SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shareholder rights firm Robbins Umeda LLP has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of the law by members of the board of directors of Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. (NYSE: KCP) in connection with their efforts to sell the company to the company's Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Kenneth D. Cole. Concerned shareholders who would like more information about their rights and potential remedies can contact attorney Gregory E. Del Gaizo at (800) 350-6003, firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the shareholder information form on the firm's website.
On February 27, 2012, Mr. Cole announced that he had proposed to take Kenneth Cole Productions private. Pursuant to the proposal, Kenneth Cole Productions shareholders will receive $15.00 for each share of the company they own.
Robbins Umeda LLP's investigation focuses on whether Kenneth Cole Productions' board is undertaking a fair process to obtain maximum value and adequately compensate shareholders in light of the company's recent positive financial results. In November 2011, Kenneth Cole Productions reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 that beat analyst expectations. The company reported an EPS of $0.31, while analysts polled by Bloomberg had only been expecting EPS of $0.22. In addition, at least two market analysts have released a target price for Kenneth Cole Productions that values the company's stock at $16.00 and $17.00, respectively, both higher than the value being offered by Mr. Cole as a part of the proposed transaction.
Robbins Umeda attorneys highlight that Kenneth Cole Productions shareholders have the option to file a class action lawsuit against the company to secure the best possible price for the company's shareholders and the disclosure of material information to shareholders so they can vote on the transaction in an informed manner.
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