The offer by the parent company of Freightliner was announced Monday and will expire at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. As of Aug. 25, the number of shares of Detroit Diesel common stock that had been tendered was 17,755,953, which, together with DaimlerChrysler's current ownership, amounts to 98% of the outstanding stock.
The company announced July 20 that it would buy the engine maker.
DaimlerChrysler expects to file its pre-merger notification in the U.S. this week. The company filed for notification in Europe last week, and expects acceptance by the end of this week.