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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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Bass, Berry & Sims Named 2011 Best Corporate Law Firm in Nashville

May 12, 2011

Nashville, Tenn., (May 12, 2011) - Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has been named the best corporate law firm in Nashville for the 10th consecutive year by Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc. The annual America's Best Corporate Law Firms study identifies the top corporate law firm in 25 major U.S. metropolitan areas, as well as the top 25 corporate law firms nationally, according to a survey of corporate directors and general counsel.

Todd Rolapp, chair of the firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group, expressed his appreciation for this distinction. "We are honored and will continue to strive everyday to deliver excellence to the companies and boards we serve," stated Rolapp.

The survey asked directors and general counsel of U.S. publicly traded companies to weigh in on current governance matters. A complete listing of the national, general counsel and metropolitan rankings appears in the Q2 2011 issue of the magazine.

About Corporate Board Member
Corporate Board Member, an NYSE Euronext company, is the leading information resource for senior officers and directors of publicly traded corporations, large private companies, and Global 1000 firms. The quarterly publication, Corporate Board Member magazine, provides readers with decision-making tools to deal with the strategic and corporate governance challenges confronting their boards. Corporate Board Member further extends its governance leadership through an online resource center, conferences, roundtables, and timely research. The magazine maintains the most comprehensive, up-to-date database of directors and officers serving on boards of publicly traded companies listed with NYSE Euronext and The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc stock exchanges.

About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a $1.4 billion, publicly traded global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,700 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.

About Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
With more than 210 attorneys representing numerous publicly traded companies and Fortune 500 businesses, Bass, Berry & Sims has been involved in some of the largest and most significant business transactions and litigation matters in the country. For more information, visit www.bassberry.com.


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