CNH Announces Results of Extraordinary General Meeting of

CNH Announces Results of Extraordinary General Meeting of
Shareholders 
BURR RIDGE, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 --  CNH Global N.V.
confirmed that an extraordinary meeting of shareholders was convened
today in The Netherlands. At the meeting the Company's shareholders
approved: 


 
--  An amendment of the Company's Articles of Association creating a
    separate class of shares (the "common shares B") and conversion of the
    common shares currently held by Fiat Netherlands Holding N.V. ("FNH"),
    representing approximately 88% of the Company's entire issued and
    outstanding share capital, into common shares B.
--  A special dividend to stockholders in the amount of US$10.00 per
    common share. As a result of the amendment to the Articles of
    Association, all of the common shares held by FNH were converted into
    common shares B. Accordingly, the cash payment of US$10 per common
    share will only be made to the non-FNH shareholders of the Company, as
    the holders of the Company's regular common shares.
--  In connection with the dividend, establishment of a separate dividend
    reserve, a separate retained earnings reserve and a separate share
    premium reserve exclusively attached to the common shares B, and
    allocation of funds in respect of these reserves.
--  Payment of compensation to the members of the Company's Special
    Committee in connection with their review of Fiat Industrial's
    business combination proposal.

  
CNH shares will trade ex-dividend on and after December 18, 2012, two
business days prior to the December 20, 2012 record date. The Company
will use its reasonable best efforts to pay the dividend prior to
December 31, 2012, or as promptly thereafter as practical.  
CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and
construction equipment businesses. Supported by approximately 11,300
dealers in approximately 170 countries, CNH brings together the
knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families
with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial,
industrial, product support and finance organizations. CNH Global
N.V., whose stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:
CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A.
(FI.MI). More information about CNH and its Case and New Holland
products can be found online at www.cnh.com. 
This document does not constitute an offer to exchange or sell or an
offer to exchange or buy any securities. An offer of securities in
the United States pursuant to a business combination transaction will
only be made through a prospectus which is part of an effective
registration statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange
Commission. CNH Global N.V. ("CNH") shareholders who are US persons
or are located in the United States are advised to read the
registration statement when and if it is declared effective by the US
Securities and Exchange Commission because it will contain important
information relating to the proposed transaction. You will be able to
inspect and copy the registration statement relating to the proposed
transaction and documents incorporated by reference at the SEC's
Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, N.E., Room 1580, Washington,
D.C. 20549. CNH's SEC filings are also available to the public at the
SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, Fiat Industrial
will make the effective registration statement available for free to
shareholders of CNH and Fiat Industrial in the United States. 
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 
This communication contains forward-looking statements relating to
CNH and the proposed business combination with Fiat Industrial. All
statements included in this communication concerning activities,
events or developments that we expect, believe or anticipate will or
may occur in the future are forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and
projections about future events and involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors, including, but not limited to, the
following: uncertainties as to whether the proposed business
combination will be consummated, uncertainties as to the timing of
the proposed business combination, uncertainties as to how many of
CNH's shareholders will participate in the proposed business
combination, the risk that the announcement of the proposed business
combination may make it more difficult for CNH to establish or
maintain relationships with its employees, suppliers and other
business partners, the risk that CNH's business will be adversely
impacted during the pendency of the proposed business combination;
the risk that the operations of CNH and Fiat Industrial will not be
integrated successfully, the risk that the expected cost savings and
other synergies from the proposed business combination may not be
fully realized, realized at all or take longer to realize than
anticipated, and other economic, business and competitive factors
affecting the businesses of CNH generally, including those set forth
in its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31,
2011 filed by CNH with the SEC on February 29, 2012. These
forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this
communication and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events and developments or otherwise, except as required by
law. 
For more information contact: 
CNH Investor Relations
+1 (630) 887-3745
CNH Corporate Communications
+1 (630) 887-3823 
 
 
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