EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — TenderCare International, Inc. (OTC. Bulletin Board: TCAR.OB) today announced the signing of a merger agreement on October 24, 2007, with The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) , a leading natural and organic food and personal care products company. Under the terms of the agreement, Hain Celestial has agreed to pay $0.45 per share in cash for all of the outstanding shares of TenderCare stock. As of December 31, 2006, there were 7,454,582 shares of TenderCare common stock outstanding. The transaction is expected to close in late December 2007 and to be slightly accretive to Hain Celestial’s earnings during its fiscal year 2008.
TenderCare is a Wisconsin-based marketer and distributor of natural chlorine-free and gel-free diapers and natural formula baby wipes under the Tushies(R) and TenderCare(R) brand names. Other terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to the approval of TenderCare shareholders as well as customary due diligence and other closing conditions.
TenderCare International, Inc. internationally sells and markets, disposable baby diapers and wipes under the brand names Tushies(R) Diapers, TushiesWipes, TenderCare(R) DiapersPlus and Flushable TenderCare Wipes. For more information, visit www.tendercarediapers.com.
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