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Covington Advises JLG Industries in $3.2 Billion Merger into Oshkosh Truck Corporation


WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2006 — The board of directors of JLG Industries, Inc. (NYSE: JLG) has approved an all cash offer of $28.00 per common share to merge with, and become, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corporation (NYSE: OSK). According to JLG’s press release, the $3.2 billion merger is dependent on the approval of JLG shareholders. The transaction is expected to be finalized in late 2006 or early 2007.

Covington & Burling LLP represented JLG in the transaction. JLG is a global leading manufacturer of access equipment such as mobile aerial work platforms and telehandlers. Covington has represented JLG for over thirty years.

The Covington team was led by W. Andrew Jack, Stephen Infante and Scott Smith and included corporate lawyers Peter Zern, Ingrid Loreen, and Abigail Corbett. Other members of the team included Mike Francese and Kendra Roberson (benefits), Rob Heller and Mike Levy (tax), Hilary Prescott (European corporate and employment), John Gourary (finance), James Dean and Gunnar Wolf (antitrust and competition law) and Keir Gumbs (securities). The team worked closely with JLG Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Thomas D. Singer.

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