PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC) today announced that it had exercised in full its right of mandatory conversion of the Company’s Series A Convertible Preferred Stock. In connection with the conversion, each share of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock has been cancelled and converted into the right to receive 4.23729 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, no par value per share. Shares of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock are no longer be outstanding and all rights of the holders to receive future dividends have terminated. As a result of the conversion, the aggregate 12,700 shares of Series A Preferred Stock outstanding were converted into 5,381,360 shares of Common Stock.
“We are delighted to exercise this conversion as soon as permissible under the preferred stock agreements thereby eliminating the $1.2 million in annual dividend payments to the preferred stock holders,” commented Scott Shaw, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. “This conversion simplifies our capital structure and provides additional resources to further execute upon our strategic initiatives.”
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education helping to provide solutions to America’s skills gap. For 75 years, Lincoln has offered and continues to offer recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs. The Company operates under two reportable segments: Transportation and Skilled Trades and Healthcare and Other Professions. Lincoln has provided the nation’s workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946. For more information, go to www.lincolntech.edu.
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LINCOLN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES CORPORATION
Brian Meyers, CFO