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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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Kevin Douglas Authors Article Debating Adoption of Proxy Access

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September 14, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Kevin Douglas authored an article published by Law360 on the growing trend in support for proxy access among shareholders. In the article, Kevin weighs the pros and cons of adopting proxy access for a public company and concludes "on balance, we believe that many public companies that have not yet adopted proxy access or received a proxy access shareholder proposal, particularly those in the mid-cap and small-cap sectors, will deem it advisable to defer adopting proxy access bylaws at this time."

The full article, "Should Public Cos. Voluntarily Adopt Proxy Access?" was published by Law360 on September 13, 2016, and is available online.


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