Sabre Holdings Announces Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period for Proposed Sale to TPG and Silver Lake Partners

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 30, 2007–Sabre Holdings (NYSE:TSG) today announced that, with respect to its proposed sale to Texas Pacific Group (TPG) and Silver Lake Partners, the waiting period required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 has expired without a request for additional information. As announced on December 12, 2006, the Company has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of Sabre Holdings for $32.75 per share in cash. The transaction is expected to close early in the second quarter of 2007, subject to the satisfaction of other previously disclosed closing conditions.

About Sabre Holdings

Sabre Holdings connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry. Sabre Holdings supports travelers, travel agents, corporations, government agencies and travel suppliers through its companies: Travelocity, Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Airline Solutions. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, the company has approximately 9,000 employees in 45 countries. Full-year 2005 revenues totaled $2.5 billion. Sabre Holdings, an S&P 500 company, is traded on the NYSE under the symbol TSG. More information is available at

About Silver Lake Partners

Silver Lake Partners is the leading private equity firm focused exclusively on large-scale investing in technology, technology-enabled, and related growth industries. Silver Lake seeks to achieve superior returns by investing with the strategic insight of an experienced industry participant, the operating skill of a world-class manager and the financial expertise of a disciplined private equity investor. Silver Lake’s mission is to function as a value-added partner to the management teams of the world’s leading technology franchises. Its portfolio includes or has included technology industry leaders such as Ameritrade, Avago, Business Objects, Flextronics, Gartner, Instinet, IPC Systems, MCI, NASDAQ, Network General, NXP, Seagate Technology, Serena Software, SunGard Data Systems, Thomson and UGS. For more information, please visit

About TPG

TPG is a private investment partnership that was founded in 1992 and currently has more than $30 billion of assets under management. With offices in San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, Fort Worth and other locations globally, TPG has extensive experience with global public and private investments executed through leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts, joint ventures and restructurings. TPG seeks to invest in world-class franchises across a range of industries, including travel (America West, Continental, Hotwire), technology (Freescale Semiconductor, Lenovo, MEMC, ON Semiconductor, Seagate, SunGard), financial services (Ariel Reinsurance, Fidelity National Information Services, LPL Financial Services), industrials (Altivity Packaging, British Vita, Grohe, Kraton Polymers, Texas Genco), retail/consumer (Debenhams, Ducati, J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, Petco), media and communications (Findexa, MGM, TIM Hellas), and healthcare (IASIS Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Quintiles Transnational), among others. Visit

Legal Notice

In connection with the proposed merger of Sabre Holdings Corporation (“Sabre Holdings”) with affiliates of Texas Pacific Group and Silver Lake Partners, Sabre Holdings filed a preliminary proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 16, 2007. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO READ THE PRELIMINARY PROXY STATEMENT, AND THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THE PRELIMINARY PROXY STATEMENT CONTAINS, AND THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT WILL CONTAIN, IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the preliminary proxy statement and the definitive proxy statement (when available) and other documents filed by Sabre Holdings at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Web site at The preliminary proxy statement and the definitive proxy statement (when available) and such other documents may also be obtained for free by directing such requests to the Sabre Holdings investor relations department at 866-722-7347, or on the company’s website at

Sabre Holdings and its directors, executive officers and certain other members of its management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from its stockholders in connection with the proposed merger. Information regarding the interests of such directors and executive officers is included in the preliminary proxy statement, and information concerning all of Sabre Holdings participants in the solicitation will be included in the definitive proxy statement relating to the proposed merger when it becomes available. Each of these documents is, or will be, available free of charge at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Web site at and from the Sabre Holdings investor relations department at 866-722-7347, or on the company’s website at

CONTACT: Sabre Holdings
Investor Relations:
Karen Fugate, 682-605-2343
Media Relations:
Michael Berman, 682-605-2397

SOURCE: Sabre Holdings