MISGAV, Israel, September 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Tefron Ltd. (OTC:TFRFF; TASE:TFRN), a leading producer of seamless intimate apparel and engineered-for-performance (EFPT) active wear, today announced that it intends to voluntarily terminate the registration of its ordinary shares under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") by filing a Form 15F with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").
Upon such filing, Tefron's obligation to file certain reports with the SEC, including an Annual Report on Form 20-F and reports on Form 6-K, will be immediately suspended. Tefron is eligible to deregister because its ordinary shares are held of record by fewer than 300 holders of record. Tefron will continue to list and trade its ordinary shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the symbol "TFRN".
Deregistration will result in termination of quotation of Tefron's ordinary shares on the OTC Bulletin Board. The Company intends to continue to publish certain financial and other information in English on its website.
Deregistration of the Company's ordinary shares was approved by Tefron's Company's Board of Directors after deliberation regarding the advantages and disadvantages of continuing the Company's SEC registration. Among the factors considered by the Board of Directors in deciding to voluntarily deregister the ordinary shares were the reduction of allocation of management resources otherwise required to comply with U.S. securities laws, the material cost reductions amounting to at least $250,000 per year resulting from deregistration, and the limited benefits currently accruing to Tefron from registration.
Tefron expects that the deregistration of its ordinary shares under the Exchange Act will become effective 90 days after the date the Form 15F is filed with the SEC. Although Tefron expects that its ordinary shares will be quoted on the Pink Sheets after its deregistration, there is no assurance that any brokerage firm will make a market in the ordinary shares to effectuate such quotation.
Tefron manufactures boutique-quality everyday seamless intimate apparel, active wear and swim wear sold throughout the world by such name-brand marketers as Victoria's Secret, Warnaco/Calvin Klein , Wal-Mart Stores Inc, The Gap, J. C. Penney, Patagonia, Reebok, TJMaxx, TMGTV, and El Corte Ingles, as well as other well known retailers and designer labels. The company's product line includes knitted briefs, bras, tank tops, boxers, leggings, crop, T-shirts, nightwear, bodysuits, swim wear, beach wear and active-wear.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the safe harbor provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, with respect to the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events.
Words such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "intend," "will," "plan," "could," "may," "project," "goal," "target," and similar expressions often identify forward-looking statements but are not the only way we identify these statements. Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release regarding our future performance, plans to increase revenues or margins and any statements regarding other future events or future prospects are forward-looking statements.
These forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to:
as well as certain other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Chief Financial Officer
SOURCE Tefron Ltd