(NYSE: FXCM) today announced that it has filed a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The registration statement is intended to provide the Company with flexibility to access the public capital markets in order to respond to business opportunities. Although the registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC, it has not yet become effective.
At the present time, FXCM has no specific plans to issue securities under the registration statement. If and when the registration statement is declared effective by the SEC, FXCM will be able to offer and sell, from time to time, up to $125 million of securities such as its Class A common stock, preferred stock, senior, subordinated or convertible debt securities, depositary shares, purchase contracts, warrants and units, or any combination thereof.
Following the effectiveness of the shelf registration statement, FXCM may periodically offer one or more of the registered securities in amounts, at prices, and on terms to be announced when, and if, the securities are offered. The terms of any securities offered under the registration statement, and the intended use of the net proceeds resulting therefrom, will be established at the times of the offerings and will be described in prospectus supplements filed with the SEC at the times of the offerings.
"The purpose of this shelf registration statement is to provide us with optimal flexibility to fund general corporate activities, which could include the financing of acquisitions and investments," commented Drew Niv, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FXCM.
These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.