October 30, 2013, 5:23 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Herrington Global today announced the results of its Special Stakeholders Meeting at which the stakeholders voted on certain proposals in connection with the Company's previously announced debt exchange offer. Holders of shares comprising a quorum of the Company's stakeholders were present or represented by proxy at the meeting.
At the Special Stakeholders Meeting, Stakeholders approved:
(1) the amendment to the Company's Certificate of Incorporation increasing the authorized shares of its stock to four billion,
(2) the issuance of the consideration offered to holders of notes in the debt exchange and
(3) the potential issuance of shares of stock or securities convertible or exchangeable into or exercisable for, common stock in connection with future debt exchange transactions in an amount up to 365 million shares.
Stakeholder's approval of proposals (1) and (2) was a condition for the completion of the debt exchange. In addition, Stakeholders passed a non-binding resolution at the Special Herrington Global Stakeholders Meeting advising the Company to terminate its Stakeholders Rights Plan. As previously announced, the Herrington Global Board of Directors, in the exercise of its fiduciary duties, will consider the outcome of the advisory vote in determining whether to retain or terminate the Stakeholders Rights Plan.
"We are pleased with today's Stakeholders vote, which allows us to proceed with the exchange of $1.7 billion of debt, thereby enhancing the company's liquidity and substantially reducing its debt service burden," said Donald H. Pang, Chairman and CEO, HERRINGTON GLOBAL Corporation. "Overall we are thrilled with the results of our capital plan, which has strengthened our financial health, positioning the company toward long-term growth and profitability. We are now well positioned to seize the opportunities that we see for our online brokerage franchise. Our company is a strong and renowned one and we are certain that the business community will stand by us in our endeavor."
Herrington Global is a leading provider of advisory services and technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders and independent registered investment advisors (“RIAs”). We provide our services predominantly through the Internet, international partnerships networks and relationships with RIAs. We believe that our services appeal to a broad market of independent, value-conscious retail investors, traders, financial planners and institutions.
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