgeson Inc.

480 Washington Boulevard, 26th Floor

Jersey City, NJ 07310

Toll-Free (888) 680-1528

If you would like to request documents, please do so by  ], 2013, in order to receive them before the special meetings.

For a more detailed description of the information incorporated by reference in the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus and how you may obtain it, see “Where You Can Find More Information” beginning on page [ ] of the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus.


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ACTAVIS, INC.

Morris Corporate Center III

400 Interpace Parkway

Parsippany, New Jersey 07054

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

 

Time:    [ ] local time
Date:     ], 2013
Place:     ].
Purpose:   

(1) To approve the Transaction Agreement, dated May 19, 2013, among Actavis, Inc. (“Actavis”), Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company (“Warner Chilcott”), Actavis Limited (“New Actavis”), Actavis Ireland Holding Limited, Actavis W.C. Holding LLC, and Actavis W.C. Holding 2 LLC and the merger;

 

(2) To approve the creation of distributable reserves, by reducing all of the share premium of New Actavis resulting from the issuance of New Actavis ordinary shares pursuant to the scheme of arrangement by which New Actavis will acquire Warner Chilcott;

 

(3) To consider and vote upon, on a non-binding advisory basis, specified compensatory arrangements between Actavis and its named executive officers relating to the Transaction Agreement; and

 

(4) To approve any motion to adjourn the Actavis special meeting, or any adjournments thereof, to another time or place if necessary or appropriate (i) to solicit additional proxies if there are insufficient votes at the time of the Actavis special meeting to approve the Transaction Agreement and the merger, (ii) to provide to Actavis stockholders in advance of the special meeting any supplement or amendment to the joint proxy statement/prospectus and/or (iii) to disseminate any other information which is material to the Actavis stockholders voting at the special meeting.

 

The merger and the acquisition are not conditioned on approval of proposals 2, 3 or 4 described above.

 

The enclosed joint proxy statement/prospectus describes the purpose and business of the special meeting, contains a detailed description of the Transaction Agreement and the merger and includes a copy of the Transaction Agreement as Annex A and the conditions of the acquisition and the scheme as Annex B. Please read these documents carefully before deciding how to vote.

Record Date:    The record date for the Actavis special meeting has been fixed by the board of directors as the close of business on [  ], 2013. Actavis stockholders of record at that time are entitled to vote at the Actavis special meeting.

More information about the transaction and the proposals is contained in the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus. We urge all Actavis stockholders to read the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and the documents incorporated by reference in the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus, carefully and in their entirety. In particular, we urge you to read carefully “Risk Factors” beginning on page [ ] of the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus.


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The Actavis board of directors recommends unanimously that Actavis stockholders vote “FOR” the proposal to approve the Transaction Agreement and the merger, “FOR” the proposal to reduce all of the share premium of New Actavis to create distributable reserves, “FOR” the proposal to approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, specified compensatory arrangements between Actavis and its named executive officers relating to the transaction as disclosed in the section of this joint proxy statement/prospectus captioned “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Actavis—Golden Parachute Compensation” beginning on page [  ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus and “FOR” the Actavis adjournment proposal.

 

By order of the board of directors
David A. Buchen
Chief Legal Officer - Global and Secretary
 ], 2013

YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT

You may vote your shares by using a toll-free telephone number or electronically over the Internet as described on the proxy form. We encourage you to file your proxy using either of these options if they are available to you. Alternatively, you may mark, sign, date and mail your proxy form in the postage-paid envelope provided. The method by which you vote does not limit your right to vote in person at the special meeting. We strongly encourage you to vote.


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WARNER CHILCOTT PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

Registered in Ireland

No. 471506

1 Grand Canal Square, Docklands

Dublin 2, Ireland

NOTICE OF COURT MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

NOTICE OF COURT MEETING

 

 

IN THE HIGH COURT No. 2013/[] COS

IN THE MATTER OF WARNER CHILCOTT PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

– and –

IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES ACTS 1963 to 2012

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by an Order dated [], 2013 made in the above matters, the Irish High Court has directed a meeting (the “Court Meeting”) to be convened of the holders of the Scheme Shares (as defined in the proposed scheme of arrangement) of Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company (“Warner Chilcott”) for the purpose of considering and, if thought fit, approving (with or without modification) a scheme of arrangement pursuant to Section 201 of the Companies Act 1963 proposed to be made between Warner Chilcott and the holders of the Scheme Shares (and that such meeting will be held at [], on [], 2013, at [] (local time)), at which place and time all holders of the Scheme Shares entitled to vote thereat are invited to attend.

A copy of the scheme of arrangement and a copy of the explanatory statement required to be furnished pursuant to Section 202 of the Companies Act 1963 are included in the document of which this Notice forms part.

Scheme Shareholders may vote in person at the Court Meeting or they may appoint another person, whether a shareholder of Warner Chilcott or not, as their proxy to attend, speak and vote in their stead. A Form of Proxy for use at the Court Meeting is enclosed with this Notice. Completion and return of a Form of Proxy will not preclude a Scheme Shareholder from attending and voting in person at the Court Meeting, or any adjournment thereof, if that shareholder wishes to do so. Any alteration to the Form of Proxy must be initialed by the person who signs it.

Whether or not you plan to attend the Court Meeting in person, it is important that your shares be represented and voted at the Court Meeting. Holders of record may submit a proxy via the Internet, by telephone or by completing, signing and dating the enclosed proxy card and returning it as promptly as possible in the enclosed postage-paid, return-addressed reply envelope. Holders of record must vote in accordance with the instructions listed on the proxy card. Beneficial holders whose shares are held in the name of a bank, broker or other nominee (“street name”) must vote in accordance with the voting instructions provided to them by their bank, broker or other nominee. Such holders may be eligible to submit a proxy electronically or by telephone. Any holder of record who is present at the Court Meeting may vote in person instead of by proxy, thereby canceling any previous proxy. If you are a holder of record entitled to attend and vote at the Court Meeting, then you are entitled to appoint a proxy or proxies to attend, speak and vote on your behalf at the Court Meeting. A proxy is not required to be a shareholder of Warner Chilcott. A shareholder wishing to name any person other than the individual specified on the proxy card as his or her proxy holder may do so by crossing out the name of the designated proxy holder specified on the proxy card and inserting the name of such other person to act as his or her proxy. In that case, it will be necessary for the shareholder to sign the proxy card and deliver it in accordance with the instructions on the enclosed proxy card, with a copy to the person named as his or her proxy holder, and for the person so named to be present to vote at the Court Meeting.


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Please note that if shareholders plan to attend the Court Meeting in person, they will need to register in advance to be admitted. Holders of record can register for the Court Meeting by checking the appropriate box on their proxy card. The Court Meeting will start promptly at [ ] (local time).

In addition to registering in advance, shareholders will be required to present a valid government-issued photo identification (e.g., driver’s license or passport) to enter the Court Meeting. Holders of record, whose shares are registered in their name, should bring a valid form of photo identification to the Court Meeting. Beneficial holders whose shares are held in street name will need to bring a proxy or letter from their bank, broker or other nominee that confirms that such holder is the beneficial owner of such shares as of the record date, together with a valid form of photo identification. Beneficial holders whose shares are held in street name and who plan to vote at the Court Meeting must obtain a legal proxy, executed in their favor, from the holder of record to be able to vote at the Court Meeting. Holders of record will be verified against an official list. Warner Chilcott reserves the right to deny admittance to anyone who cannot adequately show proof of share ownership as of [], 2013. See “The Special Meetings of Warner Chilcott’s Shareholders” of the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Entitlement to attend and vote at the Court Meeting, or any adjournment thereof, and the number of votes which may be cast thereat, will be determined by reference to the register of members of Warner Chilcott as of the close of business on [], 2013, which is referred to as the “Voting Record Time”.

If the Form of Proxy is properly executed and submitted, it will be voted in the manner directed by the shareholder executing it, or if no directions are given, will be voted at the discretion of the Chairman of the Court Meeting or any other person duly appointed as proxy by the shareholder.

By the said Order, the Irish High Court has appointed [[ ], or, failing him, such director or officer of Warner Chilcott as the board of directors of Warner Chilcott may determine,] to act as Chairman of said meeting and has directed the Chairman to report the result thereof to the Irish High Court.

Subject to the approval of the resolution proposed at the meeting convened by this notice and the requisite resolutions to be proposed at the extraordinary general meeting of Warner Chilcott convened for [], 2013, it is anticipated that the Irish High Court will order that the hearing of the petition to sanction said scheme of arrangement will take place in the second half of 2013.

Terms shall have the same meaning in this Notice as they have in the joint proxy statement/prospectus accompanying this Notice.

The scheme of arrangement will be subject to the subsequent sanction of the Irish High Court.

Issued shares and total voting rights

The total number of issued Scheme Shares held by Scheme Shareholders as of the Voting Record Time entitled to vote at the Court Meeting is []. The resolution at the Court Meeting shall be decided on a poll. Every holder of a Warner Chilcott ordinary share as of the Voting Record Time will have one vote for every Warner Chilcott ordinary share carrying voting rights of which he, she or it is the holder. A holder of a Warner Chilcott ordinary share as of the Voting Record Time (whether present in person or by proxy) who is entitled to more than one vote need not use all his, her or its votes or cast all his, her or its votes in the same way. The approval required at the Court Meeting is a majority in number of the Warner Chilcott shareholders of record casting votes on the proposal representing three-fourths (75 percent) or more in value of the Warner Chilcott ordinary shares held by such holders, present and voting either in person or by proxy.


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YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT AS MANY VOTES AS POSSIBLE ARE CAST AT THE COURT MEETING (WHETHER IN PERSON OR BY PROXY) SO THAT THE IRISH HIGH COURT CAN BE SATISFIED THAT THERE IS A FAIR AND REASONABLE REPRESENTATION OF WARNER CHILCOTT SHAREHOLDER OPINION. TO ENSURE YOUR REPRESENTATION AT THE MEETING, YOU ARE REQUESTED TO COMPLETE, SIGN AND DATE THE ENCLOSED PROXY FORM AS PROMPTLY AS POSSIBLE AND RETURN IT IN THE POSTAGE PREPAID ENVELOPE ENCLOSED FOR THAT PURPOSE OR SUBMIT A PROXY BY INTERNET OR TELEPHONE IN THE MANNER PROVIDED ABOVE. AS FURTHER DESCRIBED IN THE ACCOMPANYING JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, IF YOU ATTEND THE MEETING, YOU MAY VOTE IN PERSON EVEN IF YOU HAVE RETURNED A PROXY.

Dated [], 2013

Arthur Cox

Earlsfort Centre

Earlsfort Terrace

Dublin 2

Ireland

Solicitors for Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company


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WARNER CHILCOTT PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

Registered in Ireland No. 471506

1 Grand Canal Square, Docklands

Dublin 2, Ireland

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

OF WARNER CHILCOTT PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING (“EGM”) of Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company (the “Company” or “Warner Chilcott”) will be held at [], on [], 2013 at [] (local time) (or, if later, as soon as possible after the conclusion or adjournment of the Court Meeting (as defined in the scheme of arrangement which is included in the document of which this Notice forms part)) for the purpose of considering and, if thought fit, passing the following resolutions of which Resolutions 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7 will be proposed as ordinary resolutions and Resolutions 2 and 4 as special resolutions:

 

1. Ordinary Resolution: To approve the Scheme of Arrangement

That, subject to the approval by the requisite majorities of the Scheme of Arrangement (as defined in the document of which this Notice forms part) at the Court Meeting, the Scheme of Arrangement (a copy of which has been produced to this meeting and for the purposes of identification signed by the Chairman thereof) in its original form or with or subject to any modification, addition or condition approved or imposed by the Irish High Court be approved and the directors of Warner Chilcott be authorized to take all such action as they consider necessary or appropriate for carrying the Scheme of Arrangement into effect.

 

2. Special Resolution: Cancellation of Warner Chilcott Shares pursuant to the Scheme of Arrangement

That, subject to the passing of Resolution 1 (above) and to the confirmation of the Irish High Court pursuant to Section 72 of the Companies Act 1963, the issued capital of Warner Chilcott be reduced by cancelling and extinguishing all the Cancellation Shares (as defined in the Scheme of Arrangement) but without thereby reducing the authorized share capital of Warner Chilcott.

 

3. Ordinary Resolution: Directors’ authority to allot securities and application of reserves

That, subject to the passing of Resolutions 1 and 2 above:

 

  (i) the directors of Warner Chilcott be and are hereby generally authorized pursuant to and in accordance with Section 20 of the Companies (Amendment) Act 1983 to give effect to this resolution and accordingly to effect the allotment of the New Warner Chilcott Shares (as defined in the Scheme of Arrangement) referred to in paragraph (ii) below provided that (i) this authority shall expire on December 31, 2014, (ii) the maximum aggregate nominal amount of shares which may be allotted hereunder shall be an amount equal to the nominal value of the Cancellation Shares and (iii) this authority shall be without prejudice to any other authority under Section 20 previously granted before the date on which this resolution is passed; and

 

  (ii) forthwith upon the reduction of capital referred to in Resolution 2 above taking effect, the reserve credit arising in the books of account of Warner Chilcott as a result of the cancellation of the Cancellation Shares be applied in paying up in full at par such number of New Warner Chilcott Shares as shall be equal to the aggregate of the number of Cancellation Shares cancelled pursuant to Resolution 2 above, such new Warner Chilcott Shares to be allotted and issued to Actavis Limited, a limited company incorporated in Ireland (company number 527629) (“New Actavis”) and/or its nominee(s) credited as fully paid up and free from all liens, charges, encumbrances, rights of pre-emption and any other third party rights of any nature whatsoever.


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4. Special Resolution: Amendment to Articles

That, subject to the Scheme becoming effective, the Articles of Association of Warner Chilcott be amended by adding the following new Article 155:

155. Scheme of Arrangement

 

  (a) In these Articles, the “Scheme” means the scheme of arrangement dated [], 2013 between the Company and the holders of the Scheme Shares under Section 201 of the Companies Act 1963 in its original form or with or subject to any modification, addition or condition approved or imposed by the Irish High Court and expressions defined in the Scheme and (if not so defined) in the document containing the explanatory statement circulated with the Scheme under Section 202 of the Companies Act 1963 shall have the same meanings in this Article.

 

  (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, if the Company allots and issues any ordinary shares (other than to New Actavis, or its nominee(s) (holding on bare trust for New Actavis)) on or after the Voting Record Time and prior to 10:00 p.m. (Irish time) on the day before the date on which the Scheme becomes effective (the “Scheme Record Time ”), such shares shall be allotted and issued subject to the terms of the Scheme and the holder or holders of those shares shall be bound by the Scheme accordingly.

 

  (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, if any new ordinary shares are allotted or issued to any person (a “new member”) (other than under the Scheme or to New Actavis or any subsidiary undertaking of New Actavis or anyone acting on behalf of New Actavis (holding on bare trust for New Actavis) at or after the Scheme Record Time, New Actavis will, provided the Scheme has become effective, have such shares transferred immediately, free of all encumbrances, to New Actavis and/or its nominee(s) (holding on bare trust for New Actavis) in consideration of and conditional on the payment by New Actavis to the new member of the consideration to which the new member would have been entitled under the terms of the Scheme had such shares transferred to New Actavis hereunder been a Scheme Share, such new Warner Chilcott Shares to rank pari passu in all respects with all other Warner Chilcott Shares for the time being in issue and ranking for any dividends or distributions made, paid or declared thereon following the date on which the transfer of such new Warner Chilcott Shares is executed.

 

  (d) In order to give effect to any such transfer required by this Article 155, the Company may appoint any person to execute and deliver a form of transfer on behalf of, or as attorney for, the new member in favor of New Actavis and/or its nominee(s) (holding on bare trust for New Actavis). Pending the registration of New Actavis as a holder of any share to be transferred under this Article 155, the new member shall not be entitled to exercise any rights attaching to any such share unless so agreed by New Actavis and New Actavis shall be irrevocably empowered to appoint a person nominated by the Directors of New Actavis to act as attorney on behalf of any holder of that share in accordance with any directions New Actavis gives in relation to any dealings with or disposal of that share (or any interest in it), exercising any rights attached to it or receiving any distribution or other benefit accruing or payable in respect of it and any holders of that share must exercise all rights attaching to it in accordance with the directions of New Actavis. The Company shall not be obliged to issue a certificate to the new member for any such share.  

 

5. Ordinary Resolution: Creation of Distributable Reserves of New Actavis

That the creation of distributable reserves in New Actavis, by reducing all of the share premium of New Actavis resulting from the issuance of New Actavis ordinary shares (as defined in the Scheme of Arrangement) pursuant to the Scheme of Arrangement, be approved.

 

6. Ordinary Resolution (non-binding, advisory): Approval of specified compensatory arrangements between Warner Chilcott and its named executive officers

That, on a non-binding advisory basis, specified compensatory arrangements between Warner Chilcott and its named executive officers relating to the transaction as disclosed in the section of this joint proxy statement/prospectus captioned “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Warner Chilcott—Golden Parachute Compensation” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus be approved.


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7. Ordinary Resolution: Adjournment of the EGM

That any motion by the Chairman to adjourn the EGM, or any adjournments thereof, to another time and place if necessary or appropriate to solicit additional proxies if there are insufficient votes at the time of the EGM to approve the Scheme of Arrangement, or the other resolutions set out at 2 through 6 above, be approved.

 

By order of the Board

 

    Company Secretary

 

[]

 

Ryan T. Sullivan

 

Dated: [], 2013

  

Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company

1 Grand Canal Square

Docklands

Dublin 2

Ireland

Notes:

 

1. Whether or not you plan to attend the EGM in person, it is important that your shares be represented and voted at the EGM. Holders of record may submit a proxy via the Internet, by telephone or by completing, signing and dating the enclosed proxy card and returning it as promptly as possible in the enclosed postage-paid, return-addressed reply envelope. Holders of record must vote in accordance with the instructions listed on the proxy card. Beneficial holders whose shares are held in street name must vote in accordance with the voting instructions provided to them by their bank, broker, trustee, custodian or other nominee. Such holders may be eligible to submit a proxy electronically or by telephone. Any holder of record who is present at the EGM may vote in person instead of by proxy, thereby canceling any previous proxy. If you are a holder of record entitled to attend and vote at the EGM, then you are entitled to appoint a proxy or proxies to attend, speak and vote on your behalf at the EGM. A proxy is not required to be a shareholder of the Company. A shareholder wishing to name any person other than the individuals specified on the proxy card as his or her proxy holder may do so by crossing out the name of the designated proxy holder specified on the proxy card and inserting the name of such other person to act as his or her proxy. In that case, it will be necessary for the shareholder to sign the proxy card and deliver it in accordance with the instructions on the enclosed proxy card, with a copy to the person named as his or her proxy holder, and for the person so named to be present to vote at the EGM.

Please note that if shareholders plan to attend the EGM in person, they will need to register in advance to be admitted. Holders of record can register for the EGM by checking the appropriate box on their proxy card. The EGM will start promptly at [] (local time).

In addition to registering in advance, shareholders will be required to present a valid government-issued photo identification (e.g., driver’s license or passport) to enter the EGM. Holders of record, whose shares are registered in their name, should bring a valid form of photo identification to the EGM. Beneficial holders whose shares are held in street name will need to bring a proxy or letter from their bank, broker or other nominee that confirms that such holder is the beneficial owner of such shares as of the record date, together with a valid form of photo identification. Beneficial holders whose shares are held in street name and who plan to vote at the EGM must obtain a legal proxy, executed in their favor, from the holder of record to be able to vote at the Court Meeting. The Company reserves the right to deny admittance to anyone who cannot adequately show proof of share ownership as of [], 2013. See “The Special Meetings of Warner Chilcott’s Shareholders” of the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus.

 

2. If the Form of Proxy is properly executed and submitted, it will be voted in the manner directed by the shareholder executing it or, if no directions are given, will be voted at the discretion of the Chairman of the EGM or any other person duly appointed as proxy by the shareholder.


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3. The completion and return of the Form of Proxy will not preclude a shareholder from attending and voting at the meeting in person.

 

4. In accordance with article 29 of Warner Chilcott’s articles of association, the board of directors of Warner Chilcott has determined that only holders of record of ordinary shares of Warner Chilcott as of the close of business on [], 2013 may vote at the EGM or any adjournment thereof.

 

5. Terms shall have the same meaning in this Notice as they have in the Scheme of Arrangement included in the joint proxy statement/prospectus accompanying this Notice.

 

6. Any alteration to the Form of Proxy must be initialed by the person who signs it.

 

7. The Scheme is subject to the approval of the Scheme by the requisite shareholder majorities at the Court Meeting, the passing of resolutions 1 through 4 at the EGM and the subsequent sanction by the Irish High Court. The Scheme is not subject to the passing of resolutions 5 through 7 at the EGM.

 

8. Warner Chilcott shareholders should also refer to the section of the accompanying joint proxy statement/prospectus captioned “The Special Meetings of Warner Chilcott’s Shareholders”, which further describes the matters being voted on at the EGM and the ultimate effect of each resolution.


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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE TRANSACTION AND THE SPECIAL MEETINGS

     1   

SUMMARY

     12   

Information about the Companies

     12   

The Transaction

     13   

Structure of the Transaction

     14   

Scheme Consideration to Warner Chilcott Shareholders and Transaction Consideration to Actavis Stockholders

     16   

Treatment of Actavis Options and Other Actavis Equity Awards

     16   

Treatment of Warner Chilcott Options and Other Warner Chilcott Equity Awards

     17   

Comparative Per Share Market Price and Dividend Information

     18   

Recommendation of the Actavis Board of Directors and Actavis’ Reasons for the Transaction

     18   

Opinions of Actavis’ Financial Advisors

     19   

Recommendation of the Warner Chilcott Board of Directors and Warner Chilcott’s Reasons for the Transaction

     19   

Opinion of Warner Chilcott’s Financial Advisor

     20   

Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction

     21   

Board of Directors and Management After the Transaction

     22   

Certain Tax Consequences of the Transaction

     23   

No Dissenters’ Rights

     24   

Stock Exchange Listing

     24   

Conditions to the Completion of the Acquisition and the Merger

     24   

Regulatory Approvals Required

     25   

Termination of the Transaction Agreement

     26   

Expenses Reimbursement Agreement

     27   

Financing Relating to the Transaction

     28   

Accounting Treatment of the Transaction

     28   

Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Actavis Common Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares

     28   

Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Warner Chilcott Ordinary Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares

     29   

RISK FACTORS

     30   

Risks Relating to the Transaction

     30   

Risks Relating to the Businesses of the Combined Company

     32   

SELECTED HISTORICAL FINANCIAL DATA OF ACTAVIS

     38   

SELECTED HISTORICAL FINANCIAL DATA OF WARNER CHILCOTT

     39   

SELECTED UNAUDITED PRO FORMA FINANCIAL DATA

     42   

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

     43   

PART 1—THE TRANSACTION AND THE SPECIAL MEETINGS

     44   

THE SPECIAL MEETING OF ACTAVIS’ STOCKHOLDERS

     44   

Overview

     44   

Date, Time and Place of the Actavis Special Meeting

     44   

Attendance

     44   

Proposals

     44   

Record Date; Outstanding Shares; Shares Entitled to Vote

     44   

Quorum

     45   

Vote Required; Recommendation of Actavis’ Board of Directors

     45   

Share Ownership and Voting by Actavis’ Officers and Directors

     46   

Voting Your Shares

     46   

Voting Shares Held in Street Name

     46   

Revoking Your Proxy

     47   

Costs of Solicitation

     47   

Other Business

     47   

Assistance

     48   

THE SPECIAL MEETINGS OF WARNER CHILCOTT’S SHAREHOLDERS

     49   

Overview

     49   

 

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Date, Time & Place of the Court Meetings

     49   

Attendance

     49   

Proposals

     49   

Record Date; Outstanding Ordinary Shares; Ordinary Shares Entitled to Vote

     50   

Quorum

     50   

Ordinary Share Ownership and Voting by Warner Chilcott’s Directors and Officers

     50   

Vote Required; Recommendation of Warner Chilcott’s Board of Directors

     51   

Voting Your Ordinary Shares

     52   

Voting Ordinary Shares Held in Street Name

     52   

Revoking Your Proxy

     53   

Costs of Solicitation

     53   

Other Business

     53   

Adjournment; Postponement

     53   

Assistance

     53   

THE TRANSACTION

     54   

The Merger and the Acquisition

     54   

Background of the Transaction

     54   

Recommendation of the Actavis Board of Directors and Actavis’ Reasons for the Transaction

     65   

Warner Chilcott and Actavis Unaudited Prospective Financial Information

     69   

Opinions of Actavis’ Financial Advisors

     72   

Opinion of Warner Chilcott’s Financial Advisor

     89   

Financing

     99   

Transaction Related Costs

     99   

Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction

     99   

Board of Directors and Management after the Transaction

     106   

Compensation of New Actavis’ Executive Officers

     108   

Compensation of New Actavis’ Directors

     108   

Regulatory Approvals Required

     108   

NO DISSENTERS’ RIGHTS

     109   

ACCOUNTING TREATMENT OF THE TRANSACTION

     109   

CERTAIN TAX CONSEQUENCES OF THE TRANSACTION

     110   

U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations

     110   

Irish Tax Considerations

     118   

LISTING OF NEW ACTAVIS ORDINARY SHARES ON STOCK EXCHANGE

     123   

DELISTING AND DEREGISTRATION OF ACTAVIS COMMON SHARES

     123   

DELISTING AND DEREGISTRATION OF WARNER CHILCOTT ORDINARY SHARES

     123   

INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANIES

     124   

Actavis

     124   

New Actavis

     124   

IrSub

     124   

LuxSub

     124   

U.S. Holdco

     124   

MergerSub

     125   

Warner Chilcott

     125   

UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

     126   

THE TRANSACTION AGREEMENT

     141   

Form of the Transaction

     141   

Closing of the Transaction

     141   

Scheme Consideration to Warner Chilcott Shareholders

     141   

Transaction Consideration to Actavis Stockholders

     141   

Treatment of Warner Chilcott Options and Other Warner Chilcott Equity Awards

     142   

Treatment of Actavis Options and Other Actavis Equity Awards

     143   

Exchange of Warner Chilcott Ordinary Shares

     143   

Exchange of Actavis Shares

     144   

Representations and Warranties

     144   

Covenants and Agreements

     146   

 

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Conditions to the Completion of the Acquisition and the Merger

     154   

Survival of Representations and Warranties

     156   

Termination

     156   

Expenses

     157   

Reverse Termination Payment

     157   

Amendment and Waiver

     157   

Specific Performance; Third-Party Beneficiaries

     158   

EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT

     159   

FINANCING RELATING TO THE TRANSACTION

     161   

CREATION OF DISTRIBUTABLE RESERVES OF NEW ACTAVIS

     162   

ACTAVIS STOCKHOLDER VOTE ON SPECIFIED COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS

     163   

Advisory Vote on Golden Parachute Compensation

     163   

Required Vote

     163   

Recommendation

     163   

WARNER CHILCOTT SHAREHOLDER VOTE ON SPECIFIED COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS

     164   

Advisory Vote on Golden Parachute Compensation

     164   

Required Vote

     164   

Recommendation

     164   

COMPARATIVE PER SHARE DATA

     165   

COMPARATIVE PER SHARE MARKET PRICE DATA AND DIVIDEND INFORMATION

     167   

DESCRIPTION OF NEW ACTAVIS ORDINARY SHARES

     168   

Capital Structure

     168   

Preemption Rights, Share Warrants and Options

     169   

Dividends

     169   

Share Repurchases, Redemptions and Conversions

     170   

Lien on Shares, Calls on Shares and Forfeiture of Shares

     171   

Consolidation and Division; Subdivision

     172   

Reduction of Share Capital

     172   

Annual Meetings of Shareholders

     172   

Extraordinary General Meetings of Shareholders

     172   

Quorum for General Meetings

     173   

Voting

     173   

Variation of Rights Attaching to a Class or Series of Shares

     174   

Inspection of Books and Records

     174   

Acquisitions

     174   

Appraisal Rights

     175   

Disclosure of Interests in Shares

     175   

Anti-Takeover Provisions

     176   

Corporate Governance

     178   

Legal Name; Formation; Fiscal Year; Registered Office

     178   

Appointment of Directors

     178   

Removal of Directors

     179   

Duration; Dissolution; Rights Upon Liquidation

     179   

Uncertificated Shares

     180   

Stock Exchange Listing

     180   

No Sinking Fund

     180   

No Liability for Further Calls or Assessments

     180   

Transfer and Registration of Shares

     180   

COMPARISON OF THE RIGHTS OF HOLDERS OF ACTAVIS COMMON SHARES AND NEW ACTAVIS ORDINARY SHARES

     182   

COMPARISON OF THE RIGHTS OF HOLDERS OF WARNER CHILCOTT ORDINARY SHARES AND NEW ACTAVIS ORDINARY SHARES

     206   

LEGAL MATTERS

     213   

EXPERTS

     213   

ENFORCEABILITY OF CIVIL LIABILITIES

     213   

FUTURE SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS

     213   

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

     215   

PART 2—EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

     218   

INTRODUCTION

     218   

THE ACQUISITION

     218   

THE CONDITIONS

     219   

CONSENTS AND MEETINGS

     220   

STRUCTURE OF SCHEME

     223   

 

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OPINION OF FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO WARNER CHILCOTT

     224   

BOARD, MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEES

     224   

WARNER CHILCOTT EQUITY AWARD HOLDERS

     225   

THE WARNER CHILCOTT DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND THE EFFECT OF THE SCHEME ON THEIR INTERESTS

     226   

TAXATION

     231   

SETTLEMENT, LISTING AND DEALINGS

     231   

OVERSEAS SHAREHOLDERS

     232   

ACTION TO BE TAKEN

     232   

FURTHER INFORMATION

     233   

PART 3—THE SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT

     234   

PART 4—ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     240   

Responsibility

     240   

Directors and Registered Office

     240   

Certain Financial Effects of the Scheme

     240   

Market Quotations

     241   

Shareholders and Dealings

     242   

Material Contracts

     256   

Directors and Service Contracts

     256   

Material Changes

     257   

Consents

     257   

Sources and Bases of Information

     257   

Concert Parties

     260   

Other Information

     261   

Documents Available For Inspection

     262   

Actavis’ Current Trading and Prospects

     263   

Governing Law

     263   

Takeover Rules and Panel

     266   

MERGER BENEFIT STATEMENT

     266   

ANNEX A Transaction Agreement

     A-1   

ANNEX B Conditions Appendix

     B-1   

ANNEX C Expenses Reimbursement Agreement

     C-1   

ANNEX D Memorandum and Articles of Association of New Actavis

     D-1   

ANNEX E Opinion of BofA Merrill Lynch

     E-1   

ANNEX F Opinion of Greenhill

     F-1   

ANNEX G Opinion of Deutsche Bank

     G-1   

ANNEX H List of Relevant Territories for DWT Purposes

     H-1   

PART II INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN THE PROSPECTUS

     II-1   

 

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE TRANSACTION AND THE SPECIAL MEETINGS

The following questions and answers are intended to address briefly some commonly asked questions regarding the transaction and the special meetings. These questions and answers only highlight some of the information contained in this joint proxy statement/prospectus. They may not contain all the information that is important to you. You should read carefully this entire joint proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and the documents incorporated by reference into this joint proxy statement/prospectus, to understand fully the proposed transaction and the voting procedures for the special meetings. See “Where You Can Find More Information” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus. Unless otherwise specified, all references in this joint proxy statement/prospectus to “Actavis” refer to Actavis, Inc., a Nevada corporation; all references in this joint proxy statement/prospectus to “Warner Chilcott” refer to Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company, a public limited company organized under the laws of Ireland; all references in this joint proxy statement/prospectus to “New Actavis” refer to Actavis Limited, a company organized under the laws of Ireland that will be re-registered as a public limited company and renamed Actavis plc at or prior to the effective time of the transaction, referred to herein as the “effective time”, as described in this joint proxy statement/prospectus; all references in this joint proxy statement/prospectus to “IrSub” refer to Actavis Ireland Holding Ltd., a private limited company organized under the laws of Ireland; all references in this joint proxy statement/prospectus to “LuxSub” refer to Actavis W.C. Holding S.à. r.l., a private limited liability company organized under the laws of Luxembourg; all references in this joint proxy statement/prospectus to “U.S. Holdco” refer to Actavis W.C. Holding LLC, a Nevada limited liability company that will be converted to a corporation and renamed Actavis W.C. Holding Inc.; all references in this joint proxy statement/prospectus to “MergerSub” refer to Actavis W.C. Holding 2 LLC, a Nevada limited liability company that will be converted to a corporation and renamed Actavis W.C. Holding 2 Inc.; unless otherwise indicated or the context requires, all references in this joint proxy statement/prospectus to “we” refer to Actavis and Warner Chilcott; all references to the “Transaction Agreement” refer to the Transaction Agreement, dated May 19, 2013, by and among Actavis, Warner Chilcott, New Actavis, IrSub, U.S. Holdco and MergerSub, a copy of which is included as Annex A to this joint proxy statement/prospectus; all references to the “conditions appendix” refer to Annex B to this joint proxy statement/prospectus; and all references to the “Expenses Reimbursement Agreement” refer to the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement, dated May 19, 2013, by and between Actavis and Warner Chilcott, a copy of which is included as Annex C to this joint proxy statement/prospectus. Unless otherwise indicated, all references to “dollars” or “$” in this joint proxy statement/prospectus are references to U.S. dollars. If you are in any doubt about this transaction you should consult an independent financial advisor who, if you are taking advice in Ireland, is authorized or exempted by the Investment Intermediaries Act 1995, or the European Communities (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations (Nos. 1 to 3) 2007 (as amended).

 

Q: Why am I receiving this joint proxy statement/prospectus?

 

A: Actavis, Warner Chilcott, New Actavis, IrSub, U.S. Holdco and MergerSub have entered into the Transaction Agreement, pursuant to which New Actavis will acquire Warner Chilcott by means of a “scheme of arrangement”, or “scheme”, which is referred to in this joint proxy statement/prospectus as the “acquisition”, and, simultaneously with and conditioned on the concurrent consummation of the acquisition, MergerSub will be merged with and into Actavis, which is referred to in this joint proxy statement/prospectus as the “merger”, with Actavis surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of New Actavis.

Actavis will be holding a special meeting of stockholders in order to obtain the stockholder approval necessary to approve the Transaction Agreement and the merger, as described in this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Warner Chilcott will be convening a special court-ordered meeting of its shareholders (referred to herein as the “Court Meeting”) in order to obtain shareholder approval of the scheme of arrangement. If Warner Chilcott obtains the necessary shareholder approval of the scheme of arrangement, Warner Chilcott will convene an extraordinary general meeting, or the “EGM”, in order to obtain shareholder approval of the resolutions necessary to implement the scheme of arrangement and related resolutions. The Court Meeting and the EGM are referred to herein collectively as the Warner Chilcott “special meetings”.

 

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We will be unable to complete the merger and the acquisition unless the requisite Actavis and Warner Chilcott shareholder approvals are obtained at the respective special meetings. However, as described below, the merger and the acquisition are not conditioned on approval of certain of the matters being presented at the Actavis special meeting and the Warner Chilcott EGM.

The acquisition, the merger and the other transactions contemplated to occur at the completion of the acquisition and merger by the Transaction Agreement are referred to collectively in this joint proxy statement/prospectus as the “transaction”.

We have included in this joint proxy statement/prospectus important information about the merger, the acquisition, the Transaction Agreement (a copy of which is attached as Annex A), the conditions appendix (a copy of which is attached as Annex B), the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement (a copy of which is attached as Annex C), the Actavis special meeting and the Warner Chilcott special meetings. You should read this information carefully and in its entirety. The enclosed voting materials allow you to vote your shares without attending the applicable special meeting by granting a proxy or voting your shares by mail or telephone or over the Internet.

 

Q: When and where will the Actavis and the Warner Chilcott special meetings be held?

 

A: The Actavis special meeting will be held at [], on [], 2013, at [], local time.

The Court Meeting will be convened at [], on [], 2013, at [], local time.

The Warner Chilcott EGM will be convened at [], on [], 2013, at [], local time or, if later, as soon as possible after the conclusion or adjournment of the Court Meeting.

 

Q: What will the Actavis stockholders receive as consideration in the transaction?

 

A: At the effective time, each Actavis common share issued and outstanding immediately prior to the merger will be cancelled and will automatically be converted into the right to receive one New Actavis ordinary share. Each New Actavis ordinary share (a “New Actavis ordinary share”) will be issued in accordance with, and subject to the rights and obligations of, the memorandum and articles of association of New Actavis, which are expected to be amended and restated prior to the effective time in the form attached hereto as Annex D. For a comparison of the rights and privileges of a holder of shares of New Actavis as compared to a holder of shares of Actavis, please see “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Actavis Common Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus. The one-for-one exchange ratio is fixed, and, as a result, the number of New Actavis ordinary shares to be received by the Actavis stockholders in the transaction will not fluctuate up or down based on the market price of the Actavis common shares or the Warner Chilcott ordinary shares prior to the effective time. It is expected that the New Actavis ordinary shares will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) under the symbol “ACT”. Following the effective time, the Actavis common shares will be delisted from the NYSE.

Since Irish law does not recognize fractional shares held of record, New Actavis will not issue any fractions of New Actavis ordinary shares to Actavis stockholders in this transaction. Instead, the total number of New Actavis ordinary shares that any Actavis stockholder would have been entitled to receive will be rounded down to the nearest whole number and all entitlements to fractional New Actavis ordinary shares to which Actavis stockholders would otherwise have been entitled will be aggregated and sold by the exchange agent, with any sale proceeds being distributed in cash pro rata to the Actavis stockholders whose fractional entitlements have been sold in accordance with the fractional entitlements to which they would otherwise have been entitled.

 

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Q: What will the Warner Chilcott shareholders receive as consideration in the transaction?

 

A: At the effective time, the holders of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares issued and outstanding immediately prior to completion of the acquisition (other than Actavis or any Actavis affiliate) will obtain the right to receive from New Actavis 0.160 of a New Actavis ordinary share for each such Warner Chilcott ordinary share, which is referred to in this joint proxy statement/prospectus as the “scheme consideration”. Each New Actavis ordinary share will be issued in accordance with, and subject to the rights and obligations of, the memorandum and articles of association of New Actavis, which are expected to be amended and restated prior to the effective time in the form attached hereto as Annex D. For a comparison of the rights and privileges of a holder of shares of New Actavis as compared to a holder of shares of Warner Chilcott, please see “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Warner Chilcott Ordinary Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Since Irish law does not recognize fractional shares held of record, New Actavis will not issue any fractions of New Actavis ordinary shares to Warner Chilcott shareholders in this transaction. Instead, the total number of New Actavis ordinary shares that any Warner Chilcott shareholder would have been entitled to receive will be rounded down to the nearest whole number and all entitlements to fractional New Actavis ordinary shares to which Warner Chilcott shareholders would otherwise have been entitled will be aggregated and sold by the exchange agent, with any sale proceeds being distributed in cash pro rata to the Warner Chilcott shareholders whose fractional entitlements have been sold in accordance with the fractional entitlements to which they would otherwise have been entitled.

Following the effective time, Warner Chilcott ordinary shares will be delisted from the NASDAQ Global Select Market (the “NASDAQ”).

 

Q: Who is entitled to vote?

 

A: Actavis: The board of directors of Actavis has fixed a record date of [ ], 2013 as the Actavis record date. If you were an Actavis stockholder of record as of the close of business on the Actavis record date, you are entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Actavis special meeting and any adjournments thereof.

Warner Chilcott: The board of directors of Warner Chilcott has fixed a record date of [ ] 2013, as the Warner Chilcott record date. If you were a Warner Chilcott shareholder of record as of the close of business on the Warner Chilcott record date, you are entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Warner Chilcott special meetings and any adjournments thereof.

 

Q: What if I sell my Actavis common shares before the Actavis special meeting or my Warner Chilcott ordinary shares before the Warner Chilcott special meetings?

Actavis: The Actavis record date is earlier than the date of the Actavis special meeting and the date that the transaction is expected to be completed. If you transfer your shares after the Actavis record date but before the Actavis special meeting, you will retain your right to vote at the Actavis special meeting, but will have transferred the right to receive New Actavis ordinary shares pursuant to the transaction. In order to receive the New Actavis ordinary shares, you must hold your shares through the effective time.

Warner Chilcott: The Warner Chilcott record date is also earlier than the date of the Warner Chilcott special meetings and the date that the transaction is expected to be completed. If you transfer your shares after the Warner Chilcott record date but before the Warner Chilcott special meetings, you will retain your right to vote at the Warner Chilcott special meetings, but will have transferred the right to receive the scheme consideration. In order to receive the scheme consideration, you must hold your shares through the effective time.

 

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Q: How do I vote?

 

A: Actavis: If you are an Actavis stockholder of record, you may vote your shares at the Actavis special meeting in one of the following ways:

 

   

by mailing your completed and signed proxy card in the enclosed return envelope;

 

   

by voting by telephone or over the Internet as instructed on the enclosed proxy card; or

 

   

by attending the Actavis special meeting and voting in person.

If you hold your shares through a bank, broker or other nominee, you should follow the instructions provided by your bank, broker or other nominee in order to instruct them on how to vote such shares.

Warner Chilcott: If you are a Warner Chilcott shareholder of record, you may vote your shares at the Warner Chilcott special meetings in one of the following ways:

 

   

by mailing your completed and signed proxy cards in the enclosed return envelope;

 

   

by voting by telephone or over the Internet as instructed on the enclosed proxy cards; or

 

   

by attending the applicable Warner Chilcott special meeting and voting in person.

If you hold your shares through a bank, broker or other nominee, you should follow the instructions provided by your bank, broker or other nominee in order to instruct them on how to vote such shares.

 

Q: If my shares are held in “street name” by my bank, broker or other nominee, will my bank, broker or other nominee automatically vote my shares for me?

 

A: No. Your bank, broker or other nominee will not vote your shares if you do not provide your bank, broker or other nominee with a signed voting instruction form with respect to your shares. Therefore, you should instruct your bank, broker or other nominee to vote your shares by following the directions your bank, broker or other nominee provides.

Brokers do not have discretionary authority to vote on any of the Actavis proposals or on any of the Warner Chilcott proposals.

Broker non-votes are shares held by a broker, bank or other nominee that are present in person or represented by proxy at the special meetings, but with respect to which the broker, bank or other nominee is not instructed by the beneficial owner of such shares how to vote on a particular proposal and the broker does not have discretionary voting power on such proposal. Because brokers, banks and other nominees do not have discretionary voting authority with respect to any of the proposals, if a beneficial owner of Actavis common shares or Warner Chilcott ordinary shares held in “street name” does not give voting instructions to the broker, bank or other nominee for any proposals, then those shares will not be present in person or represented by proxy at the special meetings. As a result, it is expected that there will not be any broker non-votes in connection with any of the proposals.

Please see “The Special Meeting of Actavis’ Stockholders—Voting Shares Held in Street Name” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus and “The Special Meetings of Warner Chilcott’s Shareholders—Voting Ordinary Shares Held in Street Name” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

 

Q: How many votes do I have?

 

A: Actavis: You are entitled to one vote for each Actavis common share that you owned as of the close of business on the Actavis record date. As of the close of business on the Actavis record date, [ ] Actavis common shares were outstanding and entitled to vote at the Actavis special meeting.

Warner Chilcott: You are entitled to one vote for each Warner Chilcott ordinary share that you owned as of the close of business on the Warner Chilcott record date. As of the close of business on the Warner Chilcott record date, [ ] Warner Chilcott ordinary shares were outstanding and entitled to vote at the Court Meeting and at the EGM.

 

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Q: What if I hold shares in both Actavis and Warner Chilcott?

 

A: If you are both a stockholder of Actavis and a shareholder of Warner Chilcott, you will receive two separate packages of proxy materials. A vote as an Actavis stockholder for the proposal to approve the Transaction Agreement and the merger will not constitute a vote as a Warner Chilcott shareholder for the proposal to approve the scheme of arrangement, or vice versa. THEREFORE, PLEASE MARK, SIGN, DATE AND RETURN ALL PROXY CARDS THAT YOU RECEIVE, WHETHER FROM ACTAVIS OR WARNER CHILCOTT, OR SUBMIT A SEPARATE PROXY AS BOTH AN ACTAVIS STOCKHOLDER AND A WARNER CHILCOTT SHAREHOLDER FOR EACH SPECIAL MEETING OVER THE INTERNET OR BY TELEPHONE.

 

Q: Should I send in my stock certificates now?

 

A: No. Most Actavis and Warner Chilcott shares are held in book entry form. However, to the extent certain stockholders or shareholders have certificated shares, such stockholders or shareholders should keep their existing stock certificates at this time. After the transaction is completed, you will receive written instructions for exchanging your stock certificates for New Actavis ordinary shares and other consideration, if applicable.

 

Q: What proposals are being voted on at the Actavis special meeting and what stockholder vote is required to approve those proposals?

 

A: (1) Proposal to approve the Transaction Agreement and the merger: The affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the Actavis common shares outstanding and entitled to vote on the record date.

If you fail to vote on proposal 1, or if you vote “abstain” by proxy or in person at the Actavis special meeting, your Actavis shares will have the same effect as a vote “against” proposal 1.

(2) Proposal to approve the creation of distributable reserves by reducing all of the share premium of New Actavis: The affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the Actavis voting shares represented, in person or by proxy, at the special meeting, is required for the approval of proposal 2.

(3) Proposal to consider and vote upon, on a non-binding advisory basis, specified compensatory arrangements between Actavis and its named executive officers relating to the transaction as disclosed in the section of this joint proxy statement/prospectus captioned “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Actavis—Golden Parachute Compensation” beginning on page  ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus: The affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the Actavis voting shares represented, in person or by proxy, at the special meeting, is required for the approval of proposal 3. This proposal is advisory and therefore not binding on Actavis or its board of directors.

(4) Proposal to adjourn the Actavis special meeting, or any adjournments thereof, (i) to solicit additional proxies if there are insufficient votes at the time of the special meeting to approve the Transaction Agreement and the merger, (ii) to provide to the Actavis stockholders in advance of the special meeting any supplement or amendment to the joint proxy statement/prospectus or (iii) to disseminate any other information which is material to the Actavis stockholders voting at the special meeting, referred to as the “Actavis adjournment proposal”: The affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the Actavis voting shares represented, in person or by proxy, at the special meeting, is required for the approval of proposal 4.

If you vote “abstain” by proxy or in person at the special meeting, or if you attend the special meeting in person and fail to vote on proposals 2, 3 and 4, your Actavis shares will have the same effect as a vote “against” proposals 2, 3 and 4. If you fail to submit a proxy and do not attend the special meeting in person, or if you do not provide your broker, bank or other nominee with voting instructions, your Actavis shares will have no effect on proposals 2, 3 and 4.

The merger and the acquisition are not conditioned on approval of proposals 2, 3 or 4 described above.

 

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As of the Actavis record date, the directors and executive officers of Actavis and their affiliates owned and were entitled to vote [] Actavis common shares, representing approximately []% percent of the Actavis common shares outstanding on that date. It is expected that Actavis’ directors and executive officers will vote “FOR” each of the proposals at the Actavis special meeting.

 

Q: What proposals are being voted on at the Warner Chilcott special meetings and what shareholder vote is required to approve those proposals?

 

A: Warner Chilcott Court Meeting

Warner Chilcott shareholders are being asked to vote on a proposal to approve the scheme at both the Court Meeting and at the EGM. The vote required for such proposal is different at each of the meetings, however. As set out in full under the section entitled “Part 2—Explanatory Statement—Consents and Meetings”, the approval required at the Court Meeting is a majority in number of the Warner Chilcott shareholders of record casting votes on the proposal representing three-fourths (75 percent) or more in value of the Warner Chilcott ordinary shares held by such holders, present and voting either in person or by proxy.

Because the vote required to approve the proposal at the Court Meeting is based on votes properly cast at the meeting, and because abstentions are not considered votes properly cast, abstentions, along with failures to vote, will have no effect on such proposal.

The merger and the acquisition are conditioned on approval of the scheme at the Court Meeting.

Warner Chilcott Extraordinary General Meeting

Set forth below is a table summarizing certain information with respect to the EGM Resolutions:

 

EGM
Resolution #

  

Resolution

  

Ordinary or
Special
Resolution?

  

Transaction
Conditioned on
Approval of
Resolution?

1    Approve the scheme of arrangement and authorize the directors of Warner Chilcott to take all such actions as they consider necessary or appropriate for carrying the scheme of arrangement into effect.    Ordinary    Yes
2    Approve the cancellation of any Warner Chilcott ordinary shares in issue before 10:00 p.m., Irish time, on the day before the Irish High Court hearing to sanction the scheme.    Special    Yes
3    Authorize the directors of Warner Chilcott to allot and issue new Warner Chilcott shares, fully paid up, to New Actavis in connection with effecting the scheme.    Ordinary    Yes
4    Amend the articles of association of Warner Chilcott so that any ordinary shares of Warner Chilcott that are issued at or after 10:00 p.m., Irish time, on the last business day before the scheme becomes effective are acquired by New Actavis for the scheme consideration.    Special    Yes
5    Approve the creation of distributable reserves by reducing all of the share premium of New Actavis resulting from the issuance of New Actavis ordinary shares pursuant to the scheme.    Ordinary    No

 

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EGM
Resolution #

  

Resolution

  

Ordinary or
Special
Resolution?

  

Transaction
Conditioned on
Approval of
Resolution?

6    Approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, specified compensatory arrangements between Warner Chilcott and its named executive officers relating to the transaction.    Ordinary    No
7    Adjourn the Warner Chilcott EGM, or any adjournments thereof, to solicit additional proxies if there are insufficient proxies at the time of the Warner Chilcott EGM to approve the scheme of arrangement or resolutions 2 through 6. This resolution is referred to as the “Warner Chilcott EGM adjournment proposal”.    Ordinary    No

At the Warner Chilcott EGM, the requisite approval of each of the EGM resolutions depends on whether it is an “ordinary resolution” (EGM resolutions 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7), which requires the approval of the holders of at least a majority of the votes cast by the holders of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares present and voting, either in person or by proxy, or a “special resolution” (EGM resolutions 2 and 4), which requires the approval of the holders of at least 75 percent of the votes cast by the holders of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares present and voting, either in person or by proxy.

For all the EGM resolutions, because the votes required to approve such resolutions are based on votes properly cast at the meeting, and because abstentions are not considered votes properly cast, abstentions, along with failures to vote, will have no effect on the EGM resolutions.

As of the Warner Chilcott record date, the Warner Chilcott directors and executive officers had the right to vote approximately []% of the Warner Chilcott ordinary shares then outstanding and entitled to vote at the Court Meeting and the EGM. It is expected that Warner Chilcott’s directors and executive officers will vote “FOR” each of the proposals at the Court Meeting and at the EGM.

 

Q: Why are there two Warner Chilcott special meetings?

 

A: Irish law requires that two separate shareholder meetings be held, the Court Meeting and the EGM. Both meetings are necessary to cause the scheme of arrangement to become effective. At the Court Meeting, Warner Chilcott shareholders (other than Actavis or any of its affiliates) will be asked to approve the scheme. At the EGM, Warner Chilcott shareholders will be asked to approve the scheme and certain related matters. For more detail on these matters, see “The Special Meetings of Warner Chilcott’s Shareholders”.

 

Q: What constitutes a quorum?

 

A: Actavis: The stockholders present in person or by proxy at any meeting of stockholders holding a majority of the common stock outstanding and entitled to vote will constitute a quorum for the meeting. Actavis’ inspector of election intends to treat as “present” for these purposes stockholders who have submitted properly executed or transmitted proxies that are marked “abstain”.

Warner Chilcott: At least two shareholders present in person and representing, in person or by proxy, more than 50% of the total issued and voting rights of Warner Chilcott’s ordinary shares will constitute a quorum for each Warner Chilcott special meeting. Abstentions are considered present for purposes of determining a quorum.

 

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Q: Why am I being asked to approve the distributable reserves proposal?

 

A: Under Irish law, dividends may only be paid (and share repurchases and redemptions must generally be funded) out of “distributable reserves”, which New Actavis will not have immediately following the effective time. Please see “Creation of Distributable Reserves of New Actavis” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus. Stockholders of Actavis and shareholders of Warner Chilcott are being asked at their respective special meetings to approve the creation of distributable reserves of New Actavis (through the reduction of all of the share premium account of New Actavis), in order to permit New Actavis to be able to pay dividends (and repurchase or redeem shares) after the transaction.

The approval of the distributable reserves proposal is not a condition to the consummation of the transaction. Accordingly, if stockholders of Actavis approve the Transaction Agreement, and shareholders of Warner Chilcott approve the scheme at the Court Meeting and resolutions 1, 2, 3 and 4 at the EGM, but stockholders of Actavis and/or the shareholders of Warner Chilcott do not approve the distributable reserves proposal, and the transaction is consummated, New Actavis may not have sufficient distributable reserves to pay dividends (or to repurchase or redeem shares) following the transaction. In addition, the creation of distributable reserves of New Actavis requires the approval of the Irish High Court. Although New Actavis is not aware of any reason why the Irish High Court would not approve the creation of distributable reserves, the issuance of the required order is a matter for the discretion of the Irish High Court. Please see “Risk Factors” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus and “Creation of Distributable Reserves of New Actavis” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

 

Q: What are the recommendations of the Actavis and Warner Chilcott boards of directors regarding the proposals being put to a vote at their respective special meetings?

 

A: Actavis: The Actavis board of directors has unanimously approved the Transaction Agreement and the merger and determined that the terms of the acquisition will further the strategies and goals of Actavis.

The Actavis board of directors unanimously recommends that Actavis stockholders vote:

 

   

“FOR” the proposal to approve the Transaction Agreement and the merger;

 

   

“FOR” the proposal to approve the creation of distributable reserves, by reducing all of the share premium of New Actavis resulting from the issuance of New Actavis ordinary shares pursuant to the scheme;

 

   

“FOR” the approval, on a non-binding advisory basis, of specified compensatory arrangements between Actavis and its named executive officers relating to the transaction as disclosed in the section of this joint proxy statement/prospectus captioned “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Actavis—Golden Parachute Compensation” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus; and

 

   

“FOR” the Actavis adjournment proposal.

See “The Transaction—Recommendation of the Actavis Board of Directors and Actavis’ Reasons for the Transaction” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

In considering the recommendation of the board of directors of Actavis, you should be aware that certain directors and executive officers of Actavis will have interests in the proposed transaction that may be different from, or in addition to, the interests of Actavis’ stockholders generally. See “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Actavis” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Warner Chilcott: The Warner Chilcott board of directors has unanimously approved the Transaction Agreement and determined that the Transaction Agreement and the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement, including the scheme, are fair and reasonable and in the best interests of Warner Chilcott and its shareholders.

 

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The Warner Chilcott board of directors unanimously recommends that Warner Chilcott shareholders vote:

 

   

“FOR” the scheme of arrangement at the Court Meeting;

 

   

“FOR” the scheme of arrangement at the EGM;

 

   

“FOR” the cancellation of any Warner Chilcott ordinary shares in issue before 10:00 p.m., Irish time, on the day before the Irish High Court hearing to sanction the scheme;

 

   

“FOR” the authorization of the directors of Warner Chilcott to allot and issue new Warner Chilcott shares, fully paid up, to New Actavis in connection with effecting the scheme;

 

   

“FOR” amendment of the articles of association of Warner Chilcott so that any ordinary shares of Warner Chilcott that are issued at or after 10:00 p.m., Irish time on the last business day before the scheme becomes effective are acquired by New Actavis for the scheme consideration;

 

   

“FOR” the proposal to approve creation of distributable reserves, by reducing all of the share premium of New Actavis resulting from the issuance of New Actavis ordinary shares pursuant to the scheme;

 

   

“FOR” the approval, on a non-binding advisory basis, of specified compensatory arrangements between Warner Chilcott and its named executive officers relating to the transaction as disclosed in the section of this joint proxy statement/prospectus captioned “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Warner Chilcott—Golden Parachute Compensation” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus; and

 

   

“FOR” the Warner Chilcott EGM adjournment proposal.

See “The Transaction—Recommendation of the Warner Chilcott Board of Directors and Warner Chilcott’s Reasons for the Transaction” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

In considering the recommendation of the board of directors of Warner Chilcott, you should be aware that certain directors and executive officers of Warner Chilcott will have interests in the proposed transaction that may be different from, or in addition to, the interests of Warner Chilcott’s shareholders generally. See “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Warner Chilcott” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

 

Q: When is the transaction expected to be completed?

 

A: As of the date of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, the transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2013. However, no assurance can be provided as to when or if the transaction will be completed. The required vote of Actavis and Warner Chilcott shareholders to approve the required shareholder proposals at their respective special meetings, as well as the necessary regulatory consents and approvals, must first be obtained and other conditions specified in the conditions appendix must be satisfied or, to the extent applicable, waived.

 

Q: Why will the place of incorporation of New Actavis be Ireland?

 

A: Actavis decided that New Actavis would be incorporated in Ireland, given:

 

   

Incorporating New Actavis in Ireland will result in significantly enhanced global cash management and flexibility and associated financial benefits to the combined enterprise. These benefits include increased global liquidity and free global

 

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cash flow among the various entities of the combined enterprise without negative tax effects. Because of these benefits, we expect that New Actavis will be able to operate its businesses more easily and at lower cost, and also will have a lower worldwide effective tax rate than it would have otherwise;

 

   

Ireland is a beneficial location considering Actavis’ and Warner Chilcott’s presence in markets outside the U.S., particularly in Europe; and

 

   

Ireland enjoys strong relationships as a member of the European Union, and has a long history of international investment and a good network of commercial, tax, and other treaties with the U.S., the European Union and many other countries where both Warner Chilcott and Actavis have major operations.

See “Risk Factors—Risks Relating to the Businesses of the Combined Company” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

 

Q: What do I need to do now?

 

A: If you are entitled to vote at a special meeting of your company’s stockholders or shareholders, you can vote in person by completing a ballot at the special meeting, or you can vote by proxy before the special meeting. Even if you plan to attend your company’s special meeting, we encourage you to vote by proxy before the special meeting. After carefully reading and considering the information contained in this joint proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and the documents incorporated by reference, please submit your proxy by telephone or Internet in accordance with the instructions set forth on the enclosed proxy card(s), or mark, sign and date the proxy card(s), and return it or them in the enclosed prepaid envelope as soon as possible so that your shares may be voted at your company’s special meeting(s). Your proxy card(s) or your telephone or Internet directions will instruct the persons identified as your proxy to vote your shares at your company’s special meeting(s) as directed by you.

If you are a stockholder or shareholder of record and you sign and send in your proxy card(s) but do not indicate how you want to vote, your proxy will be voted “FOR” each of the proposals.

If you hold your Actavis common shares or Warner Chilcott ordinary shares through a bank, broker or other nominee, you should follow the instructions provided by your bank, broker or other nominee when instructing them on how to vote your Actavis common shares or Warner Chilcott ordinary shares.

 

Q: May I change my vote after I have mailed my signed proxy card(s) or voted by telephone or over the Internet?

 

A: Yes, you may change your vote at any time before your proxy is voted at the Actavis special meeting or at the Warner Chilcott Court Meeting or the Warner Chilcott EGM. If you are an Actavis or Warner Chilcott shareholder of record, you can do this in one of four ways:

 

   

timely deliver a valid later-dated proxy by mail;

 

   

before the relevant special meeting, provide written notice that you have revoked your proxy to the secretary of Actavis or Warner Chilcott, as applicable, so that it is received prior to midnight on [], 2013 at the following respective addresses:

Actavis, Inc.

Morris Corporate Center III

400 Interpace Parkway

Parsippany, NJ 07054

Attention: Corporate Secretary

 

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Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company

1 Grand Canal Square

Docklands

Dublin 2, Ireland

Attention: Corporate Secretary

 

   

timely submit revised voting instructions by telephone or over the Internet by following the instructions set forth on the proxy card; or

 

   

attend the applicable special meeting and vote in person. Simply attending the meeting, however, will not revoke your proxy or change your voting instructions; you must vote by ballot at the meeting to change your vote.

If your shares are held in “street name” and if you have instructed your bank, broker or other nominee to vote your shares, you must follow directions received from your bank, broker or other nominee to change your vote or revoke your proxy.

 

Q: Who can help answer my questions?

 

A: If you have questions about the transaction, or if you need assistance in submitting your proxy or voting your shares or need additional copies of this joint proxy statement/prospectus or the enclosed proxy card(s), you should contact the proxy solicitation agent for the company in which you hold shares.

If you are an Actavis stockholder, you should contact MacKenzie Partners Inc., the proxy solicitation agent for Actavis, by mail at 105 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 or by telephone toll free at (800) 322-2885 (banks and brokers may call collect at (212) 929-5500). If you are a Warner Chilcott shareholder, you should contact Georgeson Inc., the proxy solicitation agent for Warner Chilcott, by mail at 480 Washington Boulevard, 26th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07310 or by telephone at (888) 680-1528 (toll free).

If your shares are held by a broker, bank or other nominee, you should contact your broker, bank or other nominee for additional information.

 

Q: Where can I find more information about Actavis and Warner Chilcott?

 

A: You can find more information about Actavis and Warner Chilcott from various sources described under “Where You Can Find More Information” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

 

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SUMMARY

This summary highlights selected information contained in this joint proxy statement/prospectus and may not contain all of the information that may be important to you. Accordingly, you should read carefully this entire joint proxy statement/prospectus, including the Annexes and the documents referred to or incorporated by reference in this joint proxy statement/prospectus. The page references have been included in this summary to direct you to a more complete description of the topics presented below. See also the section entitled “Where You Can Find More Information” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Information about the Companies (Page [ ])

Actavis

Actavis is a Nevada corporation which is currently listed (ticker symbol “ACT”) on the NYSE. Actavis is a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and biosimilar products. Operating as Actavis Pharma, Actavis develops, manufactures and markets generic, branded generic, legacy brands and over-the-counter products in more than 60 countries. Actavis Specialty Brands is Actavis’ global branded specialty pharmaceutical business focused in the Urology and Women’s Health therapeutic categories. Actavis Specialty Brands also has a portfolio of five biosimilar products in development in Women’s Health and Oncology. Actavis Global Operations has more than 30 manufacturing and distribution facilities around the world, and includes Anda, Inc., a U.S. pharmaceutical product distributor. Actavis’ principal executive offices are located at Morris Corporate Center III, 400 Interpace Parkway, Parsippany, New Jersey, 07054, and its telephone number is (862) 261-7000.

New Actavis

New Actavis is a private limited company incorporated in Ireland (registered number 527629), formed on May 16, 2013 for the purpose of holding Warner Chilcott, Actavis, IrSub, LuxSub and U.S. Holdco as direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries following the effective time, which is referred to in this joint proxy statement/prospectus as the “effective time”. To date, New Actavis has not conducted any activities other than those incidental to its formation, the execution of the Transaction Agreement and the preparation of applicable filings under the U.S. securities laws and regulatory filings made in connection with the proposed transaction.

At and as of the effective time, it is expected that New Actavis will be a publicly traded company listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “ACT”. New Actavis will be re-registered as a public limited company and renamed “Actavis plc.” Following the effective time, both Actavis and Warner Chilcott will be direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries of New Actavis. Immediately following the transaction, based on the number of Actavis and Warner Chilcott shares outstanding as of the record date, the former stockholders of Actavis are expected to own approximately 77% of New Actavis and the remaining approximately 23% of New Actavis is expected to be owned by the former shareholders of Warner Chilcott.

New Actavis’ principal executive offices are located at 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland, and its telephone number is (862) 261-7000.

IrSub

IrSub is a private limited liability company incorporated in Ireland (registered number 527630) and a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of New Actavis, formed on May 16, 2013. To date, IrSub has not conducted any activities other than those incidental to its formation, the execution of the Transaction Agreement and the preparation of applicable filings under the U.S. securities laws and regulatory filings made in connection with the proposed transaction. After the effective time, IrSub will operate as an Irish holding company. IrSub’s principal executive offices are located at 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland, and its telephone number is (862) 261-7000.

 

 

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LuxSub

LuxSub is a private limited liability company incorporated in Luxembourg and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of IrSub, formed on June 14, 2013. To date, LuxSub has not conducted any activities other than those incidental to its formation and to maintain its corporate existence in Luxembourg and the preparation of applicable filings under the U.S. securities laws and regulatory filings made in connection with the proposed transaction. After the effective time, LuxSub will serve as one of New Actavis’ major holding companies. LuxSub’s principal executive offices are located at 46A, avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg and its telephone number is (862) 261-7000.

U.S. Holdco

U.S. Holdco is a limited liability company organized in Delaware and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of New Actavis, formed on May 16, 2013. Prior to the effective time, U.S. Holdco will be converted to a corporation and renamed “Actavis W.C. Holding Inc.” and will be a direct wholly owned subsidiary of LuxSub. To date, U.S. Holdco has not conducted any activities other than those incidental to its formation, the execution of the Transaction Agreement and the preparation of applicable filings under the U.S. securities laws and regulatory filings made in connection with the proposed transaction. After the effective time, U.S. Holdco will serve as the U.S. parent company of the Actavis U.S. group of companies. U.S. Holdco’s principal executive offices are located at Morris Corporate Center III, 400 Interpace Parkway, Parsippany, New Jersey, 07054, and its telephone number is (862) 261-7000.

MergerSub

MergerSub is a limited liability company organized in Nevada and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of New Actavis, formed on May 16, 2013. Prior to the effective time, MergerSub will be converted to a corporation and renamed “Actavis W.C. Holding 2 Inc.” and will be a direct wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Holdco. To date, MergerSub has not conducted any activities other than those incidental to its formation, the execution of the Transaction Agreement and the preparation of applicable filings under the U.S. securities laws and regulatory filings made in connection with the proposed transaction. MergerSub’s principal executive offices are located at Morris Corporate Center III, 400 Interpace Parkway, Parsippany, New Jersey, 07054, and its telephone number is (862) 261-7000.

Warner Chilcott

Warner Chilcott is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company currently focused on the women’s healthcare, gastroenterology, urology and dermatology segments of the branded pharmaceuticals market, primarily in North America. Warner Chilcott is a fully integrated company with internal resources dedicated to the development, manufacture and promotion of its products. Warner Chilcott’s principal executive offices are located at 1 Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2, Ireland, and its telephone number is +353.1.897.2000.

The Transaction (Page [ ])

On May 19, 2013, Actavis, Warner Chilcott, New Actavis, IrSub, U.S. Holdco and MergerSub entered into the Transaction Agreement.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Transaction Agreement, New Actavis will acquire Warner Chilcott by means of a scheme of arrangement, as described in this joint proxy statement/prospectus and referred to as the “scheme”. A “scheme” or a “scheme of arrangement” is an Irish statutory procedure pursuant to the Companies Act 1963 under which the Irish High Court may approve, and thus bind, a company to an arrangement with some or all of its shareholders. The scheme will be subject to the subsequent sanction of the Irish High Court. The scheme involves the cancellation of all of the shares of Warner Chilcott which are not already owned by New Actavis or any of its affiliates and the issuance of new ordinary shares of Warner Chilcott by Warner Chilcott to New Actavis. Ordinary shares of New Actavis are then issued to the applicable shareholders of Warner Chilcott. At the effective time, the holders of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares (other than those held by

 

 

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Actavis or any of its affiliates) will be entitled to receive 0.160 of a New Actavis ordinary share for each such Warner Chilcott ordinary share. Each New Actavis ordinary share will be issued in accordance with, and subject to the rights and obligations of, the memorandum and articles of association of New Actavis, which are expected to be amended and restated prior to the effective time in the form attached hereto as Annex D. For a comparison of the rights and privileges of a holder of shares of New Actavis as compared to a holder of shares of Warner Chilcott, please see “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Warner Chilcott Ordinary Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Simultaneously with and conditioned upon the concurrent consummation of the scheme, MergerSub, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of New Actavis, will merge with and into Actavis, the separate corporate existence of MergerSub will cease and Actavis will continue as the surviving corporation. Pursuant to the Transaction Agreement, each outstanding Actavis common share will be cancelled and automatically converted into the right to receive one New Actavis ordinary share. Each New Actavis ordinary share will be issued in accordance with, and subject to the rights and obligations of, the memorandum and articles of association of New Actavis, which are expected to be amended and restated prior to the effective time in the form attached hereto as Annex D. For a comparison of the rights and privileges of a holder of shares of New Actavis as compared to a holder of shares of Actavis, please see “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Actavis Common Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Based on the number of Actavis common shares and Warner Chilcott ordinary shares outstanding as of the record date, (i) the total number of New Actavis ordinary shares expected to be issued pursuant to the transaction and delivered to the Actavis stockholders and Warner Chilcott shareholders (assuming no Actavis or Warner Chilcott options are exercised and no share awards vest between the record date and the closing of the transaction) will be approximately [ ], (ii) former Warner Chilcott shareholders are expected to hold approximately 23% of the New Actavis ordinary shares after giving effect to the acquisition and the merger, and (iii) former Actavis stockholders are expected to hold approximately 77% of the New Actavis ordinary shares after giving effect to the acquisition and the merger.

Actavis reserves the right, subject to the prior written approval of the Irish Takeover Panel (the “Panel”), to effect the acquisition by way of a takeover offer, as an alternative to the scheme, in the circumstances described in and subject to the terms of the Transaction Agreement. In such event, such takeover offer will be implemented on terms and conditions that are at least as favorable to Warner Chilcott shareholders (except for an acceptance condition set at 80 percent of the nominal value of the Warner Chilcott shares to which such offer relates and which are not already beneficially owned by Actavis) as those which would apply in relation to the scheme, among other requirements.

Structure of the Transaction (Page [ ])

At the effective time, each of Actavis and Warner Chilcott will be direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries of New Actavis. The following diagrams illustrate in simplified terms the current structure of Actavis and Warner Chilcott and the structure of New Actavis following the effective time.

 

 

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Scheme Consideration to Warner Chilcott Shareholders (Page [ ]) and Transaction Consideration to Actavis Stockholders (Page [ ])

As a result of the transaction, (i) the holders of outstanding Actavis common shares will have the right to receive one New Actavis ordinary share for each such Actavis common share and (ii) the holders of outstanding Warner Chilcott ordinary shares will have the right to receive 0.160 of a New Actavis ordinary share for each such Warner Chilcott ordinary share. Each New Actavis ordinary share will be issued in accordance with, and subject to the rights and obligations of, the articles of association of New Actavis, the form of which is attached hereto as Annex D. For a comparison of the rights and privileges of a holder of shares of New Actavis as compared to a holder of shares of Actavis or Warner Chilcott, please see “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Actavis Common Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” and “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Warner Chilcott Ordinary Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on pages [ ] and [ ], respectively, of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Since Irish law does not recognize fractional shares held of record, New Actavis will not issue any fractions of New Actavis ordinary shares to Warner Chilcott shareholders or Actavis stockholders in this transaction. Instead, the total number of New Actavis ordinary shares that any Warner Chilcott shareholder or Actavis stockholder would have been entitled to receive will be rounded down to the nearest whole number and all entitlements to fractional New Actavis ordinary shares to which Warner Chilcott shareholders or Actavis stockholders would otherwise have been entitled will be aggregated and sold by the exchange agent, with any sale proceeds being distributed in cash pro rata to the Warner Chilcott shareholders and Actavis stockholders whose fractional entitlements have been sold in accordance with the fractional entitlements to which they would otherwise have been entitled.

Treatment of Actavis Options and Other Actavis Equity Awards (Page [ ])

Treatment of Actavis Options

At the effective time, each outstanding option to purchase a number of Actavis common shares will be converted into an option to purchase, on substantially the same terms and conditions (including vesting and other lapse restrictions) as were applicable to such option immediately prior to the effective time, the same number of New Actavis ordinary shares. Notwithstanding the foregoing, because of the adverse tax consequences of Section 4985 of the Internal Revenue Code (“Section 4985”), immediately prior to the effective time, each outstanding option to purchase a number of Actavis common shares held by Section 16 reporting officers and directors (as defined below) of Actavis will become fully vested and exercisable and will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive from New Actavis a number of New Actavis ordinary shares equal to the number of Actavis common shares underlying such award net of any applicable exercise price and tax withholdings.

Treatment of Other Actavis Equity Awards

At the effective time, each issued and outstanding share of Actavis restricted stock will be converted into the right to receive a share of New Actavis restricted stock, which will be subject to substantially the same terms and conditions (including vesting and other lapse restrictions) as were applicable to the Actavis restricted stock in respect of which it was issued immediately prior to the effective time. Each other issued and outstanding Actavis equity award, as a result of the transaction, will be converted into an award based on New Actavis ordinary shares, provided that such a converted equity right or award will be subject to substantially the same terms and conditions (including vesting and other lapse restrictions) as were applicable to the Actavis equity award in respect of which it was issued. Notwithstanding the foregoing, because of the adverse tax consequences of Section 4985, immediately prior to the effective time, each issued and outstanding share of Actavis restricted stock and each other issued and outstanding Actavis equity award other than options to purchase Actavis common stock held by Section 16 reporting officers and directors of Actavis will become fully vested and will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive from New Actavis a number of New Actavis ordinary shares equal to the number of Actavis common shares underlying such award net of applicable tax withholdings.

Assumption of Actavis Equity Plans

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but unissued shares of Actavis, except that (i) shares of Actavis covered by such awards will be shares of New Actavis and (ii) all references to a number of Actavis shares will be changed to reference shares of New Actavis.

Treatment of Warner Chilcott Options and Other Warner Chilcott Equity Awards (Page [ ])

Treatment of Warner Chilcott Options

At the effective time, each outstanding option to purchase Warner Chilcott ordinary shares will be converted into an option to purchase, on the same terms and conditions (including vesting and other lapse restrictions) as were applicable to such option immediately prior to the effective time, a number of New Actavis ordinary shares (rounded down to the nearest whole share) determined by multiplying (a) the number of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares subject to the option immediately prior to the effective time by (b) 0.160, at a per share exercise price determined by dividing (x) the per share exercise price of such Warner Chilcott option immediately prior to the effective time by (y) 0.160 (rounded up to the nearest whole cent). Certain outstanding options will, by their terms, vest in connection with the transaction and be assumed by New Actavis in accordance with the preceding sentence. All fractional entitlements with respect to Warner Chilcott ordinary shares subject to options will be paid out in cash. Solely to the extent provided for in an award agreement evidencing an option to purchase Warner Chilcott ordinary shares, if an option becomes vested in connection with the scheme and the exercise price of an option exceeds the Share Consideration Value (as defined below), the option will be cancelled and immediately terminated prior to the effective time without any payment therefor in accordance with the terms of the award agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, because of the adverse tax consequences of Section 4985, immediately prior to the effective time, each outstanding option to purchase Warner Chilcott ordinary shares held by Section 16 reporting officers and directors of Warner Chilcott will become fully vested and exercisable and will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive from New Actavis 0.160 of a New Actavis ordinary share for each Net Share (as defined below) subject to the option immediately prior to the effective time, net of applicable tax withholdings. Further, each outstanding option to purchase Warner Chilcott ordinary shares held by Section 16 reporting officers and directors of Warner Chilcott with an exercise price that exceeds the Share Consideration Value will be cancelled and immediately terminated prior to the effective time without any payment therefor.

For the purpose of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, “Net Share” means a number of whole and partial Warner Chilcott ordinary shares (computed to the nearest five decimal places) equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (A) the product of (i) the number of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares subject to the option immediately prior to the effective time and (ii) the excess of the Share Consideration Value over the exercise price per option immediately prior to the effective time by (B) the Share Consideration Value. “Section 16 reporting officers and directors” means those current and former officers and directors who are subject to the reporting requirements of Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act during the six-month period preceding the effective time. “Share Consideration Value” means the product of (x) 0.160 and (y) the average, rounded down to the nearest cent, of the closing sale price of an Actavis common share on the NYSE as reported by The Wall Street Journal for the five trading days preceding the day on which the effective time occurs.

Treatment of Other Warner Chilcott Equity Awards

At the effective time, each issued and outstanding award of Warner Chilcott restricted ordinary shares and restricted share units will be converted into the right to receive, on the same terms and conditions (including vesting and other lapse restrictions) as were applicable under such award immediately prior to the effective time, an award denominated in New Actavis ordinary shares (rounded down to the nearest whole share) determined by multiplying (a) the number of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares subject to the award immediately prior to the effective time by (b) 0.160. All fractional entitlements with respect to Warner Chilcott restricted ordinary shares and restricted share units will be paid out in cash. With respect to each award of Warner Chilcott performance-based restricted ordinary shares and restricted share units, the number of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares subject to such award will equal the number of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares subject to the award in accordance with the terms of the applicable award agreement (which deems performance to have been achieved at 100% of target upon a change in control). Certain Warner Chilcott restricted ordinary shares and restricted share units will, by their terms, vest in connection with the transaction. To the extent that an award of Warner Chilcott restricted ordinary shares or restricted share units will

 

 

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become vested in connection with the transaction, each such award will be converted into the right to receive from New Actavis, net of applicable tax withholdings, 0.160 of a New Actavis ordinary share for each Warner Chilcott ordinary share subject to the award immediately prior to the effective time. Notwithstanding the foregoing, because of the adverse tax consequences of Section 4985, immediately prior to the effective time, each issued and outstanding award of Warner Chilcott restricted ordinary shares and restricted share units held by Section 16 reporting officers and directors of Warner Chilcott will become fully vested and will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive from New Actavis, net of applicable tax withholdings, 0.160 of a New Actavis ordinary share for each Warner Chilcott ordinary share subject to the award immediately prior to the effective time.

All holders of awards of Warner Chilcott restricted ordinary shares and restricted share units are entitled to dividend-equivalent cash bonus payments (or in certain jurisdictions, dividends) with respect to their outstanding awards in an amount equal to the amount of dividends paid by Warner Chilcott during the applicable vesting periods. These dividend-equivalent cash bonus payments (or dividends, as applicable) vest and become payable on the same schedule and in accordance with the same terms as the associated award of Warner Chilcott restricted ordinary shares or restricted share units.

Comparative Per Share Market Price and Dividend Information (Page [ ])

Actavis common shares are listed on the NYSE under the symbol “ACT”. Warner Chilcott ordinary shares are listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol “WCRX”. The following table shows the closing prices of Actavis common shares and Warner Chilcott ordinary shares as reported on the NYSE and NASDAQ on May 17, 2013, the last trading day before the Transaction Agreement was announced, and on [  ], 2013, the last practicable day before the printing of this joint proxy statement/prospectus. This table also shows the equivalent value of the consideration per Warner Chilcott ordinary share, which was calculated by multiplying the closing price of Actavis common shares as of the specified date by the Warner Chilcott exchange ratio of 0.160.

 

     Actavis
Common
Shares
    Warner
Chilcott
Ordinary
Shares
    Equivalent
Value of
Transaction
Consideration
Per Warner
Chilcott
Ordinary
Share
 

May 17, 2013

   $ 125.50      $ 19.21      $ 20.08   

 ], 2013

   $     $     $  

Recommendation of the Actavis Board of Directors and Actavis’ Reasons for the Transaction (Page [ ])

The board of directors of Actavis has unanimously approved the Transaction Agreement and the merger and determined that the terms of the acquisition will further the strategies and goals of Actavis.

The Actavis board of directors unanimously recommends that Actavis stockholders vote:

 

   

“FOR” the proposal to approve the Transaction Agreement and the merger;

 

   

“FOR” the proposal to approve the creation of distributable reserves, by reducing all of the share premium of New Actavis resulting from the issuance of New Actavis ordinary shares pursuant to the scheme;

 

   

“FOR” the proposal to approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, specified compensatory arrangements between Actavis and its named executive officers relating to the transaction as disclosed in the section of this joint proxy statement/prospectus captioned “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Actavis—Golden Parachute Compensation” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus; and

 

   

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approve the Transaction Agreement, (ii) to provide to Actavis stockholders any supplement or amendment to the joint proxy statement/prospectus and/or (iii) to disseminate any other information which is material to Actavis stockholders voting at the Actavis special meeting.

The Actavis board of directors considered many factors in making its determination that the terms of the transaction are advisable, consistent with, and in furtherance of, the strategies and goals of Actavis and recommending approval of the Transaction Agreement and the merger by the Actavis stockholders. For a more complete discussion of these factors, see “The Transaction—Recommendation of the Actavis Board of Directors and Actavis’ Reasons for the Transaction”, beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

In considering the recommendation of the board of directors of Actavis, you should be aware that certain directors and executive officers of Actavis will have interests in the proposed transaction that may be different from, or in addition to, the interests of Actavis’ stockholders generally. See “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Actavis”.

Opinions of Actavis’ Financial Advisors (Page [ ])

In connection with the transaction, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“BofA Merrill Lynch”) and Greenhill & Co., LLC (“Greenhill”), financial advisors to Actavis, each delivered to Actavis’ board of directors a written opinion, each dated May 19, 2013, as to the fairness, from a financial point of view and as of the date of such opinion, to the holders of Actavis common stock of the exchange ratio of one ordinary share of New Actavis for each Actavis share (the “Actavis exchange ratio”), taking into account the proposed acquisition by New Actavis of Warner Chilcott pursuant to the scheme of arrangement. The full text of the separate written opinions, each dated May 19, 2013, of BofA Merrill Lynch and Greenhill, each of which describes, among other things, the assumptions made, procedures followed, factors considered and limitations on the review undertaken, is attached as Annex E and Annex F, respectively, to this document and is incorporated by reference herein in its entirety. BofA Merrill Lynch and Greenhill each provided its opinion to Actavis’ board of directors for the benefit and use of Actavis’ board of directors in connection with and for purposes of its evaluation of the Actavis exchange ratio (taking into account the acquisition) from a financial point of view. The opinions of BofA Merrill Lynch and Greenhill do not address any other aspect of the transaction and no opinion or view was expressed as to the relative merits of the transaction in comparison to other strategies or transactions that might be available to Actavis or in which Actavis might engage or as to the underlying business decision of Actavis to proceed with or effect the transaction. The opinions of BofA Merrill Lynch and Greenhill do not address any other aspect of the transaction and do not constitute a recommendation to any shareholder as to how to vote or act in connection with the proposed transaction or any related matter.

Recommendation of the Warner Chilcott Board of Directors and Warner Chilcott’s Reasons for the Transaction (Page [  ])

The Warner Chilcott board of directors has unanimously approved the Transaction Agreement and determined that the Transaction Agreement and the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement, including the scheme, are fair and reasonable and in the best interests of Warner Chilcott and its shareholders.

The Warner Chilcott board of directors unanimously recommends that Warner Chilcott shareholders vote:

 

   

“FOR” the scheme of arrangement at the Court Meeting.

 

   

“FOR” the scheme of arrangement at the EGM;

 

   

“FOR” the cancellation of any Warner Chilcott ordinary shares in issue before 10:00 p.m., Irish time, on the day before the Irish High Court hearing to sanction the scheme at the EGM;

 

 

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“FOR” the authorization of the directors of Warner Chilcott to allot and issue new Warner Chilcott shares, fully paid up, to New Actavis in connection with effecting the scheme at the EGM;

 

   

“FOR” the amendment of the articles of association of Warner Chilcott so that any ordinary shares of Warner Chilcott that are issued at or after 10:00 p.m., Irish time, on the last business day before the scheme becomes effective, are acquired by New Actavis for the scheme consideration at the EGM;

 

   

“FOR” the proposal to approve the creation of distributable reserves, by reducing all of the share premium of New Actavis resulting from the issuance of New Actavis ordinary shares pursuant to the scheme at the EGM;

 

   

“FOR” the approval, on a non-binding advisory basis, of specified compensatory arrangements between Warner Chilcott and its named executive officers relating to the transaction as disclosed in the section of this joint proxy statement/prospectus captioned “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Warner Chilcott—Golden Parachute Compensation” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus at the EGM; and

 

   

“FOR” the Warner Chilcott EGM adjournment proposal.

The Warner Chilcott board of directors considered many factors in making its determination that the Transaction Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the scheme, were fair and reasonable and in the best interests of Warner Chilcott and Warner Chilcott’s shareholders. For a more complete discussion of these factors, see “The Transaction—Recommendation of the Warner Chilcott Board of Directors and Warner Chilcott’s Reasons for the Transaction”.

In considering the recommendation of the board of directors of Warner Chilcott, you should be aware that certain directors and executive officers of Warner Chilcott will have interests in the proposed transaction that may be different from, or in addition to, the interests of Warner Chilcott’s shareholders generally. See “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Warner Chilcott” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Opinion of Warner Chilcott’s Financial Advisor (Page [ ])

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., (“Deutsche Bank”) rendered its opinion to the Warner Chilcott board of directors, dated May 19, 2013, that, based upon and subject to the assumptions, limitations, qualifications and conditions set forth in the opinion, as of the date of such opinion, the exchange ratio was fair, from a financial point of view, to the holders of Warner Chilcott shares.

The full text of the written opinion of Deutsche Bank, dated May 19, 2013, which sets forth, among other things, the assumptions made, procedures followed, matters considered, and the limitations, qualifications and conditions of the review undertaken by Deutsche Bank in connection with the opinion, is attached to this joint proxy statement/prospectus as Annex G and is incorporated herein by reference. The summary of Deutsche Bank’s opinion set forth in this joint proxy statement/ prospectus is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the opinion. Deutsche Bank’s opinion was addressed to, and for the use and benefit of, the Warner Chilcott board of directors in connection with and for the purpose of its evaluation of the transaction. Deutsche Bank’s opinion was limited to the fairness of the Warner Chilcott exchange ratio, from a financial point of view, to the holders of Warner Chilcott shares as of the date of the opinion. Deutsche Bank expressed no opinion as to what the value of the New Actavis ordinary shares will be when issued pursuant to the scheme or the price at which the New Actavis ordinary shares will trade at any time. Deutsche Bank’s opinion did not address any other terms of the transaction or the Transaction Agreement. Deutsche Bank expressed no opinion as to the relative merits of the transaction as compared to any alternative transactions or business strategies. Nor did Deutsche Bank express an opinion, and Deutsche Bank’s opinion does not constitute a recommendation, as to how any holder of Warner Chilcott shares should vote with respect to the scheme or whether or not any holder of Warner Chilcott shares should tender shares pursuant to a takeover offer implemented as an alternative to the scheme, if any. For a more complete description, please see the section of this joint proxy statement/prospectus entitled “The Transaction—Opinion of Warner Chilcott’s Financial Advisor”. Please see also Annex G to this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

 

 

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Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction (Page [ ])

Actavis

In considering the recommendation of the board of directors of Actavis, you should be aware that certain directors and executive officers of Actavis will have interests in the proposed transaction that may be different from, or in addition to, the interests of Actavis’ stockholders generally. The members of Actavis’ board of directors were aware of the interests of these executives and directors in evaluating and negotiating the Transaction Agreement and the transaction and in making their recommendations to the stockholders of Actavis. These interests include the following:

 

   

Pursuant to the Transaction Agreement, at the effective time, the common shares and equity awards held by the directors and executive officers of Actavis will be treated in accordance with the description in “The Transaction Agreement—Transaction Consideration to Actavis Stockholders” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus and “The Transaction Agreement—Treatment of Actavis Options and Other Actavis Equity Awards” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, respectively. With respect to Section 16 reporting officers and directors of Actavis, immediately prior to the effective time, each outstanding option to purchase a number of Actavis common shares will become fully vested and exercisable and be cancelled and converted into the right to receive from New Actavis a number of New Actavis ordinary shares equal to the number of Actavis common shares underlying such awards net of any applicable exercise price and tax withholdings. In addition, immediately prior to the effective time, each issued and outstanding share of Actavis restricted stock and each other issued and outstanding Actavis equity award other than options to purchase Actavis common stock held by Section 16 reporting officers and directors of Actavis will become fully vested and be cancelled and converted into the right to receive from New Actavis a number of New Actavis ordinary shares equal to the number of Actavis common shares underlying such awards net of applicable tax withholdings. Absent such accelerated vesting, cancellation and payment of shares, Section 16 reporting officers and directors of Actavis would be subject to an excise tax under Section 4985 on equity compensation at the effective time.

 

   

Actavis’ directors and executive officers are entitled to continued indemnification and insurance coverage under the Transaction Agreement.

We estimate the aggregate value of these interests (other than with respect to already vested common shares and equity awards and indemnification and insurance) to be approximately $132.7 million net of any applicable exercise price, or approximately $65.1 million net of any applicable exercise price and estimated tax withholdings. For more information, including the assumptions used to estimate the value of such interests, see “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Actavis” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus. The consummation of the transaction will not constitute a change of control under Actavis’ equity plans or the employment agreements Actavis has entered into with its executive officers.

Actavis expects to provide appropriate new retention and incentive arrangements for its executive officers shortly after the effective time, with the expectation that such awards will be provided in a manner that is not intended to trigger the excise tax under Section 4985 with respect to such awards.

Warner Chilcott

In considering the recommendation of the board of directors of Warner Chilcott, you should be aware that certain directors and executive officers of Warner Chilcott will have interests in the proposed transaction that may be different from, or in addition to, the interests of Warner Chilcott’s shareholders generally. The members of Warner Chilcott’s board of directors were aware of the interests of these executives and directors in evaluating and negotiating the Transaction Agreement and the transaction and in making their recommendations to the shareholders of Warner Chilcott. These interests include the following:

 

   

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accordance with the description in “The Transaction Agreement—Scheme Consideration to Warner Chilcott Shareholders” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus and “The Transaction Agreement—Treatment of Warner Chilcott Options and Other Warner Chilcott Equity Awards” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, respectively. With respect to Section 16 reporting officers and directors of Warner Chilcott, immediately prior to the effective time, each outstanding option to purchase a number of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares will become fully vested and exercisable and be cancelled and converted into the right to receive from New Actavis 0.160 of a New Actavis ordinary share for each Net Share subject to the option immediately prior to the effective time, net of applicable tax withholdings. In addition, immediately prior to the effective time, each issued and outstanding award of Warner Chilcott restricted ordinary shares and restricted share units held by Section 16 reporting officers and directors of Warner Chilcott will become fully vested and be cancelled and converted into the right to receive from New Actavis 0.160 of a New Actavis ordinary share for each Warner Chilcott ordinary share subject to the award immediately prior to the effective time, net of applicable tax withholdings. Absent such accelerated vesting, cancellation and payment of shares, Section 16 reporting officers and directors of Warner Chilcott would be subject to an excise tax under Section 4985 on equity compensation as a result of the consummation of the transaction.

 

   

Warner Chilcott’s executive officers are party to individual agreements that provide change in control severance benefits in the event of certain qualifying terminations of employment in connection with or following the transaction, and in certain cases at the effective time. In addition, pursuant to their agreements, Warner Chilcott’s executive officers who are U.S. taxpayers are eligible to receive a reimbursement for the excise tax (if any) imposed on the executives under Section 4999 of the Internal Revenue Code (“Section 4999”) on the value of the payments and benefits that they would receive in connection with the scheme.

 

   

Pursuant to the Transaction Agreement, Warner Chilcott’s employees (including its executive officers) will be entitled to receive their 2013 annual bonuses prorated through the date of termination of employment.

 

   

Warner Chilcott’s directors and executive officers are entitled to continued indemnification and insurance coverage under the Transaction Agreement.

We estimate the aggregate value of these interests (other than with respect to already vested ordinary shares and equity awards and indemnification and insurance) to be approximately $63.4 million net of any applicable exercise price, or approximately $31.7 million net of any applicable exercise price and estimated tax withholdings. For more information, including the assumptions used to estimate the value of such interests, see “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Warner Chilcott” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Board of Directors and Management after the Transaction (Page [ ])

The Transaction Agreement provides that the board of directors of New Actavis after the transaction will have twelve members consisting of (i) no more than seven members of the Actavis board of directors as of immediately prior to the closing of the merger and (ii) five members of the Warner Chilcott board of directors as of the date of the Transaction Agreement, to be selected by the governance committee of the Actavis board of directors; provided, however, that upon written notice from Actavis to Warner Chilcott, only four individuals who were members of the Warner Chilcott board of directors as of the date of the Transaction Agreement shall be designated to the New Actavis board of directors, and the remaining position on the New Actavis board of directors shall be filled by a new independent director to be selected by the governance committee of the Actavis board of directors.

As of the date of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, the governance committee of the Actavis board of directors has not finally determined which Warner Chilcott directors will be designated to the board of directors of New Actavis and it has not been finally determined which Actavis directors will be designated to the board of directors of New Actavis. The Actavis and Warner Chilcott directors that will serve on the New Actavis board of directors will be selected prior to the effective time.

 

 

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The New Actavis senior management team after the acquisition and the merger is expected to be the same as the current senior management team of Actavis.

Certain Tax Consequences of the Transaction (Page [ ])

Actavis

The receipt of New Actavis ordinary shares and cash in lieu of fractional New Actavis ordinary shares for Actavis common shares by U.S. holders (as defined below) pursuant to the transaction will be a taxable transaction for U.S. federal income tax purposes. In general, under such treatment, a U.S. holder will recognize capital gain or loss equal to the difference between (i) the sum of the fair market value of the New Actavis ordinary shares and any cash in lieu of fractional New Actavis ordinary shares received as consideration in the transaction and (ii) the holder’s adjusted tax basis in the Actavis common shares surrendered in the exchange. A U.S. holder’s adjusted basis in the Actavis common shares generally will equal such holder’s purchase price for such Actavis common shares, as adjusted to take into account stock dividends, stock splits or similar transactions. Actavis recommends that U.S. holders consult their own tax advisors as to the particular tax consequences of the transaction, including the effect of U.S. federal, state and local tax laws or foreign tax laws. See “Certain Tax Consequences of the TransactionU.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations”, beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus for a more detailed description of the U.S. federal income tax consequences of the transaction.

No Irish tax will arise for Actavis stockholders pursuant to the transaction, unless such Actavis stockholders are resident or ordinarily resident in Ireland or hold such shares in connection with a trade carried on in Ireland through an Irish branch or agency. See “Certain Tax Consequences of the Transaction—Irish Tax Considerations”, beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus for a more detailed description of the Irish tax consequences of the transaction.

Warner Chilcott

We have structured the scheme so that the receipt of the scheme consideration in exchange for Warner Chilcott ordinary shares pursuant to the scheme is intended to qualify as a “reorganization” for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Assuming the scheme is so treated, Warner Chilcott shareholders will generally not recognize any gain or loss for U.S. federal income tax purposes on the exchange of their Warner Chilcott ordinary shares for New Actavis ordinary shares in the scheme, except for any gain or loss recognized in connection with any cash received in lieu of a fractional New Actavis ordinary share. However, it is not a condition to Warner Chilcott’s obligation to complete the scheme that it receive a legal opinion from its outside counsel that the receipt of the scheme consideration in exchange for the Warner Chilcott ordinary shares pursuant to the scheme is a “reorganization” for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Consequently, the parties may proceed with the transaction even if the receipt of the scheme consideration is taxable to Warner Chilcott shareholders for U.S. federal income tax purposes. You should review “Certain Tax Consequences of the TransactionU.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations” for a discussion of the material tax consequences of the scheme to Warner Chilcott shareholders.

The U.S. federal income tax consequences described above may not apply to all Warner Chilcott shareholders, including certain Warner Chilcott shareholders specifically referred to on page [ ]. Your tax consequences will depend on your own situation. You should consult your tax advisor to determine the particular tax consequences of the scheme to you.

No Irish tax will arise for Warner Chilcott shareholders as a result of the scheme of arrangement. Only Warner Chilcott shareholders who are resident or ordinarily resident in Ireland for Irish tax purposes or hold their shares in Warner Chilcott in connection with a trade carried on by such holder in Ireland through a branch or agency will be within the charge to Irish tax on chargeable gains as a result of the scheme of arrangement. However, such shareholders should be treated as falling within specific relieving provisions and should not recognize any taxable gain or loss on the cancellation of their Warner Chilcott shares pursuant to the scheme of arrangement.

 

 

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Please refer to “Certain Tax Consequences of the Transaction” for a description of the material U.S. and Irish tax consequences of the scheme of arrangement to Warner Chilcott shareholders. Determining the actual tax consequences of the scheme of arrangement to you may be complex and will depend on your specific situation. We urge you to consult your tax advisor for a full understanding of the tax consequences of the scheme of arrangement to you.

No Dissenters’ Rights (Page [ ])

Under the Nevada General Corporation Law, holders of Actavis common shares do not have appraisal or dissenters’ rights with respect to the merger or any of the other transactions described in this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Under Irish law, holders of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares do not have appraisal or dissenters’ rights with respect to the acquisition or any of the other transactions described in this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Stock Exchange Listing (Page [ ])

New Actavis ordinary shares are currently not traded or quoted on a stock exchange or quotation system. New Actavis expects that, as of the effective time, New Actavis ordinary shares will be listed for trading under the symbol “ACT” on the NYSE.

Conditions to the Completion of the Acquisition and the Merger (Page [ ])

The completion of the acquisition and the scheme is subject to the satisfaction (or waiver, to the extent permitted) of all of the following conditions:

 

   

the approval of the Transaction Agreement by Actavis stockholders as required by the Nevada General Corporation Law and Article I of the Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of Actavis;

 

   

the approval of the scheme by the Warner Chilcott shareholders at the Court Meeting (or at any adjournment of such meeting);

 

   

certain of the EGM resolutions being duly passed by Warner Chilcott shareholders at the EGM (or at any adjournment of such meeting);

 

   

the Irish High Court’s sanction of the scheme of arrangement and confirmation (including certain evidence of confirmation) of the reduction of capital of Warner Chilcott and/or copies of each of the Irish High Court’s order and the minute required under Irish law in respect of the reduction of capital of Warner Chilcott being delivered for registration to the Registrar of Companies and subsequently registered;

 

   

the NYSE having authorized, and not withdrawn its authorization, for listing all of the New Actavis ordinary shares to be issued in the acquisition and the merger;

 

   

all applicable waiting periods under the HSR Act (as defined below) having expired or having been terminated, in each case in connection with the acquisition;

 

   

to the extent that the acquisition (which the parties agree is not a concentration within the scope of the EC Merger Regulation) becomes subject to the EC Merger Regulation by virtue of a European Union member state referral: (i) the European Commission declares the acquisition compatible with the common market under Article 6(1)(b), Article 8(1), or Article 8(2) of the EC Merger Regulation; and (ii) no formal indication having been made that a European Union or European Free Trade Association member state will take appropriate measures to protect legitimate interests pursuant to Article 21(4) of the EC Merger Regulation in relation to the acquisition or its financing;

 

   

all required regulatory clearances having been obtained and remaining in full force and effect and applicable waiting periods having expired, lapsed or been terminated (as appropriate), in each case in connection with the acquisition, under the antitrust, competition or foreign investment laws of

 

 

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Germany, France, and any other applicable jurisdiction in which Actavis or Warner Chilcott conducts its operations that asserts jurisdiction over the Transaction Agreement, the acquisition or the scheme if the failure to obtain regulatory clearance in such jurisdiction could reasonably be expected to be material to New Actavis (following the effective time);

 

   

no injunction, restraint or prohibition by any court of competent jurisdiction or antitrust order by any governmental authority which prohibits consummation of the transaction having been entered and which is continuing to be in effect; and

 

   

the registration statement on Form S-4 of which this joint proxy statement/prospectus is a part having become effective under the Securities Act of 1933 and not being the subject of any stop order or proceedings seeking any stop order.

In addition, Actavis’ and, subject to Panel approval, Warner Chilcott’s obligation to effect the acquisition is conditioned, among other things, upon:

 

   

the accuracy of the other party’s representations and warranties, subject to specified materiality standards;

 

   

the performance by the other party of its obligations and covenants under the Transaction Agreement in all material respects; and

 

   

the delivery by the other party of an officer’s certificate certifying such accuracy of its representations and warranties and such performance of its obligations and covenants.

The acquisition is also conditioned on the scheme becoming effective and unconditional by not later than February 19, 2014, subject to an extension to May 19, 2014 in certain circumstances if the only outstanding unfulfilled conditions relate to antitrust approval or certain other conditions (or earlier if required by the Panel or later if the parties agree and, if required, the Panel consents and the Irish High Court allows). In addition, the scheme will lapse unless it is effective on or prior to February 19, 2014, subject to an extension to May 19, 2014 in certain circumstances if the only outstanding unfulfilled conditions relate to antitrust approval or certain other conditions. The merger is conditioned only upon the concurrent consummation and implementation of the scheme of arrangement and acquisition. See “The Transaction Agreement—Conditions to the Completion of the Acquisition and the Merger” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Regulatory Approvals Required (Page [ ])

Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”) and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) the transaction cannot be consummated until, among other things, notifications have been given and certain information has been furnished to the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (the “Antitrust Division”) and all applicable waiting periods have expired or been terminated.

On June 10, 2013, each of Actavis and Warner Chilcott filed a Pre-Merger Notification and Report Form pursuant to the HSR Act with the Antitrust Division and the FTC. The initial waiting period under the HSR Act will expire at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time in the U.S.) on July 10, 2013. While we believe that HSR approval will ultimately be obtained, this approval is not assured. Expiration or earlier termination of the waiting period would satisfy a condition to the effective time.

Actavis and Warner Chilcott derive revenues in other jurisdictions where merger or acquisition control filings or approvals are or may be required. These include Germany and France. The transaction cannot be consummated until the required approvals have been obtained under the competition laws of Germany and France. Further, if any jurisdiction (other than Germany and France) in which Actavis or Warner Chilcott conducts its

 

 

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operations asserts jurisdiction over the Transaction Agreement, the acquisition or the scheme, and the failure to obtain regulatory clearance in such jurisdiction could reasonably be expected to be material to New Actavis following the consummation of the acquisition and the merger, obtaining regulatory clearance in that jurisdiction will be a condition to consummating the transaction. Actavis may, in whole or in part, waive the conditions to consummation of the transaction that relate to the receipt of approvals in Germany, France and any other relevant jurisdiction as described above, subject to certain requirements.

Conditions Imposed by Regulatory Agencies

The FTC, the Antitrust Division, the French Competition Authority, the German Federal Cartel Office, or other applicable regulatory authorities may require the imposition of certain conditions on the transaction in connection with obtaining regulatory clearances. Should such conditions require Actavis or Warner Chilcott (or any of their respective subsidiaries) to take any action (including with respect to selling, holding separate or otherwise disposing of any business or assets or conducting business in any specified manner) that would individually or in the aggregate reasonably be expected to result in a material adverse effect on the business, operations or financial condition of the post-transaction entity, Actavis and/or Warner Chilcott may decide not to accept such conditions. With respect to U.S. antitrust clearance, the FTC or the Antitrust Division, if it wished to impose such conditions, would then be required to seek a court order preventing the consummation of the transaction on the grounds that the transaction would violate the U.S. antitrust laws. In France, the French Competition Authority may prohibit the transaction if it considers that consummation of the transaction absent proposed conditions would significantly lessen competition. In Germany, the German Federal Cartel Office may prohibit the transaction if the consummation of the transaction absent proposed conditions would lead to the creation or strengthening of a dominant market position. While the parties do not believe that conditions resulting in a material adverse effect on the post-transaction entity are likely to be imposed, there can be no assurances that the applicable regulatory authorities will not seek to impose restrictions that may adversely impact the benefits expected to be achieved from the transaction, including, but not limited to, a prohibition on consummation.

Irish Court Approvals

The scheme of arrangement requires the approval of the Irish High Court, which involves an application by Warner Chilcott to the Irish High Court to sanction the scheme. The Irish High Court must also confirm the reduction of capital of Warner Chilcott that would be effected by EGM resolution #2, which is a necessary step in the implementation of the scheme.

The creation of distributable reserves of New Actavis, which involves a reduction of all of New Actavis’ share premium, also requires the approval of the Irish High Court, but obtaining such approval is not a condition to the acquisition. See “Creation of Distributable Reserves of New Actavis”.

Termination of the Transaction Agreement (Page [ ])

The Transaction Agreement may be terminated at any time prior to the time the scheme becomes effective in any of the following ways:

 

   

by mutual written consent of Actavis and Warner Chilcott;

 

   

by either Actavis or Warner Chilcott:

 

   

if (i) after completion of the Warner Chilcott Court Meeting or the EGM, the applicable resolutions have not been approved by the requisite vote, or (ii) after completion of the Actavis stockholders meeting, the Actavis stockholder approval has not been obtained;

 

   

if the transaction has not been consummated by 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on February 19, 2014, subject to an extension to May 19, 2014 in certain circumstances if the only outstanding unfulfilled conditions relate to antitrust approval or certain other conditions;

 

 

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if the Irish High Court declines or refuses to sanction the scheme, unless both parties agree that the decision of the Irish High Court shall be appealed; or

 

   

in certain circumstances if an injunction that permanently restrains, enjoins or otherwise prohibits the consummation of the acquisition or the merger has become final and non-appealable;

 

   

by Warner Chilcott:

 

   

in certain circumstances if Actavis, New Actavis, IrSub, U.S. Holdco or MergerSub breaches or fails to perform in any material respect its representations, warranties, covenants or other agreements contained in the Transaction Agreement such that certain closing conditions are incapable of being satisfied and the breach is not reasonably capable of being cured by February 19, 2014;

 

   

if the Actavis board of directors withdraws or modifies in any manner adverse to Warner Chilcott (or publicly proposes to do the same) its recommendation that the stockholders of Actavis approve the Transaction Agreement in response to an Actavis Superior Proposal (as defined in “The Transaction Agreement—Termination” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus) or material intervening event; or

 

   

prior to obtaining shareholder approval, in order to enter into an agreement providing for a Warner Chilcott Superior Proposal (as defined in “The Transaction Agreement—Termination” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus);

 

   

by Actavis:

 

   

in certain circumstances if Warner Chilcott breaches or fails to perform in any material respect its representations, warranties, covenants or other agreements contained in the Transaction Agreement such that certain closing conditions are incapable of being satisfied and the breach is not reasonably capable of being cured by February 19, 2014; or

 

   

if the Warner Chilcott board of directors withdraws or modifies in any manner adverse to Actavis (or publicly proposes to do the same) its recommendation that the shareholders of Warner Chilcott approve the scheme or approves, recommends or declares advisable, or proposes publicly to do the same, a Warner Chilcott Alternative Proposal (as defined in “The Transaction Agreement—Termination” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus).

The Transaction Agreement also provides that if the Transaction Agreement is terminated (i) by Warner Chilcott following the board of directors of Actavis changing its recommendation to the Actavis stockholders to approve the Transaction Agreement (except in limited circumstances) or (ii) by Warner Chilcott or Actavis following the failure of the Actavis stockholders to approve the Transaction Agreement following the board of directors of Actavis changing its recommendation (except in limited circumstances), then Actavis shall pay to Warner Chilcott $160 million, subject to reduction in certain circumstances. See “The Transaction Agreement—Reverse Termination Payment” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Expenses Reimbursement Agreement (Page [ ])

In connection with the execution of the Transaction Agreement, Actavis and Warner Chilcott entered into an Expenses Reimbursement Agreement, the terms of which have been approved by the Panel. Under the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement, Warner Chilcott has agreed to pay to Actavis the documented, specific and quantifiable third-party costs and expenses incurred by Actavis in connection with the acquisition upon the termination of the Transaction Agreement in specified circumstances. The maximum amount payable by Warner Chilcott to Actavis pursuant to the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement (the “Expense Reimbursement Amount”) is an amount equal

 

 

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to one percent (1%) of the aggregate value of the issued share capital of Warner Chilcott, or approximately $51 million. Actavis does not expect the transaction-related costs reimbursable pursuant to the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement to exceed the Expense Reimbursement Amount.

See “Expenses Reimbursement Agreement” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Financing Relating to the Transaction (Page [ ])

New Actavis intends to satisfy the cash components of the transaction (i.e., cash payments required under the Warner Chilcott Equity Award Holder Proposal as defined in the Transaction Agreement) and pay certain transactional expenses on the closing date of the acquisition with cash on hand of New Actavis, Actavis and/or Warner Chilcott and drawings under available credit facilities.

As of the effective time, New Actavis expects to refinance certain outstanding indebtedness of each of Actavis and Warner Chilcott with new indebtedness that may be incurred by New Actavis, Actavis, Warner Chilcott or any of their subsidiaries. As of the date of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, New Actavis and Actavis are in discussions with various financing sources with a view to obtaining financing commitments that will be available upon the closing of the acquisition to fund the refinancing. The final terms of any new credit facilities or debt securities or other aspects of the refinancing plan are still under discussion with financing sources and will depend on market and other conditions existing at the time the refinancing plan is finalized. Any commitments to provide financing may be subject to certain conditions (including the closing of the acquisition). There can be no assurances regarding the outcome or the scope of these discussions with financing sources. However, the consummation of the transaction is not conditioned upon the receipt of any financing.

For a full description of the financing relating to the transaction, see “Financing Relating to the Transaction” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Accounting Treatment of the Transaction (Page [ ])

New Actavis will account for the acquisition pursuant to the Transaction Agreement and using the acquisition method of accounting in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”). New Actavis will be the accounting acquiror. New Actavis will measure the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at their fair values including net tangible and identifiable intangible assets as of the closing of the transaction. Any excess of the purchase price over those fair values will be recorded as goodwill.

Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Actavis Common Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares (Page [ ])

As a result of the transaction, the holders of Actavis common shares will become holders of New Actavis ordinary shares and their rights will be governed by Irish law (instead of the Nevada General Corporation Law (the “NGCL”)) and by the memorandum and articles of association of New Actavis (instead of Actavis’ Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation and Second Amended and Restated Bylaws). The current memorandum and articles of association of New Actavis will be amended and restated prior to the effective time in substantially the form as set forth in Annex D to this joint proxy statement/prospectus. Following the transaction, former Actavis stockholders may have different rights as New Actavis shareholders than they had as Actavis stockholders. Material differences between the rights of stockholders of Actavis and the rights of shareholders of New Actavis include differences with respect to, among other things, distributions, dividends, repurchases and redemptions, dividends in shares / bonus issues, the election of directors, the removal of directors, the fiduciary and statutory duties of directors, conflicts of interests of directors, the indemnification of directors and officers, limitations on director liability, the convening of annual meetings of shareholders and special shareholder meetings, notice provisions for meetings, the quorum for shareholder meetings, the adjournment of shareholder meetings, the exercise of voting rights, shareholder action by written consent, shareholder suits, shareholder approval of certain transactions, rights of dissenting shareholders, anti-takeover measures and provisions relating to the ability to amend the articles of association. For a summary of the material differences between the rights of Actavis stockholders and New Actavis shareholders, see “Description of New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus and “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Actavis Common Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

 

 

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Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Warner Chilcott Ordinary Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares (Page [ ])

As a result of the transaction, the holders of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares will become holders of New Actavis ordinary shares and their rights will be governed by the memorandum and articles of association of New Actavis instead of Warner Chilcott’s memorandum and articles of association. The current memorandum and articles of association of New Actavis will be amended and restated prior to the effective time in substantially the form as set forth in Annex D to this joint proxy statement/prospectus. Following the transaction, former Warner Chilcott shareholders may have different rights as New Actavis shareholders than they had as Warner Chilcott shareholders. Material differences between the rights of New Actavis shareholders following the transaction and the rights of Warner Chilcott shareholders before the transaction include, among other things, differences with respect to the board of directors, shareholders rights plans and financial assistance. For a summary of the material differences between the rights of Warner Chilcott shareholders and New Actavis shareholders, see “Description of New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus and “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Warner Chilcott Ordinary Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

 

 

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RISK FACTORS

In addition to the other information contained in or incorporated by reference into this joint proxy statement/prospectus you should consider carefully the following risk factors, including the matters addressed under the caption “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements”. You should also read and consider the risks associated with the business of Actavis and the risks associated with the business of Warner Chilcott because these risks will also affect New Actavis. The risks associated with the business of Actavis can be found in the Actavis Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, and in the Actavis Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2013, which are incorporated by reference into this joint proxy statement/prospectus. See “Where You Can Find More Information”. The risks associated with the business of Warner Chilcott can be found in the Warner Chilcott Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, and in the Warner Chilcott Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2013, which are incorporated by reference into this joint proxy statement/prospectus. See “Where You Can Find More Information”.

Risks Relating to the Transaction

The number of New Actavis ordinary shares that Warner Chilcott shareholders will receive as a result of the acquisition will be based on a fixed exchange ratio. The value of the New Actavis ordinary shares that Warner Chilcott shareholders receive could be different than at the time Warner Chilcott shareholders vote to approve the scheme.

At the effective time, Warner Chilcott shareholders (other than Actavis or any of its nominees) will receive 0.160 of a New Actavis ordinary share for each Warner Chilcott ordinary share they hold. Each New Actavis ordinary share will be issued in accordance with, and subject to the rights and obligations of, the memorandum and articles of association of New Actavis, which are expected to be amended and restated prior to the effective time in the form attached hereto as Annex D. For a comparison of the rights and privileges of a holder of shares of New Actavis as compared to a holder of shares of Warner Chilcott, please see “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Warner Chilcott Ordinary Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus. The number of New Actavis ordinary shares that Warner Chilcott shareholders will be entitled to receive will not be adjusted in the event of any increase or decrease in the share price of either Actavis common shares or Warner Chilcott ordinary shares.

The market value of the New Actavis ordinary shares that Warner Chilcott shareholders will be entitled to receive when the acquisition is completed could vary significantly from the market value of Actavis common shares on the date of this joint proxy statement/prospectus or the date of the Warner Chilcott special meetings. Because the exchange ratio will not be adjusted to reflect any changes in the market value of Actavis common shares or Warner Chilcott ordinary shares, such market price fluctuations may affect the value that Warner Chilcott shareholders will receive at the effective time. Share price changes may result from a variety of factors, including changes in the business, operations or prospects of Actavis or Warner Chilcott, market assessments of the likelihood that the transaction will be completed, the timing of the transaction, regulatory considerations, general market and economic conditions and other factors. Shareholders are urged to obtain current market quotations for Actavis common shares and Warner Chilcott ordinary shares. See the section entitled “Comparative Per Share Market Price Data and Dividend Information” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus for additional information on the market value of Actavis common shares and Warner Chilcott ordinary shares.

Actavis and Warner Chilcott must obtain required approvals and governmental and regulatory consents to consummate the transaction, which, if delayed, not granted or granted with unacceptable conditions, may delay or jeopardize the consummation of the acquisition or the merger, result in additional expenditures of money and resources and/or reduce the anticipated benefits of the transaction.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. These closing conditions include, among others, the receipt of required approvals of Actavis stockholders and Warner Chilcott shareholders, the effectiveness of the registration statement, the approval of the scheme of arrangement by the Irish High Court and the expiration or termination of applicable waiting periods under the HSR Act, and the relevant approvals under the antitrust, competition and foreign investment laws of certain foreign countries under which filings or approvals are or may be required, including Germany and France.

The governmental agencies from which the parties will seek certain of these approvals and consents have broad discretion in administering the governing regulations. Actavis and Warner Chilcott can provide no assurance that all required approvals and consents will be obtained. Moreover, as a condition to their approval of the transaction, agencies may impose requirements, limitations or costs or require divestitures or place restrictions on the conduct of New Actavis’ business after the closing. These requirements, limitations, costs, divestitures or restrictions could jeopardize or delay the effective time or reduce the anticipated benefits of the transaction. Further, no assurance can be given

 

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that the required shareholder approvals will be obtained or that the required closing conditions will be satisfied, and, if all required consents and approvals are obtained and the closing conditions are satisfied, no assurance can be given as to the terms, conditions and timing of the approvals. If Actavis and Warner Chilcott agree to any material requirements, limitations, costs, divestitures or restrictions in order to obtain any approvals required to consummate the transaction, these requirements, limitations, costs, divestitures or restrictions could adversely affect New Actavis’ ability to integrate Actavis’ operations with Warner Chilcott’s operations and/or reduce the anticipated benefits of the transaction. This could result in a failure to consummate the transaction or have a material adverse effect on New Actavis’ business and results of operations.

The Transaction Agreement contains provisions that restrict Warner Chilcott’s ability to pursue alternatives to the transaction and, in specified circumstances, could require Warner Chilcott to reimburse certain of Actavis’ expenses.

Under the Transaction Agreement, Warner Chilcott is restricted, subject to certain exceptions, from soliciting, initiating, knowingly encouraging or negotiating, or furnishing information with regard to, any inquiry, proposal or offer for a competing acquisition proposal from any person. Warner Chilcott may terminate the Transaction Agreement and enter into an agreement with respect to a superior proposal only if specified conditions have been satisfied, including a determination by the Warner Chilcott board of directors (after consultation with Warner Chilcott’s financial advisors and legal counsel) that such proposal is more favorable to the Warner Chilcott shareholders than the transaction, and such a termination would result in Warner Chilcott being required to reimburse certain of Actavis’ expenses under the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement. These provisions could discourage a third party that may have an interest in acquiring all or a significant part of Warner Chilcott from considering or proposing that acquisition, even if such third party were prepared to pay consideration with a higher value than the value of the scheme consideration.

The Transaction Agreement contains provisions that restrict Actavis’ ability to pursue alternatives to the transaction and, in specified circumstances, could require Actavis to pay to Warner Chilcott a termination fee.

Under the Transaction Agreement, Actavis is restricted, subject to certain exceptions, from soliciting, initiating, knowingly encouraging or negotiating, or furnishing information with regard to, any inquiry, proposal or offer for a competing acquisition proposal from any person. Actavis may not terminate the Transaction Agreement in order to enter into an agreement with respect to a superior proposal. If the Transaction Agreement is terminated in certain circumstances where a superior proposal has been made, Actavis will be required to pay to Warner Chilcott an amount equal to $160 million, subject to reduction in certain circumstances. These provisions could discourage a third party that may have an interest in acquiring all or a significant part of Actavis from considering or proposing that acquisition.

Failure to consummate the transaction could negatively impact the share price and the future business and financial results of Actavis and/or Warner Chilcott.

If the transaction is not consummated, the ongoing businesses of Actavis and/or Warner Chilcott may be adversely affected and, without realizing any of the benefits of having consummated the transaction, Actavis and/or Warner Chilcott will be subject to a number of risks, including the following:

 

   

Actavis and/or Warner Chilcott will be required to pay costs and expenses relating to the proposed transaction;

 

   

if the Transaction Agreement is terminated under specified circumstances, Warner Chilcott may be obligated to reimburse certain expenses of Actavis, in an amount up to approximately $51 million;

 

   

if the Transaction Agreement is terminated under specified circumstances, Actavis may be required to pay to Warner Chilcott a termination fee equal to $160 million, subject to reduction in certain circumstances;

 

   

matters relating to the transaction (including integration planning) may require substantial commitments of time and resources by Actavis management and Warner Chilcott management, which could otherwise have been devoted to other opportunities that may have been beneficial to Actavis or Warner Chilcott, as the case may be;

 

   

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the merger and the acquisition occur or the Transaction Agreement terminates. These restrictions may prevent Actavis and Warner Chilcott from pursuing otherwise attractive business opportunities and making other changes to their businesses that may arise prior to completion of the merger and the acquisition or termination of the Transaction Agreement; and

 

   

Actavis and/or Warner Chilcott also could be subject to litigation related to any failure to consummate the transaction or related to any enforcement proceeding commenced against Actavis and/or Warner Chilcott to perform their respective obligations under the Transaction Agreement.

If the transaction is not consummated, these risks may materialize and may adversely affect Actavis and/or Warner Chilcott’s business, financial results and share price.

Actavis’ and Warner Chilcott’s directors and executive officers will have interests in the transaction in addition to those of Actavis stockholders and Warner Chilcott shareholders.

In considering the recommendations of the Actavis and Warner Chilcott boards of directors, you should be aware that certain of Actavis’ and Warner Chilcott’s directors and executive officers will have interests in the proposed transaction that are different from, or in addition to, the interests of each company’s stockholders and shareholders, as applicable, the aggregate values of which (other than with respect to already vested shares and equity awards and indemnification and insurance) we estimate to be approximately $132.7 million in the aggregate net of any applicable exercise price (or approximately $65.1 million net of any applicable exercise price and estimated tax withholdings) for Actavis’ directors and executive officers and approximately $63.4 million in the aggregate net of any applicable exercise price (or approximately $31.7 million net of any applicable exercise price and estimated tax withholdings) for Warner Chilcott’s directors and executive officers. For more information, including the assumptions used to estimate the value of such interests, see “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction” beginning on page [ l ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus. You should consider these interests in connection with your vote on the related proposals.

While the transaction is pending, Actavis and Warner Chilcott will be subject to business uncertainties that could adversely affect their businesses.

Uncertainty about the effect of the transaction on employees, customers and suppliers may have an adverse effect on Actavis and Warner Chilcott and, consequently, on New Actavis. These uncertainties may impair Actavis’ and Warner Chilcott’s ability to attract, retain and motivate key personnel until the merger and the acquisition are consummated and for a period of time thereafter, and could cause customers, suppliers and others who deal with Actavis and Warner Chilcott to seek to change existing business relationships with Actavis and Warner Chilcott. Employee retention may be particularly challenging during the pendency of the transaction because employees may experience uncertainty about their future roles with New Actavis. If, despite Actavis’ and Warner Chilcott’s retention efforts, key employees depart because of issues relating to the uncertainty and difficulty of integration or a desire not to remain with New Actavis, New Actavis’ business could be seriously harmed.

Risks Relating to the Businesses of the Combined Company

We may not realize all of the anticipated benefits of the transaction or those benefits may take longer to realize than expected. We may also encounter significant unexpected difficulties in integrating the two businesses.

Our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the transaction will depend, to a large extent, on our ability to integrate the Actavis and Warner Chilcott businesses. The combination of two independent businesses is a complex, costly and time-consuming process. As a result, we will be required to devote significant management attention and resources to integrating the business practices and operations of Actavis and Warner Chilcott. The integration process may disrupt the businesses and, if implemented ineffectively, would preclude realization of the full benefits expected by us. Our failure to meet the challenges involved in integrating the two businesses to realize the anticipated benefits of the transaction could cause an interruption of, or a loss of momentum in, the activities of New Actavis and could adversely affect New Actavis’ results of operations.

In addition, the overall integration of the businesses may result in material unanticipated problems, expenses, liabilities, competitive responses, loss of customer relationships, and diversion of management’s attention. The difficulties of combining the operations of the companies include, among others:

 

   

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difficulties in achieving anticipated cost savings, synergies, business opportunities and growth prospects from combining the business of Actavis with that of Warner Chilcott;

 

   

difficulties in the integration of operations and systems;

 

   

difficulties in the assimilation of employees;

 

   

difficulties in managing the expanded operations of a significantly larger and more complex company;

 

   

challenges in keeping existing customers and obtaining new customers; and

 

   

challenges in attracting and retaining key personnel.

Many of these factors will be outside of our control and any one of them could result in increased costs, decreases in the amount of expected revenues and diversion of management’s time and energy, which could materially impact the business, financial condition and results of operations of New Actavis. In addition, even if the operations of the businesses of Actavis and Warner Chilcott are integrated successfully, we may not realize the full benefits of the transaction, including the synergies, cost savings or sales or growth opportunities that we expect. These benefits may not be achieved within the anticipated time frame, or at all. Or, additional unanticipated costs may be incurred in the integration of the businesses of Actavis and Warner Chilcott. All of these factors could cause dilution to the earnings per share of New Actavis, decrease or delay the expected accretive effect of the transaction, and negatively impact the price of New Actavis’ ordinary shares. As a result, we cannot assure you that the combination of the Actavis and Warner Chilcott businesses will result in the realization of the full benefits anticipated from the transaction.

New Actavis will incur direct and indirect costs as a result of the transaction.

New Actavis will incur costs and expenses in connection with and as a result of the transaction. These costs and expenses include professional fees to comply with Irish corporate and tax laws and financial reporting requirements, costs and expenses incurred in connection with holding a majority of the meetings of the New Actavis board of directors and certain executive management meetings in Ireland, as well as any additional costs New Actavis may incur going forward as a result of its new corporate structure. These costs may exceed the costs historically borne by Actavis and Warner Chilcott.

Actavis’ and Warner Chilcott’s actual financial positions and results of operations may differ materially from the unaudited pro forma financial data included in this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

The pro forma financial information contained in this joint proxy statement/prospectus is presented for illustrative purposes only and may not be an indication of what New Actavis’ financial position or results of operations would have been had the transaction been completed on the dates indicated. The pro forma financial information has been derived from the audited and unaudited historical financial statements of Actavis and Warner Chilcott and certain adjustments and assumptions have been made regarding the combined company after giving effect to the transaction. The assets and liabilities of Warner Chilcott have been measured at fair value based on various preliminary estimates using assumptions that Actavis management believes are reasonable utilizing information currently available. The process for estimating the fair value of acquired assets and assumed liabilities requires the use of judgment in determining the appropriate assumptions and estimates. These estimates may be revised as additional information becomes available and as additional analyses are performed. Differences between preliminary estimates in the pro forma financial information and the final acquisition accounting will occur and could have a material impact on the pro forma financial information and the combined company’s financial position and future results of operations.

In addition, the assumptions used in preparing the pro forma financial information may not prove to be accurate, and other factors may affect New Actavis’ financial condition or results of operations following the closing. Any potential decline in New Actavis’ financial condition or results of operations may cause significant variations in the share price of New Actavis. Please see “Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

We will need to raise additional funds in order to consummate the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness upon the closing of the acquisition which may not be available on acceptable terms or at all.

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constitute a change of control under certain existing indebtedness, which would lead to the occurrence of an event of default or the need to refinance such existing indebtedness. If we are unable to obtain additional funds sufficient to refinance such existing indebtedness, or if we are unable to obtain such funds on acceptable terms, this could require us to take additional actions that may impact the closing of the transaction or that could have a material adverse effect on us. As of the date of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, New Actavis and Actavis are in discussions with various financing sources with a view to obtaining financing commitments that will be available upon the closing of the acquisition to fund the refinancing. The final terms of any new credit facilities or debt securities or other aspects of the refinancing plan are still under discussion with financing sources and will depend on market and other conditions existing at the time the refinancing plan is finalized. Any commitments to provide financing may be subject to certain conditions (including the closing of the acquisition). There can be no assurances regarding the outcome or the scope of these discussions with financing sources.

The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) may not agree with the conclusion that New Actavis is expected to be treated as a foreign corporation for U.S. federal tax purposes following the transaction.

Although New Actavis will be incorporated in Ireland, the IRS may assert that it should be treated as a U.S. corporation (and, therefore, a U.S. tax resident) for U.S. federal tax purposes pursuant to section 7874 of the Code. For U.S. federal tax purposes, a corporation generally is considered a tax resident in the jurisdiction of its organization or incorporation. Because New Actavis is an Irish incorporated entity, it would generally be classified as a foreign corporation (and, therefore, a non-U.S. tax resident) under these rules. Section 7874 provides an exception under which a foreign incorporated entity may, in certain circumstances, be treated as a U.S. corporation for U.S. federal tax purposes.

For New Actavis to be treated as a foreign corporation for U.S. federal tax purposes under section 7874, either (i) the former stockholders of Actavis must own (within the meaning of section 7874) less than 80% (by both vote and value) of New Actavis stock by reason of holding shares in Actavis, which is referred to in this joint proxy statement/prospectus as the “ownership test”, or (ii) New Actavis must have substantial business activities in Ireland after the transaction (taking into account the activities of New Actavis’ expanded affiliated group). The Actavis stockholders are expected to own less than 80% (by both vote and value) of the shares in New Actavis after the transaction by reason of their ownership of shares of Actavis stock. As a result, under current law, New Actavis is expected to be treated as a foreign corporation for U.S. federal tax purposes. We cannot assure you that the IRS will agree with the position that the ownership test is satisfied, however. There is limited guidance regarding the section 7874 provisions, including the application of the ownership test.

Please see “Certain Tax Consequences of the Transaction—U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations—Tax Consequences of the Transaction to Actavis and New Actavis—U.S. Federal Income Tax Classification of New Actavis as a Result of the Transaction” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus for a full discussion of the application of section 7874 of the Code to the transaction.

Section 7874 likely will limit Actavis’ and its U.S. affiliates’ ability to utilize their U.S. tax attributes to offset certain U.S. taxable income, if any, generated by the transaction or certain specified transactions for a period of time following the transaction.

Following the acquisition of a U.S. corporation by a foreign corporation, section 7874 can limit the ability of the acquired U.S. corporation and its U.S. affiliates to utilize U.S. tax attributes such as net operating losses to offset U.S. taxable income resulting from certain transactions as more fully described in “Certain Tax Consequences of the Transaction—U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations—Tax Consequences of the Transaction to Actavis and New Actavis—Potential Limitation on the Utilization of Actavis’ (and its U.S. Affiliates’) Tax Attributes” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus. Based on the limited guidance available, Actavis currently expects that following the transaction, this limitation will apply and as a result, Actavis currently does not expect that it or its U.S. affiliates will be able to utilize their U.S. tax attributes to offset their U.S. taxable income, if any, resulting from certain specified taxable transactions. Please see “Certain Tax Consequences of the Transaction—U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations—Tax Consequences of the Transaction to Actavis and New Actavis—Potential Limitation on the Utilization of Actavis’ (and its U.S. Affiliates’) Tax Attributes” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Future changes to the international tax laws could adversely affect New Actavis.

Under current law, New Actavis is expected to be treated as a foreign corporation for U.S. federal tax purposes. However, changes to the inversion rules in section 7874 or the U.S. Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder could adversely affect New Actavis’ status as a foreign corporation for U.S. federal tax purposes, and any such changes could have prospective or retroactive application to New Actavis, Actavis, their respective stockholders, shareholders and affiliates, and/or the transaction. In addition, recent legislative proposals have aimed to expand the scope of U.S. corporate tax residence, and such legislation, if passed, could have an adverse effect on New Actavis.

 

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Moreover, the U.S. Congress, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and other Government agencies in jurisdictions where New Actavis and its affiliates do business have had an extended focus on issues related to the taxation of multinational corporations. One example is in the area of “base erosion and profit shifting”, where payments are made between affiliates from a jurisdiction with high tax rates to a jurisdiction with lower tax rates. As a result, the tax laws in the U.S. and other countries in which New Actavis and its affiliates do business could change on a prospective or retroactive basis, and any such changes could adversely affect New Actavis.

New Actavis will seek Irish High Court approval of the creation of distributable reserves. New Actavis expects this will be forthcoming but cannot guarantee this.

Under Irish law, dividends may only be paid and share repurchases and redemptions must generally be funded only out of “distributable reserves”, which New Actavis will not have immediately following the closing. The creation of distributable reserves of New Actavis requires the approval of the Irish High Court and, in connection with seeking such court approval, we are seeking the approval of Actavis stockholders and Warner Chilcott shareholders. The approval of the Irish High Court is expected within 15 weeks following the closing. New Actavis is not aware of any reason why the Irish High Court would not approve the creation of distributable reserves; however, the issuance of the required order is a matter for the discretion of the Irish High Court. There will also be no guarantee that the approvals by Actavis stockholders and Warner Chilcott shareholders will be obtained. In the event that distributable reserves of New Actavis are not created, no distributions by way of dividends, share repurchases or otherwise will be permitted under Irish law until such time as the group has created sufficient distributable reserves from its trading activities.

The New Actavis ordinary shares to be received by Actavis stockholders and Warner Chilcott shareholders in connection with the transaction will have different rights from the Actavis common shares and the Warner Chilcott ordinary shares.

Upon completion of the merger and the acquisition, Actavis stockholders and Warner Chilcott shareholders will become New Actavis shareholders and their rights as shareholders will be governed by New Actavis’ memorandum and articles of association and Irish law. The rights associated with each of the Actavis common shares and Warner Chilcott ordinary shares are different than the rights associated with New Actavis ordinary shares. Material differences between the rights of stockholders of Actavis and the rights of shareholders of New Actavis include differences with respect to among other things, distributions, dividends, repurchases and redemptions, dividends in shares / bonus issues, the election of directors, the removal of directors, the fiduciary and statutory duties of directors, conflicts of interests of directors, the indemnification of directors and officers, limitations on director liability, the convening of annual meetings of shareholders and special shareholder meetings, notice provisions for meetings, the quorum for shareholder meetings, the adjournment of shareholder meetings, the exercise of voting rights, shareholder action by written consent, shareholder suits, shareholder approval of certain transactions, rights of dissenting shareholders, anti-takeover measures and provisions relating to the ability to amend the articles of association. Material differences between the rights of New Actavis shareholders following the transaction and the rights of Warner Chilcott shareholders before the transaction include, among other things, differences with respect to the board of directors, shareholders rights plans and financial assistance. See “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Actavis Common Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus and “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Warner Chilcott Ordinary Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

As a result of different shareholder voting requirements in Ireland relative to Nevada, New Actavis will have less flexibility with respect to certain aspects of capital management than Actavis currently has.

Under Nevada law, Actavis’ directors may issue, without stockholder approval, any common shares authorized by its articles of incorporation that are not already issued.

Under Irish law, the authorized share capital of New Actavis can be increased by an ordinary resolution of its shareholders and the directors may issue new ordinary or preferred shares up to a maximum amount equal to the authorized but unissued share capital, without shareholder approval, once authorized to do so by the articles of association of New Actavis or by an ordinary resolution of the New Actavis shareholders. Additionally, subject to specified exceptions, Irish law grants statutory preemption rights to existing shareholders to subscribe for new issuances of shares for cash, but allows shareholders to authorize the waiver of the statutory preemption rights by way of special resolution with respect to any particular allotment of shares. Accordingly, New Actavis’ articles of association contain, as permitted by Irish company law, a provision authorizing the board to issue new shares for cash without offering preemption rights. The authorization of the directors to issue shares and the authorization of the waiver of the statutory preemption rights

 

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must both be renewed by the shareholders at least every five years, and Actavis cannot provide any assurance that these authorizations will always be approved, which could limit New Actavis’ ability to issue equity and thereby adversely affect the holders of New Actavis securities. While Actavis does not believe that the differences between Nevada law and Irish law relating to New Actavis’ capital management will have an adverse effect on New Actavis, situations may arise where the flexibility Actavis now has under Nevada law would have provided benefits to New Actavis shareholders that will not be available under Irish law. Please see “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Actavis Common Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Following the effective time, a future transfer of your New Actavis ordinary shares, other than by means of the transfer of book-entry interests in the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), may be subject to Irish stamp duty.

Transfers of New Actavis ordinary shares effected by means of the transfer of book entry interests in DTC will not be subject to Irish stamp duty. It is anticipated that the majority of New Actavis ordinary shares will be traded through DTC by brokers who hold such shares on behalf of customers. However, if you hold your New Actavis ordinary shares directly rather than beneficially through DTC, any transfer of your New Actavis ordinary shares could be subject to Irish stamp duty (currently at the rate of 1% of the higher of the price paid or the market value of the shares acquired). Payment of Irish stamp duty is generally a legal obligation of the transferee. The potential for stamp duty could adversely affect the price of your shares. Warner Chilcott shareholders should be aware, however, that transfers of Warner Chilcott shares are currently subject to the same potential liability to Irish stamp duty in circumstances similar to those in which Irish stamp duty may be payable in respect of New Actavis ordinary shares. Please see “Certain Tax Consequences of the Transaction—Irish Tax Considerations—Stamp Duty” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

In certain limited circumstances, dividends paid by New Actavis may be subject to Irish dividend withholding tax.

While New Actavis does not currently contemplate paying dividends upon New Actavis ordinary shares, in certain limited circumstances, dividend withholding tax (currently at a rate of 20%) may arise in respect of dividends, if any, paid on New Actavis ordinary shares. A number of exemptions from dividend withholding tax exist such that shareholders resident in the U.S. and shareholders resident in the countries listed in Annex H attached to this joint proxy statement/prospectus may be entitled to exemptions from dividend withholding tax (the “Relevant Territories”).

Please see “Certain Tax Consequences of the Transaction—Irish Tax Considerations—Withholding Tax on Dividends” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus and, in particular, please note the requirement to complete certain dividend withholding tax forms in order to qualify for many of the exemptions.

Shareholders resident in the U.S. that hold their shares through DTC will not be subject to dividend withholding tax provided the addresses of the beneficial owners of such shares in the records of the brokers holding such shares are recorded as being in the U.S. (and such brokers have further transmitted the relevant information to a qualifying intermediary appointed by New Actavis). Similarly, shareholders resident in the U.S. that are former Actavis shareholders and hold their shares outside of DTC will not be subject to dividend withholding tax if they provide a completed IRS Form W-9 to New Actavis’ transfer agent to confirm their U.S. residence and claim an exemption. Former Warner Chilcott shareholders who are resident in the U.S. and who hold their shares in New Actavis outside of DTC will be able to rely on their IRS Form W-9 previously filed with Warner Chilcott or its transfer agent in respect of their Warner Chilcott shareholdings. A valid IRS Form W-9 can be relied on until such expiry date as is specified by the Irish Revenue Commissioners. Thereafter, such shareholders who continue to hold their shares outside of DTC will be required to provide a completed dividend withholding tax form accompanied by an IRS Form 6166 to New Actavis’ transfer agent to confirm their U.S. residence. All new U.S. resident shareholders in New Actavis that hold their shares outside of DTC and shareholders resident in other Relevant Territories will not be subject to dividend withholding tax provided the beneficial owners of such shares have furnished completed dividend withholding tax forms that are still valid to New Actavis’ transfer agent or their brokers (and such brokers have further transmitted the relevant information to New Actavis’ transfer agent). However, other shareholders may be subject to dividend withholding tax, which could adversely affect the price of your shares. Former Warner Chilcott shareholders should be aware, however, that dividends currently paid on Warner Chilcott shares are subject to similar Irish dividend withholding tax implications and procedures as dividends which may be paid on New Actavis ordinary shares and former Warner Chilcott shareholders who hold New Actavis ordinary shares will be able to rely on forms previously filed (which have not expired) with Warner Chilcott to receive dividends without Irish withholding tax. Please see “Certain Tax Consequences of the Transaction—Irish Tax Considerations—Withholding Tax on Dividends” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

After the transaction, dividends received by Irish residents and certain other shareholders may be subject to Irish income tax.

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Ireland other than their shareholding in New Actavis (for example, they are resident in Ireland). Shareholders who are not resident nor ordinarily resident in Ireland but who are not entitled to an exemption from Irish dividend withholding tax will generally have no further liability to Irish income tax on those dividends which suffer dividend withholding tax. Warner Chilcott shareholders should be aware, however, that similar Irish income tax considerations currently apply to the holders of Warner Chilcott shares. Please see “Certain Tax Consequences of the Transaction—Irish Tax Considerations—Income Tax on Dividends Paid on New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

New Actavis ordinary shares received by means of a gift or inheritance could be subject to Irish capital acquisitions tax.

Irish capital acquisitions tax (“CAT”) could apply to a gift or inheritance of New Actavis ordinary shares irrespective of the place of residence, ordinary residence or domicile of the parties. This is because New Actavis ordinary shares will be regarded as property situated in Ireland. The person who receives the gift or inheritance has primary liability for CAT. Gifts and inheritances passing between spouses are exempt from CAT. Children have a tax-free threshold of €225,000 in respect of taxable gifts or inheritances received from their parents. Warner Chilcott shareholders should be aware, however, that Warner Chilcott shares are also regarded as property situated in Ireland for CAT purposes and the same CAT considerations also currently apply to holders of Warner Chilcott shares. Please see “Certain Tax Consequences of the Transaction—Irish Tax Considerations—Capital Acquisitions Tax” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

It is recommended that each stockholder or shareholder consult his or her own tax advisor as to the tax consequences of holding shares in and receiving dividends from New Actavis.

 

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SELECTED HISTORICAL FINANCIAL DATA OF ACTAVIS

Actavis is providing you with the following historical consolidated financial information to assist you in your analysis of the financial aspects of the merger and the acquisition. Actavis derived (i) the financial information as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2008 through December 31, 2012 from its audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal years then ended and (ii) the financial information as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 from its unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements which include, in the opinion of Actavis’ management, all normal and recurring adjustments that are considered necessary for the fair statement of the results for such interim periods and dates. The information set forth below is only a summary that you should read together with the historical audited consolidated financial statements of Actavis and the related notes, as well as the sections titled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” contained in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 17, 2013, and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2013 that Actavis previously filed with the SEC and that are incorporated by reference into this joint proxy statement/prospectus. Historical results are not necessarily indicative of any results to be expected in the future. For more information, see the section entitled “Where You Can Find More Information” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

 

     Three Months Ended March 31 (Unaudited),      Year Ended December 31,  

(in millions, except per share amounts)

   2013     2012      2012(2)      2011      2010      2009(3)      2008  

Operating Highlights:

                   

Net revenues

   $ 1,895.5      $ 1,524.3       $ 5,914.9       $ 4,584.4       $ 3,566.9       $ 2,793.0       $ 2,535.5   

Operating income (loss)(1)

   $ (42.2   $ 116.9       $ 320.8       $ 536.2       $ 305.4       $ 383.9       $ 358.2   

Net income (loss)(1) attributable to common shareholders

   $ (102.8   $ 54.8       $ 97.3       $ 260.9       $ 184.4       $ 222.0       $ 238.4   

Basic earnings (loss) per share

   $ (0.79   $ 0.44       $ 0.77       $ 2.10       $ 1.51       $ 2.11       $ 2.32   

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

   $ (0.79   $ 0.43       $ 0.76       $ 2.06       $ 1.48       $ 1.96       $ 2.09   

Weighted average shares outstanding:

                   

Basic

     130.2        125.3         125.8         124.5         122.4         105.0         102.8   

Diluted

     130.2        127.7         128.4         126.5         124.2         116.4         117.7   

 

     At March 31 (Unaudited),      At December 31,  
     2013      2012      Revised
2012(2)
     2011      2010      2009(3)      2008  

Balance Sheet Highlights:

                    

Current assets

   $ 3,835.8       $ 2,408.6       $ 3,838.3       $ 2,569.7       $ 1,786.7       $ 1,749.2       $ 1,442.6   

Working capital

   $ 900.9       $ 830.0       $ 1,089.0       $ 730.2       $ 978.7       $ 721.6       $ 976.4   

Total assets

   $ 14,173.0       $ 6,862.7       $ 14,114.8       $ 6,698.3       $ 5,686.6       $ 5,772.4       $ 3,609.8   

Total debt

   $ 6,421.5       $ 1,352.8       $ 6,433.3       $ 1,033.0       $ 1,016.1       $ 1,457.8       $ 877.9   

Total equity

   $ 3,622.3       $ 3,659.8       $ 3,856.4       $ 3,562.5       $ 3,282.6       $ 3,023.1       $ 2,108.6   

 

(1) For discussion on comparability of operating income and net income, please refer to financial line item discussion in Actavis’ “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” contained in Actavis’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2013.
(2) On October 31, 2012, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. completed the acquisition of Actavis Group. The acquisition was consummated for a cash payment of €4.2 billion, or approximately $5.5 billion, and contingent consideration of up to 5.5 million newly issued shares of Actavis, Inc. common stock or under certain potential conditions, in cash. Actavis Group was privately held generic pharmaceutical company specializing in the development, manufacture and sale of generic pharmaceuticals. Actavis’ financial statements included in this report do not include the financial results of the Actavis Group for any of the periods or at any of the dates presented prior to October 31, 2012. During the quarter ended March 31, 2013, further adjustments were made to the preliminary amounts recorded in the prior year in connection with the acquisition of the Actavis Group primarily related to working capital, intangible assets and deferred taxes. These adjustments are reflected in the revised 2012 balance sheet highlights.
(3) On December 2, 2009, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. acquired all the outstanding equity of the Arrow Group in exchange for cash consideration of $1.05 billion, approximately 16.9 million shares of Restricted Common Stock of Actavis and 200,000 shares of Mandatorily Redeemable Preferred Stock of Actavis and certain contingent consideration. The fair value of the total consideration was approximately $1.95 billion.

 

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SELECTED HISTORICAL FINANCIAL DATA OF WARNER CHILCOTT

Warner Chilcott is providing you with the following historical consolidated financial information to assist you in your analysis of the financial aspects of the acquisition and the merger. Warner Chilcott derived (i) the financial information as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2008 through December 31, 2012 from its historical audited consolidated financial statements and related notes for the fiscal years then ended and (ii) the financial information as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 from its unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes which include, in the opinion of Warner Chilcott’s management, all normal and recurring adjustments that are considered necessary for the fair statement of the results for such interim periods and dates. The information set forth below is only a summary that you should read together with the historical audited consolidated financial statements of Warner Chilcott and the related notes, as well as the sections titled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” contained in the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2013 that Warner Chilcott previously filed with the SEC and that are incorporated by reference into this joint proxy statement/prospectus. Historical results are not necessarily indicative of any results to be expected in the future. For more information, see the section entitled “Where You Can Find More Information” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

 

     (Unaudited)
Three Months
Ended March 31,
     Year Ended December 31,  

(in millions, except per share amounts)

   2013(1)     2012(1)      2012(1)     2011(1)      2010(1)     2009(1)     2008  

Statement of Operations Data:

                

Total revenue

   $ 593      $ 685       $ 2,541      $ 2,728       $ 2,974      $ 1,436      $ 938   

Costs and expenses:

                

Cost of sales (excluding amortization and impairment of intangible assets)(2)

     70        72         311        356         493        320        199   

Selling, general and administrative(3)

     179        198         745        924         1,090        436        193   

Restructuring (income) / costs(4)

     (1     50         47        104         —          —          —     

Research and development

     25        25         103        108         147        77        50   

Amortization of intangible assets

     110        130         498        596         653        312        224   

Impairment of intangible assets(5)

     —          —           106        —           —          —          163   

(Gain) on sale of assets(6)

     —          —           —          —           —          (393     —     

Interest expense, net(7)(8)(9)(10)

     65        62         236        340         284        125        93   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before taxes

     145        148         495        300         307        559        16   

Provision for income taxes

     32        35         92        129         136        45        24   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income / (loss)

   $ 113      $ 113       $ 403      $ 171       $ 171      $ 514      $ (8
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Per Share Data(11)(12)(13):

                

Earnings / (loss) per ordinary share—basic

   $ 0.45      $ 0.45       $ 1.62      $ 0.68       $ 0.68      $ 2.05      $ (0.03

Earnings / (loss) per ordinary share—diluted

   $ 0.45      $ 0.45       $ 1.61      $ 0.67       $ 0.67      $ 2.05      $ (0.03

Dividends per share(7)(10)(14)

   $ —        $ —         $ 4.25      $ —         $ 8.50      $ —        $ —     

Weighted average shares outstanding—basic

     249.0        248.5         248.3        252.0         251.3        250.6        249.8   

Weighted average shares outstanding—diluted

     251.2        250.6         250.5        254.3         253.9        251.2        249.8   

Balance Sheet Data (at period end):

                

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 290      $ 422       $ 474      $ 616       $ 401      $ 539      $ 36   

Total assets(2)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)

     3,930        4,660         4,218        5,030         5,652        6,054        2,583   

Total debt(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)

     3,682        3,488         3,975        3,863         4,679        3,039        963   

Shareholders’ (deficit) / equity(7)(10)(13)(14)

     (486     169         (600     69         (66     1,889        1,350   

 

(1)

On October 30, 2009, Warner Chilcott acquired The Procter & Gamble Company’s (“P&G”) global branded pharmaceuticals business (“PGP”) for $2,919 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities (the “PGP Acquisition”). Under

 

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  the terms of the purchase agreement, Warner Chilcott acquired PGP’s portfolio of branded pharmaceutical products, its prescription drug pipeline, its manufacturing facilities in Manati, Puerto Rico and Germany and a net receivable owed from P&G of approximately $60 million. Warner Chilcott funded the PGP Acquisition with the proceeds of $2,600 million of borrowings made on October 30, 2009 under senior secured credit facilities (the “Prior WC Senior Secured Credit Facilities”) and cash on hand. The incurrence of such indebtedness impacted Warner Chilcott’s interest expense during the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 and the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and 2012. The results of operations of PGP have been included in Warner Chilcott’s consolidated statement of operations since October 30, 2009. Warner Chilcott measured the assets acquired and liabilities assumed at their fair values as of the date of the PGP Acquisition, which resulted in a significant increase to intangible assets. In addition, Warner Chilcott’s cost of sales for the years ended December 31, 2010 and 2009 included charges of $106 million and $74 million, respectively, attributable to an acquisition accounting adjustment increasing the opening value of the inventories acquired in the PGP Acquisition, which were recorded as that inventory was sold during each respective period.
(2) In April 2011, Warner Chilcott announced a plan to repurpose its Manati, Puerto Rico manufacturing facility. This facility now serves primarily as a warehouse and distribution center. As a result of the repurposing, Warner Chilcott recorded charges of $23 million for the write-down of certain property, plant and equipment and severance costs of $8 million in the year ended December 31, 2011. The expenses related to the Manati repurposing were recorded as a component of cost of sales.
(3) Warner Chilcott recorded a gain of $20 million in the year ended December 31, 2012, as a reduction of selling, general and administrative expenses, based on the determination that it was no longer probable that the contingent milestone payments to Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (“Novartis”) in connection with Warner Chilcott’s acquisition of the U.S. rights to ENABLEX from Novartis in 2010 (the “ENABLEX Acquisition”) would be required to be paid.
(4) In April 2011, Warner Chilcott announced a plan to restructure its operations in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The restructuring did not impact Warner Chilcott’s operations at its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, its facilities in Dundalk, Ireland, Larne, Northern Ireland or Weiterstadt, Germany or its commercial operations in the United Kingdom. Warner Chilcott determined to proceed with the restructuring following the completion of a strategic review of its operations in its Western European markets where its product ACTONEL lost exclusivity in late 2010. ACTONEL accounted for approximately 70% of Warner Chilcott’s Western European revenues in the year ended December 31, 2010. In connection with the restructuring, Warner Chilcott moved to a wholesale distribution model in the affected jurisdictions to minimize operational costs going forward. The implementation of the restructuring plan impacted approximately 500 employees.
(5) During the year ended December 31, 2012, Warner Chilcott recorded a noncash impairment charge relating to its intangible assets of $106 million, $101 million of which was attributable to the impairment of its DORYX intangible asset following the April 30, 2012 decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey holding that neither Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s (“Mylan”) nor Impax Laboratories, Inc.’s proposed generic version of Warner Chilcott’s DORYX 150 mg product infringed a patent covering such product, and Mylan’s subsequent introduction of a generic product in early May 2012. During the year ended December 31, 2008, Warner Chilcott recorded a noncash impairment charge related to the OVCON/FEMCON FE product family intangible asset as its forecast of future cash flows declined compared to prior forecasts.
(6) On September 23, 2009, Warner Chilcott agreed to terminate its exclusive product licensing rights in the U.S. to distribute LEO Pharma A/S’s (“LEO”) DOVONEX, TACLONEX and all other dermatology products in LEO’s development pipeline, and sold the related assets to LEO, for $1,000 million in cash (the “LEO Transaction”). The LEO Transaction resulted in a gain of $393 million and resulted in reductions of goodwill and intangible assets of $252 million and $220 million, respectively. Warner Chilcott used a portion of the cash proceeds from the LEO Transaction to repay in full its then-outstanding senior secured credit facilities. In connection with the LEO Transaction, Warner Chilcott entered into a distribution agreement with LEO pursuant to which Warner Chilcott agreed to, among other things, continue to distribute DOVONEX and TACLONEX for LEO, for a distribution fee, through September 23, 2010. On June 30, 2010, LEO assumed responsibility for its own distribution services.
(7)

On September 8, 2010, Warner Chilcott paid a special cash dividend of $8.50 per share, or $2,144 million in the aggregate to its shareholders (the “2010 Special Dividend”). At the time of the 2010 Special Dividend Warner Chilcott retained earnings were in a deficit position and consequently, the 2010 Special Dividend reduced its additional paid-in-capital from $2,087 million to zero and increased its accumulated deficit by $57 million. Warner

 

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  Chilcott funded the 2010 Special Dividend and paid related fees and expenses with the proceeds of $1,500 million of additional term loans borrowed under the Prior WC Senior Secured Credit Facilities and the issuance of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 7.75% senior notes due 2018 (the “7.75% Notes”), in each case on August 20, 2012. The incurrence of such indebtedness impacted Warner Chilcott’s interest expense during the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010 and the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and 2012.
(8) On October 18, 2010, Warner Chilcott acquired the U.S. rights to ENABLEX from Novartis for an upfront payment of $400 million in cash at closing, plus potential future milestone payments of up to $20 million in the aggregate, subject to the achievement of pre-defined 2011 and 2012 ENABLEX net sales thresholds. At the time of the ENABLEX Acquisition, $420 million was recorded as a component of intangible assets and is being amortized on an accelerated basis over the period of the projected cash flows for the product. On September 29, 2010, Warner Chilcott issued an additional $500 million aggregate principal amount of the 7.75% Notes in order to fund the ENABLEX Acquisition and for general corporate purposes. The incurrence of such indebtedness impacted Warner Chilcott’s interest expense during the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010 and the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and 2012.
(9) On March 17, 2011, Warner Chilcott refinanced the Prior WC Senior Secured Credit Facilities and paid related fees and expenses and accrued interest with the proceeds of $3,000 million of term loans borrowed under new senior secured credit facilities (the “WC Senior Secured Credit Facilities”), as well as approximately $279 million of cash on hand. The refinancing had the effect of extending the maturity profile of Warner Chilcott’s senior secured indebtedness and reducing certain LIBOR floors and interest margins, and impacted its interest expense during the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 and the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and 2012.
(10) On September 10, 2012, Warner Chilcott paid a special cash dividend of $4.00 per share, or $1,002 million in the aggregate to its shareholders (the “2012 Special Dividend”). At the time of the 2012 Special Dividend Warner Chilcott’s retained earnings were in a deficit position and consequently, the 2012 Special Dividend reduced its additional paid-in-capital from $63 million to zero and increased its accumulated deficit by $939 million. Warner Chilcott funded the 2012 Special Dividend and paid related fees and expenses with the proceeds of $600 million of additional term loans borrowed under the WC Senior Secured Credit Facilities on August 20, 2012 and cash on hand.
(11) As part of Warner Chilcott redomestication from Bermuda to Ireland on August 20, 2009 (the “Redomestication”), each outstanding Class A common share, par value $0.01 per share, of Warner Chilcott Limited was exchanged on a one-for-one basis for an ordinary share, par value $0.01 per share, of Warner Chilcott. With respect to Warner Chilcott, references to “ordinary shares” refer to Warner Chilcott Limited’s Class A common shares, par value $0.01 per share, prior to the Redomestication and to Warner Chilcott’s ordinary shares, par value $0.01 per share, from and after the Redomestication.
(12) Warner Chilcott was in a net loss position for the year ended December 31, 2008. The effect from the exercise of outstanding options and the vesting of restricted shares and their equivalents during the period would have been anti-dilutive. Accordingly, the effect of the shares issuable upon exercise of such options and the restricted shares and their equivalents have not been included in the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2008.
(13) In the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, Warner Chilcott redeemed 1.9 million ordinary shares (for an aggregate cost of $32 million) and 3.7 million shares (for an aggregate cost of $56 million), respectively, pursuant to Warner Chilcott’s then-existing share redemption program. Following the settlement of such redemptions, Warner Chilcott cancelled all shares redeemed. As a result, Warner Chilcott recorded a decrease in ordinary shares at par value of $0.01 per share, and its accumulated deficit/retained earnings was increased/decreased in the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
(14) On December 14, 2012, Warner Chilcott paid its first semi-annual cash dividend to its shareholders under its dividend policy announced in August 2012 in the amount of $0.25 per share, or $62 million in the aggregate. The semi-annual dividend reduced Warner Chilcott’s additional paid-in-capital from $5 million to zero as of November 30, 2012 and increased its accumulated deficit by $57 million.

 

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SELECTED UNAUDITED PRO FORMA FINANCIAL DATA

The following selected unaudited pro forma financial data (“selected pro forma data”) give effect to the acquisition of Warner Chilcott by Actavis. The selected pro forma data have been prepared using the acquisition method of accounting under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, under which the assets and liabilities of Warner Chilcott will be recorded by Actavis at their respective fair values as of the date the acquisition is completed. The selected Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Balance Sheet data as of March 31, 2013, gives effect to the transaction as if it had occurred on March 31, 2013. The selected Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and the year ended December 31, 2012, give effect to New Actavis’ results of operations as if the transaction had occurred on January 1, 2012.

The selected pro forma data have been derived from, and should be read in conjunction with, the more detailed unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information (“pro forma statements”) of the combined company appearing elsewhere in this joint proxy statement/prospectus and the accompanying notes to the pro forma statements. In addition, the pro forma statements were based on, and should be read in conjunction with, the historical consolidated financial statements and related notes of both Actavis and Warner Chilcott for the applicable periods, which have been incorporated in this joint proxy statement/ prospectus by reference. See “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Financial Information” in this joint proxy statement/prospectus for additional information. The selected pro forma data have been presented for informational purposes only and are not necessarily indicative of what the combined company’s financial position or results of operations actually would have been had the acquisition been completed as of the dates indicated. In addition, the selected pro forma data do not purport to project the future financial position or operating results of the combined company. Also, as explained in more detail in the accompanying notes to the pro forma statements, the preliminary fair values of assets acquired and liabilities assumed reflected in the selected pro forma data is subject to adjustment and may vary significantly from the fair values that will be recorded upon completion of the acquisition.

Selected Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statements of Operations

 

     Three months ended
March 31, 2013
    Year ended
December 31,

2012
 
(in millions except for per share data)    (Unaudited Pro Forma Combined)  

Net Revenues

   $ 2,483      $ 10,555   

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

   $ (34   $ (15

Loss per common share - basic

   $ (0.20   $ (0.09

Loss per common share - diluted

   $ (0.20   $ (0.09

Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - basic

     172.1        167.7   

Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding - diluted

     172.1        167.7   

Selected Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Balance Sheet Data

 

     As of
March 31, 2013
 
(In millions)    (Unaudited
Pro Forma
Combined)
 

Total Assets

   $ 23,939   

Long-term debt

   $ 9,477   

Total equity

   $ 8,548   

 

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Statements contained in this joint proxy statement/prospectus and the documents incorporated into it by reference that refer to Actavis’, Warner Chilcott’s and/or New Actavis’ estimated or anticipated future results or other nonhistorical facts are forward-looking statements that reflect Actavis’, Warner Chilcott’s and/or New Actavis’ perspective of existing trends and information as of the date made. Forward- looking statements generally will be accompanied by words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “could”, “should”, “estimate”, “expect”, “forecast”, “outlook”, “guidance”, “intend”, “may”, “might”, “will”, “possible”, “potential”, “predict”, “project”, or other similar words, phrases or expressions. It is important to note that New Actavis’ goals and expectations are not predictions of actual performance. Actual results may differ materially from New Actavis’ current expectations depending upon a number of factors affecting Actavis’ business, Warner Chilcott’s business and risks associated with acquisition transactions. These factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainty associated with financial projections; restructuring in connection with, and successful close of, the transaction; subsequent integration of Actavis’ and Warner Chilcott’s businesses and the ability to recognize the anticipated synergies and benefits of the transaction; the receipt of required regulatory approvals for the transaction (including the approval of antitrust authorities necessary to complete the acquisition); the diversion of management time on transaction-related issues; the anticipated size of the markets and continued demand for Actavis’ and Warner Chilcott’s products; the impact of competitive products and pricing; access to available financing (including financing for the acquisition) on a timely basis and on reasonable terms; maintaining a position in the Standard & Poor’s 500; the risks of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the risks and uncertainties normally incident to the pharmaceutical industry, including product liability claims and the availability of product liability insurance; the difficulty of predicting the timing or outcome of pending or future litigation or government or regulatory investigations (including, without limitation, such matters disclosed in the periodic reports of Actavis and Warner Chilcott); periodic dependence on a small number of products for a material source of net revenue or income; variability of trade buying patterns; changes in generally accepted accounting principles; risks that the carrying values of assets may be negatively impacted by future events and circumstances; the timing and success of product launches; the difficulty of predicting the timing or outcome of product development efforts and regulatory agency approvals or actions, if any; market acceptance of and continued demand for Actavis’ and Warner Chilcott’s products; costs and efforts to defend or enforce intellectual property rights; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; the availability and pricing of third party sourced products and materials; successful compliance with governmental regulations applicable to Actavis’ and Warner Chilcott’s facilities, products and/or businesses; changes in the laws and regulations, affecting among other things, pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceutical products; changes in tax laws or interpretations that could increase Actavis’ consolidated tax liabilities; the loss of key senior management or scientific staff; delays in qualifying any manufacturing facilities that produce Actavis’ or Warner Chilcott’s products, production or regulatory problems with either Actavis’ or Warner Chilcott’s own manufacturing facilities or those of third party manufacturers, packagers or active pharmaceutical ingredient suppliers upon whom Actavis or Warner Chilcott may rely for some of their products or other disruptions within Actavis’ or Warner Chilcott’s supply chain; the ability to manage the growth of Actavis’ or Warner Chilcott’s businesses by successfully identifying, developing, acquiring or licensing new products at favorable prices and marketing such new products; and such other risks and uncertainties detailed in Warner Chilcott’s and Actavis’ periodic public filings with the SEC, including but not limited to Warner Chilcott’s and Actavis’ Annual Reports on form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and Actavis’ Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 17, 2013, and from time to time in Warner Chilcott’s and Actavis’ other investor communications. Except as expressly required by law, New Actavis, Actavis and Warner Chilcott disclaim any intent or obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements.

 

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PART 1—THE TRANSACTION AND THE SPECIAL MEETINGS

THE SPECIAL MEETING OF ACTAVIS’ STOCKHOLDERS

Overview

This joint proxy statement/prospectus is being provided to Actavis stockholders as part of a solicitation of proxies by the Actavis board of directors for use at the special meeting of Actavis stockholders and at any adjournments of such meeting. This joint proxy statement/prospectus is being furnished to Actavis stockholders on or about [  ], 2013. In addition, this joint proxy statement/prospectus constitutes a prospectus for New Actavis in connection with the issuance by New Actavis of ordinary shares to be delivered to Actavis stockholders in connection with the transaction. This joint proxy statement/prospectus provides Actavis stockholders with information they need to be able to vote or instruct their vote to be cast at the special meeting.

Date, Time and Place of the Actavis Special Meeting

Actavis will hold a special meeting of stockholders on [  ], 2013, at [  ] local time, at [  ].

Attendance

Only Actavis stockholders on the Actavis record date or persons holding a written proxy for any stockholder or account of Actavis as of the record date may attend the Actavis special meeting. Proof of stock ownership is necessary to attend. Registered Actavis stockholders who plan to attend the special meeting may obtain admission tickets at the registration desk prior to the special meeting. Actavis stockholders whose shares are registered in the name of a broker or bank may attend the special meeting by writing to the Corporate Secretary, Actavis, Inc., Morris Corporate Center III, 400 Interpace Parkway, Parsippany, New Jersey, 07054, or by bringing certification of ownership, such as a driver’s license or passport and proof of ownership as of the Actavis record date to the Actavis special meeting. The use of cameras, cell phones, PDAs and recording equipment will be prohibited at the Actavis special meeting.

Proposals

At the special meeting, Actavis stockholders will vote upon proposals to:

 

   

approve the Transaction Agreement and the merger;

 

   

approve the creation of distributable reserves, by reducing all of the share premium of New Actavis resulting from the issuance of New Actavis ordinary shares pursuant to the scheme;

 

   

approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, specified compensatory arrangements between Actavis and its named executive officers relating to the transaction; and

 

   

adjourn the special meeting, or any adjournments thereof, to another time or place if necessary or appropriate (i) to solicit additional proxies if there are insufficient votes at the time of the special meeting to approve the Transaction Agreement, (ii) to provide to Actavis stockholders in advance of the special meeting any supplement or amendment to the joint proxy statement/prospectus and/or (iii) to disseminate any other information which is material to Actavis stockholders voting at the special meeting.

Record Date; Outstanding Shares; Shares Entitled to Vote

Only holders of Actavis common shares as of the close of business on [  ], 2013, the record date for the Actavis special meeting, will be entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Actavis special meeting or any adjournments thereof. On the Actavis record date, there were [  ] Actavis common shares outstanding, held by [  ] holders of record. Each outstanding Actavis share is entitled to one vote on each proposal and any other matter properly coming before the Actavis special meeting.

 

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Quorum

The stockholders present in person or by proxy holding a majority of the outstanding stock entitled to vote will constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at the Actavis special meeting. Actavis’ inspector of election intends to treat as “present” for these purposes stockholders who have submitted properly executed or transmitted proxies that are marked “abstain”.

Vote Required; Recommendation of Actavis’ Board of Directors

Proposal to Approve the Transaction Agreement

Actavis stockholders are considering and voting on a proposal to approve the Transaction Agreement and the merger. You should carefully read this joint proxy statement/prospectus in its entirety for more detailed information concerning the transaction. In particular, you are directed to the Transaction Agreement, which is attached as Annex A to this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

The approval of the Transaction Agreement requires the affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the Actavis common shares outstanding and entitled to vote on the Transaction Agreement proposal. Because the vote required to approve this proposal is based upon the total number of outstanding Actavis common shares entitled to vote, abstentions and failures to vote will have the same effect as a vote against the Transaction Agreement proposal.

The board of directors of Actavis recommends that you vote “FOR” the approval of the Transaction Agreement.

Proposal to Create Distributable Reserves of New Actavis

Actavis stockholders are considering and voting on a proposal to reduce the share premium of New Actavis resulting from the issuance of New Actavis ordinary shares pursuant to the scheme. You should carefully read this joint proxy statement/prospectus in its entirety for more detailed information concerning the creation of distributable reserves. See “Creation of Distributable Reserves of New Actavis”.

Approval of the proposal to reduce all of the share premium of New Actavis and to create distributable reserves requires the affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the Actavis voting shares represented, in person or by proxy, at the special meeting. Because the vote required to approve this proposal is based upon the majority of the quorum, abstentions will have the same effect as a vote against this proposal. Approval of this proposal is not a condition to the completion of the transaction and whether or not this proposal is approved will have no impact on the completion of the transaction.

The board of directors of Actavis recommends that you vote “FOR” the proposal to create distributable reserves.

Proposal to Approve, on a Non-Binding Advisory Basis, Specified Compensatory Arrangements Between Actavis and its Named Executive Officers Relating to the Transaction

Actavis stockholders are considering and voting on a proposal to approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, specified compensatory arrangements between Actavis and its named executive officers relating to the transaction.

Approval of the proposal to approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, specified compensatory arrangements between Actavis and its named executive officers relating to the transaction as disclosed in the section of this joint proxy statement/prospectus captioned “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Actavis—Golden Parachute Compensation” beginning on page [  ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus requires the affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the Actavis voting shares represented, in person or by proxy, at the special meeting, although such vote will not be binding on Actavis. Because the vote required to approve this proposal is based upon the total number of Actavis voting shares represented in person or by proxy, abstentions will have the same effect as a vote against this proposal.

The board of directors of Actavis recommends that you vote “FOR” the proposal to approve, on a non-binding, advisory basis, specified compensatory arrangements between Actavis and its named executive officers relating to the transaction.

 

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Proposal to Adjourn the Special Meeting

Actavis stockholders may be asked to vote on a proposal to adjourn the special meeting, or any adjournments thereof, if necessary or appropriate (i) to solicit additional proxies if there are insufficient votes at the time of the special meeting to approve the Transaction Agreement, (ii) to provide to Actavis stockholders any supplement or amendment to the joint proxy statement/prospectus and/or (iii) to disseminate any other information which is material to Actavis stockholders voting at the special meeting.

Approval of the Actavis adjournment proposal requires the affirmative vote of holders of a majority of the Actavis voting shares represented, in person or by proxy, at the special meeting, whether or not a quorum is present. Because the vote required to approve this proposal is based upon the total number of Actavis voting shares represented in person or by proxy, abstentions will have the same effect as a vote against this proposal.

The board of directors of Actavis recommends that you vote “FOR” the Actavis adjournment proposal.

Share Ownership and Voting by Actavis’ Officers and Directors

As of the Actavis record date, the Actavis directors and executive officers had the right to vote approximately [  ] Actavis common shares, representing approximately [  ]% of the Actavis common shares then outstanding and entitled to vote at the meeting. It is expected that the Actavis directors and executive officers who are stockholders of Actavis will vote “FOR” the proposal to approve the Transaction Agreement and the merger, “FOR” the proposal to create distributable reserves of New Actavis, “FOR” the proposal to approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, specified compensatory arrangements between Actavis and its named executive officers relating to the transaction as disclosed in the section of this joint proxy statement/prospectus captioned “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Actavis—Golden Parachute Compensation” beginning on page [  ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus. and “FOR” the Actavis adjournment proposal, although none of them has entered into any agreement requiring them to do so.

Voting Your Shares

Actavis stockholders may vote in person at the special meeting or by proxy. Actavis recommends that you submit your proxy even if you plan to attend the special meeting. If you vote by proxy, you may change your vote, among other ways, if you attend and vote at the special meeting.

If you own shares in your own name, you are considered, with respect to those shares, the “stockholder of record”. If your shares are held in a stock brokerage account or by a bank or other nominee, you are considered the beneficial owner of shares held in “street name”.

If you are an Actavis stockholder of record you may use the enclosed proxy card(s) to tell the persons named as proxies how to vote your shares. If you properly complete, sign and date your proxy card(s), your shares will be voted in accordance with your instructions. The named proxies will vote all shares at the meeting for which proxies have been properly submitted and not revoked. If you sign and return your proxy card(s) but do not mark your card(s) to tell the proxies how to vote, your shares will be voted “FOR” the proposals to approve the Transaction Agreement, to create distributable reserves of New Actavis, to approve the advisory proposal regarding the specified compensatory arrangements between Actavis and its named executive officers relating to the transaction and to adjourn the special meeting.

Actavis stockholders may also vote over the Internet at [ ] or by telephone at [ ] by close of business on the day immediately preceding the Actavis special meeting. Voting instructions are printed on the proxy card or voting information form you received. Either method of submitting a proxy will enable your shares to be represented and voted at the special meeting.

Voting Shares Held in Street Name

If your shares are held in an account through a broker, bank or other nominee, you must instruct the broker, bank or other nominee how to vote your shares by following the instructions that the broker, bank or other nominee provides you along with this joint proxy statement/prospectus. Your broker, bank or other nominee may have an earlier deadline by which you must provide instructions to it as to how to vote your shares, so you should read carefully the materials provided to you by your broker, bank or other nominee.

 

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If you do not provide voting instructions to your bank, broker or other nominee, your shares will not be voted on any proposal on which your bank, broker or other nominee does not have discretionary authority to vote. In these cases, the bank, broker or other nominee will not be able to vote your shares on those matters for which specific authorization is required. Brokers do not have discretionary authority to vote on any of the proposals.

Broker non-votes are shares held by a broker, bank or other nominee that are present in person or represented by proxy at the special meeting, but with respect to which the broker, bank or other nominee is not instructed by the beneficial owner of such shares how to vote on a particular proposal and the broker does not have discretionary voting power on such proposal. Because brokers, banks and other nominees do not have discretionary voting with respect to any of the proposals, if a beneficial owner of Actavis common shares held in “street name” does not give voting instructions to the broker, bank or other nominee for any proposal, then those shares will not be present in person or represented by proxy at the special meetings. As a result, it is expected that there will not be any broker non-votes in connection with any of the proposals.

Revoking Your Proxy

If you are an Actavis stockholder of record, you may revoke your proxy at any time before it is voted at the special meeting by:

 

   

delivering a written revocation letter to the Secretary of Actavis;

 

   

submitting your voting instructions again by telephone or over the Internet;

 

   

signing and returning by mail a proxy card with a later date so that it is received prior to the special meeting; or

 

   

attending the special meeting and voting by ballot in person.

Attendance at the special meeting will not, in and of itself, revoke a proxy.

If your shares are held in “street name” by a bank, broker or other nominee, you should follow the instructions of your bank, broker or other nominee regarding the revocation of proxies.

Costs of Solicitation

Actavis will bear the cost of soliciting proxies from its stockholders, except that the costs associated with the filing, printing, publication and mailing of this joint proxy statement/prospectus to both Warner Chilcott’s stockholders and Actavis’ stockholders will be borne and discharged one half by Warner Chilcott and one half by Actavis.

Actavis will solicit proxies by mail. In addition, the directors, officers and employees of Actavis may solicit proxies from its stockholders by telephone, electronic communication, or in person, but will not receive any additional compensation for their services. Actavis will make arrangements with brokerage houses and other custodians, nominees, and fiduciaries for forwarding proxy solicitation material to the beneficial owners of Actavis common shares held of record by those persons and will reimburse them for their reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in forwarding such proxy solicitation materials.

Actavis has engaged a professional proxy solicitation firm, MacKenzie Partners Inc., 105 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016, to assist in soliciting proxies for a fee of $[ ]. In addition, Actavis will reimburse Mackenzie Partners Inc. for its reasonable disbursements.

Actavis stockholders should not send in their stock certificates with their proxy cards.

As described on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, Actavis stockholders will be sent materials for exchanging Actavis common shares shortly after the effective time.

Other Business

Actavis is not aware of any other business to be acted upon at the special meeting. If, however, other matters are properly brought before the special meeting, the proxies will have discretion to vote or act on those matters according to their best judgment and they intend to vote the shares as the Actavis board of directors may recommend.

 

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Assistance

If you need assistance in completing your proxy card or have questions regarding Actavis’ special meeting, please contact MacKenzie Partners Inc., the proxy solicitation agent for Actavis, by mail at 105 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016. Banks and brokers call collect: (212) 929-5500; all others call toll free: (800) 322-2885.

 

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THE SPECIAL MEETINGS OF WARNER CHILCOTT’S SHAREHOLDERS

Overview

This joint proxy statement/prospectus is being provided to Warner Chilcott shareholders as part of a solicitation of proxies by the Warner Chilcott board of directors for use at the special meetings of Warner Chilcott shareholders and at any adjournments of such meetings. This joint proxy statement/prospectus is being furnished to Warner Chilcott shareholders on or about [  ], 2013. This joint proxy statement/prospectus provides Warner Chilcott shareholders with information they need to be able to vote or instruct their vote to be cast at the special meetings.

Date, Time & Place of the Warner Chilcott Special Meetings

Warner Chilcott will convene a special court-ordered meeting of shareholders on [  ], 2013, at [  ] local time, at [  ]. Warner Chilcott will convene an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders on [  ], 2013 at [  ] local time, at the same location, or, if later, as soon as possible after the conclusion or adjournment of the Court Meeting.

Attendance

Attendance at the Court Meeting and the EGM is limited to Warner Chilcott shareholders on the Warner Chilcott record date. Please indicate on the enclosed proxy cards if you plan to attend the Warner Chilcott special meetings. If your shares are held through a bank, broker or other nominee and you would like to attend, you will need to bring to the meeting a proxy or letter from the bank, broker or other nominee confirming beneficial ownership of the Warner Chilcott shares as of the Warner Chilcott record date for the meetings. Any beneficial holder who plans to vote at either meeting must obtain a legal proxy, executed in their favor, from the holder of record, and should contact their bank, broker or other nominee for instructions on how to obtain a legal proxy. Each Warner Chilcott shareholder will be asked to provide a valid government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, and proof of ownership as of the Warner Chilcott record date. The use of cell phones, smartphones, pagers, recording and photographic equipment will not be permitted in the meeting rooms.

Proposals

Warner Chilcott Court Meeting: Warner Chilcott shareholders (other than Actavis or any of its affiliates) are being asked to consider and vote on a proposal at the Court Meeting to approve the scheme of arrangement.

Warner Chilcott EGM: Warner Chilcott shareholders are also being asked to consider and vote on a proposal at the Warner Chilcott EGM to approve the scheme of arrangement, in addition to certain other proposals as set forth in the EGM resolutions described below.

The first three EGM resolutions relate to the approval of the scheme of arrangement and of actions required to be taken in connection with the scheme—specifically, both the cancellation of the shares of Warner Chilcott that are not already owned by New Actavis or its affiliates and the subsequent allotment and issuance of new shares of Warner Chilcott to New Actavis in exchange for the scheme consideration. The fourth EGM resolution also relates to the scheme of arrangement and would ensure that the holders of any ordinary shares of Warner Chilcott issued at or after 10:00 p.m., Irish time, on the last business day before the scheme becomes effective are acquired by New Actavis for the scheme consideration. The merger and the acquisition are conditioned on approval of EGM resolutions 1 through 4.

 

   

EGM Resolution #1: To approve the scheme of arrangement and authorize the directors of Warner Chilcott to take all such actions as they consider necessary or appropriate for carrying the scheme of arrangement into effect.

 

   

EGM Resolution #2: To approve the cancellation of any Warner Chilcott ordinary shares in issue prior to 10:00 p.m., Irish time, on the day before the Irish High Court hearing to sanction the scheme.

 

   

EGM Resolution #3: To authorize the directors of Warner Chilcott to allot and issue new Warner Chilcott shares, fully paid up, to New Actavis in connection with effecting the scheme.

 

   

EGM Resolution #4: To amend the articles of association of Warner Chilcott so that any ordinary shares of Warner Chilcott that are issued at or after 10:00 p.m., Irish time, on the last business day before the scheme becomes effective are acquired by New Actavis for the scheme consideration.

 

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The merger and the acquisition are not conditioned on approval of the remaining EGM resolutions. The fifth EGM resolution relates to the creation of distributable reserves of New Actavis, which are required under Irish law in order for New Actavis to be able to pay dividends and repurchase or redeem shares after the transaction.

 

   

EGM Resolution #5: To approve the creation of distributable reserves, by reducing all of the share premium of New Actavis resulting from the issuance of New Actavis ordinary shares pursuant to the scheme.

Warner Chilcott shareholders are also being asked to vote on the following proposals at the EGM:

 

   

EGM Resolution #6: To approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, specified compensatory arrangements between Warner Chilcott and its named executive officers relating to the transaction as disclosed in the section of this joint proxy statement/prospectus captioned “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Warner Chilcott—Golden Parachute Compensation” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

 

   

EGM Resolution #7: To adjourn the Warner Chilcott EGM, or any adjournments thereof, to solicit additional proxies if there are insufficient proxies at the time of the EGM to approve the scheme of arrangement or resolutions 2 through 6.

Record Date; Outstanding Ordinary Shares; Ordinary Shares Entitled to Vote

Only holders of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares as of the close of business on [  ], 2013, the record date for the Warner Chilcott special meetings, will be entitled to notice of, and to vote at the Warner Chilcott special meetings or any adjournments thereof. On the Warner Chilcott record date, there were [  ] Warner Chilcott ordinary shares outstanding, held by [  ] holders of record. Each outstanding Warner Chilcott ordinary share (other than those held by Actavis or any of its affiliates) is entitled to one vote on each proposal and any other matter properly coming before the Warner Chilcott special meetings.

Quorum

The holders of a majority of the Warner Chilcott ordinary shares outstanding and entitled to vote will constitute a quorum for each of the Warner Chilcott special meetings. Abstentions are considered present for purposes of determining a quorum.

Ordinary Share Ownership and Voting by Warner Chilcott’s Directors and Officers

As of the Warner Chilcott record date, the Warner Chilcott directors and executive officers had the right to vote approximately [  ] shares of the then-outstanding Warner Chilcott ordinary shares at the special meetings, representing approximately [  ]% of the Warner Chilcott shares then outstanding and entitled to vote at the Court Meeting and approximately [  ]% of the Warner Chilcott ordinary shares then outstanding and entitled to vote at the EGM. The Warner Chilcott directors and executive officers who are shareholders of Warner Chilcott intend to vote “FOR” the scheme of arrangement at the Court Meeting, “FOR” the scheme of arrangement at the EGM, “FOR” the cancellation of any Warner Chilcott ordinary shares in issue before 10:00 pm., Irish time, on the day before the Irish High Court hearing to sanction the scheme, “FOR” the authorization of the directors of Warner Chilcott to allot and issue new Warner Chilcott shares, fully paid up, to New Actavis in connection with effecting the scheme, “FOR” amendment of the articles of association of Warner Chilcott so that any ordinary shares of Warner Chilcott that are issued at or after 10:00 p.m., Irish time, on the last business day before the scheme becomes effective are acquired by New Actavis for the scheme consideration, “FOR” the proposal to approve the creation of distributable reserves, by reducing all of the share premium of New Actavis resulting from the issuance of New Actavis ordinary shares pursuant to the scheme, “FOR” the approval, on a non-binding advisory basis of specified compensatory arrangements between Warner Chilcott and its named executive officers and “FOR” the Warner Chilcott EGM adjournment proposal, although none of them has entered into any agreement requiring them to do so.

 

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Vote Required; Recommendation of Warner Chilcott’s Board of Directors

Warner Chilcott Court Meeting

Proposal to approve the scheme of arrangement: Warner Chilcott shareholders are being asked to vote on a proposal to approve the scheme at both the Warner Chilcott Court Meeting and at the Warner Chilcott EGM. The vote required for such proposal is different at each of the meetings, however. As set out in full under the section entitled “Part 2—Explanatory Statement—Consents and Meetings”, the approval required at the special court-ordered meeting is a majority in number of the Warner Chilcott shareholders of record casting votes on the proposal representing three-fourths (75 percent) or more in value of the Warner Chilcott ordinary shares held by such holders, present and voting either in person or by proxy.

Because the vote required to approve the proposal at the Warner Chilcott Court Meeting is based on votes properly cast at the meeting, and because abstentions are not considered votes properly cast, abstentions, along with failures to vote, will have no effect on such proposal.

The merger and the acquisition are conditioned on approval of the scheme at the Warner Chilcott Court Meeting.

The Warner Chilcott board of directors recommends that Warner Chilcott shareholders vote “FOR” the proposal to approve the scheme of arrangement at the Court Meeting.

In considering the recommendation of the board of directors of Warner Chilcott, you should be aware that certain directors and executive officers of Warner Chilcott will have interests in the proposed transaction that may be different from, or in addition to, those interests of Warner Chilcott’s shareholders generally. See “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Warner Chilcott” beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

Warner Chilcott EGM

Set forth below is a table summarizing certain information with respect to the EGM Resolutions:

 

EGM
Resolution #

  

Resolution

  

Ordinary or
Special
Resolution?

  

Transaction
Conditioned
on Approval
of Resolution?

1

   Approve the scheme of arrangement and authorize the directors of Warner Chilcott to take all such actions as they consider necessary or appropriate for carrying the scheme of arrangement into effect.    Ordinary    Yes

2

   Approve the cancellation of any Warner Chilcott ordinary shares in issue before 10:00 p.m., Irish time, on the day before the Irish High Court hearing to sanction the scheme.    Special    Yes

3

   Authorize the directors of Warner Chilcott to allot and issue new Warner Chilcott shares, fully paid up, to New Actavis in connection with effecting the scheme.    Ordinary    Yes

4

   Amend the articles of association of Warner Chilcott so that any ordinary shares of Warner Chilcott that are issued at or after 10:00 p.m., Irish time, on the last business day before the scheme becomes effective are acquired by New Actavis for the scheme consideration.    Special    Yes

5

   Approve the creation of distributable reserves, by reducing all of the share premium of New Actavis resulting from the issuance of New Actavis ordinary shares pursuant to the scheme.    Ordinary    No

6

   Approve, on a non-binding advisory basis, specified compensatory arrangements between Warner Chilcott and its named executive officers relating to the transaction.    Ordinary    No

7

   Approve the Warner Chilcott EGM adjournment proposal.    Ordinary    No

 

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At the Warner Chilcott EGM, the requisite approval of each of the EGM resolutions depends on whether it is an “ordinary resolution” (EGM resolutions 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7), which requires the approval of the holders of at least a majority of the votes cast by the holders of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares present and voting, either in person or by proxy, or a “special resolution” (EGM resolutions 2 and 4), which requires the approval of the holders of at least 75 percent of the votes cast by the holders of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares present and voting, either in person or by proxy.

For all the EGM resolutions, because the votes required to approve such resolutions are based on votes properly cast at the meeting, and because abstentions are not considered votes properly cast, abstentions, along with failures to vote, will have no effect on the EGM resolutions.

The Warner Chilcott board of directors recommends that Warner Chilcott shareholders vote “FOR” the proposals to approve each of the EGM resolutions.

In considering the recommendations of the board of directors of Warner Chilcott described above, you should be aware that certain directors and executive officers of Warner Chilcott will have interests in the proposed transaction in addition to interests they might have as shareholders. See “The Transaction—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Warner Chilcott”.

Voting Your Ordinary Shares

Warner Chilcott shareholders may vote by proxy or in person at the special meetings. Warner Chilcott recommends that you submit your proxy even if you plan to attend the special meetings. If you vote by proxy, you may change your vote, among other ways, if you attend and vote at the special meetings.

If you own shares in your own name, you are considered, with respect to those shares, the “shareholder of record”. If your shares are held in a stock brokerage account or by a bank or other nominee, you are considered the beneficial owner of shares held in “street name”.

If you properly complete, sign, date and return your proxy card(s), your shares will be voted in accordance with your instructions. The named proxies will vote all shares at the meeting for which proxies have been properly submitted and not revoked. If you sign and return your proxy card(s) appointing the Chairman as your proxy but do not mark your card(s) to tell the proxy how to vote on a voting item, your shares will be voted with respect to such item in accordance with the recommendations of the Warner Chilcott board of directors.

Warner Chilcott shareholders of record may also vote over the Internet at www.proxyvote.com or by telephone at 1-800-690-6903 anytime up to 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time in the U.S.) on [  ], 2013. Voting instructions are printed on the proxy cards or voting information form you received. Either method of submitting a proxy will enable your shares to be represented and voted at the special meetings.

Voting Ordinary Shares Held in Street Name

If your shares are held in an account through a bank, broker or other nominee, you must instruct the bank, broker or other nominee how to vote your shares by following the instructions that the bank, broker or other nominee provides you along with this joint proxy statement/prospectus. Your bank, broker or other nominee, as applicable, may have an earlier deadline by which you must provide instructions to it as to how to vote your shares, so you should read carefully the materials provided to you by your bank, broker or other nominee. You may be eligible to submit such instructions electronically or by telephone.

If you do not provide a signed voting instruction form (or otherwise submit your voting instructions in accordance with the procedures specified by your bank, broker or other nominee) to your bank, broker or other nominee, your shares will not be voted on any proposal on which the bank, broker or other nominee does not have discretionary authority to vote. Banks, brokers and other nominees do not have discretionary voting with respect to any of the proposals. Accordingly, if you fail to provide a signed voting instruction form (or otherwise submit your voting instructions in accordance with the procedures specified by your bank, broker or other nominee) to your bank, broker or other nominee, your shares held through such bank, broker or other nominee will not be voted.

Broker non-votes are shares held by a broker, bank or other nominee that are present in person or represented by proxy at the special meeting, but with respect to which the broker, bank or other nominee is not instructed by the beneficial owner of such shares how to vote on a particular proposal and the broker does not have discretionary voting power on such proposal. Because brokers, banks and other nominees do not have discretionary voting with respect to any of the proposals, if a beneficial owner of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares held in “street name” does not give voting instructions to the broker, bank or other nominee, then those shares will not be present in person or represented by proxy at the special meetings. As a result, it is expected that there will not be any broker non-votes in connection with any of the proposals.

 

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Revoking Your Proxy

If you are a Warner Chilcott shareholder of record, you may revoke your proxy at any time before it is voted at a Warner Chilcott special meeting by:

 

   

timely delivering a valid later-dated proxy by mail;

 

   

before the relevant Warner Chilcott special meeting, providing written notice that you have revoked your proxy to the secretary of Warner Chilcott so that it is received prior to midnight on [ ], 2013 at the following address:

Warner Chilcott Public Limited Company

1 Grand Canal Square

Docklands

Dublin 2, Ireland

Attention: Corporate Secretary

 

   

timely submitting revised voting instructions by telephone or over the Internet by following the instructions set forth on the proxy card; or

 

   

attending the relevant Warner Chilcott special meeting and voting by ballot in person.

Attendance at a Warner Chilcott special meeting will not, in and of itself, revoke a proxy.

If your shares are held in “street name” by a bank, broker or other nominee, you should follow the instructions of your bank, broker or other nominee regarding the revocation of proxies.

Costs of Solicitation

Warner Chilcott will bear the cost of soliciting proxies from its shareholders, except that the costs associated with the filing, printing, publication and mailing of this joint proxy statement/prospectus to both Warner Chilcott’s shareholders and Actavis’ stockholders will be borne and discharged one half by Warner Chilcott and one half by Actavis.

Warner Chilcott will solicit proxies by mail. In addition, the directors, officers and employees of Warner Chilcott may solicit proxies from its shareholders by telephone, electronic communication, or in person, but will not receive any additional compensation for their services. Warner Chilcott will make arrangements with brokerage houses and other custodians, nominees and fiduciaries for forwarding proxy solicitation material to the beneficial owners of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares held of record by those persons and will reimburse them for their reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in forwarding such proxy solicitation materials.

Warner Chilcott has retained Georgeson Inc. to assist in the solicitation of proxies for a fee of approximately $25,000, and will reimburse Georgeson Inc. for its reasonable out-of-pocket expenses. Certain of Warner Chilcott’s directors, officers and employees may participate in the solicitation of proxies without additional compensation.

Other Business

Management of Warner Chilcott does not know of any other matters to be brought before the special meetings except those set forth in the notice thereof. If other business is properly presented for consideration at the special meetings, it is intended that the proxies will be voted by the persons named therein in accordance with their judgment on such matters.

Adjournment; Postponement

Any adjournment or postponement of the Court Meeting will result in an adjournment or postponement, as applicable, of the EGM.

Assistance

If you need assistance in completing your proxy card or have questions regarding Warner Chilcott’s special meetings, please contact Georgeson Inc., the proxy solicitation agent for Warner Chilcott, by mail at 480 Washington Boulevard, 26th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07310 or by telephone at (888) 680-1528 (toll free).

 

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THE TRANSACTION

The Merger and the Acquisition

On May 19, 2013, Actavis, Warner Chilcott, New Actavis, IrSub, U.S. Holdco and MergerSub entered into the Transaction Agreement.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Transaction Agreement, New Actavis will acquire Warner Chilcott by means of a scheme of arrangement, as described in this joint proxy statement/prospectus. A “scheme” or a “scheme of arrangement” is an Irish statutory procedure pursuant to the Companies Act 1963 under which the Irish High Court may approve, and thus bind, a company to an arrangement with some or all of its shareholders. The scheme of arrangement will be subject to the subsequent sanction of the Irish High Court. In the context of the acquisition, the scheme involves the cancellation of all of the shares of Warner Chilcott which are not already owned by New Actavis or any of its affiliates, and the payment by New Actavis to the applicable shareholders in consideration of that cancellation. New shares of Warner Chilcott are then issued directly to New Actavis. At the effective time, the holders of Warner Chilcott ordinary shares issued and outstanding immediately prior to the completion of the transaction (other than those held by Actavis or any of its affiliates) will be entitled to receive 0.160 of a New Actavis ordinary share for each such Warner Chilcott ordinary share. Each New Actavis ordinary share will be issued in accordance with, and subject to the rights and obligations of, the memorandum and articles of association of New Actavis, which are expected to be amended and restated prior to the effective time in the form attached hereto as Annex D. For a comparison of the rights and privileges of a holder of shares of New Actavis as compared to a holder of shares of Actavis or Warner Chilcott, please see “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Actavis Common Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” and “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Warner Chilcott Ordinary Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on pages [ ] and [ ], respectively, of this joint proxy statement/prospectus. As a result of the transaction, based on the number of outstanding shares of Actavis and Warner Chilcott as of [  ], former Warner Chilcott shareholders are expected to hold approximately 23% of the New Actavis ordinary shares after giving effect to the acquisition and the merger.

Simultaneously with and conditioned upon the concurrent consummation of the scheme, MergerSub, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of New Actavis, will merge with and into Actavis, the separate corporate existence of MergerSub will cease and Actavis will continue as the surviving corporation. Pursuant to the Transaction Agreement, each outstanding Actavis common share will be cancelled and automatically converted into the right to receive one New Actavis ordinary share from New Actavis. Each New Actavis ordinary share will be issued in accordance with, and subject to the rights and obligations of, the memorandum and articles of association of New Actavis, which are expected to be amended and restated prior to the effective time in the form attached hereto as Annex D. For a comparison of the rights and privileges of a holder of shares of New Actavis as compared to a holder of shares of Actavis or Warner Chilcott, please see “Comparison of the Rights of Holders of Actavis Common Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” andComparison of the Rights of Holders of Warner Chilcott Ordinary Shares and New Actavis Ordinary Shares” beginning on pages [ ] and [ ], respectively, of this joint proxy statement/prospectus. Based on the number of outstanding shares of Actavis and Warner Chilcott as of [ ], former Actavis stockholders are expected to hold approximately 77% of the New Actavis ordinary shares after giving effect to the acquisition and the merger.

As a result of the transaction, both Actavis and Warner Chilcott will become wholly owned subsidiaries of New Actavis, whose ordinary shares are expected to be listed for trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol ACT.

Actavis reserves the right, subject to the prior written approval of the Panel, to effect the acquisition by way of a takeover offer, as an alternative to the scheme, in the circumstances described in and subject to the terms of the Transaction Agreement. In such event, such takeover offer will be implemented on terms and conditions that are at least as favorable to Warner Chilcott shareholders (except for an acceptance condition set at 80 percent of the nominal value of the Warner Chilcott shares to which such offer relates and which are not already beneficially owned by Actavis) as those which would apply in relation to the scheme, among other requirements.

Background of the Transaction

As part of the ongoing evaluation of each of Warner Chilcott’s and Actavis’ business, members of Warner Chilcott’s senior management and board of directors, and Actavis’ senior management and board of directors, respectively, periodically review and assess the operations and financial performance of their respective companies, as well as industry conditions and related regulatory developments as they may each impact their respective companies’ long-term strategic goals and plans, including the consideration of potential opportunities for business combinations, acquisitions, and other financial and strategic alternatives. As part of this ongoing evaluation process, from time to time representatives of Warner Chilcott and Actavis had discussed each other’s businesses and potential opportunities to explore business combinations.

                In early 2012, Warner Chilcott initiated a process to explore a broad range of potential strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value, and engaged in preliminary discussions with twelve potential offerors, including Actavis. Warner Chilcott publicly announced this strategic review process on April 30, 2012. In connection with such process (which occurred prior to Warner Chilcott’s declaration of the special cash dividend and semi-annual dividends described below), Warner Chilcott received two preliminary, non-binding indications of interest in acquiring Warner Chilcott (neither of which were made by Actavis) for prices ranging from $20.00 to $22.50 per share and $22.00 to $24.00 per share, respectively. However, this process did not result in any business combination transaction; rather, in August 2012, Warner Chilcott announced a number of strategic initiatives intended to enhance shareholder value, namely a special dividend transaction pursuant to which Warner Chilcott declared a special cash dividend of $4.00 per share, the adoption of a new dividend policy pursuant to which Warner Chilcott has declared two regular semi-annual dividends of $0.25 per share, and the renewal of its share redemption program.

From time to time, Actavis has considered strategic transactions. During the months of April and May 2013, it was presented with certain strategic opportunities and engaged in preliminary discussions with third parties. The board of directors of Actavis ultimately determined those strategic alternatives were not in the best interests of its shareholders.

On May 3, 2013, in response to an earlier telephone call from Roger M. Boissonneault, the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Warner Chilcott, Paul M. Bisaro, the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Actavis, had a phone conversation with Mr. Boissonneault during which they discussed, among other things, the companies’ respective businesses and a possible acquisition of Warner Chilcott by Actavis, although no specific transaction terms were discussed.

On May 3 and May 4, 2013, Mr. Boissonneault and Paul Herendeen, the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Warner Chilcott, reported this conversation to other members of Warner Chilcott’s board of directors in advance of the next regularly scheduled board meeting scheduled for May 7, 2013.

On May 4 and May 5, 2013, representatives of Actavis and Warner Chilcott, including their respective financial and legal advisors, engaged in preliminary discussions regarding the potential strategic synergies that might result from the combination of the two companies and instructed their respective advisors to explore potential transaction structures, including a stock-for-stock acquisition of Warner Chilcott by Actavis. The parties did not discuss a proposed exchange ratio for the transaction at that time. The parties also began exchanging high-level financial and business information pursuant to an existing confidentiality agreement that had been previously entered into between the parties in connection with Warner Chilcott’s exploration of strategic alternatives in early 2012.

 

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On May 5, 2013, Mr. Bisaro met with Mr. Boissonneault to discuss preliminary issues with respect to a potential transaction. Mr. Bisaro did not propose an exchange ratio or other economic terms of an acquisition proposal at that time. Later that day, representatives of Warner Chilcott and Actavis held a conference call to discuss potential synergies from a transaction.

On May 7, 2013, at a regularly-scheduled meeting of Warner Chilcott’s board of directors at which all directors were present, the board discussed, among other topics, Actavis’ interest in exploring a potential transaction with Warner Chilcott. At that meeting, Warner Chilcott’s board of directors authorized senior management to continue its preliminary discussions with Actavis in order to assess the feasibility and merits of a potential transaction.

On May 8, 2013, during a meeting of the Actavis board of directors scheduled in conjunction with Actavis’ annual meeting of stockholders, the board discussed, among other topics, the attractiveness of a potential acquisition of Warner Chilcott. The board reviewed a financial overview of Warner Chilcott prepared by management and discussed certain assumptions regarding a potential acquisition. At that meeting, Actavis’ board of directors authorized senior management to continue exploratory discussions with Warner Chilcott in order to assess the feasibility and merits of a potential transaction.

On May 9, 2013, Mr. Bisaro informed Mr. Boissoneault that the Actavis board of directors supported further exploration of a potential transaction with Warner Chilcott. Neither individual proposed an exchange ratio or other economic terms of an acquisition proposal at that time. Subsequently, representatives of Warner Chilcott and Actavis and their respective legal and financial advisors engaged in additional discussions and exchanged financial and business information.

On May 10, 2013, Bloomberg reported that Actavis was in early talks to acquire Warner Chilcott. Shortly thereafter, and as required by the Irish Takeover Rules, Warner Chilcott released an announcement confirming that it was engaged in preliminary discussions with Actavis regarding a potential business combination transaction. Actavis also released a statement confirming the preliminary discussions. Warner Chilcott’s and Actavis’ stock prices closed up 16.4% and 11.4%, respectively, from their volume-weighted average trading prices for the period from market open on May 10 until the Bloomberg story was published later that day.

Also on May 10, 2013, Warner Chilcott and Actavis, together with their respective legal and financial advisors, commenced in-depth business, legal and financial due diligence.

On May 11, 2013, Warner Chilcott provided Actavis access to an electronic data room containing certain non-public information regarding Warner Chilcott’s business and operations. During the next several days, Warner Chilcott supplied Actavis and its representatives with extensive due diligence information regarding Warner Chilcott, and Warner Chilcott engaged in extensive “reverse” due diligence of Actavis. Members of senior management and other representatives of both parties also engaged in several in-person and telephonic discussions, including in-person management meetings on May 14 and May 15, 2013, in Parsippany, New Jersey, and multiple follow-up diligence and “reverse” diligence calls on individual topics.

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diligence review of, Warner Chilcott. Actavis’ board of directors discussed the pro forma ownership of a combined company that would be represented by various illustrative exchange ratios and provided guidance to Actavis management on a potentially acceptable range of exchange ratios. At the conclusion of that meeting, Actavis’ board of directors authorized senior management to continue discussions with, and proceed with the due diligence review of, Warner Chilcott.

On May 13, 2013, Messrs. Boissoneault, Bisaro, Herendeen and Sigurdur Olafsson, Actavis’ President, Global Generics, met to discuss preliminary issues regarding a potential transaction. Later that day, Mr. Bisaro indicated to Mr. Boissoneault during a telephonic conversation that Actavis would be interested in pursuing an acquisition of Warner Chilcott pursuant to a so-called “double dummy” structure (i.e., involving the acquisition of both Actavis and Warner Chilcott by New Actavis, an Irish holding company) at a fixed exchange ratio of 0.1373 of a New Actavis ordinary share for each Warner Chilcott ordinary share. This proposed exchange ratio was derived from the ratio of the two companies’ respective closing stock prices on May 3, 2013, and, valuing the New Actavis ordinary shares at Actavis’ closing stock price on that date, represented a 0% premium to Warner Chilcott’s closing price on May 3, 2013 and a 6% discount to Warner Chilcott’s volume-weighted average trading price for the period from market open on May 10, 2013 until the Bloomberg story was published later that day. Mr. Bisaro stated that Actavis did not believe it was appropriate to offer a premium to Warner Chilcott’s stock price in the context of the proposed transaction. Mr. Boissoneault subsequently indicated that, in his view, Warner Chilcott’s board of directors likely would view Actavis’ proposed consideration as financially inadequate.

During the morning of May 14, 2013, Mr. Bisaro and Mr. Herendeen verbally negotiated the exchange ratio, along with the respective financial advisors of Actavis and Warner Chilcott. During this negotiation, Mr. Bisaro increased Actavis’ preliminary, non-binding offer to an exchange ratio of 0.151 New Actavis shares for each Warner Chilcott share (representing a 10% premium to the previously proposed “unaffected” exchange ratio of 0.1373). Mr. Herendeen indicated that he would communicate Mr. Bisaro’s revised proposal to the Warner Chilcott board.

At a special telephonic meeting of the Warner Chilcott board of directors later on May 14, 2013, the board and members of Warner Chilcott’s senior management and legal and financial advisors reviewed discussions that had occurred between representatives of Warner Chilcott and Actavis since the prior board meeting. Representatives of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. (“Deutsche Bank”), Warner Chilcott’s financial advisor, reviewed with the board certain preliminary financial analyses and data regarding Warner Chilcott, various preliminary valuation observations, and various process considerations. Representatives of Deutsche Bank also discussed the likelihood of alternative proposals for the acquisition of Warner Chilcott from parties other than Actavis. Representatives of Warner Chilcott’s legal advisors, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (“Davis Polk”) and Arthur Cox, reviewed the duties of Warner Chilcott’s directors and officers in connection with a potential transaction. Arthur Cox also reviewed certain applicable provisions of the Irish Takeover Rules.

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Chilcott board of directors then engaged in extensive discussions regarding Actavis’ proposal and whether it was in the best interests of Warner Chilcott shareholders to engage in further discussions with Actavis. The board also considered whether it was in the best interest of Warner Chilcott’s shareholders to solicit potential alternative proposals from other parties. The board considered it unlikely that a third party would be willing and capable of making an offer superior to the offer made by Actavis given (a) the potential operational cost efficiencies and incremental revenue opportunities of the potential transaction with Actavis, (b) the strategic review process undertaken by Warner Chilcott in 2012 did not result in a business combination and (c) the fact that despite the public report and confirmation by Warner Chilcott and Actavis that discussions were taking place between the two companies, no other potential acquirers had approached Warner Chilcott. The board concluded that it would be advisable to continue negotiating only with Actavis in order not to lose the attractive opportunity presented by the Actavis proposal, but to negotiate a provision in the transaction agreement allowing Warner Chilcott to terminate a transaction agreement with Actavis, subject to certain conditions, including payment of a customary expense reimbursement, to enter into an agreement with a third party should such a third party make a superior proposal. At the conclusion of this board meeting, the Warner Chilcott board of directors instructed Warner Chilcott’s senior management and Deutsche Bank to contact Actavis and request that Actavis improve the terms of its proposal, including the consideration to be offered to Warner Chilcott’s shareholders. The Warner Chilcott board of directors also instructed Warner Chilcott’s senior management to express to Actavis that certainty of completion of the transaction was paramount in any potential transaction, and therefore any definitive agreement would need to minimize conditionality for Warner Chilcott’s shareholders.

After the Warner Chilcott board meeting on May 14, 2013, representatives of Warner Chilcott and Actavis, as well as representatives of Deutsche Bank, Actavis’ financial advisors Greenhill & Co. (“Greenhill”) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (“BofA Merrill Lynch”), Davis Polk and Actavis’ legal advisor, Latham & Watkins LLP (“Latham & Watkins”), met at Actavis’ headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey to further discuss certain terms of the transaction. During this meeting, Actavis verbally increased the proposed exchange ratio from 0.151 to 0.160 (representing a 16.5% premium to the previously proposed “unaffected” exchange ratio of 0.1373). Actavis stated that this was its best and final offer. Also at this time, Actavis proposed that the companies move expeditiously with respect to the proposed transaction, with the aim of completing discussions and negotiations by May 19, 2013. During the course of the meeting, representatives of Warner Chilcott and Actavis and their respective advisors discussed certain key issues relating to a potential transaction, including certainty of closing, financing-related issues, regulatory approvals, and governance of the combined company.

On May 15, 2013, Latham & Watkins delivered to Davis Polk drafts of a transaction agreement and an expenses reimbursement agreement. During the course of that day, representatives of Davis Polk and Latham & Watkins engaged in discussions regarding certain proposed terms of these agreements, including closing conditions, the deal protection provisions, and the composition of the board of directors of the combined company.

Also on May 15, 2013, representatives of Arthur Cox and Actavis’ Irish legal counsel, Matheson, together with representatives of Deutsche Bank, Greenhill and BofA Merrill Lynch contacted the Irish Takeover Panel (the “Panel”) to discuss the possibility of a transaction between Warner Chilcott and Actavis.

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proposed exchange ratio to 0.160 New Actavis ordinary shares for each Warner Chilcott share. Representatives of Davis Polk and Arthur Cox reviewed and discussed with the board the terms of the draft agreements that Latham & Watkins had sent to Davis Polk on May 15, 2013, including the proposed transaction structure, the deal protection provisions of the transaction agreement, the representation of Warner Chilcott directors on the board of directors of the combined company, the closing conditions and the termination provisions. The board discussed with its legal advisors the nature of the proposed deal protection provisions, including the fact that, were a third party willing and able to make a superior proposal, the board retained the ability to terminate the transaction agreement, subject to certain conditions, including payment of a customary expense reimbursement, to enter into an agreement with such third party. The board also discussed with its advisors the expected tax treatment of the proposed transaction, including the fact that the proposed transaction was expected to be non-taxable to Warner Chilcott shareholders for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The board also reviewed with counsel information previously provided by Deutsche Bank concerning the extent of their business relationships with, and the amount of fees received from, Actavis and its affiliates in the previous two years, which matters are described in the section entitled “—Opinion of Warner Chilcott’s Financial Advisor”.

The Warner Chilcott board of directors then discussed the potential opportunities and considerations presented by a potential transaction with Actavis and associated with Warner Chilcott continuing to operate as an independent company. The Warner Chilcott board of directors revisited and continued its earlier discussion of the risks associated with Warner Chilcott’s business on a standalone basis. The board also revisited and continued its earlier discussion of the value that Warner Chilcott’s shareholders would receive in a potential business combination with Actavis, including the potential to participate in the accretive effects of the transaction as continuing shareholders of the combined company. The Warner Chilcott board of directors then engaged in extensive discussions regarding Actavis’ proposal and whether it was in the best interests of Warner Chilcott shareholders to engage in further discussions with Actavis. The Board also considered the desirability of entering into a binding transaction agreement on an expedited basis given, among other reasons, the attractiveness of Actavis’ revised proposal. The board discussed the terms contained in the draft transaction agreement provided by Actavis’ counsel and the desirability and likelihood of improving certain of those terms, including the desirability of subjecting Actavis to a “no-shop” restriction following the signing of a definitive transaction agreement. Following these discussions, the Warner Chilcott board of directors instructed Warner Chilcott’s senior management and advisors to continue engaging in non-binding discussions and negotiations with Actavis regarding the terms of a proposed transaction in order to obtain the best terms possible for Warner Chilcott and its shareholders and with the aim of completing discussions and negotiations in the near term.

Later on May 16, 2013, representatives of Davis Polk and Latham & Watkins engaged in discussions regarding the draft agreements, including with respect to the composition of the board of directors of the combined company, the amount of the reverse termination fee that Actavis would be required to pay if the transaction agreement were terminated under certain circumstances, and the imposition of a “no-shop” restriction on Actavis.

Later on May 16, 2013, at a special telephonic meeting of the Actavis board of directors in which all directors participated, members of Actavis management discussed the results of ongoing due diligence and the negotiations of the acquisition, including the proposed exchange ratio of 0.160 New Actavis ordinary shares for each Warner Chilcott share. Representatives of Latham & Watkins reviewed and discussed with the board their fiduciary duties in considering a potential acquisition. Representatives of Latham & Watkins and Matheson then discussed the key terms of

 

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the draft agreements that Latham & Watkins had sent to Davis Polk on May 15, 2013, and the subsequent negotiations including the proposed transaction structure, treatment of Warner Chilcott equity awards, the proposed deal protection provisions of the transaction agreement, the representations, warranties and covenants of the parties, the required regulatory approvals to consummate the transaction, the composition of the board of directors of the combined company, the termination provisions, and closing conditions, as well as the terms and conditions of the expenses reimbursement agreement. The board discussed with its legal advisors the nature of the deal protection provisions, including the fact that, were a third party willing and able to make a superior proposal that would be contingent upon termination of the transaction agreement, the board retained the ability to change its recommendation to the Actavis stockholders, subject to certain conditions, and the requirement that a reverse termination fee be payable to Warner Chilcott under certain circumstances. Representatives of Latham & Watkins and Matheson then discussed the post-closing public disclosure obligations of the parties given the joint oversight of the transaction of U.S. securities regulators and the Panel. The board also discussed with its advisors the expected tax treatment of the proposed transaction, including the fact that the proposed transaction was expected to be taxable to Actavis stockholders for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The board also reviewed with counsel information previously provided by Greenhill and BofA Merrill Lynch concerning the extent of their business relationships with, and the amount of fees received from, Warner Chilcott and its affiliates in the previous two years, which matters are described in the section entitled “—Opinion of Actavis’ Financial Advisor”.

The Actavis board of directors then discussed the potential opportunities and considerations presented by a potential transaction with Warner Chilcott. Following these discussions, the Actavis board of directors instructed Actavis’ senior management and advisors to continue engaging in non-binding discussions and negotiations with Warner Chilcott regarding the terms of a proposed transaction in order to obtain the best terms possible for Actavis and its stockholders and with the aim of completing discussions and negotiations in the near term.

Subsequently on May 16, 2013, Davis Polk delivered to Latham & Watkins revised drafts of the transaction agreement and the expenses reimbursement agreement.

On May 17, 2013, Latham & Watkins delivered to Davis Polk a revised draft of the transaction agreement.

On May 17, 2013, the Panel approved the form of the proposed expenses reimbursement agreement.

On May 18, 2013, Davis Polk delivered to Latham & Watkins a revised draft of the transaction agreement and a draft of Warner Chilcott’s disclosure schedule. In the course of the evening of May 18, 2013, Latham & Watkins delivered to Davis Polk a revised draft of Warner Chilcott’s disclosure schedule and a draft of Actavis’ disclosure schedule.

During May 18, 2013 and the morning of May 19, 2013, the parties engaged in further discussions regarding the terms of the proposed transaction, and reached a tentative agreement (subject to the approval of each party’s board of directors) regarding, among other things, the amount of the reverse termination fee payable by Actavis if the transaction were to be terminated under certain circumstances.

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summary of the terms thereof, as well as presentation materials prepared by Deutsche Bank. At the meeting, Mr. Halstead reported on the status of negotiations with Actavis and provided an overview of certain terms of the proposed transaction. Representatives of Deutsche Bank reviewed Deutsche Bank’s financial analysis of the proposed transaction, including discussing the various financial methodologies used in its analysis. The board discussed the terms of the proposed transaction, including the amount of the termination payment that would be payable by Actavis in certain circumstances. Representatives of Deutsche Bank then delivered the oral opinion of Deutsche Bank (which was subsequently confirmed in writing) that, based upon and subject to the assumptions, limitations, qualifications and conditions set forth in its written opinion, it was of the opinion, as of such date, that the exchange ratio of 0.160 New Actavis ordinary shares for each Warner Chilcott share was fair, from a financial point of view, to holders of Warner Chilcott shares. The full text of the written opinion of Deutsche Bank dated May 19, 2013, which sets forth assumptions made, procedures followed, matters considered and limitations on the review undertaken in connection with the opinion, is attached as Annex G to this joint proxy statement/prospectus. Subsequently, representatives of Davis Polk and Arthur Cox reviewed the key terms of the Transaction Agreement and Expenses Reimbursement Agreement based on the discussion materials. The representatives of Davis Polk and Arthur Cox also reviewed the duties of Warner Chilcott’s directors and officers in connection with a potential transaction.

After considering the proposed terms of the Transaction Agreement and the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement and the various presentations of Warner Chilcott’s financial and legal advisors, and taking into consideration the matters discussed during that meeting and prior meetings of the board, including the factors described under “—Recommendation of the Warner Chilcott Board of Directors and Warner Chilcott’s Reasons for the Transaction”, the Warner Chilcott board of directors unanimously determined that the Transaction Agreement, the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement and the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement, including the scheme, are fair and reasonable and in the best interests of Warner Chilcott and its shareholders, approved the Transaction Agreement and the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement and the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement, including the scheme, and resolved to recommend that the Warner Chilcott shareholders vote in favor of the scheme.

On May 19, 2013, the full Actavis board of directors held a special telephonic meeting to consider the terms of the proposed transaction. Prior to the meeting, the directors received copies of the Transaction Agreement and of the other transaction documents and a summary of the terms thereof, as well as presentation materials prepared by each of Greenhill, BofA Merrill Lynch and Latham & Watkins. At the meeting, Mr. Bisaro reported on the status of negotiations with Warner Chilcott and provided an overview of certain terms of the proposed transaction, and management provided the board of directors with an update on key due diligence items. Representatives of Latham & Watkins reviewed the key terms of the Transaction Agreement and Expenses Reimbursement Agreement based on the discussion materials. The representatives of Latham & Watkins also reviewed the duties of Actavis’ directors and officers in connection with a potential transaction. Representatives of Matheson reviewed the terms of the Rule 2.5 Announcement and discussed the director responsibility statement. Representatives of Greenhill reviewed Greenhill’s financial analysis of the proposed transaction, including discussing the various financial methodologies used in its analysis. Representatives of BofA Merrill Lynch reviewed BofA Merrill Lynch’s financial analysis of the proposed transaction, including discussing the various financial methodologies used in its analysis. Representatives of Greenhill then delivered the oral opinion of Greenhill, and representatives of BofA Merrill Lynch then delivered the oral opinion of BofA Merrill Lynch (in each case, which was subsequently confirmed in writing) that, based upon and subject to the assumptions, limitations, qualifications and conditions set forth in such advisor’s written opinion, it was of the opinion, as of such date, that the exchange ratio of one New Actavis ordinary share for each

 

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Actavis share in connection with the merger (taking into account the acquisition of Warner Chilcott) as provided for in the Transaction Agreement was fair, from a financial point of view, to the holders of Actavis shares. The full text of the written opinion of each of Greenhill and BofA Merrill Lynch, each dated May 19, 2013, which sets forth assumptions made, procedures followed, matters considered and limitations on the review undertaken in connection with the opinion, are attached as Annex E and Annex F, respectively, to this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

After considering the proposed terms of the Transaction Agreement and the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement and the various presentations of Actavis’ financial and legal advisors, and taking into consideration the matters discussed during that meeting and prior meetings of the board, including the factors described under “—Recommendation of the Actavis Board of Directors and Actavis’ Reasons for the Transaction”, the Actavis board of directors unanimously determined that the Transaction Agreement, the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement and the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement, including the scheme, are fair and reasonable and in the best interests of Actavis and its stockholders, approved the Transaction Agreement and the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement and the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement, including the scheme, and resolved to recommend that the Actavis stockholders vote in favor of the Transaction Agreement and the merger.

Warner Chilcott and Actavis subsequently executed the definitive Transaction Agreement and Expenses Reimbursement Agreement, and, on May 20, 2013, Warner Chilcott and Actavis jointly issued a Rule 2.5 announcement and press release with respect to the transaction.

 

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Recommendation of the Warner Chilcott Board of Directors and Warner Chilcott’s Reasons for the Transaction

At its meeting on May 19, 2013, the members of Warner Chilcott’s board of directors unanimously determined that the Transaction Agreement and the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement, including the scheme, are fair and reasonable and in the best interests of Warner Chilcott and its shareholders. The Warner Chilcott board of directors unanimously recommends that the shareholders of Warner Chilcott vote in favor of the scheme at the court meeting and in favor of the scheme and other resolutions at the EGM.

In evaluating the Transaction Agreement and the proposed transaction, Warner Chilcott’s board of directors consulted with management, as well as Warner Chilcott’s financial and legal advisors, and considered a number of factors, weighing both perceived benefits of the transaction as well as potential risks in connection with the transaction. Warner Chilcott’s board of directors considered the following factors that it believes support its determinations and recommendations:

 

   

that the scheme consideration had an implied value per Warner Chilcott share of $20.08, based on the closing price of Actavis shares as of May 17, 2013 (the last trading day prior to announcement of the transaction), which value represented a 43% premium compared to Warner Chilcott’s volume weighted average trading price of $14.00 for the 30 trading day period ending on May 9, 2013 (the day before Warner Chilcott disclosed it was engaged in preliminary discussions with Actavis) and a 34% premium to the closing price of Warner Chilcott shares on May 9, 2013 of $15.01;

 

   

that the fixed exchange ratio provides certainty to the Warner Chilcott shareholders as to their pro forma percentage ownership of the combined company;

 

   

that the equity nature of the scheme consideration offers Warner Chilcott shareholders the opportunity to participate in the future earnings and growth of the combined company;

 

   

the potential for Warner Chilcott shareholders, as future shareholders of the combined company, to benefit to the extent of their interest in the combined company, from the expected synergies of the transaction, including Actavis’ anticipated after-tax operational synergies and related cost reductions and tax savings of more than $400 million;

 

   

the Warner Chilcott board’s belief that Warner Chilcott’s and Actavis’ businesses are a strong strategic fit and that their complementary development pipelines and product offerings would result in operational cost efficiencies and incremental revenue opportunities;

 

   

that the transaction would provide Warner Chilcott shareholders, as future shareholders of the combined company, with a diverse business as a result of the addition of a significant generics and wholesaler business, the addition of additional branded offerings and an expanded geographic footprint;

 

   

that the transaction provides Warner Chilcott, as part of the combined company, with better access to the capital markets;

 

   

information and discussions with Warner Chilcott’s management, in consultation with Deutsche Bank, regarding Actavis’ business, results of operations, financial and market position, and Warner Chilcott’s management’s expectations concerning Actavis’ future prospects, and historical and current share trading prices and volumes of Actavis shares;

 

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information and discussions regarding the benefits of size and scale, and expected credit profile and effective tax rate, of the combined company and the expected pro forma effect of the proposed transaction;

 

   

the risks associated with Warner Chilcott’s business on a standalone basis, including the risks relating to the litigation disclosed in Warner Chilcott’s public filings, the loss of patent and/or market exclusivity for certain of Warner Chilcott’s key products, the concentration of a significant percentage of Warner Chilcott’s revenues in certain key products and the potential that any events that adversely affect the markets for these products could materially reduce Warner Chilcott’s revenues, earnings and cash flows;

 

   

the fact that Warner Chilcott publicly announced its discussions with Actavis regarding a potential business combination on May 10, 2013 and no other parties expressed interest in engaging in a business combination with Warner Chilcott prior to its entry into the definitive agreement;

 

   

the Warner Chilcott board’s ongoing evaluation of strategic alternatives for maximizing shareholder value over the long term (such as the publicly announced strategic review process Warner Chilcott conducted in 2012), including Warner Chilcott’s discussions from time to time with other parties regarding potential business combinations and strategic transactions with such parties, including acquisitions of various sizes, and the potential risks, rewards and uncertainties associated with such alternatives, and the Warner Chilcott board’s belief that the proposed transaction with Actavis was the most attractive option available to Warner Chilcott shareholders;

 

   

the opinion of Deutsche Bank to Warner Chilcott’s board of directors that, as of May 19, 2013 and based upon and subject to the assumptions, limitations, qualifications and conditions set forth therein, the exchange ratio of New Actavis ordinary shares for Warner Chilcott shares was fair from a financial point of view to Warner Chilcott shareholders, together with the financial analyses presented by Deutsche Bank to Warner Chilcott’s board of directors in connection with the delivery of the opinion, as further described under “—Opinion of Warner Chilcott’s Financial Advisor”;

 

   

the likelihood that the transaction will be consummated, based on, among other things:

 

   

the closing conditions to the scheme and acquisition, including the fact that the obligations of Actavis are not subject to a financing condition;

 

   

the commitment made by Actavis to Warner Chilcott to use all reasonable endeavors to obtain regulatory clearances, including under the HSR Act, including the commitment to divest assets or commit to limitations on the businesses of Warner Chilcott and Actavis to the extent provided in the Transaction Agreement, as discussed further under “The Transaction—Regulatory Approvals Required”;

 

   

the terms and conditions of the Transaction Agreement and the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement and the course of negotiations of such agreements, including, among other things:

 

   

the ability of Warner Chilcott, subject to certain conditions, to provide information to and to engage in discussions or negotiations with a third party that makes an unsolicited acquisition proposal if the Warner Chilcott board of directors determines, in good faith, after consultation with its financial advisor and outside legal counsel, that the failure to take such action would be reasonably likely to be inconsistent with its fiduciary duties;

 

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the ability of Warner Chilcott to terminate the Transaction Agreement under certain circumstances, including to enter into an agreement providing for a superior proposal, subject to certain conditions (including payment of an expense reimbursement and certain rights of Actavis to match the superior proposal), as further described under “The Transaction Agreement—Covenants and Agreements”; and

 

   

the Warner Chilcott board’s belief that the expenses reimbursement payment to be made to Actavis upon termination of the Transaction Agreement under specified circumstances, which is capped at 1% of the equity value of Warner Chilcott, is reasonable, customary and not likely to significantly deter another party from making a superior acquisition proposal;

 

   

the fact that the Transaction Agreement permits Warner Chilcott to pay to its shareholders of record as of May 31, 2013 its previously announced dividend of $0.25 per Warner Chilcott share, which effectively increases the potential consideration payable to Warner Chilcott shareholders through the effective time;

 

   

the governance arrangements contained in the Transaction Agreement, which provide that, after completion of the scheme, the board of directors of New Actavis will have no more than 12 directors, of whom five individuals will be members of Warner Chilcott board of directors as of the date of entry into the Transaction Agreement (subject to the right of Actavis to replace one of those five individuals with a new independent director); and

 

   

the fact that the transaction is expected to be tax-free, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, to Warner Chilcott shareholders (except with respect to cash received in lieu of fractional shares);

Warner Chilcott’s board of directors also considered a variety of risks and other potentially negative factors, including:

 

   

the fact that the Transaction Agreement provides for a fixed exchange ratio and thus the exchange ratio will not change based on changes in Actavis’ share price if the value of Actavis’ business declines relative to the value of Warner Chilcott’s business prior to completion of the scheme (although the Warner Chilcott board of directors determined that the exchange ratio was appropriate and the risks acceptable in view of the relative intrinsic values and financial performance of Warner Chilcott and Actavis and the historic trading prices of Warner Chilcott and Actavis shares);

 

   

the fact that Warner Chilcott did not solicit proposals from other potential bidders (although it publicly announced its discussions with Actavis) and that Warner Chilcott did not have contact with any potential acquirors other than Actavis during the negotiations leading up to the execution of the Transaction Agreement (except as part of the publicly announced strategic review process Warner Chilcott conducted in 2012);

 

   

the terms of the Transaction Agreement that restrict Warner Chilcott’s ability to solicit alternative business combination transactions and to provide confidential due diligence information to, or engage in discussions with, a third party interested in pursuing an alternative business combination transaction, as further discussed under “The Transaction Agreement—Covenants and Agreements”;

 

   

the restrictions on the conduct of Warner Chilcott’s business during the pendency of the transaction, which may delay or prevent Warner Chilcott from undertaking business opportunities that may arise or may negatively affect Warner Chilcott’s ability to attract and retain key personnel;

 

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the potential for diversion of management focus and employee attrition and the possible effects of the announcement and pendency of the pending transaction on customers and business relationships;

 

   

the fact that substantial costs will be incurred by both Warner Chilcott and Actavis in connection with the transaction, as well as the costs of integrating the businesses of Warner Chilcott and Actavis;

 

   

the amount of time it could take to complete the transaction, including the fact that completion of the transaction depends on factors outside of Warner Chilcott’s control, and that there can be no assurance that the conditions will be satisfied even if the scheme is approved by Warner Chilcott shareholders;

 

   

the possibility of non-consummation of the transaction and the potential consequences of non-consummation, including the potential negative impacts on Warner Chilcott, its business and the trading price of its shares;

 

   

the difficulty and costs inherent in integrating diverse, global businesses and the risk that the cost savings, synergies and other benefits expected to be obtained as a result of the transaction might not be fully or timely realized; and

 

   

the risks of the type and nature described under the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements.”

In considering the recommendation of the board of directors of Warner Chilcott, you should be aware that certain directors and officers of Warner Chilcott will have interests in the proposed transaction that may be different from, or in addition to, the interests of Warner Chilcott’s shareholders generally. See “—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Warner Chilcott” beginning on page [] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

The Warner Chilcott board of directors concluded that the uncertainties, risks and potentially negative factors relevant to the transaction were outweighed by the potential benefits that it expected Warner Chilcott and the Warner Chilcott shareholders would achieve as a result of the transaction.

This discussion of the information and factors considered by the Warner Chilcott board of directors includes the principal positive and negative factors considered by the Warner Chilcott board of directors, but is not intended to be exhaustive and may not include all of the factors considered by the Warner Chilcott board of directors. In view of the wide variety of factors considered in connection with its evaluation of the transaction, and the complexity of these matters, the Warner Chilcott board of directors did not find it useful and did not attempt to quantify or assign any relative or specific weights to the various factors that it considered in reaching its determination to approve the transaction and to make its recommendations to the Warner Chilcott shareholders. Rather, the Warner Chilcott board of directors viewed its decisions as being based on the totality of the information presented to it and the factors it considered. In addition, individual members of the Warner Chilcott board of directors may have given differing weights to different factors.

Recommendation of the Actavis Board of Directors and Actavis’ Reasons for the Transaction

At its meeting on May 19, 2013, the Actavis board of directors unanimously approved the Transaction Agreement and determined that the terms of the acquisition will further the strategies and goals of Actavis. The Actavis board of directors unanimously recommends that the stockholders of Actavis vote for the approval of the Transaction Agreement and the approval of the merger and for the other resolutions at the Actavis special meeting.

 

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The Actavis board of directors considered many factors in making its determination that the terms of the transaction are advisable, consistent with and in furtherance of, the strategies and goals of Actavis and recommending approval of the Transaction Agreement by the Actavis stockholders. In arriving at its determination, the board of directors consulted with Actavis’ management, legal advisors, financial advisors and other representatives, reviewed a significant amount of information, considered a number of factors in its deliberations and concluded that the transaction is likely to result in significant strategic and financial benefits to Actavis and its stockholders, including:

 

   

the creation of a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company with approximately $11 billion in combined pro forma annual revenues and one of the largest US specialty pharmaceutical companies with approximately $3 billion in combined pro forma annual revenues focused on the core therapeutic categories of women’s health, urology, gastroenterology and dermatology;

 

   

the advancement of the Actavis strategic goal to build a multi-billion dollar specialty brands business, resulting in specialty brand sales comprising approximately 25% of the total combined company’s pro forma sales compared to approximately 7% for Actavis on a standalone basis;

 

   

a stronger foundation to market complementary product portfolios in the key specialty pharmaceutical areas of women’s health, urology, gastroenterology and dermatology, with the combined company having a R&D portfolio of over 25 products in various stages of development, including 15 candidates in women’s health;

 

   

an increased ability to grow through additional in-licensing opportunities within its key therapeutic categories, and the opportunity to introduce a broader portfolio of new products in New Actavis’ expanded global footprint;

 

   

potential synergies in both corporate and Global Brands business segment operations and from the use of best practices of each company to drive greater efficiencies;

 

   

the projected accretion of 30% to New Actavis non-GAAP earnings per share in 2014, including anticipated synergies;

 

   

the anticipated aggregate after tax operational synergies and related cost reductions and tax savings of more than $400 million during 2014 and 2015, with additional possible revenue, manufacturing or interest rate synergies or savings;

 

   

the expected generation of strong operating cash flow, which is anticipated to permit the combined company to rapidly de-lever the combined company balance sheet;

 

   

the anticipated enhanced credit profile of the combined company, with increased earnings and cash flow and better access to capital markets as a result of enhanced size and business diversification; and

 

   

the expected combined company effective non-GAAP tax rate of approximately 17%, as opposed to the current non-GAAP effective tax rate of Actavis of 28%.

These beliefs are based in part on the following factors that the Actavis board of directors considered:

 

   

the anticipated market capitalization, strong balance sheet, free cash flow, liquidity and capital structure of New Actavis;

 

   

the significant value represented by the expected increased cash flow and earnings improvement of New Actavis;

 

   

that, subject to certain limited exceptions, Warner Chilcott is prohibited from soliciting, participating in any discussion or negotiations, providing information to any third party or entering into any agreement providing for the acquisition of Warner Chilcott;

 

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the limited number and nature of the conditions to Warner Chilcott’s obligation to complete the transaction;

 

   

that Warner Chilcott must reimburse certain of Actavis’ expenses in connection with the transaction in an amount up to 1% of the equity value of Warner Chilcott if the Transaction Agreement is terminated under the circumstances specified in the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement;

 

   

the fact that the transaction is subject to the approval of the Transaction Agreement by the Actavis stockholders;

 

   

the likelihood that the transaction will be completed on a timely basis;

 

   

its knowledge of the Actavis business, operations, financial condition, earnings, strategy and future prospects;

 

   

its knowledge of the Warner Chilcott business, operations, financial condition, earnings, strategy and future prospects and the results of Actavis’ due diligence review of Warner Chilcott;

 

   

the financial statements of Warner Chilcott;

 

   

the likelihood that Actavis would be able to amend its existing term loan and revolving credit agreements;

 

   

the current and prospective competitive climate in the pharmaceutical industry, including the potential for further consolidation;

 

   

the global cash management and resultant tax benefits to New Actavis as an Irish tax resident and corporation, the benefits of which would accrue to Actavis stockholders as shareholders of New Actavis;

 

   

the presentations and the financial analyses of each of the opinions of BofA Merrill Lynch and Greenhill rendered to the board of directors of Actavis that, as of May 19, 2013, and based upon the various assumptions, considerations, qualifications and limitations set forth in its written opinion, the exchange ratio of one New Actavis ordinary share for each outstanding Actavis share (other than Actavis shares held by Actavis) in connection with the merger was fair from a financial point of view to such stockholders, taking into account the proposed acquisition by New Actavis of Warner Chilcott pursuant to the scheme, and the related presentation and financial analyses of each of BofA Merrill Lynch and Greenhill provided to the board of directors of Actavis in connection with the rendering of their respective opinions, in each case as more fully described in the section entitled “—Opinions of Actavis’ Financial Advisors”; and

 

   

the current and prospective economic environment and increasing competitive burdens and constraints facing Actavis.

The Actavis board of directors weighed these factors against a number of uncertainties, risks and potentially negative factors relevant to the transaction, including the following:

 

   

the fixed exchange ratio will not adjust downwards to compensate for changes in the price of Actavis’ common stock or Warner Chilcott’s ordinary shares prior to the effective time, and the terms of the Transaction Agreement do not include termination rights triggered by a decrease in the value of Warner Chilcott relative to the value of Actavis;

 

   

the adverse impact that business uncertainty pending the effective time could have on the ability to attract, retain and motivate key personnel until the effective time;

 

   

that, subject to certain limited exceptions, Actavis is prohibited during the term of the Transaction Agreement from soliciting, participating in any discussion or negotiations, providing information to any third party or entering into any agreement providing for the acquisition of Actavis;

 

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the risk of the provisions in the Transaction Agreement relating to the potential payment of a termination fee of up to $160 million under certain circumstances specified in the Transaction Agreement;

 

   

that Actavis is limited pursuant to Irish law to recovering its expenses from Warner Chilcott in an amount up to 1% of the equity value of Warner Chilcott if the Transaction Agreement is terminated under the circumstances specified in the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement;

 

   

the challenges inherent in the combination of two business enterprises of the size and scope of Actavis and Warner Chilcott, including the possibility that the anticipated cost savings and synergies and other benefits sought to be obtained from the transaction might not be achieved in the time frame contemplated or at all or the other numerous risks and uncertainties which could adversely affect New Actavis’ operating results;

 

   

the risk that the transaction might not be consummated in a timely manner or at all;

 

   

that failure to complete the transaction could cause Actavis to incur significant fees and expenses and could lead to negative perceptions among investors, potential investors and customers;

 

   

the transaction is expected to be taxable for U.S. federal income tax purposes to the Actavis stockholders;

 

   

the potential failure of Actavis to obtain commitments for the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness of Actavis and Warner Chilcott on favorable terms or at all; and

 

   

the risks of the type and nature described under the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements”.

In considering the recommendation of the board of directors of Actavis, you should be aware that certain directors and officers of Actavis will have interests in the proposed transaction that may be different from, or in addition to, the interests of Actavis’ stockholders generally. See “—Interests of Certain Persons in the Transaction—Actavis beginning on page [ ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

The Actavis board of directors concluded that the uncertainties, risks and potentially negative factors relevant to the transaction were outweighed by the potential benefits that it expected Actavis and the Actavis stockholders would achieve as a result of the transaction.

This discussion of the information and factors considered by the Actavis board of directors includes the principal positive and negative factors considered by the Actavis board of directors, but is not intended to be exhaustive and may not include all of the factors considered by the Actavis board of directors. In view of the wide variety of factors considered in connection with its evaluation of the transaction, and the complexity of these matters, the Actavis board of directors did not find it useful and did not attempt to quantify or assign any relative or specific weights to the various factors that it considered in reaching its determination to approve the transaction and to make its recommendations to the Actavis stockholders. Rather, the Actavis board of directors viewed its decisions as being based on the totality of the information presented to it and the factors it considered. In addition, individual members of the Actavis board of directors may have given differing weights to different factors.

 

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Warner Chilcott and Actavis Unaudited Prospective Financial Information

Neither Warner Chilcott nor Actavis, as a matter of course, makes public long-term projections as to future revenues, earnings or other results due to, among other reasons, the uncertainty of the underlying assumptions and estimates. However, in connection with the evaluation of the transaction, in early May 2013, Warner Chilcott made available certain unaudited prospective financial information relating to Warner Chilcott on a stand-alone, pre-transaction basis (the “Warner Chilcott Management Case”) to Warner Chilcott’s financial advisor and to Actavis and Actavis’ financial advisors.

In addition, as discussed below and under “Opinion of Warner Chilcott’s Financial Advisor” beginning on page [  ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, Deutsche Bank used in its analyses, and relied primarily on, certain unaudited prospective financial information relating to Warner Chilcott on a stand-alone, pre-transaction basis based on publicly available consensus estimates for the calendar years 2013-2017, including (for the calendar years 2016 and 2017) financial forecasts extrapolated from publicly available forecasts (the “Warner Chilcott Street Case” and, together with the Warner Chilcott Management Case, the “Warner Chilcott Cases”). The Warner Chilcott Cases were also made available to the Warner Chilcott board of directors in connection with the presentation of Deutsche Bank’s financial analyses.

Furthermore, as discussed below and under “Opinion of Actavis’ Financial Advisors” beginning on page [  ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus, BofA Merrill Lynch and Greenhill reviewed certain internal financial and operating information with respect to the business, operations and prospects of Warner Chilcott and Actavis, including, with respect to Warner Chilcott, the Warner Chilcott Management Case and an alternative version of the the Warner Chilcott Management Case incorporating certain adjustments thereto made by the management of Actavis primarily with respect to lowering the revenue potential of certain drugs (the “Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case”) and, with respect to Actavis, certain financial forecasts publicly disclosed by Actavis on February 19, 2013 (the “2013 Actavis Guidance”), certain publicly available financial forecasts prepared by certain research analysts for 2014 and 2015 and financial forecasts extrapolated from such publicly available forecasts at the direction of management of Actavis for 2016 and 2017 (together with the 2013 Actavis Guidance, the “Actavis Public Forecasts” and, together with the Warner Chilcott Cases and the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case, the “Cases”). The inclusion of information about the Cases in this joint proxy statement/prospectus should not be regarded as an indication that any of Warner Chilcott, Actavis or any other recipient of this information considered, or now considers, it to be predictive of actual future results. The information about the Cases included in this joint proxy statement/prospectus is presented solely to give Warner Chilcott shareholders and Actavis stockholders access to the information that was made available to Warner Chilcott’s financial advisor, the Warner Chilcott board of directors, Actavis’ financial advisors and the Actavis board of directors.

The Cases are each subjective in many respects and thus subject to interpretation. While presented with numeric specificity, the Cases reflect numerous estimates and assumptions with respect to industry performance and competition, general business, economic, market and financial conditions and matters specific to Warner Chilcott’s and Actavis’ businesses, including the factors listed in this proxy statement/prospectus under the section entitled “Risk Factors”, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond Warner Chilcott’s or Actavis’ control. In particular, the Warner Chilcott Management Case, which was prepared for internal planning purposes only and not with a view toward public disclosure, does not incorporate risk adjustments related to potential loss of exclusivity on key marketed products or the approval of key pipeline products expected to be launched during the covered period. For this reason, Warner Chilcott does not view the Warner Chilcott Management Case as predictive of actual future results and directed Deutsche Bank to use in its analyses, and to rely primarily on, the Warner Chilcott Street Case. Furthermore, other than with respect to the 2013 Actavis Guidance, the Actavis Public Forecasts were not internally prepared or adopted by Actavis management. The information was prepared by independent analysts not affiliated with Actavis, at the time and based on assumptions that may no longer be accurate, and for purposes unrelated to the management of Actavis’ business or the transaction. Actavis disclaims responsibility for their accuracy and cannot provide any assurance that the assumptions underlying the Actavis Public Forecasts (excluding the 2013 Actavis Guidance as of the date originally published) are or were reasonable. Many of the assumptions reflected in the Cases are subject to change and none of the Cases reflect revised prospects for Warner Chilcott’s or Actavis’ business, changes in general business or economic conditions or any other transaction or event that has occurred or that may occur and that was not anticipated at the time such financial information was prepared. Neither Warner

 

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Chilcott nor Actavis has updated, nor do Warner Chilcott nor Actavis intend to update or otherwise revise, the Cases (excluding possible ordinary course updates of 2013 guidance). There can be no assurance that the results reflected in any of the Cases will be realized or that actual results will not materially vary from the Cases. In addition, since the Cases cover multiple years, such information by its nature becomes less predictive with each successive year. Therefore, the inclusion of the Cases in this joint proxy statement/prospectus should not be relied on as predictive of actual future events nor construed as financial guidance.

Warner Chilcott shareholders and Actavis stockholders are urged to review Warner Chilcott’s and Actavis’ most recent SEC filings for a description of risk factors with respect to Warner Chilcott’s and Actavis’ business. You should read the section entitled “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” beginning on page [  ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus for additional information regarding the risks inherent in forward-looking information such as the financial projections and “Where You Can Find More Information” beginning on page [  ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus.

The Cases were not prepared with a view toward complying with IFRS, GAAP, the published guidelines of the SEC regarding projections or the guidelines established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for preparation and presentation of prospective financial information. Neither Warner Chilcott’s nor Actavis’ independent registered public accounting firm, nor any other independent accountants, have compiled, examined, or performed any procedures with respect to the Cases, nor have they expressed any opinion or any other form of assurance on the Cases or the achievability of the results reflected in the Cases, and they assume no responsibility for the Cases. The PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP reports incorporated by reference in this joint proxy statement/prospectus relate to Actavis’ and Warner Chilcott’s historical financial information. They do not extend to the prospective financial information and should not be read to do so. Certain of the financial projections set forth herein, including Adjusted EBITDA, Non-U.S. GAAP Net Income and Non-U.S. GAAP EPS, may be considered non-U.S. GAAP financial measures. Non-U.S. GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information presented in compliance with U.S. GAAP, and non-U.S. GAAP financial measures as used by Actavis and Warner Chilcott may not be comparable to similarly titled amounts used by other companies.

For the reasons described above, readers of this joint proxy statement/prospectus are cautioned not to unduly rely on the Cases. Neither Warner Chilcott nor Actavis has made any representation to Actavis or Warner Chilcott, as applicable, or any other person in the Transaction Agreement or otherwise concerning any of the Cases.

The information about the Cases set forth below does not give effect to the transaction and also does not take into account the effect of any failure of the transaction to be consummated.

The following table presents a summary of the Warner Chilcott Management Case:

 

     Warner Chilcott Management Case
(in millions, except per share amounts)
 
     2013E      2014E      2015E      2016E      2017E  

Revenue

   $ 2,370       $ 2,299       $ 2,328       $ 2,458       $ 2,584   

EBITDA(1)

   $ 1,242       $ 1,220       $ 1,364       $ 1,453       $ 1,538   

Adjusted Cash Net Income(2)

   $ 843       $ 834       $ 987       $ 1,074       $ 1,167   

Adjusted Cash Net Income per Share(3)

   $ 3.35       $ 3.29       $ 3.86       $ 4.17       $ 4.50   

 

(1) 

Non-GAAP measure. For this purpose, EBITDA represents net income before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization, stock-based compensation, R&D milestones and other non-recurring expenses, and other charges historically excluded from Warner Chilcott’s reported EBITDA.

(2) 

Non-GAAP measure. For this purpose, cash net income is defined as Warner Chilcott’s GAAP net income adjusted for the after-tax effects of two non-cash items: amortization (including impairments, if any) of intangible assets and amortization (including write-offs, if any) of deferred loan costs related to its debt and further adjusted to exclude the impact, on an after-tax basis, of the Western European restructuring and litigation-related charges.

(3) 

Non-GAAP measure.

Based on the Warner Chilcott Management Case, the following unaudited prospective financial information regarding free cash flows was calculated for use by Deutsche Bank in performing its discounted cash flow analysis, as discussed under “Opinion of Warner Chilcott’s Financial Advisor” beginning on page [  ] of this joint proxy statement/prospectus:

 

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     Free Cash Flow
(in millions)
 
     2013E      2014E      2015E      2016E      2017E  

Free Cash Flow(1)

   $ 906       $ 983       $ 1,092       $ 1,205       $ 1,279   

 

1 

Non-GAAP measure. For this purpose, free cash flow represents EBITDA less stock-based compensation, R&D milestones and other non-recurring expenses, cash taxes and capital expenditures and less the amount of any increase or plus the amount of any decrease in net working capital.

The following table presents a summary of the Warner Chilcott Street Case:

 

     Warner Chilcott Street Case
(in millions, except per share amounts)
 
     2013E      2014E      2015E      2016E      2017E  

Revenue

   $ 2,355       $ 2,178       $ 2,111       $ 2,097       $ 2,099   

EBITDA(1)

   $ 1,228       $ 1,113       $ 1,163       $ 1,156       $ 1,157   

Adjusted Cash Net Income(1)

   $ 837       $ 786       $ 846       $ n/a       $ n/a   

Adjusted Cash Net Income per Share(1)

   $ 3.34       $ 3.15       $ 3.31       $ n/a       $ n/a   

Free Cash Flow(2)

   $ 874       $ 894       $ 1,020       $ 944       $ 946   

 

(1) 

Non-GAAP measure.

(2) 

Non-GAAP measure. For this purpose, free cash flow represents EBITDA less stock-based compensation, cash taxes and capital expenditures and less the amount of any increase or plus the amount of any decrease in working capital.

The following tables presents a summary of the Actavis Public Forecasts and the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case:

 

     Actavis Public Forecasts
($ in millions, except per share amounts)
 
     2013E      2014E      2015E      2016E      2017E  

Revenue

   $ 8,070       $ 8,460       $ 8,760       $ 9,311       $ 9,901   

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

   $ 1,990       $ 2,275       $ 2,393       $ 2,544       $ 2,750   

Non-GAAP Net Income(2)

   $ 1,114       $ 1,265       $ 1,400       $ 1,552       $ 1,715   

Non-GAAP EPS(2)

   $ 8.29       $ 9.33       $ 10.27       $ 11.33       $ 12.45   

Unlevered Free Cash Flow(3)

   $ 1,153       $ 1,360       $ 1,477       $ 1,569       $ 1,720   

Unlevered Free Cash Flow(4)

   $
 
 
 
707 (for
Q2-Q4
periods
only)
  
  
  
  
   $ 1,351       $ 1,467       $ 1,558       $ 1,709   

 

     Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case

($ in millions, except per share amounts)

 
     2013E      2014E      2015E      2016E      2017E  

Revenue

   $ 2,301       $ 1,989       $ 1,895       $ 1,898       $ 1,798   

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

   $ 1,194       $ 998       $ 1,064       $ 1,118       $ 1,026   

Non-GAAP Net Income(2)

   $ 803       $ 652       $ 743       $ 814       $ 760   

Non-GAAP EPS(2)

   $ 3.19       $ 2.57       $ 2.91       $ 3.16       $ 2.93   

Unlevered Free Cash Flow(5)

   $
 
 
 
734 (for
Q2-Q4
periods
only)
  
  
  
  
   $ 787       $ 832       $ 904       $ 854   

 

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(1) 

Earnings excluding net interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, adjusted to exclude stock-based compensation and other non-recurring expenses and other charges historically excluded from Actavis’ reported EBITDA.

(2) 

Adjusted to exclude the after-tax effect of amortization of intangible assets and one-time items.

(3)

Defined as (1) (a) Adjusted EBITDA, minus depreciation and stock based compensation, multiplied by (b) an assumed 28% effective tax rate, plus (2) depreciation, less (3) capital expenditures, plus or minus (as applicable) (4) changes in net working capital. These unlevered free cash flow forecasts (75% of the forecasted amount for 2013) were used by Greenhill for purposes of its discounted cash flow analyses described above under “—Opinions of Actavis’ Financial Advisors”.

(4) 

Defined as described in footnote (3), except that this metric reflects an additional deduction in each year for acquisition of intangibles and uses a 27% assumed effective tax rate for 2013. These unlevered free cash flow forecasts were used by BofA Merrill Lynch for purposes of its discounted cash flow analyses described above under “—Opinions of Actavis’ Financial Advisors”.

(5)

Defined as (1) (a) Adjusted EBITDA, minus depreciation and stock based compensation, multiplied by (b) an assumed 11% effective tax rate for 2013 and 12% effective tax rate for 2014-2017, plus (2) depreciation, minus (3) capital expenditures, plus or minus (as applicable) (4) changes in net working capital. These unlevered free cash flow forecasts were used by both BofA Merrill Lynch and Greenhill for purposes of their respective discounted cash flow analyses described above under “—Opinions of Actavis’ Financial Advisors”.

Opinions of Actavis’ Financial Advisors

Actavis has retained BofA Merrill Lynch and Greenhill as its financial advisors to advise the Actavis board of directors in connection with the transaction. Pursuant to BofA Merrill Lynch’s and Greenhill’s engagement, Actavis requested BofA Merrill Lynch and Greenhill to evaluate the fairness, from a financial point of view, to the Actavis stockholders of the exchange ratio of one New Actavis ordinary share for each outstanding Actavis share (other than Actavis shares held by Actavis) in connection with the merger (taking into account the acquisition of Warner Chilcott) as provided for in the Transaction Agreement. At the meeting of the Actavis board of directors on May 19, 2013, BofA Merrill Lynch and Greenhill each presented materials and each rendered its oral opinion, subsequently confirmed in writing, that as of such date and based upon and subject to the assumptions made, procedures followed, matters and factors considered and limitations and qualifications on the review undertaken set forth therein, the exchange ratio of one New Actavis ordinary share for each outstanding Actavis share (other than Actavis shares held by Actavis) in connection with the merger (taking into account the acquisition of Warner Chilcott) as provided for in the Transaction Agreement was fair, from a financial point of view, to the Actavis stockholders.

Opinion of BofA Merrill Lynch

The full text of BofA Merrill Lynch’s written opinion to Actavis’ board of directors, which describes, among other things, the assumptions made, procedures followed, factors considered and limitations on the review undertaken, is attached as Annex E to this document and is incorporated by reference herein in its entirety. The following summary of BofA Merrill Lynch’s opinion is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the opinion. BofA Merrill Lynch delivered its opinion to Actavis’ board of directors for the benefit and use of Actavis’ board of directors in connection with and for purposes of its evaluation of the Actavis exchange ratio from a financial point of view. BofA Merrill Lynch’s opinion does not address any other aspect of the transaction and no opinion or view was expressed as to the relative merits

 

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of the transaction in comparison to other strategies or transactions that might be available to Actavis or in which Actavis might engage or as to the underlying business decision of Actavis to proceed with or effect the transaction. BofA Merrill Lynch’s opinion does not address any other aspect of the transaction and does not constitute a recommendation to any stockholders as to how to vote or act in connection with the proposed transaction or any related matter.

In connection with rendering its opinion, BofA Merrill Lynch:

 

   

reviewed certain publicly available business and financial information relating to Warner Chilcott and Actavis;

 

   

reviewed certain internal financial and operating information with respect to the business, operations and prospects of Warner Chilcott furnished to or discussed with BofA Merrill Lynch by the management of Warner Chilcott, including the Warner Chilcott Management Case;

 

   

reviewed the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case and discussed with the management of Actavis its assessments as to the relative likelihood of achieving the future financial results reflected in the Warner Chilcott Management Case and the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case;

 

   

reviewed the 2013 Actavis Guidance and the Actavis Public Forecasts;

 

   

reviewed certain estimates as to the amount and timing of cost savings and tax benefits (the “Synergies”) anticipated by the management of Actavis to result from the transaction;

 

   

discussed with the management of Actavis its assessment as to the products, product candidates and technology of Warner Chilcott;

 

   

discussed the past and current business, operations, financial condition and prospects of Warner Chilcott with members of senior managements of Warner Chilcott and Actavis, and discussed the past and current business, operations, financial condition and prospects of Actavis with members of senior management of Actavis;

 

   

reviewed the potential pro forma financial impact of the transaction on the future financial performance of New Actavis, including the potential effect on New Actavis’ estimated earnings per share;

 

   

reviewed the trading histories for Warner Chilcott shares and Actavis common stock and a comparison of such trading histories with each other and with the trading histories of other companies BofA Merrill Lynch deemed relevant;

 

   

compared certain financial and stock market information of Warner Chilcott and Actavis with similar information of other companies BofA Merrill Lynch deemed relevant;

 

   

compared certain financial terms of the transaction to financial terms, to the extent publicly available, of other transactions BofA Merrill Lynch deemed relevant;

 

   

reviewed the Transaction Agreement, the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement, the Rule 2.5 Announcement and certain related documents; and

 

   

performed such other analyses and studies and considered such other information and factors as BofA Merrill Lynch deemed appropriate.

In arriving at its opinion, BofA Merrill Lynch assumed and relied upon, without independent verification, the accuracy and completeness of the financial and other information and data publicly available or provided to or otherwise reviewed by or discussed with it and relied upon the assurances of the managements of Actavis and Warner Chilcott that they were not aware of any facts or circumstances that would make such information or data inaccurate or misleading in any material respect. With respect to the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case and the Synergies, BofA Merrill Lynch assumed, at the direction of Actavis, that they were reasonably prepared on bases reflecting the best currently available estimates and good faith judgments of the management of Actavis as to the future financial performance of Warner Chilcott and the other matters covered thereby and, based on the assessments of the management of Actavis as to the relative likelihood of achieving the future financial results reflected in the Warner Chilcott Management Case and the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case, BofA Merrill Lynch relied, at the direction of Actavis, on the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case for purposes of its opinion. BofA Merrill Lynch relied, at the direction of Actavis, on the assessment of the

 

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management of Actavis as to New Actavis’ ability to achieve the Synergies and was advised by Actavis, and assumed that the Synergies will be realized in the amounts and at the times projected. BofA Merrill Lynch was advised by Actavis and assumed that the Actavis Public Forecasts are a reasonable basis upon which to evaluate the future financial performance of Actavis and, at the direction of the management of Actavis, BofA Merrill Lynch used the Actavis Public Forecasts in performing its analyses. BofA Merrill Lynch did not make and was not provided with any independent evaluation or appraisal of the assets or liabilities (contingent or otherwise) of Warner Chilcott or Actavis, nor did it make any physical inspection of the properties or assets of Warner Chilcott or Actavis. Except to the extent reflected in the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case at Actavis’ direction BofA Merrill Lynch did not take into account any potential financial impact of the governmental investigations or litigations to which Warner Chilcott is subject and assumed that any such financial impact would not be material to its analyses or opinion. In addition, at Actavis’ direction, BofA Merrill Lynch did not take into account for purposes of its analyses any costs arising as a result of taxes that may be payable in connection with the transactions. BofA Merrill Lynch did not evaluate the solvency or fair value of Warner Chilcott or Actavis under any state, federal or other laws relating to bankruptcy, insolvency or similar matters. BofA Merrill Lynch assumed, at the direction of Actavis, that the transaction would be consummated in accordance with its terms, without waiver, modification or amendment of any material term, condition or agreement and that, in the course of obtaining the necessary governmental, regulatory and other approvals, consents, releases and waivers for the transaction, no delay, limitation, restriction or condition, including any divestiture requirements or amendments or modifications, would be imposed that would have an adverse effect on Actavis, or the contemplated benefits of the transaction.

BofA Merrill Lynch expressed no view or opinion as to any terms or other aspects of the transaction (other than the Actavis exchange ratio to the extent expressly specified in its opinion), including, without limitation, the form or structure of the transaction. BofA Merrill Lynch’s opinion was limited to the fairness, from a financial point of view, to the holders of Actavis common stock of the Actavis exchange ratio (taking into account the acquisition), and no opinion or view was expressed with respect to any consideration received in connection with the transaction by the holders of any other class of securities, creditors or other constituencies of any party. In addition, no opinion or view was expressed with respect to the fairness (financial or otherwise) of the amount, nature or any other aspect of any compensation to any of the officers, directors or employees of any party to the transaction, or class of such persons, relative to the New Actavis ordinary shares to be received by holders of Actavis common stock in the transaction. Furthermore, no opinion or view was expressed as to the relative merits of the transaction in comparison to other strategies or transactions that might be available to Actavis or in which Actavis might engage or as to the underlying business decision of Actavis to proceed with or effect the transaction. BofA Merrill Lynch did not express any opinion as to what the value of New Actavis ordinary shares actually would be when issued or the prices at which New Actavis ordinary shares, Actavis common stock or Warner Chilcott shares would trade at any time, including following announcement or effective time. In addition, BofA Merrill Lynch expressed no opinion or recommendation as to how any shareholder should vote or act in connection with the transaction or any related matter. Except as described above, Actavis imposed no other limitations on the investigations made or procedures followed by BofA Merrill Lynch in rendering its opinion.

BofA Merrill Lynch’s opinion was necessarily based on financial, economic, monetary, market and other conditions and circumstances as in effect on, and the information made available to BofA Merrill Lynch as of, the date of its opinion. It should be understood that subsequent developments may affect its opinion, and BofA Merrill Lynch does not have any obligation to update, revise or reaffirm its opinion. The issuance of BofA Merrill Lynch’s opinion was approved by BofA Merrill Lynch’s Americas Fairness Opinion Review Committee.

The following represents a brief summary of the material financial analyses presented by BofA Merrill Lynch to Actavis’ board of directors in connection with its opinion. The financial analyses summarized below include information presented in tabular format. In order to fully understand the financial analyses performed by BofA Merrill Lynch, the tables must be read together with the text of each summary. The tables alone do not constitute a complete description of the financial analyses performed by BofA Merrill Lynch. Considering the data set forth in the tables below without considering the full narrative description of the financial analyses, including the methodologies and assumptions underlying the analyses, could create a misleading or incomplete view of the financial analyses performed by BofA Merrill Lynch.

Summary of Material Financial Analyses

Selected Publicly Traded Companies Analysis

Warner Chilcott. In performing a selected publicly traded companies analysis of Warner Chilcott, BofA Merrill Lynch reviewed publicly available financial and stock market information for Warner Chilcott and the following seven publicly traded companies in the pharmaceuticals industry which, based on its professional judgment and experience, BofA Merrill Lynch deemed most relevant to consider in relation to Warner Chilcott:

 

   

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Public Limited Company;

 

   

Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;

 

   

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.;

 

   

Shire plc;

 

   

United Therapeutics Corporation; and

 

   

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

BofA Merrill Lynch reviewed, among other things, per share equity values of the selected companies as a multiple of 2013 and 2014 estimated earnings per share (commonly referred to as EPS) or P/E. BofA Merrill Lynch also reviewed enterprise values of the selected companies, calculated as equity values plus debt, plus minority interest, less cash, as a multiple of 2013 and 2014 estimated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, commonly referred to as Adjusted EBITDA, or Enterprise Value / Adjusted EBITDA. The per share values of the selected companies used for this analysis were based on the closing share prices of the selected companies on May 17, 2013. The estimated financial data used by BofA Merrill Lynch for the selected publicly traded companies were from publicly available research analysts’ estimates.

BofA Merrill Lynch then applied a reference range of 2013 EPS multiples of 8.0x to 10.0x and a reference range of 2014 EPS multiples of 7.5x to 9.5x, in each case derived by BofA Merrill Lynch based on its review of the selected companies, to Warner Chilcott’s 2013 and 2014 estimated EPS (non-U.S. GAAP). BofA Merrill Lynch also applied a reference range of 2013 Adjusted EBITDA multiples of 7.0x to 8.5x and 2014 Adjusted EBITDA multiples of 6.5x to 8.5x, in each case derived by BofA Merrill Lynch based on its review of the selected companies, to Warner Chilcott’s 2013 and 2014 estimated Adjusted EBITDA. The estimated financial data utilized by BofA Merrill Lynch for Warner Chilcott were from the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case.

This analysis indicated the following approximate implied per share equity value reference ranges for Warner Chilcott (rounded to the nearest $0.25 per share), as compared to:

 

   

the implied value, as of May 19, 2013, of the consideration payable per ordinary share of Warner Chilcott, which is referred to as the Implied Value of the Consideration,

 

   

the implied value as of 12:07 p.m. eastern time on May 10, 2013, the time prior to the publication of a media report of a potential transaction between Actavis and Warner Chilcott, of the consideration payable per ordinary share of Warner Chilcott, which is referred to as the Unaffected Implied Value of the Consideration, and

 

   

the value of an ordinary share of Warner Chilcott as of 12:07 p.m. eastern time on May 10, 2013, which is referred to as the Unaffected Warner Chilcott Share Price:

 

Implied Per Share Equity Value Reference Ranges for Warner Chilcott

   Implied Value
of the
Consideration
     Unaffected
Implied
Value of the
Consideration
     Unaffected
Warner
Chilcott
Share Price
 

2013E

Non-U.S. GAAP

EPS

   2014E
Non-U.S. GAAP
EPS
   2013E
Adj. EBITDA
   2014E
Adj. EBITDA
                    
$25.50 - $32.00    $19.25 - $24.50    $19.50 - $26.25    $12.25 - $20.00    $ 20.08       $ 17.24       $ 15.49   

No company used in this analysis is identical or directly comparable to Warner Chilcott. Accordingly, an evaluation of the results of this analysis is not entirely mathematical. Rather, this analysis involves complex considerations and judgments concerning differences in financial and operating characteristics and other factors that could affect the public trading or other values of the companies to which Warner Chilcott were compared.

Actavis. In performing a selected publicly traded companies analysis of Actavis, BofA Merrill Lynch reviewed publicly available financial and stock market information for Actavis and the following six publicly traded companies in the generic pharmaceuticals industry which, based on its professional judgment and experience, BofA Merrill Lynch deemed most relevant to consider in relation to Actavis.

 

   

Akorn, Inc.;

 

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Hospira Inc.;

 

   

Impax Laboratories, Inc.;

 

   

Mylan Inc.;

 

   

Perrigo Co.; and

 

   

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited.

BofA Merrill Lynch reviewed, among other things, per share equity values, of the selected companies as a multiple of 2013 and 2014 estimated EPS. BofA Merrill Lynch also reviewed enterprise values of the selected companies, calculated as equity values plus debt, plus minority interest, less cash, as a multiple of 2013 and 2014 estimated Adjusted EBITDA. The per share values of the selected companies used for this analysis were based on closing share prices of the selected companies on May 17, 2013 (other than Mylan, Inc., which is based on the closing stock price on May 13, 2013, the last trading day before media reports of an offer by Mylan to acquire Actavis). The estimated financial data used by BofA Merrill Lynch for the selected publicly traded companies were from publicly available research analysts’ estimates.

BofA Merrill Lynch then derived reference ranges of 2013 EPS multiples, 2014 EPS multiples, 2013 Adjusted EBITDA multiples and 2014 Adjusted EBITDA multiples, in each case based on its review of the selected companies. BofA Merrill Lynch then compared these reference ranges of multiples to corresponding multiples implied for Actavis based on its stock price at 12:07 p.m. eastern time on May 10, 2013:

 

     Reference Ranges of Multiples    Implied Multiples for Actavis Based
on Stock Price at 12:07 p.m. eastern
time on May 10, 2013
 

Per Share Equity Value as a Multiple of:

     

Estimated Calendar Year 2013E EPS

   12.0x - 16.0x      13.0x   

Estimated Calendar Year 2014E EPS

   10.0x - 14.0x      11.5x   

Enterprise Value as a Multiple of:

     

Estimated Calendar Year 2013E Adj. EBITDA

   10.0x - 12.0x      10.4x   

Estimated Calendar Year 2014E Adj. EBITDA

   9.5x - 11.5x      9.1x   

No company used in this analysis is identical or directly comparable to Actavis. Accordingly, an evaluation of the results of this analysis is not entirely mathematical. Rather, this analysis involves complex considerations and judgments concerning differences in financial and operating characteristics and other factors that could affect the public trading or other values of the companies to which Actavis were compared.

Selected Precedent Transactions Analysis

BofA Merrill Lynch reviewed, to the extent publicly available, financial information relating to the following 17 selected transactions involving companies in the pharmaceutical industry, which, based on its professional judgment and experience, BofA Merrill Lynch deemed relevant to consider in relation to Warner Chilcott and the transaction:

 

Target

  

Acquiror

  

Announcement Date

Actient Holdings LLC

   Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.    4-29-2013

Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation

   Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.    9-3-2012

ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

   Bausch & Lomb Incorporated    3-26-2012

Cephalon, Inc.

   Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.    5-2-2011

King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

   Pfizer Inc.    10-12-2010

Biovail Corporation

   Valeant Pharmaceuticals International    6-21-2010

Solvay Pharmaceutical

   Abbott Laboratories    9-28-2009

Sepracor Inc.

   Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.    9-3-2009

 

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Target

  

Acquiror

  

Announcement Date

P&G Pharmaceuticals

   Warner Chilcott plc    8-24-2009

Alpharma Inc.

   King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.    11-24-2008

Sciele Pharma, Inc.

   Shionogi & Co., Ltd.    9-1-2008

Axcan Pharma Inc.

   TPG Capital    11-29-2007

Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

   GlaxoSmithKline plc    11-21-2007

3M Pharmaceutical Business in U.S., Canada, and Latin America

   Graceway Pharmaceuticals, LLC    11-9-2006

Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

   Abbott Laboratories    11-5-2006

Schwarz Pharma AG

   UCB SA    9-26-2006

Altana Pharma AG

   Nycomed AG    9-21-2006

BofA Merrill Lynch reviewed transaction values, calculated as the enterprise value implied for the target company based on the consideration payable in the selected transaction, as a multiple of the target company’s last 12 months, or LTM, EBITDA. This analysis indicated mean and median multiples for Enterprise Value / LTM EBITDA of 8.6x and 7.8x, respectively.

BofA Merrill Lynch then applied Enterprise Value / LTM EBITDA multiples of 6.0x to 8.0x derived from the selected transactions to Warner Chilcott’s LTM Adjusted EBITDA through March 31, 2013. The financial data used by BofA Merrill Lynch for the selected transactions were based on publicly available information at the time of announcement of the relevant transaction. The financial data utilized by BofA Merrill Lynch for Warner Chilcott were derived from Warner Chilcott’s public filings with the SEC. This analysis indicated the following approximate implied per share equity value reference range for Warner Chilcott (rounded to the nearest $0.25 per share), as compared to (i) the Implied Value of the Consideration, (ii) the Unaffected Implied Value of the Consideration, and (iii) the Unaffected Warner Chilcott Share Price:

 

Implied Per Share Equity Value Reference

Range for Warner Chilcott

   Implied Value
of the
Consideration
     Unaffected
Implied
Value of the
Consideration
     Unaffected
Warner
Chilcott
Share Price
 
$19.25 - $30.00    $ 20.08       $ 17.24       $ 15.49   

No company, business or transaction used in this analysis is identical or directly comparable to Warner Chilcott or the transaction. Accordingly, an evaluation of the results of this analysis is not entirely mathematical. Rather, this analysis involves complex considerations and judgments concerning differences in financial and operating characteristics and other factors that could affect the acquisition or other values of the companies, business segments or transactions to which Warner Chilcott or the transaction were compared.

Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

Warner Chilcott. BofA Merrill Lynch performed a discounted cash flow analysis of Warner Chilcott to calculate the estimated present value of the standalone unlevered, after-tax free cash flows that Warner Chilcott was forecasted to generate from the second quarter of 2013 through fiscal year 2017 as reflected in the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case. BofA Merrill Lynch also calculated terminal values for Warner Chilcott by applying a perpetuity growth rate, based on its professional judgment given the nature of Warner Chilcott, its business and its industry, of negative 2.5% to negative 0.5% to projected unlevered, after-tax free cash flows in the terminal year. The cash flows and terminal values were then discounted to present value as of March 31, 2013 using discount rates ranging from 8.0% to 10.0%, which were based on an estimate of Warner Chilcott’s weighted average cost of capital, to derive a range of implied enterprises values for Warner

 

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Chilcott. A range of implied equity values for Warner Chilcott was calculated by reducing the range of implied enterprise values by the amount of Warner Chilcott’s net debt (debt less cash and cash equivalents) as of March 31, 2013. This analysis indicated the following approximate implied per share equity value reference range for Warner Chilcott (rounded to the nearest $0.25 per share), as compared to (i) the Implied Value of the Consideration, (ii) the Unaffected Implied Value of the Consideration, and (iii) the Unaffected Warner Chilcott Share Price:

 

Implied Per Share Equity Value Reference

Range for Warner Chilcott

   Implied Value
of the
Consideration
     Unaffected
Implied Value
of the
Consideration
     Unaffected Warner
Chilcott Share
Price
 

LTM EBITDA

                    
$17.00 - $28.00    $ 20.08       $ 17.24       $ 15.49   

Actavis. BofA Merrill Lynch performed a discounted cash flow analysis of Actavis to calculate the estimated present value of the standalone unlevered, after-tax free cash flows that Actavis was forecasted to generate from the second quarter of 2013 through fiscal year 2017 based on the Actavis Public Forecasts. BofA Merrill Lynch also calculated terminal values for Actavis by applying a perpetuity growth rate, based on its professional judgment given the nature of Actavis, its business and its industry, of 0.0% to 1.0% to projected unlevered, after-tax free cash flows in the terminal year. The cash flows and terminal values were then discounted to present value as of March 31, 2013 using discount rates ranging from 6.5% to 8.0%, which were based on an estimate of Actavis’ weighted average cost of capital, to derive a range of implied enterprises values for Actavis. A range of implied equity values for Actavis was calculated by reducing the range of implied enterprise values by the amount of Actavis’ net debt (debt less cash and cash equivalents plus minority interest) as of March 31, 2013. This analysis indicated the following approximate implied per share equity value reference range for Actavis rounded to the nearest $0.25 per share:

 

Implied Per Share Equity Value Reference Range for Actavis

$112.25 - $178.25

Value Creation Analysis Based on Discounted Cash Flow

BofA Merrill Lynch performed a value creation analysis by comparing the implied equity value of Actavis based on the discounted cash flow analysis described above to the portion of implied pro forma equity value of New Actavis after the transaction attributable to the equity ownership interest of Actavis stockholders.

To calculate the implied pro forma equity value of New Actavis, BofA Merrill Lynch summed (i) the mid-point of the discounted cash flow implied equity value of Actavis, (ii) the mid-point of the discounted cash flow implied intrinsic equity value of Warner Chilcott, (iii) the implied present value of expected operational synergies, as projected by the management of Actavis, discounted using a 9.0% discount rate and a negative 1.5% perpetuity growth rate (net of acquisition integration costs) and (iv) the implied present value of expected tax synergies, as projected by the management of Actavis, discounted using a 9.0% discount rate and a 0.5% perpetuity growth rate.

BofA Merrill Lynch then compared the portion of implied pro forma equity value of New Actavis calculated above attributable to the equity ownership interest of Actavis stockholders to the implied equity value of Actavis on a standalone basis derived from the discounted cash flow analysis described above, yielding an implied accretion in equity value to Actavis stockholders of 13%.

Value Creation Analysis Based on Trading Multiples

BofA Merrill Lynch also prepared a value creation analysis by comparing the price for a share of Actavis common stock at 12:07 p.m. eastern time on May 10, 2013, the time prior to the publication of a media report of a potential transaction between Actavis and Warner Chilcott, to the estimated pro forma market value per ordinary share of New Actavis after the transaction. BofA Merrill Lynch calculated a reference range of pro forma market values of New Actavis ordinary shares following the transaction by applying calendar year 2014 EPS multiples of 10.0x to 12.0x to estimated (non-U.S. GAAP) EPS for New Actavis for 2014. The estimated financial data utilized by BofA Merrill Lynch for New Actavis for 2014 were from the Actavis Public Forecasts and Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case, reflects 75% of run-rate operational synergies, as projected by the management of Actavis, and per Actavis management assumes Actavis earnings before taxes taxed at 20% on a non-GAAP basis. This value creation analysis yielded an implied accretion in equity value to Actavis stockholders ranging from 16% to 40%.

 

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Other Factors

In rendering its opinion, BofA Merrill Lynch also reviewed and considered other factors, including (i) historical trading prices of Actavis common stock and Warner Chilcott ordinary shares during the one-year period ended May 10, 2013, the day a media report of a potential transaction between Actavis and Warner Chilcott was published noting that the low and high closing prices during such period were $10.91 and $17.86, respectively; and (ii) selected analyst price targets found in publicly available equity research as of May 19, 2013, noting that the low and high share price targets ranged, when rounded to the nearest $0.25 per share, from $14.00 to $23.00.

Miscellaneous

As noted above, the discussion set forth above is a summary of the material financial analyses presented by BofA Merrill Lynch to Actavis’ board of directors in connection with its opinion and is not a comprehensive description of all analyses undertaken by BofA Merrill Lynch in connection with its opinion. The preparation of a financial opinion is a complex analytical process involving various determinations as to the most appropriate and relevant methods of financial analysis and the application of those methods to the particular circumstances and, therefore, a financial opinion is not readily susceptible to partial analysis or summary description. BofA Merrill Lynch believes that its analyses summarized above must be considered as a whole. BofA Merrill Lynch further believes that selecting portions of its analyses and the factors considered or focusing on information presented in tabular format, without considering all analyses and factors or the narrative description of the analyses, could create a misleading or incomplete view of the processes underlying BofA Merrill Lynch’s analyses and opinion. The fact that any specific analysis has been referred to in the summary above is not meant to indicate that such analysis was given greater weight than any other analysis referred to in the summary.

In performing its analyses, BofA Merrill Lynch considered industry performance, general business and economic conditions and other matters, many of which are beyond the control of Actavis and Warner Chilcott. The estimates of the future performance of New Actavis, Actavis and Warner Chilcott in or underlying BofA Merrill Lynch’s analyses are not necessarily indicative of actual values or actual future results, which may be significantly more or less favorable than those estimates or those suggested by BofA Merrill Lynch’s analyses. These analyses were prepared solely as part of BofA Merrill Lynch’s analysis of the fairness, from a financial point of view, to the holders of Actavis common stock of the Actavis exchange ratio (taking into account the acquisition) and were provided to Actavis’ board of directors in connection with the delivery of BofA Merrill Lynch’s opinion. The analyses do not purport to be appraisals or to reflect the prices at which a company might actually be sold or the prices at which any securities have traded or may trade at any time in the future. Accordingly, the estimates used in, and the ranges of valuations resulting from, any particular analysis described above are inherently subject to substantial uncertainty and should not be taken to be BofA Merrill Lynch’s view of the actual values of New Actavis, Actavis or Warner Chilcott.

The type and amount of consideration payable in the transaction was determined through negotiations between Actavis and Warner Chilcott, rather than by any financial advisor, and was approved by Actavis’ board of directors. The decision to enter into the Transaction Agreement was solely that of Actavis’ board of directors. As described above, BofA Merrill Lynch’s opinion and analyses were only one of many factors considered by Actavis’ board of directors in its evaluation of the proposed transaction and should not be viewed as determinative of the views of Actavis’ board of directors or management with respect to the transaction or the Actavis exchange ratio.

Actavis has agreed to pay BofA Merrill Lynch for its services in connection with the transaction an aggregate fee of $10.5 million, $2 million of which was payable in connection with its opinion and the remainder of which is contingent upon the completion of the transaction. In negotiating the fee payable to BofA Merrill Lynch, Actavis considered the fact that it intended to engage two financial advisors and, taking into account its financial analysis of the transaction, the fees that it expected should be payable to its financial advisors in the aggregate. Actavis also has agreed to reimburse BofA Merrill Lynch for its expenses incurred in connection with BofA Merrill Lynch’s engagement and to indemnify BofA Merrill Lynch, any controlling person of BofA Merrill Lynch and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and affiliates against specified liabilities, including liabilities under the federal securities laws.

BofA Merrill Lynch and its affiliates comprise a full service securities firm and commercial bank engaged in securities, commodities and derivatives trading, foreign exchange and other brokerage activities, and principal investing as well as providing investment, corporate and private banking, asset and investment management, financing and financial advisory services and other commercial services and products to a wide range of companies, governments and individuals. In the ordinary course of their businesses, BofA Merrill Lynch and its affiliates invest on a principal basis or on behalf of

 

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customers or manage funds that invest, make or hold long or short positions, finance positions or trade or otherwise effect transactions in the equity, debt or other securities or financial instruments (including derivatives, bank loans or other obligations) of New Actavis, Actavis, Warner Chilcott and certain of their respective affiliates.

BofA Merrill Lynch and its affiliates in the past have provided, currently are providing, and in the future may provide investment banking, commercial banking and other financial services to Actavis and have received or in the future may receive compensation for the rendering of these services, including having acted or acting as (i) financial advisor in connection with certain mergers and acquisitions transactions, (ii) book-running manager and/or arranger for various debt offerings and (iii) book-running manager, lead arranger and/or agent bank for, and lender under, certain credit facilities, as well as having provided or providing certain cash and treasury management services.

In addition, BofA Merrill Lynch and its affiliates in the past have provided, currently are providing, and in the future may provide investment banking, commercial banking and other financial services to Warner Chilcott and have received or in the future may receive compensation for the rendering of these services, including having acted or acting as (i) manager or arranger for various equity offerings and (ii) arranger and/or agent bank for, and lender under, certain credit facilities.

In selecting BofA Merrill Lynch as one of its financial advisors in connection with the transaction, Actavis considered, among other things, its qualifications, capabilities, and reputation for providing high-quality financial advisory services. In addition, BofA Merrill Lynch has a long-standing relationship and is familiar with Actavis and has substantial knowledge of and experience in the pharmaceutical sector. BofA Merrill Lynch is an internationally recognized investment banking firm which regularly engages in the valuation of businesses and their securities in connection with mergers and acquisitions, underwritings, competitive bids and private placements. For the foregoing reasons, Actavis selected BofA Merrill Lynch as one of its financial advisors.

Opinion of Greenhill

The full text of Greenhill’s written opinion dated May 19, 2013, which contains the assumptions made, procedures followed, matters considered and limitations on the review undertaken in connection with the opinion, is attached as Annex F to this proxy statement/prospectus and is incorporated herein by reference. The summary of Greenhill’s opinion that follows is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the opinion. You are urged to read the opinion in its entirety.

In arriving at its opinion, Greenhill, among other things:

 

   

reviewed the Rule 2.5 Announcement, the Transaction Agreement, the Expenses Reimbursement Agreement and certain related documents;

 

   

reviewed certain publicly available financial statements of Actavis and Warner Chilcott;

 

   

reviewed certain other publicly available business and financial information relating to Actavis and Warner Chilcott that Greenhill deemed relevant;

 

   

reviewed certain information, including the Warner Chilcott Management Case, prepared by the management of Warner Chilcott;

 

   

reviewed the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case, and discussed with the management of Actavis its rationale for the changes to the Warner Chilcott Management Case;

 

   

reviewed the Actavis Public Forecasts;

 

   

discussed the past and present operations and financial condition and the prospects of Actavis with senior executives of Actavis;

 

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discussed the past and present operations and financial condition and the prospects of Warner Chilcott with Warner Chilcott’s financial advisor;

 

   

reviewed the Synergies anticipated by the management of Actavis to result from the transaction;

 

   

reviewed the pro forma impact of the transaction on New Actavis earnings, cash flow, consolidated capitalization and financial ratios;

 

   

reviewed the historical market prices and trading activity for Actavis common stock and Warner Chilcott ordinary shares and analyzed their respective implied valuation multiples;

 

   

compared the value of the consideration to be paid in the acquisition with that paid in certain publicly available acquisition transactions that Greenhill deemed relevant;

 

   

compared the financial performance of Warner Chilcott with the trading valuations of certain publicly traded companies that Greenhill deemed relevant;

 

   

compared the value of the consideration to be paid in the acquisition to the valuation derived by discounting future cash flows and a terminal value of the business of Warner Chilcott based upon the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case discount rates Greenhill deemed appropriate;

 

   

compared a valuation of the shares of Actavis common stock derived by discounting future cash flows and a terminal value of the business of Actavis to a valuation of the New Actavis ordinary shares to be issued in the merger in exchange for shares of Actavis common stock derived by discounting future cash flows and a terminal value of the business of New Actavis after giving effect to the transactions, in each case applying discount rates Greenhill deemed appropriate;

 

   

compared certain market prices for Actavis common stock prior to the transactions to illustrative prices for New Actavis ordinary shares after giving effect to the transactions;

 

   

participated in discussions and negotiations among representatives of Actavis and its legal advisors and representatives of Warner Chilcott and its legal and financial advisors; and

 

   

performed such other analyses and considered such other factors as Greenhill deemed appropriate.

Greenhill’s written opinion was addressed to the Actavis board of directors. It was not a recommendation to the Actavis board of directors as to whether it should approve the transaction, the Rule 2.5 Announcement or the Transaction Agreement, nor does it constitute a recommendation as to whether the stockholders of Actavis should approve the transaction or any other matter at any meeting of the shareholders convened in connection with the transaction. Greenhill has not expressed any opinion as to any aspect of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement other than the fairness, from a financial point of view, as of May 19, 2013, of the exchange ratio to the holders of Actavis common stock pursuant to the Transaction Agreement. Greenhill’s opinion did not address in any manner the price at which Actavis common stock or New Actavis ordinary shares will trade at any future time. Greenhill’s opinion did not address the amount or nature of any compensation to any officers, directors or employees of Actavis, or any class of such persons relative to the New Actavis ordinary shares to be received by holders of Actavis common stock in the transaction or with respect to the fairness of any such compensation. Greenhill was not requested to opine as to, and its opinion does not in any manner address, the relative merits of the transaction in comparison to any alternative transactions or strategies that might be available to Actavis or in which Actavis might engage or as to the underlying business decision of Actavis to proceed with or effect the transaction.

In conducting its review and analysis and rendering its opinion, Greenhill assumed and relied on, without independent verification, the accuracy and completeness in all material respects of the information publicly available, supplied or otherwise made available to it by representatives and management of Actavis and Warner Chilcott for the purposes of its opinion and further relied on the assurances of representatives and management of Actavis and Warner Chilcott, as applicable, that they were not aware of any facts or circumstances that would make such information inaccurate or misleading.

 

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With respect to the 2013 Actavis Guidance, the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case, the Synergies and other data that have been furnished or otherwise provided to Greenhill, Greenhill assumed that such guidance, forecasts, Synergies, and data were reasonably prepared on a basis reflecting the best currently available estimates and good faith judgments of the management of Actavis as to those matters, and Greenhill relied upon such guidance, forecasts, Synergies, and data in arriving at its opinion. Greenhill was advised by Actavis and assumed that the Actavis Public Forecasts are a reasonable basis upon which to evaluate the future financial performance of Actavis and, at the direction of the management of Actavis, Greenhill used the Actavis Public Forecasts in arriving at its opinion. Greenhill expressed no opinion with respect to the 2013 Actavis Guidance, the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case, the Synergies, the Actavis Public Forecasts and other data or the assumptions upon which they are based. Except to the extent reflected in the Actavis-Adjusted Warner Chilcott Management Case, at Actavis’ direction, Greenhill did not take into account any potential financial impact of the governmental investigations or litigation to which Warner Chilcott is subject and has assumed that any such financial impact would not be material to its analyses or opinion. In addition, at Actavis’ direction, Greenhill did not take into account for purposes of its analyses any costs arising as a result of taxes that may be payable in connection with the transactions.

Greenhill did not make any independent valuation or appraisal of the assets or liabilities of Actavis or Warner Chilcott, nor was it furnished with any such appraisals. Greenhill assumed that the transaction will be consummated in accordance with the terms set forth in the Rule 2.5 Announcement and the Transaction Agreement and without waiver of any material terms or conditions set forth in the Rule 2.5 Announcement and the Transaction Agreement. Greenhill further assumed that all material governmental, regulatory and other consents and approvals necessary for the consummation of the transactions will be obtained without any effect on Actavis, Warner Chilcott, the transaction or the contemplated benefits of the transaction material to its analyses.

Greenhill’s opinion is necessarily based on financial, economic, market and other conditions as in effect on, and the information made available to it as of, the date of its opinion. It should be understood that subsequent developments may affect Greenhill’s opinion, and Greenhill does not have any obligation to update, revise or reaffirm its opinion. The most recent market data used by Greenhill was as of May 17, 2013.

The following is a summary of the material financial and comparative analyses provided by Greenhill to the Actavis board of directors in connection with rendering its opinion described above. The summary set forth below does not purport to be a complete description of the analyses performed by Greenhill, nor does the order of analyses described represent relative importance or weight given to those analyses by Greenhill. Some of the summaries of the financial analyses include information presented in tabular format. The tables must be read together with the full text of each summary and are not alone a complete description of Greenhill’s analyses.

Selected Company Analysis

Greenhill compared selected financial information, ratios and multiples for Warner Chilcott to the corresponding data for the following publicly traded companies selected by Greenhill:

 

   

Endo Health Solutions Inc.;

 

   

Forest Laboratories, Inc.;

 

   

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc;

 

   

The Medicines Company;

 

   

Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

   

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.;

 

   

Shire plc;

 

   

United Therapeutics Corp.; and

 

   

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

 

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Although none of the selected companies is directly comparable to Warner Chilcott, Greenhill chose these companies because they are publicly traded companies in the specialty pharmaceutical industry with operations that, for purposes of Greenhill’s analysis, may be considered similar or reasonably comparable to the operations of Warner Chilcott. However, because of the inherent differences between the business, operations and prospects of Warner Chilcott and those of the selected companies, Greenhill believed that it was inappropriate to, and therefore did not, rely solely on the numerical results of the selected company analysis. Accordingly, Greenhill also made qualitative judgments concerning differences between the business, financial and operating characteristics and prospects of Warner Chilcott and the selected companies that could affect the public trading values of each in order to provide a context in which to consider the results of the quantitative analysis. These qualitative judgments related primarily to the differing sizes, growth prospects, revenue mix, profitability levels and degree of operational risk between Warner Chilcott and the companies included in the selected company analysis. Greenhill also made judgments as to the relative comparability of the various valuation parameters with respect to those companies.

For each of the selected companies, Greenhill reviewed, among other information:

 

   

The ratio of enterprise value, which is referred to as EV, which was calculated as fully diluted equity value plus value of debt, plus minority interest, less cash and cash equivalents, as a multiple of estimated earnings from operations before interest expense, income taxes and depreciation and amortization, which is referred to as EBITDA, for 2013 and 2014; and

 

   

The ratio of fully diluted equity value to cash net income (excluding one-time items and amortization), which is referred to as Price to Earnings, for 2013 and 2014.

For purposes of these calculations, Greenhill utilized an equity value for each company derived by multiplying the number of fully diluted outstanding shares of that company as reported in its most recent SEC filings by the company’s common stock closing share price on May 17, 2013. Greenhill compared financial information and calculated such ratios with respect to the selected companies and Warner Chilcott based on information it obtained from public filings and from consensus estimates as published by the Institutional Brokers Estimate System, which is referred to as IBES. The multiple ranges resulting from this analysis are summarized below:

 

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