CHICAGO, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts announced today that its 3.50 percent Convertible Senior Debentures due 2024 (the "Debentures") are now convertible at the option of the holders of the Debentures and will remain convertible during the fiscal quarter ending August 31, 2009. Any determinations regarding the convertibility of the Debentures during future periods will be made in accordance with the terms of the indenture under which the Debentures were issued (the "Indenture").
The Debentures became convertible because the last reported sale price of Allscripts common stock for at least 20 consecutive trading days within the 30-trading-day period ending on May 29, 2009 was greater than 130 percent of the conversion price in effect on May 29, 2009. As a result, during the conversion period, holders of the Debentures may convert the Debentures into shares of common stock, subject to the terms of the Indenture. Pursuant to the terms of the Indenture, the Debentures are convertible at the conversion rate of 124.3781 shares per $1,000 principal amount of each Debenture. Allscripts has the right to satisfy the conversion with cash in lieu of shares of common stock in accordance with the terms of the Indenture.
Additionally, Allscripts announced today that, pursuant to the terms of the Indenture, holders of Debentures have the right to require Allscripts to repurchase their Debentures (the "Repurchase Right") for cash in an amount equal to 100 percent of the principal amount of the Debentures ($1,000 per each $1,000 principal amount outstanding) plus accrued and unpaid interest and Liquidated Damages (as defined in the Indenture) to, but excluding, July 15, 2009. The Repurchase Right is subject to the terms and conditions described in the Notice of Right to Require Repurchase sent to Debenture holders and the Indenture. The Repurchase Right will expire at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on July 15, 2009.
In order to surrender Debentures for purchase, a purchase notice must be delivered to Wilmington Trust FSB, as successor trustee and paying agent to LaSalle Bank N.A., or through The Depository Trust Company by 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on July 15, 2009. Holders may withdraw any Debentures previously surrendered for purchase at any time prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on July 15, 2009 by delivering a notice of withdrawal to the paying agent at the address listed in the Notice of Right to Require Repurchase or through the Depository Trust Company. Debenture holders are urged to consult their tax advisor regarding the tax consequences of the foregoing.
Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and nearly 7,000 post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health of their patients and their bottom line. The company's award-winning solutions include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cycle management, practice management, document management, medication services, hospital care management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com.
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