Footstar begins trading on NYSE; New $1.6 Billion Footwear Company Resulting from Melville Spinoff.
MAHWAH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 14, 1996--Footstar, Inc., a new $1.6 billion company, today began trading on the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
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Footstar is composed of Meldisco, a leading operator of leased footwear departments in approximately 2,500 Kmart and other stores, and Footaction, a 444-unit mall-based, branded athletic footwear chain.
"Today marks the beginning of an exciting new stage in our history," said Mickey Robinson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Footstar. "Meldisco, our strong cash generating unit, and Footaction, our fast-growing branded athletic footwear and apparel chain, have enjoyed strong, successful records as part of Melville. Now, as an independent footwear company, these businesses will benefit from greater focus as we take advantage of new opportunities to increase sales and profits and build value for Footstar shareholders."
All of the common stock of Footstar is being distributed to Melville shareholders of record as of October 2, 1996 at a ratio of 0.2879 shares of Footstar common stock for every one share of Melville common stock held. The official distribution date was October 12, 1996, and certificates for Footstar shares will be mailed tomorrow. Immediately following the distribution, Footstar will have approximately 30.5 million common shares outstanding.
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