The aggregate offering price of all securities that may be sold under the registration statement will not exceed $60 million. This shelf offering will give the Company flexibility to take advantage of acquisition opportunities that may arise in the future by accessing the capital markets on a timely and cost-effective basis. The specifics of any future offering, along with the prices and terms of any such securities offered by the Company, will be determined at the time of any such offering and will be described in detail in a prospectus supplement filed in connection with such offering. At this present time, the Company has no specific plans for an offering.
"Although we do not have any current plans to raise capital, we believe that the shelf registration statement will provide a benefit to the Company and our stockholders by enabling us to take advantage of favorable market conditions in capital raising transactions and to facilitate and expedite opportunistic acquisition and growth activities," said T. Heath Fountain, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "The dollar amounts set forth are the amounts that we currently anticipate will be adequate to meet our needs under this registration statement over the next two years. We may use less, and we may continue to issue other shares of common stock pursuant to available registration exemptions or other registration statements. Any draw-down under the registration statement will only be done with the advance approval of our Board of Directors."
The shelf registration statement relating to these securities will be filed with the SEC, but will not become effective until the SEC declares the statement so. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the shelf registration statement becomes effective. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offering of the securities covered by the shelf registration statement will only be by means of a prospectus and an accompanying prospectus supplement.