Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of West Coast Bancorp (“West Coast” or the “Company”) (NasdaqGS: WCBO) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Columbia Banking Systems, Inc. (NasdaqGS: COLB).
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Under the terms of the transaction, West Coast shareholders may elect to receive either Columbia stock, cash, or a combination of cash and stock. Based on recent closing prices, West Coast shareholders would receive approximately $23.10 per share. The transaction has a total approximate value of $506 million. The investigation concerns whether the West Coast Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to West Coast stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before entering into this transaction and whether Columbia Banking Systems, Inc. is underpaying for West Coast shares, thus unlawfully harming West Coast stockholders. In particular, at least one analyst set a price target for West Coast stock at $24.00 per share.
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