Filed by Taylor Morrison Home Corporation
Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-6
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Subject Company: AV Homes, Inc.
(Commission File No. 001-07395)
To: Taylor Morrison team members
Subject line: Moving Closer to Welcoming AV Homes to Taylor Morrison
Were making significant progress as we look ahead to officially welcoming AV Homes into the Taylor Morrison family. Recently, AV secured a date for their shareholder meetingset for Sept. 26where shareholders will have the opportunity to approve the proposed acquisition. We anticipate AV will obtain shareholder approval and that, following satisfaction of all closing conditions, the deal will close and we will welcome AV Homes team members into our organization in early October.
At this time, almost all offers of employment have been extended, contingent upon the closing of the acquisition, and we are tracking to bring 335 new team members onboard within the corporate office, Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Raleigh, Charlotte, Orlando and our future new market, Jacksonville. In addition, we have also been working hard and hope to soon complete the offers for AV Homes outside brokers and third-party sales associates.
A hot topic among those in our overlapping divisions right now is undoubtedly office space. Rest assured we are looking at opportunities to make sure we have adequate locations for everyone to comfortably work in following the closing. I expect it will be tight for a bit but am eager to get all team members together in each of the businesses.
Having had the pleasure of meeting so many AV Homes employees, I can tell you two things: Theyre a highly professional, talented bunch, and theyre so excited to be joining Taylor Morrison. As we near close, my biggest ask of each of you is to truly make our future new team members feel welcome. Getting the M&A integration done right is a major challenge for any company, but I know the Taylor Morrison difference is our people. Upon closing, lets show AV Homes the friendly, warm culture were so well known for.
Well be planning some Day One celebrations in our overlapping divisions and, for those of us not in overlapping divisions, well give AV Homes a warm welcome on TM360. Be on the lookout for a special opportunity to participate in our welcome video for day of close.
Some of the statements in this communication are forward-looking statements (or forward-looking information) within the meaning of applicable U.S. securities laws. These include statements using the words believe, target, outlook, may, will, should, could, estimate, continue, expect, intend, plan, predict, potential, project, intend, estimate, aim, on track, target, opportunity, tentative, positioning, designed, create, seek, would, upside, increases, goal, guidance and anticipate, and similar statements (including where the word could, may, or would is used rather than the word will) and the negative of such words and phrases, which do not describe the present or provide information about the past. There is no guarantee that the expected events or expected results will actually occur. Such statements reflect the current views of management of Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (Taylor Morrison) and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on many assumptions and factors, including general economic and market conditions, industry conditions, operational and other factors. Any changes in these assumptions or other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. All forward-looking statements attributable to Taylor Morrison, or persons acting on its behalf, are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements set forth in this paragraph. Undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. In addition, material risks that could cause actual results to differ from forward-looking statements include: the inherent uncertainty associated with financial or other projections; the integration of Taylor Morrison and AV Homes, Inc. (AV Homes) and the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits from the combination of Taylor Morrison and AV Homes; the risk associated with AV Homes ability to obtain the shareholder approval required to consummate the merger and the timing of the closing of the merger, including the risk that the conditions to the transaction are not satisfied on a timely basis or at all and the failure of the transaction to close for any other reason; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the parties and others related to the merger agreement; unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the transaction, the response of business partners and retention as a result of the announcement and pendency of the transaction; risks relating to the value of the Taylor Morrison common stock to be issued in connection with the transaction; the anticipated size of the markets and continued demand for Taylor Morrisons and AV Homes homes and the impact of competitive responses to the announcement of the transaction; access to available financing on a timely basis and on reasonable terms, including the refinancing of Taylor Morrison and AV Homes debt to fund the cash portion of the consideration in connection with the transaction. Additional risks are described under the heading Risk Factors in Taylor Morrisons Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on February 21, 2018 and in AV Homes Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 filed with the SEC on February 23, 2018. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required by law, neither Taylor Morrison nor AV Homes has any intention or obligation to update or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, future events or developments, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting the forward-looking statements.
Important Additional Information and Where to Find it
This communication is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. In connection with the proposed transaction between Taylor Morrison and AV Homes, Taylor Morrison has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a preliminary Proxy Statement of AV Homes that also constitutes a preliminary Prospectus of Taylor Morrison (the Proxy Statement/Prospectus). AV Homes has mailed to its shareholders the definitive Proxy Statement/Prospectus in connection with the transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF AV HOMES ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TAYLOR MORRISON, AV HOMES, THE TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by Taylor Morrison and AV Homes through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Taylor Morrison in the Investor Relations section of Taylor Morrisons website at http://investors.taylormorrison.com or by contacting Taylor Morrisons Investor Relations at email@example.com or by calling (480) 734-2060, and may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by AV Homes in the Investor Relations section of AV Homes website at http://investors.avhomesinc.com or by contacting AV Homes Investor Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (480) 214-7408.
Participants in the Merger Solicitation
Taylor Morrison, AV Homes and certain of their respective directors, executive officers and employees may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the shareholders of AV Homes in connection with the transaction, including a description of their respective direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is included in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus described above. Additional information regarding Taylor Morrisons directors and executive officers is also included in Taylor Morrisons proxy statement for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 17, 2018, or its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, which was filed with the SEC on February 21, 2018, and information regarding AV Homes directors and executive officers is also included in AV Homes proxy statement for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 18, 2018, or its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, which was filed with the SEC on February 23, 2018. These documents are available free of charge as described above.