Aramark Completes Spin-Off of Vestis™
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), today announced that it has completed the spin-off of Vestis Corporation (“Vestis”), which holds Aramark’s uniform and workplace supplies business. Vestis is now an independent public company. Aramark will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) under the symbol “ARMK” and, effective today, Vestis will begin “regular-way” trading on the NYSE under the symbol “VSTS.”
“This is an exciting day for Aramark. The successful spin-off of Vestis is a tremendous opportunity for both Aramark and Vestis to independently build long-term value through a focused commitment to serve customers and deliver on strategic priorities that leverage our core strengths and expertise,” said Aramark’s Chief Executive Officer, John Zillmer.
The spin-off was completed through a distribution to Aramark stockholders of one share of Vestis common stock for every two shares of Aramark common stock held as of the close of business on September 20, 2023, the record date for the distribution. Cash will be delivered in lieu of any fractional shares of Vestis stock. Vestis shares were distributed at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on September 30, 2023, in a distribution that is intended to be tax-free to Aramark stockholders for U.S. federal income tax purposes, except with respect to cash received in lieu of fractional shares.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as financial advisors. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz served as legal counsel.
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 18 countries around the world with food and facilities management. Because our culture is rooted in service, our employees strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and the planet. Aramark has been recognized on FORTUNE’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies,” DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” and “Top Companies for Supplier Diversity,” Newsweek’s list of “America’s Most Responsible Companies 2023,” the HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality,” and scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at www.aramark.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter), and Instagram.
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