BOCA RATON, Fla., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE :IFT ) ("Imperial" or the "Company") announced today that it commenced its previously announced rights offering to issue up to 5,350,747 shares of common stock for a total of approximately $30.8 million.
Pursuant to the rights offering, Imperial distributed one non-transferable subscription right ("Right") for every four shares of common stock owned by shareholders of record at the close of business on May 26, 2015. No fractional rights were distributed and no fractional shares will be issued. Each Right entitles the holder to subscribe for one share of common stock at a price of $5.75 per share. The subscription period will terminate at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on June 15, 2015 (the expiration date), unless extended.
Rights holders who fully exercise their Rights will be entitled to subscribe for additional shares of common stock not purchased by other Rights holders through their basic subscription privilege, subject to proration. If the rights offering is oversubscribed, the Company may, at the discretion of its Board of Directors, issue up to an additional 1,337,686 shares to honor over-subscription requests.
The Company intends to use the proceeds of the rights offering to continue to pay the premiums on certain of its life insurance policies, to make selective investments in the life settlement asset class and for general corporate purposes, including working capital.
"We are very pleased with the support of our current shareholders and we look forward to the successful completion of the rights offering," commented Antony Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer of Imperial. The Company expects Antony Mitchell and the other members of its Board of Directors to participate in the rights offering. The Company has also been informed that Bulldog Investors, LLC, an affiliate of certain of its directors and its largest shareholder, intends to subscribe for $10,000,000 of shares (inclusive of its over-subscription privilege). Shareholders who wish to exercise their Rights (and their over-subscription privilege) but who wish to limit their share ownership below 10% of the Company's outstanding shares after the rights offering may elect to do so.
The Company began mailing subscription certificates evidencing the Rights today along with a copy of the prospectus for the rights offering to record date shareholders.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification of the securities under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. The rights offering is made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which is mailed to all eligible record date shareholders and can be accessed through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. A copy of the prospectus may be obtained from the information agent, D.F. King & Co., Inc., toll free at (877) 478-5045.
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