Form 425 LILLY ELI & CO Filed by: LILLY ELI & CO
Filed by Eli Lilly and Company
Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended
Subject Company: Eli Lilly and Company
Commission File No.: 001-06351
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This communication contains certain statements about Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) and Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (Elanco) that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act). Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions regarding Lillys and Elancos respective businesses, the economy and other future conditions. In addition, the forward-looking statements contained in this communication may include statements about the expected effects on Lilly and Elanco of the exchange offer, the anticipated timing and benefits of the exchange offer, Lillys and Elancos anticipated financial results, and all other statements in this communication that are not historical facts.
Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, by their nature, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and are detailed more fully in Lillys and Elancos respective periodic reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), the Registration Statement, including the prospectus forming a part thereof, and other exchange offer documents filed by Elanco and Lilly with the SEC. Such uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date hereof, and neither Lilly nor Elanco undertakes any obligation to update publicly such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws. Investors should not put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor a recommendation as to whether investors should participate in the exchange offer. Elanco has filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4, including the prospectus forming a part thereof, and Lilly has filed with the SEC a Schedule TO, which more fully describe the terms and conditions of the exchange offer. The exchange offer will be made solely by the prospectus. The prospectus contains important information about the exchange offer, Lilly, Elanco and related matters, and Lilly will deliver the prospectus to holders of Lilly common stock. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROSPECTUS, AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AND BEFORE MAKING ANY INVESTMENT DECISION, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. None of Lilly, Elanco or any of their respective directors or officers or the dealer managers appointed with respect to the exchange offer makes any recommendation as to whether you should participate in the exchange offer.
Holders of Lilly common stock may obtain copies of the prospectus, other related documents, and any other information that Lilly and Elanco file electronically with the SEC free of charge at the SECs website at www.sec.gov. Holders of Lilly common stock will also be able to obtain a copy of the prospectus by clicking on the appropriate link on www.lillyexchangeoffer.com. Related documents may also be obtained for free, as applicable, from Lilly at www.lilly.com or Elanco at www.elanco.com.
Lilly has retained Georgeson LLC as the information agent for the exchange offer. If you have any questions about the terms of the exchange offer or how to participate, you may contact the information agent at 1-800-676-0194 (toll-free for shareholders, banks and brokers) or +1-781-575-2137 (all others outside the U.S.).