BEDFORD, Mass., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aware, Inc. (Nasdaq: AWRE), a leading supplier of broadband technology and biometrics software, today announced the final results of its modified Dutch Auction tender offer, which expired at 5 p.m., New York City time, on Friday, April 17, 2009.
In accordance with the terms and conditions of the tender offer, Aware has accepted for purchase 3,500,252 shares of its common stock (including the associated preferred share purchase rights) at a purchase price of $2.50 per share, for a total cost of $8,750,630 (excluding fees and expenses relating to the tender offer). The shares accepted for purchase represent approximately 15% of Aware's outstanding shares of common stock as of April 22, 2009.
Based on the final count by Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the depositary for the tender offer, a total of 3,500,252 shares of common stock (including shares tendered by notice of guaranteed delivery and the associated preferred share purchase rights) were properly tendered and not withdrawn at a price of $2.50 per share or less. Accordingly, there will be no proration of tenders received in the tender offer. The shares purchased in the tender offer include the 3,500,000 shares Aware offered to purchase and 252 shares that Aware elected to purchase pursuant to its right to purchase up to an additional 2% of the shares outstanding immediately prior to the commencement of the tender offer.
Payment of the shares accepted for purchase, and the return of all other shares tendered but not accepted for payment, will be made promptly by the depositary. As a result of the completion of the tender offer, immediately following payment for the tendered stock, Aware expects that approximately 19,780,952 shares of its common stock will be issued and outstanding.
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