WidePoint Completes $12.5 Million Public Offering of Common Stock
McLean, Virginia – March 3, 2014 – WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY), a leading provider of Managed Mobility Solutions featuring enterprise-wide telecommunications management, cybersecurity, identity and data assurance, and consulting solutions deliverable in a secured cloud, announced today the completion of an underwritten public offering of 9,057,972 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $1.38 per share, which includes the full exercise of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters. The gross proceeds to the Company from this offering were approximately $12.5 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and other estimated offering expenses. All of the shares in the offering were sold by WidePoint.
Steve Komar, CEO, stated, “We were very pleased with the exceptionally positive response from interested investors that we witnessed from this offering. The proceeds will allow us to accelerate and broaden our growth strategy as we focus on positioning WidePoint to fully optimize the market opportunity in managed mobile services.”
WidePoint expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including for repayment of debt, acquiring businesses and investing in other businesses.
In connection with the offering, B. Riley & Co., LLC is acting as sole book-running manager.
WidePoint is a leading provider of secure, cloud-delivered, enterprise-wide mobile and 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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