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Exchange offer

An offer by a firm to give one security, such as a bond or preferred stock, in exchange for another security, such as shares of common stock.

Exchange Offer

An offer by a company to trade stocks or bonds for other stocks or bonds. For example, a firm may redeem bonds with other bonds of equivalent value. This often occurs when the firm has poor cash flow. Likewise, a company may redeem stocks in itself for other stocks, either in the same or another firm. An exchange offer of stocks is common following a merger or acquisition.

exchange offer

An offer by a firm to exchange its own securities for those of another firm or for a different series of the same firm's securities. For example, a firm may offer a new bond issue in exchange for an older series currently outstanding. Depending on the type of securities included in the offer, the security holder may be taxed for the exchange.
Case Study In April 2001 AT&T offered its stockholders shares in AT&T Wireless Group in exchange for shares of AT&T Corp. The exchange offer was intended to split off AT&T Wireless from the parent company as part of the firm's planned restructuring into three separate and independent corporations. At the time of the offer, AT&T owned approximately 70% of AT&T Wireless that traded on the New York Stock Exchange as a tracking stock. Japan's Nippon Telegraph & Telephone had earlier paid nearly $10 billion for 16% of AT&T Wireless. According to terms of the exchange offer, AT&T would issue 1.176 shares of AT&T Wireless Group for each share of AT&T stock. The exchange ratio represented a 6.5% premium compared to AT&T's common stock, which was then trading for $22 per share. AT&T announced it would accept up to 427.7 million shares of its common stock in the exchange, which would be conducted on a pro rata basis in the event AT&T stockholders tendered more than 427.7 million shares.
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Trans-Lux Corporation (AMEX:TLX), a leading supplier of programmable electronic information displays and owner/operator of cinemas, announced it commenced its Exchange Offer today, pursuant to which Trans-Lux Corporation (the "Company") is offering to exchange (the "Exchange Offer") 133 shares of its Common Stock for each $1,000 principal amount of its 8i% Limited Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012 (the "Notes").
The exchange offer will remain open until March 12, 2007, unless extended or earlier terminated by the Company.
The terms of the exchange offer would provide for the issuance by the Company of 7.
Prior to this extension, the exchange offer was scheduled to expire at 5:00 P.
com Incorporated (Nasdaq: PCLN) announced that it has commenced an exchange offer for all of its outstanding 1.
E[acute accent]CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES EXCHANGE OFFER FOR UP TO $450 MILLION PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 5.
NYSE:PMI) announced today that it has commenced an exchange offer relating to its currently outstanding 2.
NYSE:PMI) announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed exchange offer relating to its currently outstanding 2.
First Horizon Pharmaceutical Corporation (Nasdaq:FHRX), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it is extending its exchange offer in which it is offering to exchange New 1.
HOUSTON -- Ensource Energy Income Fund LP today announced that it has extended its exchange offer for all the outstanding depositary units of the Eastern American Natural Gas Trust (NYSE:NGT).
New York City time, on Friday, March 17, 2006, unless further extended, the expiration of its exchange offer (the "Exchange Offer") to exchange up to $125.