NEW YORK, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) has completed the optional redemption of its 3 1/8% Convertible Notes due 2025. When the redemption was announced earlier in December, approximately $84.8 million in aggregate principal amount of the 3 1/8% Notes were outstanding. In lieu of cash redemption, holders of substantially all of those 3 1/8% Notes converted their holdings into approximately 2.4 million shares of WebMD common stock. The remaining $50 thousand principal amount of the 3 1/8% Notes were redeemed for 100.893% of the principal amount plus accrued interest. As a result, WebMD no longer has any of the 3 1/8% Notes outstanding. WebMD expects to take a non-cash pre-tax charge of approximately $7 million during the quarter ending December 31, 2010 related to the conversions and redemptions of the 3 1/8% Notes.
As of December 29, 2010, WebMD had approximately 59.9 million shares of its common stock outstanding, including the shares issued upon conversion of the 3 1/8% Notes and excluding approximately 1.1 million shares of unvested restricted stock.
WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and health-focused publications. More than 80 million unique visitors access the WebMD Health Network each month.
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