In sixth graph, first sentence of release, date should be June 6, 2012 (sted June 6, 2011). The corrected release reads: GTSI TO BE ACQUIRED BY UNICOM SYSTEMS THROUGH CASH TENDER OFFER Stockholders to Receive $7.75 Per Share in Cash; Transaction Valued at $ 76.67 Million GTSI Postpones Annual Meeting of Stockholders GTSI ® Corp. (NASDAQ: GTSI), a systems integration, solutions and services provider to government, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired through a cash tender offer at $7.75 per share by an affiliate of UNICOM ® Systems, Inc. (“UNICOM”), a global information technology company and part of the UNICOM ® group of companies, in a transaction with an expected total value of approximately $76.67 million. Under the terms of the agreement, which was unanimously approved by a special committee of independent GTSI directors and GTSI's full Board of Directors, the tender offer is not subject to any financing contingencies. The per share purchase price of the tender offer represents a premium of approximately 47.9% over GTSI’s closing stock price as of May 5, 2012 and approximately 65.6% over its one-year average closing stock price. “The announcement of this offer represents an attractive opportunity to deliver premium value and liquidity to GTSI’s shareholders. I am excited about the potential for future growth with a strategic partner of UNICOM’s stature and global reach. There is an excellent opportunity to realize short- and long-term benefits for our customers, employees and OEM partners.” said Sterling Phillips, GTSI’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Corry Hong, UNICOM’s founder and Chief Executive Officer stated, “Over the past 30 years, UNICOM has built a global reputation for excellence in serving information technology buyers in government and Fortune 1000 enterprises. The acquisition of GTSI represents the next step in expanding UNICOM’s ability to deliver world-class IT products and services to enterprise customers.”
Shares of GTSI Corporation (Nasdaq:GTSI) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $7.72 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, 47.3% above Friday's closing price of $5.24. Volume is at 86,253, 5.9 times the daily average of 14,600.