WEST ORANGE, N.J., Dec. 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (Nasdaq:LINC) ("Lincoln" or "the Company") today announced the pricing of the previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,908,000 shares of its common stock by Stonington Partners ("Stonington"), which represents Stonington's entire remaining position in the Company. The price to the public was $15.25 per share. The offering is expected to settle and close on December 15, 2010, subject to customary closing conditions. Lincoln will not receive any proceeds from this sale of its common stock.
Barclays Capital was the sole underwriter of the offering. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus. Interested persons may obtain copies of the prospectus and related prospectus supplement from Barclays Capital, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, (888) 603-5847 or email Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com. A copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus may also be obtained at no charge at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's website, at www.sec.gov.
The shelf registration statement relating to the foregoing has previously been filed with, and declared effective by, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the shares of Lincoln's common stock or any other securities, nor will there be any sale of the shares of Lincoln's common stock or any other securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five principal areas of study: health sciences, automotive technology, skilled trades, hospitality services and business and information technology. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946. Lincoln currently operates 43 campuses in 17 states under 6 brands: Lincoln College of Technology, Lincoln Technical Institute, Nashville Auto-Diesel College, Southwestern College, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, and Lincoln College of New England. Lincoln had an enrollment of 33,157 students as of September 30, 2010.
Statements in this press release regarding Lincoln's business which are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in Lincoln's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and in Lincoln's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and Lincoln undertakes no obligation to revise or update this news release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.
CONTACT: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation Cesar Ribeiro, CFO 973-736-9340