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Icahn's Tender for Commercial Metals Company Expires and Nominees in Proxy Contest Withdrawn

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Icahn's Tender for Commercial Metals Company Expires and Nominees in Proxy Contest Withdrawn08:14 EST Wednesday, January 11, 2012NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP ("Icahn") (a subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises LP (Nasdaq: IEP)) today announced that the tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) (the "Company") for $15.00 per share in cash expired at midnight, Tuesday, January 10, 2012.  Approximately 23% of the shares were tendered. No shares were purchased, and all shares previously tendered and not withdrawn will be promptly returned.   Mr. Icahn stated: "We did not receive 40.1% of the shares, and therefore, as previously disclosed, we will discontinue our proxy fight."Mr. Icahn further stated:  "Since we commenced our proxy fight and launched our tender offer, the Company has made a number of promises to shareholders, which shareholders appear to believe will be beneficial to the stock.  We respect the views of the shareholders and hopefully their decision not to tender will prove to be the right one."      About Icahn Enterprises L.P.Icahn Enterprises L.P. (Nasdaq: IEP), a master limited partnership, is a diversified holding company engaged in eight primary business segments: Investment, Automotive, Gaming, Railcar, Food Packaging, Metals, Real Estate and Home Fashion.Notice to InvestorsSECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES BY Carl C. Icahn, JAMES UNGER, STEVE MONGILLO, GEORGE HEBARD, HIGH RIVER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, HOPPER INVESTMENTS LLC, BARBERRY CORP., ICAHN Partners LP, Icahn Partners Master Fund LP, Icahn Partners Master Fund II L.P., Icahn Partners Master Fund III L.P., Icahn Enterprises G.P. Inc., Icahn Enterprises Holdings L.P., IPH GP LLC, Icahn Capital L.P., Icahn Onshore LP, Icahn Offshore LP, Beckton Corp. AND CERTAIN OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES FROM THE STOCKHOLDERS OF COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY FOR USE AT ITS 2012 ANNUAL MEETING BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION, INCLUDING INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN SUCH PROXY SOLICITATION.  ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 22, 2011, A DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND A FORM OF PROXY WAS MAILED TO STOCKHOLDERS OF COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY AND WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE AT THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION'S WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.SEC.GOV.This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. The offer to buy shares of Commercial Metals Company (the "Company") common stock was made pursuant to an offer to purchase and related materials that IEP Metals Sub LLC, ("Offeror"),  an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP, as co-bidder, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on December 9, 2011. On December 9, 2011, the Offeror and co-bidder also filed a tender offer statement on Schedule TO with the SEC relating to the offer. The tender offer statement (including an offer to purchase, a related letter of transmittal and other offer documents) contain, and the solicitation/recommendation statement will contain, when available, important information that should be read carefully and considered before any decision is made with respect to the tender offer. The tender offer materials were sent free of charge to all stockholders of the Company on or about December 9, 2011.All of these materials (and all other materials filed by the Offeror or the Company with the SEC) are available at no charge from the SEC through its website at  Investors and security holders may also obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by directing a request to D.F. King & Co., Inc. by mail to 48 Wall Street, 22nd Floor, New York, New York 10005, or by calling toll-free (800) 967-7921 or (212) 269-5550. SOURCE Icahn Enterprises Holdings LPFor further information: CONTACT: Susan Gordon, +1-212-702-4309