BOTHELL, WA - February 22, 2010 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, today announced the preliminary results of its modified "Dutch Auction" tender offer which expired at 5:00 p.m. New York City time on February 19, 2010.
Based on the preliminary analysis by the depositary, an aggregate of 2,973,050 shares were properly tendered and not withdrawn, including approximately 1,073,209 shares that were tendered through notice of guaranteed delivery, at prices at or below $30.00. Accordingly, pursuant to the terms of the Offer to Purchase, the Letter of Transmittal and applicable securities laws, Sonosite expects to accept for payment up to an aggregate of 2,973,050 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $30.00 per share.
The tender offer was made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase and Letter of Transmittal, each dated January 19, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 10, 2010, as amended on January 28, 2010 and February 16, 2010.
The Dealer Manager for the tender offer was J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. and the Information Agent was Georgeson Inc.
The number of shares to be purchased in the tender offer and the price per share are preliminary. The determination of the final number of shares to be purchased is subject to confirmation by the depositary of the proper delivery of the shares properly tendered and not withdrawn.