RICHMOND, Va., May 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synalloy Corporation (Nasdaq: SYNL) announced today that the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors, acting on behalf of the Board of Directors, after deliberation and careful consultation with its independent financial and legal advisors, once again rejected an unsolicited offer by Privet Fund Management LLC (“Privet”) for a proposed transaction whereby Privet would purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Synalloy not already owned by Privet. Privet’s most recent offer was unchanged and simply reiterated its offer dated April 23, 2019. “The Board believes that Privet has two options at this point,” said Craig C. Bram, Synalloy’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Privet should either negotiate with the Executive Committee of the Board to determine an acceptable price, or tender for the shares and let the shareholders vote directly on the offer. This back and forth letter writing about an inadequate $20 per share offer is distracting and counter to our goal of building shareholder value,” said Bram.
In the interests of transparency to its stockholders, Synalloy will provide copies of its correspondence to date with Privet regarding this unsolicited offer in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Synalloy Corporation (Nasdaq: SYNL) is a growth oriented company that engages in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe and tube, galvanized pipe and tube, fiberglass and steel storage tanks, specialty chemicals and the master distribution of seamless carbon pipe and tube. For more information about Synalloy Corporation, please visit our website at www.synalloy.com.
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