American Business Financial Services, Inc. Extends Investment Note Exchange Offer through July 31, 2004.PHILADELPHIA -- American Business Financial Services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on :ABFI) announced today that it has extended its exchange offer through July 31, 2004. The exchange offer was scheduled to end on June 30, 2004.
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ABFS Advance Benefit Funding Sources had offered to exchange up to $120 million of eligible investment notes in its Offer to Exchange, and because the offering is not fully subscribed Fully Subscribed
A situation in which an underwriting firm has successfully sold to investors all of its available issues of a public offering of securities. When the issue is fully subscribed, the underwriter's risk of being undersubscribed (being unable to sell its allotment of , the Company has extended the offer through July 31, 2004. The exchange offer as extended, gives eligible noteholders two options. The first option allows eligible noteholders to exchange the principal amount of their investment notes for equal amounts of:
--a senior collateralized note, with the same maturity date and an interest rate of 10 basis points (.10%) higher than their existing note; and
--shares of 10% Series A convertible preferred stock Convertible Preferred Stock
Preferred stock that includes an option for the holder to convert the preferred shares into a fixed number of common shares, usually anytime after a predetermined date. Also known as "convertible preferred shares". , with a liquidation value Liquidation value
Net amount that could be realized by selling the assets of a firm after paying the debt. equal to $1.00 per share (plus any unpaid dividends). The Series A convertible preferred stock will be convertible into shares of the Company's common stock commencing 24 months after the issuance date, at an exchange rate of 20% above the liquidation value, and at an exchange rate of 30% above the liquidation value commencing 36 months after the issuance date.
The second option allows eligible noteholders to exchange 100% of the investment notes principal amount for shares of 10% Series A convertible preferred stock.
The purpose of the exchange offer is to increase stockholders' equity Stockholders' Equity
The portion of the balance sheet that includes capital received from investors in exchange for stock (paid-in capital), donated capital, and retained earnings. This is equal to total assets minus liabilities, preferred stock and intangible assets. and to reduce the amount of outstanding debt, which will assist ABFS in enhancing its ability to implement its adjusted business model.
American Business Financial Services, Inc. is a diversified financial The diversified financial services segment includes a range of consumer and commercially-oriented companies offering a wide variety of products and services, including various lending products (such as home equity loans and credit cards), insurance, and securities and investment services organization operating mainly in the eastern and central portions of the United States. Recent expansion has positioned the Company to increase its operations in the western portion of the United States, especially California and Texas. Through its principal direct and indirect subsidiaries, the Company currently originates, sells and services home equity loans through a combination of channels, including a national processing center located at its centralized operating office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Company also processes and purchases home equity loans from other financial institutions through its Bank Alliance Services program.
For further information, contact Stephen M. Giroux, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, 215-940-4537, or Keith Bratz, VP--Corporate Communications, 215-940-4525.
Certain statements contained in this press release, which are not historical fact, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements under federal securities laws. There are many important factors that could cause American Business Financial Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries' actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, including interest rate risk, future residential real estate values, regulatory changes (legislative or otherwise) affecting the mortgage lending and real estate industries, regulatory investigations of lending practices, lending to credit-impaired borrowers, competition, demand for the Company's products, relationships with brokers, ability to obtain financing, loan prepayment rates, delinquency and default rates, access to securitization Securitization
The process of creating a financial instrument by combining other financial assets and then marketing them to investors.
Mortgage backed securities are a perfect example of securitization.
May also be spelled as "securitisation. markets, changes in factors influencing or interruptions in securitization and whole loan sale markets, ability to successfully implement changes in business strategy, amount of debt outstanding, restrictive covenants Restrictive covenants
Provisions that place constraints on the operations of borrowers, such as restrictions on working capital, fixed assets, future borrowing, and payment of dividends. in debt instruments and other risks identified in American Business Financial Services, Inc.'s Securities and Exchange Commission filings.