InfraREIT Announces “Go-Shop” Period Alternative Acquisition Proposal Is Not Moving Forward

Oncor Transaction Remains on Track

DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — InfraREIT, Inc. (NYSE: HIFR) (“InfraREIT” or the “Company”) today announced that the third party (the “Potential Counterparty”) that previously submitted a preliminary and non-binding proposal to acquire the Company has terminated discussions and is no longer considering a potential transaction with the Company.  As a result, the Potential Counterparty no longer qualifies as an “Excluded Party” under the previously announced definitive agreement with Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (“Oncor”).

InfraREIT continues to move forward with the transaction with Oncor pursuant to which the Company will be acquired for $21.00 per share in cash, valued at approximately $1.275 billion, plus the assumption of approximately $940 million of InfraREIT’s net debt as of September 30, 2018.  The transaction, which was unanimously approved by InfraREIT’s Board of Directors and Conflicts Committee, is expected to close by mid-2019, subject to the satisfaction of regulatory and stockholder approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Important Additional Information and Where to Find It
This release includes information relating to a proposed business combination between InfraREIT and Oncor.  The proposed merger and the related agreement and plan of merger will be submitted to the Company’s stockholders for their consideration and approval.  In connection with the proposed transaction, the Company will file a proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  This release does not constitute a solicitation of any vote or proxy from any stockholder of the Company. Investors are urged to read the proxy statement carefully and, in its entirety, when it becomes available, as well as any other relevant documents or materials filed or to be filed with the SEC or incorporated by reference in the proxy statement, because they will contain important information about the proposed acquisition.  The definitive proxy statement will be mailed to the Company’s stockholders. In addition, the proxy statement and other documents will be available free of charge at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov.  When available, the proxy statement and other pertinent documents may also be obtained free of charge at the Investor Relations section of InfraREIT’s website, www.InfraREITInc.com, or by directing a written request to InfraREIT, Inc., Attention: Corporate Secretary, 1900 North Akard Street, Dallas, Texas 75201.

Participation in the Solicitation
The Company and its directors and executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction.  Information regarding the Company’s directors and executive officers is available in its definitive proxy statement for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the SEC on March 22, 2018.  Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.

Forward Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  These statements give the current expectations of the Company’s management.  Words such as “could,” “will,” “may,” “assume,” “forecast,” “strategy,” “guidance,” “outlook,” “target,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” or “project” and similar expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this release include the Company’s expectations regarding the consummation of the transactions described herein.

Forward-looking statements can be affected by assumptions used or known or unknown risks or uncertainties.  Consequently, no forward-looking statements can be guaranteed and actual results may differ materially and adversely from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among other things, (a) the risks and uncertainties disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC from time to time and (b) the following risks inherent in the transactions (in addition to others described elsewhere in this document and in the subsequent filings with the SEC):  (1) failure to obtain the approval of the Company’s stockholders; (2) failure to obtain regulatory approval necessary to consummate the transactions or to obtain regulatory approvals on favorable terms and (3) delays in consummating the transactions or the failure to consummate the transactions.

Because the Company’s forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions that are subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control or are subject to change, actual results could be materially different and any or all of the Company’s forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and can be affected by assumptions the Company might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties.  Many factors mentioned in this release and in the Company’s annual and quarterly reports will be important in determining future results.  Consequently, the Company cannot assure you that the Company’s expectations or forecasts expressed in such forward-looking statements will be achieved.

About InfraREIT, Inc.
InfraREIT is engaged in owning and leasing rate-regulated electric transmission assets in the state of Texas and is structured as a real estate investment trust.  The Company is externally managed by Hunt Utility Services, LLC, an affiliate of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. (a diversified holding company based in Dallas, Texas and managed by the Ray L. Hunt family).  The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “HIFR”.  Additional information on InfraREIT is available at www.InfraREITInc.com.

For additional information, contact:
Brook Wootton
Vice President, Investor Relations
InfraREIT, Inc.
214-855-6748

 

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