ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against anthrax, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special one-time cash dividend of $2.91 per share of common stock, payable on February 3, 2017 to holders of record as of January 24, 2017.
The special dividend, totaling an aggregate payment of approximately $200 million, which represents approximately 98% of the after tax net cash proceeds received from SIGA, was approved by PharmAthene's Board of Directors following the Company's receipt of $83.9 million as final payment from SIGA Technologies, Inc. in satisfaction of the judgment owed by it to PharmAthene. In total, PharmAthene has received payment of approximately $217 million (including interest) from SIGA in connection with the judgment.
The U.S. federal income tax treatment of holding common stock to any particular stockholder will depend on the stockholder's particular tax circumstances. PharmAthene's stockholders are urged to consult their tax advisor regarding the U.S. federal, state, local and foreign income and other tax consequences to them, in light of their particular investment or tax circumstances, of the receipt of the special dividend.
PharmAthene is a biodefense company engaged in the development of next generation medical countermeasures against biological threats. The Company's development portfolio includes a next generation anthrax vaccine that is intended to improve protection while having favorable dosage and storage requirements compared to other anthrax vaccines.
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