appraisal right

Appraisal Right

In mergers and acquisitions, the right of shareholders who object to being acquired to demand a fair price for their shares, as determined by a court. In theory, this guarantees that shareholders are adequately compensated for being overridden on the merger or acquisition. These shareholders may elect to have their shares purchased by the acquiring corporation at the price set by the court. In the United States, most states grant appraisal rights in their regulatory statutes.

appraisal right

The right of minority shareholders to obtain an independent valuation of their shares to determine a fair value in a two-tier tender offer. See also fair price amendment.
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NYSE:SHAW) ("Shaw" or the "Company"), the Settlement offers unprecedented relief in the form of a class-wide, opt-in appraisal right for all Shaw shareholders who vote against the proposed merger between Shaw and Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.
The shareholder with shares at CBLC (Brazilian Closing and Trustee Company), and who wants to exercise this right should contact its chosen securities trader informing of its intention to exercise the appraisal right through a specific form to be provided by CBLC.
Following completion of the tender offer, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, ATS intends to consummate a second-step merger where all remaining EPL stockholders will receive the same cash price paid in the tender offer, subject to any available appraisal rights under Delaware law.
In the merger, each share of Woodhead's outstanding common stock was cancelled and (except for shares held by Molex, its subsidiaries or stockholders properly exercising statutory appraisal rights under Delaware law) converted into the right to receive $19.
Detailed instructions will be mailed to former Sybron stockholders who did not tender their shares into the offer outlining the steps to be taken to obtain the merger consideration or exercise appraisal rights under Delaware law.
In the settlement, North Fork will agree to establish a settlement fund in an aggregate amount of $20 million, out of which the plaintiffs' attorneys fees will be paid, with the remaining balance of the settlement fund to be allocated among North Fork stockholders who are members of the class as of the completion of the merger (other than those stockholders who perfect appraisal rights or opt out of the settlement).
In the merger, each share of Woodhead's outstanding common stock will be cancelled and (except for shares held by Molex, its subsidiaries or stockholders properly exercising statutory appraisal rights under Delaware law) will be converted into the right to receive $19.
8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MK Resources Company (BULLETIN BOARD: MKRR) today announced that its board of directors has declared a dividend of deferred valuation rights and approved supplemental contractual appraisal rights in connection with its proposed merger with a subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation ("Leucadia").
announced today that in response to interest from MONY shareholders, it has established a web site to provide information regarding the exercise of Delaware shareholder appraisal rights.
As a result of the merger, which became effective today, each outstanding share of Esenjay common stock not tendered in connection with the tender offer, other than shares owned by Santos, Esenjay and their subsidiaries or shares as to which the holder validly exercises appraisal rights under Delaware law, was canceled and converted into the right to receive $2.
50 in cash without interest (other than shares of iPayment's common stock held by Holdings or any of its subsidiaries immediately prior to the effective time of the merger, shares of iPayment's common stock held by iPayment or any of its subsidiaries or shares held by iPayment's stockholders who have perfected their appraisal rights under Delaware law, if any).

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