BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK) (“Delek US” or the “Company”) announced today it entered into a stock purchase and cooperation agreement (the “Agreement”) with Carl C. Icahn and certain of his affiliates (“the Icahn Group”). The Agreement includes the purchase of $64 million of the Company’s common stock beneficially owned by the Icahn Group, at a purchase price of $18.30 per share, which is the closing price of the Company’s common shares on March 4, 2022, the last trading day prior to the execution of the Agreement. Under the Agreement, the Icahn Group will, among other things, (i) withdraw its nomination of directors and (ii) agree to a standstill restriction through the completion of the Company’s 2023 annual meeting of stockholders, including refraining from acquiring additional shares of the Company’s common stock. Delek US will utilize cash on hand to fund the share repurchase.
The share repurchase is expected to close no later than March 11, 2022, subject to customary closing conditions, after which the Icahn Group is expected to own approximately 3.48 million common shares of Delek US, which represents approximately 4.93% of the company’s outstanding shares.
Uzi Yemin, the Company’s Chairman, CEO and President said, “The combination of a strong cash balance and a robust refining margin environment provide us with flexibility to effectuate this transaction. This share repurchase reflects our confidence in the underlying business and reduces our shares outstanding by approximately 4.7%. Moving forward, we will continue to focus on running our system safely and reliably in an effort to capture the full benefits that this strong macro environment offers.”
The full Agreement will be filed on a Form 8-K with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.(the “SEC”).
About Delek US Holdings, Inc.
Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, asphalt, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing. The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.
The logistics operations consist of Delek Logistics. Delek US and its affiliates also own the general partner and an approximate 80 percent limited partner interest in Delek Logistics. Delek Logistics is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.
The convenience store retail business operates approximately 250 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.
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SOURCE Delek US Holdings, Inc.
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