IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alsius Corporation (Nasdaq: ALUS), which designs, manufactures and sells advanced patient temperature management therapies, announced today that the company has launched offers to holders of all 16,541,000 outstanding, publicly traded warrants, the opportunity, for a limited time, to exercise the warrants on amended terms.
Alsius is modifying the terms of the warrants to allow holders to receive one share of common stock for every 5.5 warrants surrendered, without paying a cash exercise price. In addition, for each 5.5 warrants a holder tenders in the cashless exercise, the holder can exercise one additional warrant by paying a reduced cash exercise price of $3.25 for one share of common stock. Exercising warrants at the reduced cash price is not a requirement to participating in the cashless exercise.
The offer will commence on December 19, 2007, and continue for a period of 20 business days, expiring on January 18, 2008 at 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (the "Offer Period") unless extended, terminated or withdrawn. Existing warrants must be tendered prior to the expiration of the offer, and tenders of existing warrant may be withdrawn at anytime on or prior to the expiration of the offer. Withdrawn warrants will be returned to the holder in accordance with the terms of the offer. Upon termination of the offer, the original terms of the warrants will be reinstituted and the warrants will expire on August 16, 2009, unless earlier redeemed according to their original terms.
"The purpose of the offer is primarily to reduce the number of warrants
outstanding. The offer will also raise additional capital if holders take
advantage of the reduced cash exercise price," said Bi
|SOURCE Alsius Corporation|
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