GRAPEVINE, Texas, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — United Development Funding IV (the “Trust”) (NASDAQ: UDF), announced today the preliminary results of its tender offer for the purchase of up to 1,707,317 common shares of beneficial interest of the Trust (the “Common Shares”), which expired at 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time, on July 2, 2014.
Based on the preliminary count by DST Systems, Inc., the paying agent and depositary for the tender offer, a total of 5,057,648 Common Shares were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn at the purchase price of $20.50 per share.
In accordance with the terms and conditions of the tender offer, and based on the preliminary count by the paying agent and depositary, the Trust will accept for purchase 1,707,317 Common Shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the expiration of the tender offer at a purchase price of $20.50 per share, for an aggregate cost of approximately $35,000,000, excluding fees and expenses relating to the tender offer. The 1,707,317 shares to be accepted for purchase in the tender offer represent approximately 5.28% of the Trust’s currently issued and outstanding Common Shares.
Due to the oversubscription of the tender offer, shareholders who properly tendered and did not properly withdraw their Common Shares in the tender offer will have approximately 28.64% of their shares purchased on a pro rata basis (other than “odd lot” holders, whose shares will be purchased on a priority basis).
The paying agent will promptly issue payment for the shares properly tendered and accepted for purchase in accordance with the terms and conditions of the tender offer. Shares tendered and not accepted for purchase will be returned promptly to shareholders.
Based on these preliminary results, the Trust anticipates that following settlement of the tender offer, it will have approximately 30,618,142 shares outstanding.
Investor questions concerning the tender offer may be directed to the information agent for the offer, American National Stock Transfer, LLC at (877) 373-2522.
This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell any shares of United Development Funding IV.
About United Development Funding IV
United Development Funding IV is a publicly traded Maryland real estate investment trust listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market. UDF IV was formed primarily to generate current interest income by investing in secured loans and producing profits from investments in residential real estate. Additional information about UDF IV can be found on its website at http://www.udfiv.com. UDF IV may disseminate important information regarding its operations, including financial information, through social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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