New York, NY 05-01-2002—Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD) today announced that it has completed the purchase of approximately 90.1% of the outstanding shares of Trendwest Resorts, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWRI). As previously announced, Trendwest is expected to add approximately $0.02 in 2003 to Cendant’s adjusted earnings per share. A total of approximately 32.8 million Trendwest shares were acquired for approximately 42.5 million shares of Cendant common stock, based on an exchange ratio of 1.2973 Cendant shares for each Trendwest share.
Trendwest markets, sells, and finances vacation ownership interests, including memberships in WorldMark, the Club and WorldMark South Pacific Club.
As previously announced, the Trendwest acquisition will be consummated in two steps. The second step of the transaction, which is the purchase of the remaining outstanding Trendwest shares (which will have an exchange ratio no less than the exchange ratio in the first step), will close following the effectiveness of the registration statement on Form S-4 relating to the issuance of Cendant stock to such holders which was filed yesterday, though no earlier than May 30, 2002.