Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that it has commenced a secondary public offering of approximately 88,401,697 warrants to purchase the common stock of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (the "Company"). The offering is expected to price through a modified Dutch auction. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. is the sole book-running manager and Ramirez & Co., Inc., The Williams Capital Group, L.P. and Utendahl Capital Group, LLC are the co-managers for the offering.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., in its capacity as auction agent, has specified that the auction will commence at 8 a.m., Eastern Time, on December 10, 2009, and will close at 6:30 p.m., Eastern Time, on that same day (the "submission deadline"). During the auction period, potential bidders will be able to place bids at any price (in increments of $0.25) at or above the minimum bid price of $8.00 per warrant.
The auction procedures, and the strike price, expiration, and other terms of the warrants are described in the preliminary prospectus supplement.