World News: 13:30 GMT Tuesday 14th January 2020. [XBiotech Inc. via Globe Newswire via SPi World News]
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XBiotech Inc. (NASDAQ: XBIT) (“XBiotech”) announced today that it commenced a “modified Dutch auction” tender offer to purchase up to $420,000,000 of its common shares, or such lesser number of common shares as are properly tendered and not properly withdrawn, at a price not less than $30.00 nor greater than $33.00 per common share, to the seller in cash, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest (the “Offer”). The Offer is made upon the terms and subject to the conditions described in the offer to purchase and in the related letter of transmittal. The closing price of XBiotech’s common shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on January 13, 2020, the last full trading day before the commencement of the Offer, was $18.62 per share. The Offer is scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on February 12, 2020, unless the Offer is extended.
XBiotech believes that the Offer represents an efficient mechanism to provide XBiotech’s stockholders with the opportunity to tender all or a portion of their stock and thereby receive a return of some or all of their investment in XBiotech if they so elect. The Offer provides stockholders with an opportunity to obtain liquidity with respect to all or a portion of their stock without the potential disruption to XBiotech’s stock price.
The Offer is not contingent upon obtaining any financing. However, the Offer is subject to a number of other terms and conditions, which are described in detail in the offer to purchase. Specific instructions and a complete explanation of the terms and conditions of the Offer will be contained in the offer to purchase, the letter of transmittal and the related materials, which will be mailed to stockholders of record shortly after commencement of the Offer.
None of XBiotech, the members of its Board of Directors (including the Independent Committee who authorized the Offer), the information agent or the depositary makes any recommendation as to whether any stockholder should participate or refrain from participating in the Offer or as to the price or prices at which stockholders may choose to tender their shares in the Offer.
D.F. King & Co., Inc. will serve as information agent for the Offer. Stockholders with questions, or who would like to receive additional copies of the Offer documents may call D.F. King at (212) 269-5550 (banks and brokers) or (866) 856-3065 (all others).
Globe Newswire: 13:30 GMT Tuesday 14th January 2020
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