CNH Global N.V. Schedules Extraordinary General Shareholders' Meeting for the Approval of the Strategic Combination With Fiat

CNH Global N.V. Schedules Extraordinary General Shareholders' Meeting for the 
Approval of the Strategic Combination With Fiat Industrial
BURR RIDGE, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/13 --  Today the Chairman of
CNH Global N.V. ("CNH"), vested with the relevant authority pursuant
a Board of Directors' resolution, resolved to convene on July 23,
2013 an Extraordinary General Meeting of CNH's shareholders to vote
on the merger of CNH Global N.V. with and into FI CBM Holdings N.V.,
a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. ("Fiat
Industrial") incorporated in the Netherlands ("NewCo"), and the
related resolutions. The record date to participate in or vote at the
CNH Extraordinary General Meeting will be June 25, 2013. Fiat
Industrial, which owns approximately 87% of CNH's outstanding shares,
has committed to vote in favor of the proposed merger. 
Also today, Fiat Industrial convened an Extraordinary General Meeting
of its shareholders to vote on the cross-border merger of Fiat
Industrial with and into NewCo. The Fiat Industrial extraordinary
shareholders' meeting is scheduled for July 9, 2013. 
If approved by the two extraordinary shareholders meetings and
subject to the other conditions provided for in the Merger Agreement,
dated November 25, 2012, the proposals will cause the merger of both
CNH and Fiat Industrial with and into NewCo. In the merger, CNH
shareholders will receive 3.828 NewCo common shares for each CNH
common share and Fiat Industrial shareholders will receive one NewCo
common share for each Fiat Industrial ordinary share. 
The NewCo common shares are expected to be listed on the New York
Stock Exchange and, shortly after the closing of the merger, on the
Mercato Telematico Azionario managed by Borsa Italiana.  
CNH shareholders participating in the CNH extraordinary general
meeting of shareholders, including those attending or voting via
proxy, will be entitled to make an election to receive, upon
completion of the merger, one additional special voting share for
each common share of NewCo they will receive upon the effectiveness
of the merger, provided that they hold the shares in respect of which
they have made such election continuously from the applicable record
date for the CNH Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders
through the effective time of the CNH merger. The requirements and
procedures for eligibility to receive and make an election concerning
special voting shares will be indicated in more detail in the
documents that will be available on CNH's website and provided in
connection with the notice of the CNH Extraordinary General Meeting
of shareholders. 
The merger plan adopted by the CNH Board, together with certain other
merger-related documents, are available at CNH's registered office
and in the appropriate section of the CNH website (  
Further details on the CNH Extraordinary General Meeting of
shareholders will be included in the Notice to shareholders that will
be published and distributed in accordance with applicable laws and
CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and
construction equipment businesses. Supported by approximately 11,500
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  
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 U.S. persons
or are located in the United States are advised to read the
registration statement when and if it is declared effective by the
U.S. 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 In addition, FI
CBM Holdings N.V. will make the effective registration statement
available for free to shareholders of CNH and Fiat Industrial S.p.A.
in the United States.  
 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,
2012, filed by CNH with the SEC on March 1, 2013. 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
For more information contact:  
CNH Investor Relations 
+1 (630) 887-3745
CNH Corporate Communications 
+1 (630) 887-3823 
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