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Note: Below are additional talking points used in connection with the recently announced merger between Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Eldorado Resorts, Inc.:
What was announced
Caesars Entertainment has entered into a merger agreement with Eldorado Resorts, Inc. to create a new company called Caesars Entertainment, which will be led by Eldorado CEO Tom Reeg.
Combining our two companies will create a new leader in gaming and entertainment, better positioned for growth and long-term success in a competitive and rapidly evolving industry.
Eldorado operates a growing, highly successful platform of regional gaming properties and brands which will complement Caesars gaming, hospitality and entertainment businesses, as well Caesars Rewards, which presents new opportunities for growth for the combined enterprise
With an unparalleled portfolio of strong brands and approximately 60 properties across 16 states, the combined company will be able to deliver exciting and innovative experiences to guests, provide a rewarding workplace for employees and create value for shareholders.
Subsequent news released by William Hill, a sportsbook operator
William Hill suggested that under their agreement with Eldorado they may have certain rights to operate sportsbooks at Caesars properties or on behalf of Caesars
Caesars Entertainment is a separate company from Eldorado and will remain separate until the close of a the potential transaction in the first half of 2020
As the transaction progresses, more information will become available about William Hills agreement and any potential impact on our operations in the future
Caesars remains committed to its sports betting business
What this means for you
I understand that this news may create some uncertainty on what the transaction means for you and your role at Caesars.
For now, its business as usual, and Caesars and Eldorado remain separate companies until the transaction is complete.
The most important task is to continue focusing on executing our plan, serving our customers, and delivering positive results.
As we move forward with the process, we will communicate frequently and provide as much timely information as possible.
Your individual and team commitment are critical to the success of our sports betting business
Please feel free to reach out to me or your relevant HR lead if you have questions.
Forward Looking Statements
All statements included or incorporated by reference in this document, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on Caesars Entertainment Corporations (Caesars) current expectations, estimates and projections about its business and industry, managements beliefs, and certain assumptions made by Caesars and Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (Eldorado), all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as anticipates, expects, intends, plans, predicts, believes, seeks, estimates, may, will, should, would, could, potential, continue, ongoing, similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, references to the anticipated benefits of the proposed merger and the expected date of closing of the merger. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.
Important risk factors that may cause such a difference in connection with the proposed merger include, but are not limited to, the following factors: (1) the inability to complete the merger due to the failure to obtain stockholder approval for the merger or the failure to satisfy other conditions to completion of the merger, including the receipt of all gaming and other regulatory approvals related to the merger; (2) uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the merger and the ability of each party to consummate the merger; (3) risks that the proposed merger disrupts the current plans and operations of Eldorado or Caesars; (4) the ability of Eldorado and Caesars to retain and hire key personnel; (5) competitive responses to the proposed merger; (6) unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the merger; (7) the outcome of any legal proceedings that could be instituted against Eldorado, Caesars or their respective directors related to the merger agreement; (8) potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the merger; (9) the inability to obtain, or delays in obtaining, cost savings and synergies from the merger; (10) delays, challenges and expenses associated with integrating the combined companies existing businesses and the indebtedness planned to be incurred in connection with the merger; and (11) legislative, regulatory and economic developments. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the proposed merger, will be more fully discussed in the joint proxy statement/prospectus that will be included in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed merger. The forward-looking statements in this document speak only as of this date. Neither Caesars nor Eldorado undertake any obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement to reflect future events or circumstances.
In addition, actual results are subject to other risks and uncertainties that relate more broadly to Caesars overall business, including those more fully described in Caesars filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) including its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, and its quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q for the current fiscal year, and Eldorados overall business and financial condition, including those more fully described in Eldorados filings with the SEC including its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018. The forward-looking statements in this document speak only as of date of this document. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement, except as required by law.
Additional Information And Where To Find It
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Eldorado will file with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that will include a joint proxy statement/prospectus of Caesars and Eldorado. Each of Caesars and
Eldorado will provide the joint proxy statement/prospectus to their respective stockholders. Caesars and Eldorado also plan to file other documents with the SEC regarding the proposed merger. This document is not a substitute for the joint proxy statement/prospectus or registration statement or any other document which Caesars or Eldorado may file with the SEC in connection with the proposed merger. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF CAESARS AND ELDORADO ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER. You may obtain copies of all documents filed with the SEC regarding this merger, free of charge, at the SECs website (www.sec.gov). In addition, copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Caesars will be available free of charge on Caesars website at http://www.caesars.com. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Eldorado will be available free of charge on Eldorados website at http://www.eldorado.com.
Participants in the Solicitation
Caesars, Eldorado, and certain of their respective directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees, under SEC rules may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Caesars and Eldorado stockholders in connection with the proposed merger. You can find more detailed information about Caesars executive officers and directors in its definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on May 15, 2019. You can find more detailed information about Eldorados executive officers and directors in its definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 26, 2019. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of stockholders in connection with the proposed merger will be set forth in the joint proxy statement/prospectus when it is filed with the SEC. Additional information about Caesars executive officers and directors and Eldorados executive officers and directors can be found in the joint proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed merger when it is filed with the SEC.