Accuride board authorizes limited duration shareholder rights plan
The Accuride Board announced that, in order to ensure the full and fair opportunity for all shareholders to make an informed decision with respect to the Transaction, and to mitigate the risk that a shareholder or group of shareholders accumulates an ownership position that now or in the future results in a transfer of actual or de facto control without paying an appropriate control premium, the Accuride Board has authorized a limited duration shareholder rights plan. The Rights Plan is scheduled to expire upon the earlier of March 31, 2017 and immediately prior to the completion of the Transaction. Under the terms of the Rights Plan, one preferred stock purchase right will be distributed for each share of common stock held by shareholders of record on October 21, 2016. Subject to certain exceptions, the rights will be exercisable if a person or group acquires 20% or more of the Company's common stock or announces a tender offer for 20% or more of the common stock. Under certain circumstances, each right will entitle shareholders to buy one one-hundredth of a share of Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock of the Company at an exercise price of $7.75. The Company's Board of Directors will be entitled to redeem the rights at $0.01 per right at any time before a person or group has acquired 20% or more of the outstanding common stock. The Rights Plan also includes a qualifying offer provision, which allows shareholders to demand a special meeting to consider redemption of the rights plan in response to a qualifying offer. The rights will expire on the earlier to occur of March 31, 2017 or immediately prior to the completion of the Transaction, unless earlier redeemed, exchanged or terminated by the Company.