Principal activities

During 2013 the process of combining the activities of CNH and Fiat Industrial was completed. The principal steps in the reorganization were:

  • the cross-border merger of Fiat Netherlands Holding N.V. (“FNH”) with and into Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (the “FNH Merger”) which occurred on August 1, 2013;
  • the cross-border reverse merger of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. with and into FI CBM Holdings N.V. (the “FI Merger”); and
  • the Dutch merger of CNH Global N.V. with and into FI CBM Holdings N.V. (the “CNH Merger” and, together with the FI Merger, the “Merger” or the “Transaction”), subsequently renamed CNH Industrial N.V. That Company has taken, as a consequence of the Transaction, the role of CNH Industrial Group’s parent company.

All the companies (i.e., Fiat Industrial S.p.A., FI CBM Holdings N.V., FNH and CNH Global N.V.) involved in the reorganization process were part of the Fiat Industrial Group; in particular: (i) FNH was a  wholly-owned  direct subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A.; (ii) FI CBM Holdings N.V. was a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A.; and (iii) CNH Global N.V. was an indirect subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (controlled through FNH which owned approximately 87% of CNH Global N.V.’s capital stock).

The Company, incorporated in the Netherlands, has its principal office in Basildon, United Kingdom. CNH Industrial N.V.'s financial statements are prepared in euros, the Company’s functional currency.

The Statements of Income and of Financial Position and the Notes to the Financial Statements are presented in thousands of euros, except where otherwise stated.

As parent company, CNH Industrial N.V. has also prepared consolidated financial statements for CNH Industrial Group for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Combination of Fiat Industrial – CNH

The deeds of merger for the merger of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. and CNH Global N.V. with and into CNH Industrial N.V. were executed, respectively, on September 27 and 28, 2013. The effective date of the merger transactions (the “Transaction”) was September 29, 2013. The main objective of the Transaction was to simplify the capital structure of the Fiat Industrial Group (the “CNH Industrial Group” subsequently to the Transaction) by creating a single class of liquid stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (“MTA”).

In connection with the FI Merger, Fiat Industrial S.p.A. Shareholders received one newly allotted common share in CNH Industrial N.V. (having a nominal value of €0.01 each) for each ordinary share held in Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (having a nominal value of €1.57 each). In connection with the CNH Merger, CNH Global N.V. Shareholders received 3.828 newly allotted CNH Industrial N.V. common shares (having a nominal value of €0.01 each) for each common share held in CNH Global N.V. (having a nominal value of €2.25 each).

At closing, CNH Industrial N.V. issued 1,348,867,772 common shares which were allotted to Fiat Industrial S.p.A. and CNH Global N.V. Shareholders on the basis of the established exchange ratios described above. CNH Industrial N.V. also issued special voting shares (non-tradable) which were allotted to eligible Fiat Industrial S.p.A. and CNH Global

N.V. Shareholders who had elected to receive special voting shares. On the basis of the requests received, CNH Industrial issued a total of 474,474,276 special voting shares. On September 30, CNH Industrial N.V. common shares began trading on the NYSE and the MTA.