JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 15, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- American Restaurant Concepts, Inc. (OTCBB: ANPZ), the operator and franchisor of America's award-winning Dick's Wings® restaurants, today announced that Michael Rosenberger, the company's CEO, has entered into an agreement for the sale of 15,530,000 shares of the company's common stock to Seenu G. Kasturi, the CEO of Blue Victory Holdings, for 3.2 cents per share in an all cash deal.
The 15.5 million shares being purchased by Mr. Kasturi represent approximately 45.3% of the company's outstanding common stock. The purchase price of 3.2 cents per share being paid by Mr. Kasturi effectively values American Restaurant Concepts at approximately $1.1 million. The company's common stock closed at 2.0 cents per share on August 14, 2012.
Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Mr. Kasturi has already paid 40% of the purchase price to Mr. Rosenberger. In addition to the 3.2 cents per share purchase price, Mr. Kasturi has agreed to pay approximately $66,000 of operating expenses on behalf of American Restaurant Concepts.
Mr. Rosenberger will retain beneficial ownership of 4,573,000 shares, or 13.3%, of the company's common stock after the transaction closes.
The transaction is set to close the day after the company files its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for its second fiscal quarter ended June 24, 2012 with the SEC and its common stock is requoted on the OTC Bulletin Board.
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Seenu and Blue Victory Holdings," stated Mr. Rosenberger. "Seenu is a very accomplished businessman who has obtained a tremendous amount of experience working with restaurant franchises during his career. He is a team player who will contribute immediately and significantly to the growth of American Restaurant Concepts. Blue Victory is a successful franchisee of many profitable restaurants including Kentucky Fried Chickens and Taco Bells. Together, we will grow American Restaurant Concepts quickly and efficiently across the nation."
The company plans to issue a series of press releases during upcoming weeks to provide additional information about Mr. Kasturi, Blue Victory Holdings, and the manner by which Mr. Kasturi and Blue Victory Holdings will be working with the company to help it succeed in executing upon its high-growth strategy.
American Restaurant Concepts, Inc., headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, is the owner, operator and franchisor of the Dick's Wings & Grill® full-service restaurants and Dick's Wing Express® express restaurants. The company prides itself on the 365 original mouth-watering flavors it has created for its premium grade chicken wings. Dick's Wings® offers customers the freshest wings, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads and signature waffle fries, all in a unique setting that combines a family-friendly environment with a sports-themed restaurant. Dick's Wings & Grill's® chicken wings have won numerous awards in Florida and Georgia, including having been voted "Best Chicken Wings in Northeast Florida" 12 consecutive years by Folioweekly magazine. Dick's Wings® currently has 16 full-service restaurants and 2 express restaurants. Fifteen of the restaurants are located in Florida, with one located in Georgia and two located in Canada. For more information on the company, please visit its website at www.dickswingsandgrill.com.
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SOURCE American Restaurant Concepts, Inc.