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NASDAQ:ESND Investor Notice: Lawsuit Filed in Effort to Halt the Takeover of Essendant Inc

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 11:30 AM CDT, Mon, October 08,2018

A lawsuit was filed for investors in shares of Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) in connection with the proposed takeover and NASDAQ: ESND stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/08/2018 -- The Shareholders Foundation announces that an investor, who currently holds shares of Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND), filed a lawsuit against the takeover of Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND).

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

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants breached their fiduciary duties owed to NASDAQ: ESND stockholders by agreeing to sell of Essendant Inc. cheaply via an unfair process.

On September 14, 2018, Staples, Inc. and Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) announced that they have entered into an agreement under which an affiliate of Staples will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Essendant common stock for $12.80 per share in cash.

On Sept. 24, 2018, Staples, Inc. and Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) announced that an affiliate of Staples has commenced the previously announced tender offer for all outstanding shares of Essendant's common stock at a purchase price of $12.80 per share, net to the seller in cash, subject to reduction for any applicable withholding taxes in respect thereof, without interest.

However, plaintiff claims that the proposed consideration NASDAQ: ESND shareholders will receive is grossly inadequate and undervalues Essendant Inc. Indeed, shares of Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) reached prior to the takeover announcement as high as $16.63 per share in the open market as recently as July 2018. In addition, the plaintiff alleges that the process is also unfair NASDAQ: ESND stockholders.

Shares of Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) closed on October 4, 2018 at $ per share.

Those who are current investors in Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) 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

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