HONOLULU, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE: CPF; the "Company"), parent company of Central Pacific Bank (CPB), announced that the registration statement registering shares issued to certain investors in its private placement was declared effective today by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The registration statement covers the offer and sale by certain selling shareholders of up to 18,487,715 shares of common stock, no par value per share, which includes 79,288 shares underlying a warrant issued to the United States Department of the Treasury (the "Treasury"). The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of common shares by any selling shareholder.
As part of the Company's recapitalization plan, 32.5 million shares were sold to private investors in a private placement completed on February 18, 2011, at a price of $10 per share, and approximately 5.6 million shares were issued to the Treasury in exchange for the TARP preferred stock and accrued dividends. The approximately 18.5 million shares were registered with the SEC as required by agreements the Company entered into with the private investors and the Treasury, and those shares may now be resold pursuant to the registration statement.
More information is provided on the Form S-1 registration statement currently posted on the Company's website www.centralpacificbank.com in the Investor Relations section.
About Central Pacific Financial Corp.
Central Pacific Financial Corp. is a Hawaii-based bank holding company with $3.9 billion in assets. Central Pacific Bank, its primary subsidiary, operates 34 branches, over 120 ATMs, and a residential mortgage subsidiary in the state of Hawaii. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at http://www.centralpacificbank.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction or state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction or state.
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SOURCE Central Pacific Financial Corp.