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Gleacher & Company was originally incorporated in 1985 in the state of New York and re-incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware in 2010 and its common stock is currently traded on the The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "GLCH". Gleacher & Company's headquarters are located at 677 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12207.

 

Gleacher & Company, Inc. has announced that, after a lengthy and intensive evaluation of potential strategic alternatives in order to preserve and maximize stockholder value, its Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company’s stockholders for the Company to dissolve, liquidate and distribute to stockholders its available assets.  The Company’s dissolution is subject to stockholder approval.  The Company intends to present this proposal to its stockholders of record as of April 21, 2014 at the Company’s 2014 Annual Stockholders Meeting currently scheduled for May 29, 2014.

 

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC

 

This announcement is for informational purposes only. It is neither a solicitation of a proxy, an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Gleacher & Company, Inc.  In connection with the matters described above, the Company intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a proxy statement and other relevant materials.  THE COMPANY’S STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND THE OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY AND ITS PLAN OF DISSOLUTION AND LIQUIDATION.  Stockholders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement and the other relevant materials (when they become available), and any other documents filed by the Company with the SEC, at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.  In addition, the Company will mail a copy of the definitive proxy statement to stockholders of record on the record date when it becomes available.  A free copy of the proxy statement when it becomes available and other documents filed with the SEC by the Company may also be obtained free of charge on the “Investor Relations” section of this website or by directing a written request to:  Gleacher & Company, Inc., Attn:  Corporate Secretary, 677 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207.

 

Participants in the Solicitation

 

The Company and its executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from its stockholders with respect to the proposed dissolution.  Information regarding their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, in the solicitation will be included in the proxy statement filed by the Company with the SEC.