Whitehall Jewellers' Newcastle Partners files on Form 14-A
30 Nov '05
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Nation's specialty jewelry headquarter Whitehall Jewellers Inc's Newcastle Partners, L.P. ("Newcastle") filed a Form 14-A which indicates that Newcastle intends to launch a cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Whitehall for $1.20 per share.
The Company's Board notes that the proposed tender offer will be subject to a number of conditions including either the refinancing of the $140 million senior credit facility or the consent to the tender offer and notes by the senior lenders.
Whitehall Jewellers Inc is a national specialty retailer of fine jewelry, operating 389 stores in 38 states. The Company operates stores in regional and super regional shopping malls under the names Whitehall Co. Jewellers, Lundstrom Jewelers and Marks Bros. Jewelers. The Company has previously disclosed that it intends to close 77 unprofitable stores in the near term.