General Employment Enterprises, Inc. Announces Special Meeting of Shareholders to Approve Share Sale to PSQ, LLC
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE Amex: JOB) today announced that a record date and a special meeting date have been established for General Employment's shareholders to consider and vote on the proposal to approve (i) the previously announced sale by General Employment of 7,700,000 newly-issued shares of its Common Stock to PSQ, LLC (the "Share Purchase") at a price of $0.25 per share pursuant to a definitive securities purchase and tender offer agreement entered into between General Employment and PSQ on March 30, 2009, which provides for, among other things, the Share Purchase and the offer by PSQ to acquire up to 2,500,000 shares of Common Stock from General Employment's shareholders pursuant to a cash tender offer upon the terms and conditions set forth in the agreement and (ii) the change of control that may result from such Share Purchase.
General Employment's shareholders of record as of the close of May 15, 2009 are entitled to notice of the special meeting and to vote on the approval of the Share Purchase and change of control that may result from such Share Purchase. The special meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 9:00 a.m., Chicago time. The definitive proxy statement for the special meeting has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and is first being mailed to shareholders on May 18, 2009. If the Share Purchase is approved, the Share Purchase is expected to close promptly following the special meeting, subject to satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.
About General Employment
General Employment provides professional staffing services through a network of 16 branch offices located in nine states, and specializes in information technology, accounting and engineering placements.
The statements made in this press release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements and, except for statements relating to the tender offer described in this press release, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the acquisition of shares pursuant to the share purchase or the tender offer, the filing of documents and information with the SEC, other future or anticipated matters regarding the transactions discussed in this release and the timing of such matters. Such forward-looking statements often contain or are prefaced by words such as "will" and "expect." As a result of a number of factors, our actual results could differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Certain factors that might cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation: (1) the risk that the conditions to the closing of the tender offer or the share purchase set forth in the securities purchase and tender offer agreement will not be satisfied, (2) changes in General Employment's business during the period between the date of this press release and the closing, (3) obtaining regulatory approvals (if required) for the transaction, (4) the risk that the transactions will not be consummated on the terms or timeline first announced, and (5) those factors set forth under the heading "Forward-Looking Statements" in our annual report on Form 10-KSB for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008, and in our other filings with the SEC. General Employment is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) and does not intend to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
SOURCE General Employment Enterprises, Inc.
Released May 18, 2009