1847 Issues Special Warrant Dividend on Common Shares
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 9, 2023 / 1847 Holdings LLC (“1847” or the “Company”) (NYSE American:EFSH), a unique holding company that combines the attractive attributes of owning private, lower-middle market businesses with the liquidity and transparency of a publicly traded company, announced today that its Board of Directors has formally issued the previously announced dividend in the form of warrants to purchase the Company’s common shares at $4.20 per common share. The warrants were issued on January 3, 2023 to shareholders of record on December 23, 2022. In connection with the issuance of the dividend, the Company has engaged VStock Transfer, LLC, the Company’s transfer agent, to act as the Company’s Warrant Agent to oversee the issuance of the dividend.
Each shareholder of the Company’s common shares will receive one warrant for every 10 common shares owned as of the record date (with the number of warrants rounded down to the nearest whole number). Each warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share at an exercise price of $4.20 per common share, subject to certain anti-dilution adjustments, and will expire on January 3, 2026. The warrants will generally be exercisable in whole or in part beginning on the later of January 3, 2024 or the date that a registration statement has been filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) with respect to the issuance of the common shares underlying the warrants. The warrants are being mailed out to each shareholder’s address on file with VStock Transfer, LLC this week and shareholders should expect to receive their warrants by the end of next week. If you are a shareholder and have not received your warrants by that time, please contact email@example.com.
Ellery W. Roberts, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Company, commented, “We believe 1847 is in the strongest position in our history, and remain confident in our prior guidance for 2023 of revenue in excess of $60 million, gross profit margin of approximately 40% and over $7 million of cash flow from operations. This guidance does not include our recently announced, planned acquisition of ICU Eyewear, which is expected to report $25.0 million in revenue and $2.0 million of adjusted EBITDA in 2022. We believe our strategy of organic growth, coupled with acquisitions of accretive and cash flow positive companies at attractive multiples, will continue to drive meaningful value for shareholders. Given the outlook for the business and upcoming milestones, we are delighted to deliver this warrant dividend to our loyal shareholders as a form of appreciation for your support.”
The Company expects to file its registration statement covering the resale of the common shares underlying the warrants in the first quarter of 2023. The warrants will be subject to redemption at the option of the Company at $0.001 per warrant upon not less than thirty days’ notice to the holders. The Company issued the warrants pursuant to a warrant agreement which will be attached as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K that will be filed today. A copy of the registration statement and related prospectus relating to the issuance of the common shares underlying the warrants may be obtained for free, when available, on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. The resale of the warrants themselves will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the warrants will be subject to restrictions on resale and transfer. Upon issuance, the warrants will not have an active trading market and no trading market in the warrants is expected to develop.
About 1847 Holdings LLC
1847 Holdings LLC (NYSE American:EFSH), a publicly traded diversified acquisition holding company, was founded by Ellery W. Roberts, a former partner of Parallel Investment Partners, Saunders Karp & Megrue, and Principal of Lazard Freres Strategic Realty Investors. 1847 Holdings’ investment thesis is that capital market inefficiencies have left the founders and/or stakeholders of many small business enterprises or lower-middle market businesses with limited exit options despite the intrinsic value of their business. Given this dynamic, 1847 Holdings can consistently acquire businesses it views as “solid” for reasonable multiples of cash flow and then deploy resources to strengthen the infrastructure and systems of those businesses in order to improve operations. These improvements may lead to a sale or IPO of an operating subsidiary at higher valuations than the purchase price and/or alternatively, an operating subsidiary may be held in perpetuity and contribute to 1847 Holdings’ ability to pay regular and special dividends to shareholders. For more information, visit www.1847holdings.com.
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