Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. , the fastest growing national pharmacy benefit management (PBM) in the U.S., announced today that at a special meeting of stockholders held this morning, its stockholders approved, among other things, the proposal to adopt the previously disclosed Agreement and Plan of Merger with SXC Health Solutions Corp. (SXC), a leading provider of PBM services and healthcare information technology solutions to the healthcare benefits management industry. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Catalyst and SXC will combine in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $4.75 billion (based on the SXC closing stock price on June 29, 2012). Catalyst stockholders will receive $28.00 in cash without interest and 0.6606 of a share of SXC stock for each Catalyst share.
Over 99% of the shares represented in person or by proxy at the special meeting, constituting approximately 88% of the total number of shares of Catalyst common stock issued and outstanding as of the record date, voted in favor of the proposal to adopt the merger agreement. The merger is expected to become effective later today.
Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc., the fastest growing national PBM in the U.S., is built on strong, innovative principles in the management of prescription drug benefits and provides an unbiased, client-centered philosophy resulting in industry-leading client retention rates. Catalyst’s subsidiaries include Catalyst Rx, a full-service PBM serving more than 18 million lives in the United States and Puerto Rico; HospiScript Services, LLC, one of the largest providers of PBM services to the hospice industry; FutureScripts, LLC, a full-service PBM serving approximately one million lives in the mid-Atlantic region; and a fully integrated prescription mail service facility. Catalyst’s clients include self-insured employers, including state and local governments, managed care organizations, unions, hospices, third-party administrators and individuals.
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