WAYNE, Pa., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Westar Energy, Inc. ("Westar Energy" or the "Company") (NYSE: WR) concerning possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law related to the Company's efforts to sell the Company to Great Plains Energy Incorporated ("Great Plains") in a transaction valued at approximately $8.2 billion.
If you own shares of Westar Energy and would like to learn more about this class action or if you wish to discuss these matters and have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights, contact Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire toll-free at (877) 316-3218 or to sign up online, visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/wr. You may also email Mr. Maniskas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of Westar Energy will receive $60.00 per share of total consideration for each share of Westar Energy common stock, consisting of $51.00 in cash and $9.00 in Great Plains common stock, subject to a 7.5% collar based upon the Great Plains common stock price at the time of the transaction closing.
Our investigation concerns possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of Westar Energy or not acting in the Company's shareholders' best interests in connection with the sale process.
Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is a national shareholder litigation firm. Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is devoted to protecting the interests of individual and institutional investors in shareholder actions in state and federal courts nationwide. To learn more about the class action process, please visit: www.rmclasslaw.com.
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