Six Flags Merger with Cedar Fair; New Name Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: FUN)

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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: FUN), announced on July 1, 2024, the successful completion of a merger of Cedar Fair, L.P. (“Cedar Fair”) and the former Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (“Former Six Flags”), effective July 1, 2024 (the “Closing Date”). The combined company of Cedar Fair and Six Flags is now operating under the name “Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.”

Cedar Fair’s units and shares of Former Six Flags’ common stock ceased trading at the close of the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) on July 1, 2024. Beginning tomorrow, July 2, 2024, shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation’s common stock will start trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “FUN.”

Cedar Fair unit holders received one share of common stock in Six Flags Entertainment Corporation for each unit owned, and Former Six Flags shareholders received 0.5800 shares of common stock in Six Flags Entertainment Corporation for each share owned.

“Today marks a significant milestone for our company, shareholders, guests and associates, unlocking higher value and greater opportunities to deliver engaging entertainment experiences. Our merger establishes a new Six Flags Entertainment Corporation with a highly diversified footprint and robust operating model, enhancing park offerings and performance though the complementary portfolio of attractive assets and intellectual property from each of Cedar Fair and the former Six Flags. The combination also enhances the financial profile of the company with strong cash flow generation to accelerate investments in our parks to delight our guests, driving increased levels of demand and in-park value and spending.”

— Richard Zimmerman, president and chief executive officer of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

“We believe that by combining the best ideas and most successful entertainment practices of both Six Flags and Cedar Fair, the new Six Flags can deliver a superior level of joy and excitement that has yet to be experienced by regional park guests. We are excited to unite the Cedar Fair and Six Flags teams to capitalize on the tremendous growth opportunities and operational efficiencies of our more extensive entertainment portfolio.”

— Selim Bassoul, executive chairman of the board of directors of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Each amusement park in the combined company’s portfolio will retain their legacy branding with no changes to park names currently being planned or contemplated.

The former Cedar Fair company managed 16 locations (amusement parks and water parks) in the United States and Canada with a headquarters in Sandusky, Ohio.

Six Flags, before the merger, operated 42 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe — with a location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia developing.

The new company will keep headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.



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