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Jarden Announces Agreement To Acquire Yankee Candle For $1.75 Billion

- Transaction will be accretive to adjusted earnings per share, pre-synergies

RYE, N.Y., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jarden Corporation ("Jarden" or the "Company") (NYSE: JAH), a leading global consumer products company, announced today that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Yankee Candle Investments LLC ("Yankee Candle"), a leading specialty-branded premium scented candle company in the United States, from a fund managed by Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, a private equity firm, for approximately $1.75 billion in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments.

The transaction will extend Jarden's portfolio of market-leading, consumer brands in niche, seasonal staple categories, while creating opportunities in cross-selling, broadening the global distribution platform, and deepening Jarden's talent bench. Upon closing the transaction, Jarden would have pro forma net sales and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $7.7 billion and $1.0 billion, respectively, for the twelve months ended June 30, 2013. As an addition to Jarden's Branded Consumables segment, Yankee Candle will further balance Jarden's portfolio, expanding this segment to approximately 35% of combined sales. The transaction is expected to be funded with cash on hand, common equity and the balance through a mix of bank debt and bonds.

Yankee Candle has many of the same attractive business characteristics as Jarden, including a leading market position in its core categories, a loyal customer base and an experienced management team. Yankee Candle has delivered consistent organic growth that is in line with Jarden's overall top-line growth profile of 3%-5%, as well as strong margins and solid cash flow. Its seasonal staple characteristics have enabled Yankee Candle to demonstrate a proven resilience through economic cycles.

The transaction is perfectly aligned with Jarden's disciplined acquisition criteria, and it will enhance the Company's overall margin profile. Pro forma for the transaction, Jarden's adjusted gross profit and adjusted EBITDA margins for the twelve months ended June 30, 2013 would have been 32.1% and 13.2%, respectively, compared to 28.9% and 11.8%, respectively, on a standalone basis. The transaction is expected to be accretive to Jarden's adjusted earnings per share by approximately 10%, pre synergies. Additionally, Yankee Candle's strong cash flow generative characteristics are consistent with the balance of Jarden's portfolio. We anticipate that the combination will achieve our target leverage ratio within the first year of ownership.

Martin E. Franklin, Jarden's Founder and Executive Chairman, commented, "We are delighted to announce this acquisition, which is consistent with our more than ten-year track record of success in acquiring leading consumer brands synonymous with their niche categories. The iconic Yankee Candle brand is a natural extension of our existing portfolio and of our Branded Consumables business segment. As a successful, well-managed and well-invested business, Yankee Candle is a solid platform for us to leverage our proven, time-tested and portable brand-building approach and to drive additional value through investments in brand equity, product development and innovation. As our first significant acquisition since April 2010, Yankee Candle embodies all of the characteristics of our market-leading brands, while offering a compelling financial and strategic value proposition."

James E. Lillie, Jarden's Chief Executive Officer, added, "Not only will this acquisition immediately enhance our financial performance and create exciting new revenue drivers, but also it will expand the deep bench of talent that we have developed over the years. Our complementary strengths and skillsets pave the way for new cross-selling opportunities, cross-brand collaboration, partnerships and cross-business support, accelerating revenue growth across our global platform and driving long-term shareholder value. Jarden's global presence, capabilities and scale will facilitate Yankee Candle's expansion into new markets and geographies to further drive top-line growth and profitability. At the same time, Yankee Candle's gross profit and EBITDA margins will enhance Jarden's overall margins. Potential future cost and distribution synergies will help support investments and drive bottom-line improvements across the Jarden platform."

Harlan M. Kent, Yankee Candle's President and Chief Executive Officer, added, "This is a transformative milestone for Yankee Candle. Over the past 40 years, we have built a truly iconic brand with a deeply loyal customer base. Jarden is well known as a stable, long-term owner of businesses, and this will provide us with a perfect platform on which to grow. This acquisition provides us with the resources and scale necessary to drive our future success and will further strengthen our existing product development and distribution capabilities. Jarden's similar niche consumer strategy and complementary consumer portfolio will help to accelerate our expansion. I'd like to thank all of Yankee Candle's employees for their ongoing dedication to the business and hope they share in my excitement as we look forward to the next stage of our growth as part of the Jarden family."

The transaction, which is expected to close early in the fourth quarter of 2013, is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

Please see the schedule accompanying this release for a reconciliation of non-GAAP adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross profit margin, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted EBITDA margin to the comparable GAAP measures.

Conference Call Information

Jarden will be hosting a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on September 3, 2013 to discuss the transaction. The listen-only mode of the call can be accessed by dialing 1-888-708-5692 (or 1-913-312-1443 for international callers) and entering the following pass code: 1817117. The call will also be webcast simultaneously through the Company's website, www.jarden.com, and will be archived approximately one hour after completion of the call. Additionally, a telephonic re-play of the call will be available at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time on September 3, 2013 until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 10, 2013 and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176.

A slide presentation will be available at www.jarden.com.

Safe Harbor

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws and is intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the impact of the Yankee Candle acquisition on the Company's business and financial results including sales, segment net sales, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted gross profit, accretive to earnings, adjusted EPS, overall margin profiles, adjusted gross margin, adjusted EBITDA margin and cash flows, the ability of the Company  to close the Yankee Candle acquisition, the ability of the Company to raise the funds needed to close the Yankee Candle acquisition and the expected plan to fund the Yankee Candle acquisition, the Company's earnings per share and adjusted diluted earnings per share, expected or estimated revenue, segment earnings, net interest expense, income tax provision, cash flow from operations, and reorganization and other non-cash charges, the outlook for the Company's markets and the demand for its products, consistent profitable growth, free cash flow, future revenues and gross, operating and EBITDA margin improvement requirement and expansion, organic net sales growth, bank leverage ratio, the success of new product introductions, growth in costs and expenses, the impact of commodities, currencies and transportation costs and the Company's ability to manage its risk in these areas, repurchase of shares of common stock from time to time under the Company's stock repurchase program, our ability to raise new debt, and the impact of acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, and other unusual items, including the Company's ability to successfully integrate and obtain the anticipated results and synergies from its consummated acquisitions. These projections and statements are based on management's estimates and assumptions with respect to future events and financial performance and are believed to be reasonable, though are inherently uncertain and difficult to predict. Actual results could differ materially from those projected as a result of certain factors. A discussion of factors that could cause results to vary is included in the Company's periodic and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle is a leading designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of premium scented candles, based on sales. Yankee Candle participates in the $25 billion global candle and home fragrance market. Yankee Candle has a 43-year history of offering distinctive products and marketing them as affordable luxuries and consumable gifts. Yankee Candle sells its products through a North American wholesale customer network of approximately 35,000 store locations, a growing base of Yankee Candle owned and operated retail stores, direct mail catalogs, and its Internet website (www.yankeecandle.com). Outside of North America, Yankee Candle sells its products primarily through an international wholesale customer network of over 6,000 store locations and distributors covering over 50 countries on a combined basis.

About Jarden Corporation

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Volkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #383 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.

Note: This release contains non-GAAP financial measures that may not be directly comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies. For purposes of Regulation G, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of a company's historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of excluding amounts, that are included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the statements of operations, balance sheets, or statements of cash flows of the Company; or includes amounts, or is subject to adjustments that have the effect of including amounts, that are excluded from the most directly comparable measure so calculated and presented. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP measures are provided because management of the Company uses these financial measures in monitoring and evaluating the Company's ongoing financial results and trends. Management uses this non-GAAP information as an indicator of business performance, and evaluates overall management with respect to such indicators. Additionally, the Company uses non-GAAP financial measures because the Company's credit agreement provides for certain adjustments in calculations used for determining whether the Company is in compliance with certain credit agreement covenants, including, but not limited to, adjustments relating to non-cash purchase accounting adjustments, non-cash impairment charges of goodwill, intangibles and other assets, certain net reorganization costs and acquisition-related and other charges, transaction and integration costs, Venezuela hyperinflationary and devaluation-related charges, gains and losses as a result of currency fluctuations, gain on the sale of a domestic business, non-cash stock-based compensation costs, loss on early extinguishment of debt, non-cash original issue discount amortization and other items. Adjusted gross margin is calculated by dividing adjusted gross profit by net sales. Segment earnings (as adjusted EBITDA) margin is calculated by dividing segment earnings (as adjusted EBITDA) by net sales. These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Schedule to Release

Supplemental Pro Forma Financial Information (unaudited)







($ in millions)






Jarden
12 Months
Ended
6/30/2013

Yankee Candle
52 Weeks
Ended
6/29/2013

Pro Forma
12 Months
Ended
6/30/2013

Net sales


$      6,865

$              863

$      7,728

Adjusted gross profit


$      1,985

$              494

$      2,479

% Margin


28.9%

57.2%

32.1%

Adjusted EBITDA (Segment Earnings)


$        813

$              205

$      1,018

% Margin


11.8%

23.8%

13.2%

 


Supplemental Combined Financial Information (unaudited)








($ in millions)










Jarden
12 Months
Ended

6/30/2013

Yankee Candle
52 Weeks
Ended
6/29/2013

Combined
12 Months
Ended
6/30/2013

Cash flow from operations




$        436

$                82

$         518

 

Jarden Supplemental Financial Information (unaudited)





($ in millions)



Six Months Ended




6/30/2013

6/30/2012

Inc/(Dec) %

Net sales



$    3,340

$    3,171

5.3 %

Adjusted gross profit



$       962

$       916

5.0 %

% Margin



28.8%

28.9%


Adjusted EBITDA (Segment Earnings)



$       348

$       349

(0.4%)

% Margin



10.4%

11.0%


Cash flow from operations



$        (41 )

$           3

            NM

 

Jarden Corporation
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP




Jarden Latest Twelve Months ("LTM") Segment Earnings Reconciliation (unaudited)








($ in millions)



Year Ended

Six Months Ended

LTM Ended




12/31/2012

6/30/2013

6/30/2012

6/30/2013

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure:







Net income



$          244

$         72

$       118

$          198

Income tax provision



148

42

70

120

Interest expense, net



185

96

90

191

Loss on early extinguishment of debt



26

26








Operating Earnings



$          577

$       236

$       278

$          535








Adjustments to reconcile to Segment Earnings







Depreciation and amortization



$          153

$         76

$         71

$          158

Fair market value adjustments to inventory



6

5

11

Reorganization costs, net



27

2

29

Acquisition-related and other costs, net



17

17

Venezuela devaluation-related charges



29

29

Cumulative adjustment of stock compensation



34

34








Segment Earnings



$          814

$       348

$       349

$          813

 

Jarden LTM Gross Profit Reconciliation (unaudited)







($ in millions)


Year Ended

Six Months Ended

LTM Ended
6/30/2013



12/31/2012

6/30/2013

6/30/2012

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure:






Net sales


$       6,696

$    3,340

$    3,171

$        6,865

Cost of sales


4,772

2,383

2,255

4,900







Gross profit


$       1,924

$       957

$       916

$        1,965







Adjustments to reconcile to Adjusted Gross Profit






Fair market value adjustments to inventory


6

5

11

Accelerated depreciation related to international platform rationalization


9

9







Adjusted Gross Profit


$       1,939

$       962

$       916

$        1,985

 

Yankee Candle Segment Earnings Reconciliation (unaudited)







($ in millions)


52 Weeks Ended

26 Weeks Ended

52 Weeks Ended



12/29/2012

6/29/2013

6/30/2012

6/29/2013

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure:






Net income (loss)


$                 33

$        (18 )

$        (28 )

$                 43

Provision of income taxes


22

(9 )

(16 )

29







Income (loss) from continuing operations before provision
for income taxes


$                 55

$        (27 )

$        (44 )

$                 72







Adjustments to reconcile to Income from continuing
operations before provision for income taxes






Interest expense


$               107

$         49

$         53

$               103

Depreciation and amortization


35

17

18

34

Amortization included in interest expense


(7 )

(4 )

(3 )

(8 )

Realized gain on derivative contracts


(8 )

(2 )

(4 )

(6 )







EBITDA from Continuing Operations


$               182

$         33

$         20

$               195







Loss on early extinguishment of debt


13

13

Restructuring costs


2

1

1

2

Non-recurring advisory fee


1

1

1

1

Realized losses on foreign currency


1

1

Non-cash equity based compensation


1

1

Other one-time charges


1

1

1

1

Estimated impact of certain non-recurring events


5

1

1

5







Segment Earnings


$               206

$         37

$         38

$               205

 

Yankee Candle Gross Profit Reconciliation (unaudited)








($ in millions)



52 Weeks Ended

26 Weeks Ended

52 Weeks Ended




12/29/2012

6/29/2013

6/30/2012

6/29/2013

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure:







Net sales



$               844

$       319

$       300

$               863

Cost of sales



364

145

135

374








Gross profit



$               480

$       174

$       165

$               489








Adjustments to reconcile to Adjusted Gross Profit







Estimated impact of certain non-recurring events



5

1

1

5








Adjusted Gross Profit



$               485

$       175

$       166

$               494

 

Pro Forma Combined Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation (unaudited)





($ in millions)



LTM Ended
6/30/2013
Pro Forma

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP measure:




Net income



$            273

Provision of income taxes



168





Income from continuing operations before provisionfor income taxes



$            441





Interest expense



$            227

Realized gain on derivative contracts



(6 )

Loss on early extinguishment of debt



26





EBIT



$            688





Depreciation and amortization



$            208

Amortization included in interest expense



(8 )





EBITDA from Continuing Operations



$            888





Fair market value adjustments to inventory



11

Reorganization costs, net



29

Acquisition-related and other costs, net



17

Venezuela devaluation-related charges



29

Cumulative adjustment of stock compensation



35

Restructuring costs, net



2

Non-recurring advisory fee



1

Other one-time charges



1

Estimated impact of certain non-recurring events



5





Segment Earnings



$         1,018

 

SOURCE Jarden Corporation

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