FREDERIKSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands, March 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altisource Asset Management Corporation ("AAMC" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT:AAMC) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell 250,000 shares of its new Series A Convertible Preferred Stock (the "Series A Preferred Stock") to Luxor Capital Group, LP, a New York based investment manager, and other institutional investors for aggregate net proceeds of $250.0 million. The transaction is expected to close on or about March 18, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
The holders of shares of Series A Preferred Stock will not be entitled to receive dividends with respect to the Series A Preferred Stock. The shares of Series A Preferred Stock are convertible into shares of common stock of AAMC at a conversion price of $1,250 per share of common stock, subject to certain anti-dilution adjustments.
The Company intends to use the proceeds from this transaction to repurchase shares of its common stock and for other corporate purposes. Such stock repurchases may be made in the open market, block trades or privately-negotiated transactions. In connection with the foregoing, the Company's Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program that authorizes the Company to repurchase up to $300.0 million in shares of common stock.The Company is required to redeem all outstanding shares of the Series A Preferred Stock for cash on March 15, 2044. Prior to that date, the Company may, at its option, redeem all, but not less than all, of the Series A Preferred Stock for cash on March 15, 2020 or on each successive five year anniversary of March 15, 2020. Each holder of the Series A Preferred Stock will also have the right to require the Company to redeem on each of these early redemption dates all, but not less than all, of the Series A Preferred Stock held by such holder. In each case, the redemption price will equal $1,000 per share.