SAN DIEGO, May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholder rights law firm Johnson Fistel, LLP has launched an investigation into whether the board members of MTGE Investment Corp. ("MTGE") (NASDAQ: MTGE) breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the proposed sale of the Company to Annaly Capital Management, Inc. ("Annaly") (NYSE: NLY). MTGE operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States.
On May 2, 2018, it was announced that MTGE had signed a definitive merger agreement with Annaly. Under the deal, Annaly will acquire all outstanding shares of MTGE common stock. For each share of MTGE common stock, MTGE shareholders will have the option to take $9.82 in cash and 0.9519 shares of Annaly common stock, $19.65 in cash, or 1.9037 shares of Annaly common stock.
The investigation concerns whether the MTGE board failed to satisfy its duties to the Company shareholders, including whether the board adequately pursued alternatives to the merger and whether the board obtained the best price possible for MTGE shareholders. Nationally recognized Johnson Fistel is investigating whether the proposed deal represents adequate consideration, especially given one Wall Street analyst has a $21.00 price target on the stock.
If you are a shareholder of MTGE and believe the proposed sale price is too low or you're interested in learning more about the investigation or your legal rights and remedies, please contact lead analyst Jim Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 619-814-4471. If emailing, please include a phone number.
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