WPG.US Tender Offer

Pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger among Washington Prime Group, LLC and Pionus LLC, holders of stapled units are entitled to receive 27.25 USD per each company stapled unit, subject to withholding tax.

If customers are willing to participate in the company's campaign, based on their US/non-US status at the time of account opening, they need to submit the corresponding W8 or W9 form to participate in the company's campaign. 
The form links are as follows:
US Persons     - W9 Form:https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf
non- US Persons - W8 Form:https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw8ben.pdf

The terms of the offer are as follows:

Option 1: Take no action [Default option]

Option (2) - Accept the acquisition at $27.25 per share, US Persons (must submit W9 form) are not required to pay backup withholding tax or FIRPTA withholding tax.

Option (3) - Accept the acquisition at $27.25 per share, non- US Persons (must submit W8 form) will be subject to a 15% FIRPTA withholding tax.

The deadline to tender shares to the offer will be 17/07/2023@ 16:00 (HONG KONG TIME GMT+8).

In the absence of an election, no action will be taken.

Please fill in the following information and use the registered email address of Futu to send an email to cs@futuhk.com.

1. Account Number:
2. Name: (In Chinese or English)
3. Stock code: WPG.US
4. Options: (1) or (2)
5. Number of shares participating in corporate actions:

Note to applicants:
1. If shareholders holding 1 share or less of WPG.US, they cannot participate in related corporate actions.
2. Option 1 is the default option. We will help clients to choose option 1 if have not received clients’ emails.
3. Once the relevant application is submitted, the stocks participating in the company's actions cannot be traded and the application cannot be withdrawn.
4. This corporate action does not accept additional applications, the maximum number of applications that a client can apply for does not exceed the number of eligible shares it holds.
5. The pending orders and unsettled shares will not be accepted for the time being.
6. Please confirm that the account funds are sufficient to pay the relevant fees of this corporate action. Otherwise, we will not bear any responsibility for the failure of your application.
7. If there is any update, all the information released by the listed company shall prevail.