SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): December 15, 2010
L.B. Foster Company
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
||(Commission File Number)
|415 Holiday Drive
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (412) 928-3417
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
L.B. Foster Company and certain of its subsidiaries (Registrant) with PNC Bank, as lender and
agent, and Registrants other lenders under the Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Agreement
dated May 5, 2005, as amended ( the Agreement),
executed the Seventh Amendment to the Agreement
on December 17, 2010 (the Seventh Amendment). The Seventh Amendment was executed in connection
with Registrants acquisition of Portec Rail Products, Inc. (the Acquisition) and among other
matters permits the Acquisition and waives any default under the Agreements covenants due to the
acquisition two days prior to the Seventh Amendment of approximately 80% of the outstanding shares
of Portec pursuant to the Registrants Offer to Purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares
of Portec dated February 26, 2010, as amended. The Seventh Amendment also adds Foster Thomas
Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Registrant, as a borrower under the facility. Additionally,
the Seventh Amendment provides for Portec Rail Products, Inc. to join the facility as a borrower
upon the six month anniversary of the Seventh Amendment, or if certain other financial triggers
occur. The description set forth above is not complete and is subject to and qualified in its
entirety by reference to the complete text of the Seventh Amendment, a copy of which is filed
herewith as Exhibit 10.1, and the terms of which are incorporated by reference.
Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
On December 15, 2010, L.B. Foster Company, a Pennsylvania corporation (L.B. Foster)
closed its previously announced tender offer, through its direct wholly-owned subsidiary Foster
Thomas Company, a West Virginia corporation (Purchaser), for the outstanding shares of
Portec Rail Products, Inc., a West Virginia corporation (Portec), and immediately
launched a subsequent offering period.
The acquisition is structured as a two-step transaction, consisting of the following:
(a) first, a cash tender offer by Purchaser for all issued and outstanding shares of Portec
common stock, $1.00 par value per share (the Shares), at a purchase price of $11.80
per Share, net to the sellers in cash, without interest thereon, upon the terms, and subject
to the conditions, of the Offer to Purchase, dated as of February 26, 2010, and the related
Letter of Transmittal, each as initially filed by the Company and Purchaser with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on February 26, 2010 and as amended and supplemented from
time to time (the Offer); and
(b) second, a merger of Purchaser with and into Portec, with Portec surviving as a
wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the Merger) pursuant to the previously
announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 16, 2010 (the Merger
Agreement), by and among the Company, Purchaser and Portec..
The Offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 15, 2010. Computershare Trust
Company, N.A., the depositary for the Offer, advised the Company and Purchaser that approximately
7,630,969 Shares were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn pursuant to the Offer, which
represented approximately 79.46% of all outstanding Shares as of the Offers expiration date. On
December 15, 2010, Purchaser accepted for payment all Shares that were validly tendered and not
properly withdrawn, and payment for such Shares was made in accordance with the Offers terms, and
L.B. Foster and Purchaser immediately launched a subsequent offering period.
Upon the expiration of all subsequent offering periods, L.B. Foster intends to merge Purchaser with
and into Portec resulting in Portec becoming a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of L.B. Fotser.
L.B. Fosters acquisition of 100% of the Shares was valued at approximately $115 million (which
does not account for any proceeds to Portec from the exercise of outstanding options to purchase
Shares as of the expiration of the Offer). To date, Purchaser has paid approximately $90.5 million
for approximately 7.67 million Shares, representing approximately 79.9% of all outstanding Shares.
L.B. Foster funded the acquisition with its available cash balances.
The Company issued a press release on December 15, 2010 announcing the completion of the Offer and
the subsequent offering period, the complete text of which press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1
hereto and incorporated by reference herein.
The description of the Merger Agreement in this Current Report on Form 8-K is only a summary, does
not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the
Merger Agreement, a copy of which was filed as Exhibit 2.1 to L.B. Fosters Current Report on Form
8-K filed on February 17, 2010 and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
a) Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired.
To the extent that any financial statements are required by this Item of this Form 8-K with respect
to the Merger described in Item 2.01 hereof, such additional financial statements will be filed by
amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K no later than 71 calendar days after the date on which
this Current Report on Form 8-K was required to be filed pursuant to Item 2.01.
(b) Pro Forma Financial Information.
To the extent that any pro forma financial information is required by this Item of this Form 8-K
with respect to the Acquisition described in Item 2.01 hereof, such additional pro forma financial
information will be filed by amendment to this Current Report on Form 8-K no later than 71 calendar
days after the date on which this Current Report on Form 8-K was required to be filed pursuant to
||Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated February 16, 2010, by and among L.B. Foster Company, Foster
Thomas Company and Portec Rail Products, Inc., incorporated by referenced to Exhibit 2.1 to Form
8-K filed on February 17, 2010
||Seventh Amendment dated December 17, 2010 to the Amended and Restated Revolving Credit
Agreement dated May 5, 2005
||Press Release issued December 15, 2010