SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
(Amendment No. 1)
SOLICITATION/RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT UNDER
SECTION 14(d)(4) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
(Name of Subject Company)
(Name of Person Filing Statement)
Common Stock, Par Value $0.80 Per Share
(Title of Class of Securities)
(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)
James F. Kelley
Executive Vice-President and General Counsel
133 Peachtree Street, N.E.,
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
(Name, address and telephone number of person authorized to receive
notices and communications on behalf of the person filing statement)
Creighton OM. Condon
Shearman & Sterling LLP
599 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10022
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This Amendment No. 1 (this Amendment) amends and supplements the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 (the Statement) originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on November 17, 2005, by Georgia-Pacific Corporation, a Georgia corporation (the Company), relating to the tender offer by Koch Forest Products, Inc. (Purchaser), a Georgia corporation and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., a Kansas corporation (Parent or Koch Industries), disclosed in a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO dated November 17, 2005 and filed with the SEC, to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock, par value $0.80 per share, of the Company (the Shares) at a purchase price of $48.00 per Share, net to the seller in cash, without interest thereon, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Purchasers Offer to Purchase, dated November 17, 2005, and in the related Letter of Transmittal. Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined in this Amendment shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Statement.
Item 8. Additional Information
Item 8 of the Statement is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:
The Statement is hereby amended by adding the following sentences immediately after the second paragraph of the section captioned Antitrust The European Union in Item 8:
The Company understands that on November 18, 2005, Koch Industries, acting on the Purchasers behalf, filed the necessary merger submission with the European Commission under Council Regulation (EC) No. 139/2004 of the EC Merger Regulation. Accordingly, unless the European Commission requests additional information or that commitments be made, or elects to extend its review to a Phase II investigation, the standard 25 working day Phase I review period by the European Commission will expire on December 23, 2005.
The Statement is hereby further amended by adding the following new paragraph immediately after the last paragraph of the section captioned Antitrust - Canada in Item 8:
On November 23, 2005, the Commissioner issued an ARC under Section 102 of the Canadian Competition Act in connection with the Offer. The issuance of this ARC satisfies the Canadian Condition to the Offer.
The Statement is hereby further amended by adding the following new paragraph immediately after the sole paragraph of the section captioned Certain Litigation in Item 8:
On November 22, 2005, Mr. Simon and Mr. Simon filed an amended class action complaint with respect to the action originally filed on November 16, 2005. The amended complaint names Purchaser, Koch Industries and the Companys financial advisor as additional parties. The amended complaint alleges, among other things and in addition to the allegations in the original complaint, that the Purchaser and Koch Industries aided and abetted asserted breaches of fiduciary duties by the members of the Companys Board of Directors. The Company believes that the amended complaint is without merit and intends to vigorously defend the action.
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of its knowledge and belief, the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
|By:||/s/ WILLIAM C. SMITH III|
|Name:||William C. Smith III|
Dated: November 25, 2005