October 10, 2008
Allscripts Announces Per Share Amount of Special Cash Dividend of $5.23
CHICAGO, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. ("Allscripts") , the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today that the per share amount of the previously announced special cash dividend is $5.23 per share of common stock. The payment of the special cash dividend, which is expected to occur on October 17, 2008, is contingent upon the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of March 17, 2008 entered into by Allscripts, which, subject to the satisfaction of remaining closing conditions, is expected to occur today. As previously announced, the record date for the special cash dividend was October 9, 2008. Holders of Allscripts common stock who sell their shares through October 10, 2008 also will be selling their right to receive the special cash dividend. The date on which Allscripts common stock will first trade without the right to the special cash dividend is expected to be October 13, 2008.
As of the close of business on the record date for the special cash dividend, holders of approximately $54.6 million aggregate principal amount of Allscripts' 3.50% Convertible Senior Debentures elected to convert into shares of Allscripts common stock.
Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The company's unique solutions inform, connect and transform healthcare, delivering improved care at lower cost. More than 40,000 physicians and thousands of other healthcare professionals in clinics, hospitals and extended care facilities nationwide utilize Allscripts to automate everyday tasks such as writing prescriptions, documenting patient care, managing billing and scheduling, and safely discharging patients, as well as to connect with key information and stakeholders in the healthcare system. To learn more, visit Allscripts at http://www.allscripts.com/
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CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,[email protected], or Todd Stein, Senior Manager|Public Relations,+1-312-506-1216, [email protected], both of Allscripts HealthcareSolutions, Inc.
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