San Diego, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/01/2012 -- An investigation on behalf of investors in American Greetings Corporation (NYSE:AM) shares was announced concerning whether the offer by its Chief Executive Officer and its President and Chief Operating Officer to acquire American Greetings Corporation for $17.18 per NYSE:AM share and the takeover process are unfair to investors in NYSE:AM shares.
Investors who purchased shares of the American Greetings Corporation (NYSE:AM) prior to September 26, 2012, and currently hold any of those NYSE:AM shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail(at)shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.
The investigation by a law firm concerns whether certain officers and directors of American Greetings Corporation breached their fiduciary duties owed to NYSE:AM investors in connection with the proposed acquisition.
On September 26, 2012, Sep 26, 2012 American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) announced that its Board of Directors has received a non-binding proposal dated September 25, 2012 from Zev Weiss, its Chief Executive Officer, and Jeffrey Weiss, its President and Chief Operating Officer, on behalf of themselves and certain other members of the Weiss family and related parties to acquire all of the outstanding Class A and Class B common shares of American Greetings not currently owned by the them for $17.18 per share.
However, at least one analyst has set the target price for NYSE:AM shares at $30.00 per share. Furthermore, NYSE:AM shares traded as high as $24.60 per share last year, thus well above the current offer. Furthermore, American Greetings’ performance improved lately. For instance, it reported that its Total Revenue rose from over $1.59 billion for the 12 months period that ended on Feb. 28, 2011 to over $1.69 billion for the 12 months period that ended on Feb. 29, 2012.
Therefore the investigation a law firm concerns whether the proposed transaction is unfair to NYSE:AM stockholders.
Specifically, the investigation focuses on whether the American Greetings Corporation (NYSE:AM Board of Directors undertakes an adequate sales process, adequately shops the company before entering into the transaction, maximizes shareholder value by negotiating the best price, and acts in the shareholders' best interests in connection with the proposed sale.
Those who are current investors in American Greetings Corporation (NYSE:AM) and purchased their American Greetings Corporation shares prior to the announcement, have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.
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