logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

ALJ Regional Stockholders Approve Sale Of KES Acquisition To Optima Specialty

ALJ Regional Holdings Inc. (ALJJ.PK) announced Friday that its stockholders approved sale of KES Acquisition Company, ALJ's majority-owned subsidiary, to Optima Specialty Steel, Inc. for $112.5 million in cash.

All of the shares voting at the special meeting of stockholders, which was held on December 21, 2012, voted in favor of the Merger, representing approximately 62% of ALJ's total outstanding shares of common stock as of the November 28, 2012 record date.

The approval of the stockholders of ALJ was one of the remaining conditions to the closing of the Merger. The Merger remains subject to other customary closing conditions as specified in the Merger Agreement, including Optima securing sufficient financing to complete the transaction.

ALJ's previously announced offer to purchase up to 30 million shares of its outstanding common stock under its modified "Dutch auction" tender offer remains open and is currently set to expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on January 17, 2013, unless further extended. The tender offer is conditioned upon completion of the Merger, which, in turn, is conditioned upon Optima securing sufficient financing.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Major League Baseball is talking expansion for the first time in a few decades. Owners stand to make a pretty penny from expansion fees and subsequent television rights. The possibility of a more balanced schedule is also enticing. Strong expansion candidates in the U.S. and Canada are ready... The New York Times is teaming up with Google again to give away Google Cardboard, the virtual reality headsets, but this time only to its "most loyal" digital subscribers. The company said that the digital-only subscribers selected for this distribution were chosen based on the duration of their subscriptions. Oil company Exxon Mobil Corp. on Friday reported a 63 percent fall in profit for the first quarter from last year, while Chevron Corp. reported a loss for the quarter, both on lower revenues. The results were impacted by the fall in crude oil prices and weaker refining margins. However, Exxon Mobil's earnings beat analysts' estimates, while Chevron's loss was wider than their expectations.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT