Gleacher & Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLCH) today announced the final results of its modified “Dutch auction” tender offer to purchase up to 6 million shares of its common stock, which expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on November 22, 2011.
Gleacher has accepted for purchase 6,601,313 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $1.25 per share. Included within the shares accepted for purchase are 601,313 additional common shares that Gleacher elected to purchase pursuant to its option to increase the size of the offering by up to 2% of the outstanding shares of its common stock. The tender offer was not subject to proration. Payment for the shares accepted for purchase under the tender offer will be made promptly, and all shares tendered and not purchased will be returned promptly to stockholders.
Gleacher is purchasing the shares, which represent 5.17% of the shares outstanding prior to the consummation of the tender offer, at a total cost of $8,251,641.25, excluding fees and expenses relating to the tender offer. Gleacher expects to have 121,128,126 shares of its common stock outstanding immediately following consummation of the tender offer.
Gleacher is authorized to repurchase additional shares of its common stock from time to time pursuant to the stock repurchase program authorized by the Board of Directors of Gleacher. Gleacher’s stock repurchase program may be modified or terminated by Gleacher’s Board of Directors at any time. Pursuant to Rule 13e-4(f) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, no additional repurchases by Gleacher of shares of its common stock may be made prior to December 8, 2011.
The information agent for the tender offer is MacKenzie Partners, Inc.; the depositary is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC; and the dealer manager is Gleacher & Company Securities, Inc. For questions and information, please call the information agent toll free at (800) 322-2885.