HONOLULU, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE: CPF, "Company"), parent company of Central Pacific Bank (CPB), announced today that its rights offering, which expired at 5:00 p.m., Eastern time, on May 6, 2011, is fully subscribed based on preliminary results. CPF expects to issue a total of 2.0 million shares of CPF common stock, which is the maximum number that can be issued in the offering, to subscribing rights holders following the completion of the over-subscription allocation procedure. Rights were exercised at $10 per share, the same price per share paid by investors in the Company's $325 million private placement transaction that closed on February 18, 2011. The total gross proceeds to the Company from the rights offering will be $20 million.
"The conclusion of the rights offering completes our recapitalization plan and we are pleased to have had this opportunity to allow our legacy shareholders and their transferees to purchase additional shares at the same price offered in our private placement," said John C. Dean, President and Chief Executive Officer of CPF and CPB. "We look forward to moving ahead with a solid capital foundation as we focus on expanding our core franchise and improving profitability."
About Central Pacific Financial Corp.
Central Pacific Financial Corp. is a Hawaii-based bank holding company with $4.0 billion in assets. Central Pacific Bank, its primary subsidiary, operates 34 branches, 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.
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