Great American Announces Exchange Offer for its Outstanding Warrants; Warrants Not Exchanged to be Redeemed
Great American Announces Exchange Offer for its Outstanding Warrants; Warrants Not Exchanged to be RedeemedWOODLAND HILLS, CA (October 2, 2009) – Great American Group, Inc. (OTCBB: GAMR) (“Great American” or the “Company”) announced today the commencement of an exchange offer (the “Exchange Offer”) for all of its outstanding warrants to purchase shares of its common stock with an exercise price of $7.50 per share (CUSIP No. 38984G 112) (the “Warrants”). Subject to the terms and conditions of the Exchange Offer, including the satisfaction of the Minimum Tender Condition (defined below), Warrants that are validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Exchange Offer will be exchanged for warrants to purchase shares of Great American common stock with an exercise price of $11.00 per share which expire on November 15, 2012 (the “New Warrants”). The Company expects that the New Warrants will be quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board.
Great American also announced today that all Warrants not properly tendered and accepted in the Exchange Offer will be redeemed for $0.50 each (the “Redemption Consideration”) on October 29, 2009 (the “Warrant Redemption”) pursuant to the terms of the agreement governing the warrants, as amended. After October 29, 2009, the Warrants will represent only the right to receive the Redemption Consideration. Holders of Warrants that are validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date will not be entitled to the Redemption Consideration unless the Minimum Tender Condition is not met and the Exchange Offer is not consummated. The Exchange Offer will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on October 30, 2009, unless extended (such time and date, as it may be extended, the “Expiration Date”). One of the conditions to the Company’s obligation to consummate the Exchange Offer is that a minimum of 23,012,500 Warrants, or 50% of the outstanding Warrants, must be validly tendered for exchange and not validly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date (the “Minimum Tender Condition”). Warrants tendered in the Exchange Offer may be withdrawn at any time prior to the Expiration Date, but may not be withdrawn after such time. The New Warrants will be issued promptly after the Expiration Date.
The prospectus dated October 2, 2009 (the “Prospectus”) and other documents relating to the Exchange Offer will be distributed to holders of Warrants. Holders of Warrants who desire copies of the Prospectus and other documents relating to the Exchange Offer should contact the Information Agent for the Exchange Offer, Morrow & Co., LLC, at (800) 607-0088 (for warrantholders) or (800) 662-5200 (for banks and brokerages).
This news release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the Warrants nor an offer to sell the New Warrants. The Exchange Offer is made only by, and pursuant to the terms set forth in, the Prospectus, and the information in this news release is qualified by reference to the Prospectus and the accompanying Letter of Transmittal. Subject to applicable law, Great American may amend, extend or terminate the Exchange Offer. Persons with questions regarding the Exchange Offer should contact the Information Agent, Morrow & Co., LLC, at (800) 607-0088 (for warrantholders) or (800) 662-5200 (for banks and brokerages).
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Great American is a leading provider of asset disposition solutions and valuation and appraisal services to a wide range of retail, wholesale and industrial clients, as well as lenders, capital providers, private equity investors and professional service firms.
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