Shareholders Foundation, Inc.

River Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:RIVR) Shareholder Alert: Takeover Under Investigation over Potential Wrongdoing

An investigation for shareholders in River Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:RIVR) in connection with the proposed takeover was announced and NASDAQ:RIVR stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

 

San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/18/2015 -- An investigation for shareholders in shares of River Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:RIVR) was announced concerning the takeover of River Valley Bancorp by German American Bancorp, Inc.

On October 26, 2015, German American Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:GABC) and River Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:RIVR) announced that they have entered into an agreement to merge River Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:RIVR) into German American Bancorp, Inc

Investors who purchased shares of River Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:RIVR) and currently hold any of those NASDAQ:RIVR shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail@shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.

The investigation by a law firm concerns whether certain officers and directors of River Valley Bancorp breached their fiduciary duties owed to NASDAQ:RIVR investors in connection with the proposed acquisition.

Under terms of the definitive agreement, River Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:RIVR) common shareholders will receive 0.770 shares of German American Bancorp, Inc common stock for each share of River Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:RIVR) in a tax free exchange, plus a cash payment of $9.90 per River Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:RIVR) share. Based upon the $30.02 per share 20-day volume weighted average price of German American Bancorp's common shares ending on October 22, 2015 the transaction has a value of $33.00 per River Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:RIVR) common share.

However, the investigation concerns whether the offer is unfair to NASDAQ:RIVR stockholders. More specifically, the investigation concerns whether the River Valley Bancorp Board of Directors undertook an adequate sales process, adequately shopped the company before entering into the transaction, maximized shareholder value by negotiating the best price, and acted in the shareholders' best interests in connection with the proposed sale.

River Valley Bancorp reported that its Net Income increased from $1.77 million in 2011 to $4.79 million in 2014.

Those who are current investors in River Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:RIVR) shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Contact:
Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
Michael Daniels
3111 Camino Del Rio North - Suite 423
92108 San Diego
Phone: +1-(858)-779-1554
Fax: +1-(858)-605-5739
mail@shareholdersfoundation.com