http://asvi.com/press_release_detail.cfm?NewsID=154Terex to Acquire A.S.V., Inc., Maker of Compact Track LoadersWestport, CT (Jan. 14, 2008) – Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire A.S.V., Inc. (NASDAQ: ASVI) through a tender offer followed by a merger. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, ASV is a manufacturer of compact rubber track loaders and related accessories, undercarriages and traction products. The transaction is valued at approximately $488 million, or $18 per fully diluted share of ASV common stock, and is subject to the valid tender of a majority of ASV’s fully diluted common shares, regulatory approvals and other customary conditions. Terex expects the transaction to close by the end of the first quarter of 2008.“ASV is a leader in compact track loader technology and with the global reach of Terex, we see tremendous opportunity for expanding ASV product sales,” said Ronald M. DeFeo, Terex Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The ASV acquisition is an excellent strategic and cultural fit and provides a great addition to our product offerings as Terex continues to grow as a global construction equipment manufacturer. From a financial perspective, we expect that ASV will add approximately $220-250 million in sales on a 2008 full-year basis and we are confident that this acquisition will enhance future earnings growth potential for Terex.”Goodbye little tractors!--Chris
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