TEL-AVIV, Israel. IncrediMail Ltd., an Internet company, announced today that it has sold $5.0 million of Auction Rate Securities (ARS) to Credit Suisse, which sold the securities to IncrediMail in July of 2007. IncrediMail will receive $5.0 million, (100% of par value) for the securities.
In the fourth quarter of 2007, as a result of the well-publicized illiquidity in the ARS market, IncrediMail was required to take a $4.9 million non-cash impairment charge. The repurchase of the ARS by Credit Suisse will result in a one-time gain, net of legal costs, totaling $4.8 million, or approximately $0.50 per share, which will be included in the Company’s results for the fourth quarter of 2008.
Commenting on the transaction, Yacov Kaufman, Chief Financial Officer of IncrediMail, stated, “The return of this investment enhances IncrediMail’s already strong balance sheet. The funds provide us with solid support during these turbulent times and will allow us to continue confidently in advancing our business model and the repurchase of shares under the previously authorized buy-back.”
As of June 30, 2008, before receiving these proceeds, IncrediMail reported cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $23.4 million, or $2.44 per share.
About IncrediMail Ltd.
IncrediMail Ltd. is an internet company that designs, markets and delivers high end personal desktop software. The company’s award winning e-mail client product, IncrediMail Premium, is sold in over 100 countries in 10 different languages. Other products include Magentic, a wallpaper and screensaver software for presenting digital personal photos, and HiYo, a graphic add-on to instant messaging software.
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