An investigation for investors in NYSE:WR shares was announced concerning whether the takeover of Topeka, KS based Westar Energy Inc by Great Plains Energy Incorporated is unfair to NYSE:WR stockholders.
Investors who purchased shares of Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR) and currently hold any of those NYSE:WR shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at email@example.com or call +1(858) 779 – 1554.
The investigation by a law firm concerns whether certain officers and directors of Westar Energy Inc breached their fiduciary duties owed to NYSE:WR investors in connection with the proposed acquisition.
On May 31, 2016, Great Plains Energy Incorporated, the parent company of KCP&L, andWestar Energy, Inc announced an agreement forGreat Plains Energy to acquire Westar in a combined cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $12.2 billion, including total equity value of approximately $8.6 billion. Under the terms of the agreement Westar shareholders will receive $60.00 per share of total consideration for each share of Westar common stock, consisting of $51.00 in cash and $9.00 in Great Plains Energy common stock.
However, the investigation concerns whether the offer is unfair to Westar Energy stockholders. More specifically, the investigation concerns whether the NYSE:WR Board of Directors undertook an adequate sales process, adequately shopped the company before entering into the transaction, maximized shareholder value by negotiating the best price, and acted in the shareholders’ best interests in connection with the proposed sale.
On June 15, 2016, NYSE:WR shares closed at $56.05 per share.
Those who are current investors in NYSE:WR shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.
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