WidePoint Completes $11.5 Million Public Offering Of Common Stock
McLean, VA, November 5, 2014 – WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY) a leading provider of Managed Mobility Services (MMS) specializing in Cybersecurity and Telecommunications Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions, announced today the completion of an underwritten public offering of 7,931,035 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $1.45 per share. The offering included 1,034,483 additional shares of common stock that were exercised by the underwriters in an agreement to cover over-allotments.
The gross proceeds to the Company from this offering were approximately $11.5 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and other offering expenses. All of the shares in the offering were sold by WidePoint.
Steve Komar, chairman & chief executive officer of WidePoint, said, “We were very pleased with the positive response that we witnessed during this offering from interested investors. We look forward to expanding our efforts towards new market opportunities with our current and pending new partners, initiating work on several pilots and newly awarded contracts and task orders, and continuing to build value in WidePoint for all of its stakeholders.”
James McCubbin, executive vice president and chief financial officer of WidePoint, stated, “We were very pleased with the success of the offering and the work put in by our financial partners B. Riley and Craig-Hallum on this project. These proceeds should enable WidePoint to strengthen our balance sheet in support of our new and expanding business relationships and growth opportunities, while continuing to pay down debt, and seeking possible synergistic business combinations in the future.”
WidePoint expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for growth capital, general corporate purposes including the repayment of debt, and mergers and acquisition activities.
In connection with the offering, B. Riley & Co., LLC, is acting as lead book-runner and Craig Hallum Capital Group LLC is acting as co-manager.
WidePoint (NYSE Mkt: WYY) is a leading provider of secure, cloud-delivered, enterprise-wide information technology-based solutions that can enable enterprises and agencies to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government-mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. WidePoint has several major government and commercial contracts. For more information, visit www.widepoint.com.
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