Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of Central Bancorp Inc. (“Central Bancorp” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CEBK) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Independent Bank Corp. (“Independent”) (Nasdaq: INDB). Under the terms of the agreement, 60% of outstanding Central Bancorp shares will be exchanged for shares of Independent at an exchange ratio subject to limited adjustment, and 40% of outstanding Central Bancorp shares will be purchased for $32.00 per share in cash. Based upon Independent’s $28.67 per share closing price on April 27, 2012 the transaction is valued at approximately $54.8 million.
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The investigation concerns whether the Central Bancorp Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to Central Bancorp stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before entering into this transaction and whether Independent is underpaying for Central Bancorp shares, thus unlawfully harming Central Bancorp stockholders.
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