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Also known as Copper Beech Farm, ...
Also known as Copper Beech Farm, the current owner is a businessman named John Rudey who purchased the house in a private transaction from a family friend in the 1980s.
Prior to Mr. Rudey, the estate was owned by one of Andrew Carnegie's US Steel co-founders.
fortune in the timber business as the Chairman of the US Timberlands Services Company
and the CEO of the Inland Fiber Group
The kitchen is in the basement ...
The kitchen is in the basement and the owner, John Rudey, CEO and President of Inland Fiber Group and Chairman of U.S. Timberlands Services Company, has plans drawn up for a kitchen upstairs off the dining room.
SEC EDGAR Submission 0001228076-05-000012
John M. Rudey
...John M. Rudey has served as Chairman and President of the Company since its reorganization in July 2003.He also serves as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Manager, having been elected to the Board of Directors of the Manager in September 1996.
John M. Rudey.Mr. ...
John M. Rudey.Mr. Rudey is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Holdings and the Buyer.Mr. Rudey also serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and as a Director of U.S. Timberlands Services Company, LLC, the General Partner of U S TIMBERLANDS CO LP.Since 1992, Mr. Rudey has served as Chief Executive Offer of Garrin Properties Holdings, Inc., a private investment Company that manages and advises investment portfolios principally concentrated in the timber and forest products industries and in real estate. 2. DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE BUYER.Following is the name and present principal occupation or employment, and material occupations, positions, offices or employments for the past five years, of the sole director and executive officer of the Buyer.Such person is a citizen of the United States of America and the business address of such person is c/o U.S. Timberlands Acquisition Co., LLC, 625 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022.Unless otherwise indicated, such person has held his present occupation as set forth below, or has been an executive officer at the Buyer or the organization indicated, for the past five years (or inception with respect to the Buyer): John M. Rudey.See description under "DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF HOLDINGS." 3. DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE GENERAL PARTNER.
...John M. Rudey
.See description under "DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF HOLDINGS
...L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company and the general partner of U S TIMBERLANDS CO LP (the "General Partner"), and their affiliates (including Mr. John M. Rudey and certain officers and directors of the General Partner who have formed Holdings and the Buyer), of the consideration to be received by such holders in the Transactions (as defined below) pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of October 16, 2002, by and among U S TIMBERLANDS CO LP, Holdings and the Buyer (the "Merger Agreement").
We note that in addition to the Common Units outstanding, of which approximately 19% are owned by affiliates of Holdings and the Buyer, U S TIMBERLANDS CO LP
also has outstanding subordinated limited partner interests ("Subordinated Units") that are primarily owned by Mr. Rudey
and the other officers and directors of the General Partner (as well as their affiliates) who have formed Holdings and the Buyer.Pursuant to U S TIMBERLANDS CO LP
's limited partnership agreement, consummation of the Merger (as defined below) requires the approval of the General Partner and at least a majority of the outstanding Common Units and Subordinated Units, each voting as a separate class. The Merger Agreement provides for, among other things, a cash tender offer (the "Offer") by the Buyer to acquire all of the outstanding Common Units, other than Common Units held by Holdings, the Buyer, the General Partner and each affiliate of any of the foregoing (including Mr. Rudey and the other officers and directors of the General Partner who have formed Holdings and the Buyer), at a price of $3.00 per Common Unit, net to the seller in cash (the "Offer Price"), and for a subsequent merger of the Buyer with and into U S TIMBERLANDS CO LP pursuant to which, among other things, each outstanding Common Unit and Subordinated Unit, other than in either case those owned by Holdings, the Buyer, the General Partner or any affiliate of the foregoing, will be converted into the right to receive the Offer Price (the "Merger" and, together with the Offer, the "Transactions").
We have been told by Mr. Rudey
is not prepared to consider offers for or to sell his
Common Units or Subordinated Units.
...Our opinion addresses only the fairness from a financial point of view to the holders of the Common Units, other than Holdings, the Buyer, the General Partner, and each affiliate of the foregoing (including Mr. Rudey and the other officers and directors of the General Partner who have formed Holdings and the Buyer), of the consideration to be received by such holders pursuant to the Offer and the Merger, taken together, and we do not express any views on any other terms of the Offer or the Merger.
Specifically, our opinion does not address the Special Committee's underlying business decision
to recommend the Transactions.In addition, our opinion does not address the solvency of the Company or any of its affiliates following the Transactions or at any time. It is understood that this letter is for the benefit and use of the Special Committee
solely in its consideration of the Transactions, and (except as otherwise provided in the engagement letter, dated as of June 7, 2001, between the Special Committee
and us) may not be used for any other purpose or reproduced, disseminated, quoted or referred to at any time, in any manner or for any purpose without our prior written consent.We have been engaged and are acting solely as an advisor to the Special Committee
and not as an advisor to or agent of any other person.This opinion does not constitute a recommendation to any unitholder with respect to whether such holder should tender Common Units pursuant to the Offer or as to how such holder should vote or otherwise act with respect to the Merger, and should not be relied upon by any unitholder as to any such matter. Based upon and subject to the foregoing, including the various assumptions and limitations set forth herein, it is our opinion that, as of the date hereof, the consideration to be received by the holders of Common Units, other than Holdings, the Buyer, the General Partner, and each affiliate of the foregoing (including Mr. Rudey and the other officers and directors of the General Partner who have formed Holdings and the Buyer), pursuant to the Offer and the Merger, taken together, is fair to such holders from a financial point of view.
Harvard Business School Club of New York
John M. Rudey, '68
Chairman, CEO, President
American Forest Services, LLC