leawood, kan.-(business wire)-amc entertainment holdings, inc. (NYSE: AMC) (“AMC” or “the Company”), today announced that it has reached an agreement to raise $230.5 million in cash from the sale of stock to Mudrick Capital Management, L.P. in exchange for 8.5 million Class A common shares of AMC. capital rose at a price of approximately $27.12 per share. Cash proceeds from this stock sale will be used primarily to pursue value-creating acquisitions in additional theater leases, as well as investments to enhance the consumer appeal of AMC’s existing theaters. Furthermore, with these funds in hand, AMC intends to continue exploring deleveraging opportunities.
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Commenting on the transaction, AMC CEO and President Adam Aron said: “Given our scale, experience and commitment to innovation and excellence, AMC is presented with very attractive theater acquisition opportunities. We are in talks, for example, with a number of great theater owners who previously operated Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres. With this agreement with Mudrick Capital, we have raised funds that will allow us to be aggressive in pursuing the most valuable theater assets, as well as make other strategic investments in our business and pursue deleveraging opportunities.”
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aron added, “since amc is raising hundreds of millions of dollars, this is an extremely positive result for our shareholders. was achieved through the issuance of just 8.5 million shares, representing less than 1.7% of our issued share capital and only a small portion of our typical daily trading volume. This transaction underscores the real value of having some authorized share capital available so that we can opportunistically capitalize on shareholder value creation possibilities as they arise.”
Aron concluded, “With our increased liquidity, an increasingly vaccinated population, and the impending release of new blockbuster movie titles, it’s time for amc to go back on the offensive.”
about amc entertainment holdings, inc.
AMC is the largest motion picture exhibition company in the United States, the largest in Europe, and the largest in the world with approximately 950 theaters and 10,500 screens worldwide. amc has driven innovation in the exhibition industry by: implementing its signature power reclining seats; offer enhanced food and beverage options; generate greater guest engagement through its loyalty and subscription programs, website and mobile applications; offering premium large-format experiences; and play a wide variety of content, including the latest Hollywood releases and independent programming. For more information, visit www.amctheatres.com.
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This Communication may be considered solicitation material with respect to the Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (“amc” or the “company”). this communication does not constitute a request for any vote or approval. in connection with the annual meeting, the company plans to file with the securities and exchange commission (the “sec”) and mail or provide to its shareholders a proxy statement regarding the business to be conducted at the meeting annual. The company may also file other documents with the SEC regarding the business to be conducted at the annual meeting. this document is not a substitute for the proxy statement or any other document that may be filed by the company with sec.
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The Company and its directors, executive officers and certain employees and other persons may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s shareholders in connection with the business to be conducted at the annual meeting. Security holders can obtain information about the names, affiliations and interests of the directors and executive officers of the company in the company’s annual report on form 10-k for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which is filed with the SEC on March 12, 2021 (the “2021 10-k form”). To the extent that the Company’s directors and executive officers’ holdings of Company securities have changed from the amounts set forth on the Company’s 2021 Form 10-k, such changes have been or will be reflected in declarations of change of ownership in form 4 filed with the sec.
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