Shareholders Foundation, Inc.

The Acquisition of FairPoint Communications Inc (NASDAQ:FRP) Is Under Investigation for Investors

An investigation on behalf of investors of FairPoint Communications Inc (NASDAQ:FRP) in connection with the proposed takeover was announced and NASDAQ:FRP stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation.


San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/12/2016 -- The acquisition of FairPoint Communications Inc is under investigation over potential wrongdoing. The investigation was announced for investors, who currently hold NASDAQ:FRP shares, concerning whether the takeover of FairPoint Communications Inc by Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc is unfair.

Investors who purchased shares of FairPoint Communications Inc (NASDAQ:FRP) and currently hold any of those NASDAQ:FRP shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at or call 858-779-1554.

The investigation by a law firm concerns whether certain directors of FairPoint Communications Inc breached their fiduciary duties owed to NASDAQ:FRP investors in connection with the proposed acquisition.

On December 05, 2016, Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire FairPoint Communications Inc (NASDAQ:FRP) in an all-stock merger transaction valued at approximately $1.5 billion, including debt. Under the terms of the agreement, FairPoint Communications Inc (NASDAQ:FRP) shareholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 0.7300 shares of Consolidated Communications common stock for each share of FairPoint common stock. Based on a closing price of $28.38 per NASDAQ:CNSL shares investors in NASDAQ:FRP shares will receive a value of approximately $20.71 per share.

However, the investigation concerns whether the offer is unfair to NASDAQ:FRP stockholders. More specifically, the investigation concerns whether the FairPoint Communications 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.

Shares of FairPoint Communications Inc (NASDAQ:FRP) closed on December 9, 2016 at $19.05 per share.

Those who are current investors in FairPoint Communications Inc shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

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