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Eros International, STX Entertainment announce completion of merger-of-equals transaction

It will operate under the name Eros STX Global Corporation

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KOLKATA: Eros International and STX Entertainment have announced the completion of their merger-of-equals transaction. The newly-combined company will migrate in the coming weeks to trade on the NYSE under the symbol ESXI and will operate under the name Eros STX Global Corporation. The company will continue to be domiciled in the Isle of Man and headquartered in both Burbank, California, USA and Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Pursuant to the merger agreement, Eros International issued contingent value rights (CVRs) to the former stockholders of STX Entertainment in the merger. The CVRs will be settled in ordinary shares of Eros STX on a date between 75 days and six months after the effective time of the merger.

Eros STX will benefit from diversified underlying sources of revenue and consumers with a truly global media and consumer entertainment play, building a powerhouse between East and West. Eros STX has a unique capability to present film and episodic libraries and pipeline of original content to a broad and growing global audience through multi-year output deals, strategic alliances and the market leading Eros Now streaming platform. Eros STX is well positioned to create long-term value for shareholders, partners and employees.

In India, Eros STX will continue to have a leading box office presence and one of the largest and most valuable libraries of Indian language films. In China, the Company will benefit from and expand upon some of the most comprehensive business and creative relationships in the industry. In the United States and the rest of the world, it will utilise its revolutionary, industry-disrupting and cost effective, data-driven production, marketing and distribution system innovations to create the studio system of the future: visionary, nimble, efficient and sustainable.

Eros STX capital structure includes $110 million of incremental equity, with an additional $15 million to be completed within the next 90 days, from new and existing global investors including TPG, Tencent, Hony Capital and Liberty Global. The combined company is expected to generate approximately $50 million in annual run-rate operating synergy.

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