SANTA MONICA, CA, and VANCOUVER, BC, March 1, 2010 — Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), today announced that it has received an unsolicited tender offer from Carl Icahn to acquire up to 13,164,420 common shares for USD $6.00 per share in cash. Together with the stock he already owns, this would constitute approximately 29.9% of the outstanding common shares of Lionsgate.
Consistent with its fiduciary duties and in consultation with its financial and legal advisors, Lionsgate’s Board of Directors will review Mr. Icahn’s proposal and will make its recommendation to shareholders promptly. The Board of Directors’ recommendation will be included in a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement filing on Schedule 14D-9. Lionsgate noted that there is no need for shareholders to take any action at this time.
Morgan Stanley is serving as financial advisor to Lionsgate and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is serving as legal advisor.