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Citizens Capital Corp. Announces Secondary Market Sale of 1,200,000 Common Shares by Investor; Reaches Loan Agreement to Facilitate Growth, Acquisition Financing and Create New Jobs(April 10, 2012)
DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 04/10/12 -- Citizens Capital Corp. (the "Company") (PINKSHEETS: CAAP) announced today that pursuant to third party Escrow Agency ("Escrow"), private investor and selling shareholder Corporate Services Trust ("CST") intends, subject to market and other conditions, to sell 1,200,000 non-dilutive shares of Citizens Capital Corp. Class A common stock (the "Common Stock" - CUSIP 174445106) in secondary market transactions with investors and eligible DTC participants. The transaction consists of 1,200,000 shares of Citizens Capital Corp. Class A common stock at $5.00 per share for an aggregate transaction amount of $6,000,000, if fully transacted. The Company is not issuing or selling any additional shares and will not receive any of the proceeds from the secondary market sale of the common stock.
Separately, subsequent to the close of the Escrow transaction by CST, the Company and CST have agreed in principal to enter into a $5,000,000 revolving Line of credit, loan agreement (the "Loan"). Net proceeds from the loan will be used by the Company to (i) facilitate corporate growth; (ii) create new jobs; (iii) fund the Company's corporate and/or asset acquisition initiatives as executed by itself and/or its subsidiary units; and (iv) for working capital and general corporate purposes.
Says Lawrence H. Knotts, Trustee of Corporate Services Trust, "We have been an early supporter of Citizens Capital and continue to believe in their business and business model."
Further, Billy D. Hawkins, CEO of Citizens Capital Corp., says, "Our focus is on creating new jobs. Research data from the Milken Institute states that for every one core job created, three additional ancillary jobs are also created as a result." Says Hawkins, "With the knowledge and unique skill set that the private equity, M&A and capital markets professions bring to the table, I believe that the best and brightest dealmakers from each industry segment should begin to play a leading role in generating new jobs for America and the American economy." Moreover Hawkins says, "Once consummated, the financing provided by Corporate Services Trust will allow Citizens Capital to launch its growth initiatives and add new jobs to an ailing domestic economy. Private equity, M&A and capital market transactions must have the expectation of being successful, but each profession also has the capacity to benefit Americans and the American economy along the way." In closing, Hawkins says, "I think the business of American businessmen getting back to creating jobs for Americans is good business."
The Common Stock is being sold in secondary market transactions with investors and eligible DTC participants. The Common Stock is subject to a previous effective registration statement dated May 16, 1999 pursuant to the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act").
This press release is being issued pursuant to Regulation FD under the Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), as amended. Nothing in this press release shall constitute or be construed as an offering by Citizens Capital Corp. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor does it constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.
About Citizens Capital Corp.
Citizens Capital Corp. is a Dallas, Texas based emerging growth, diversified, acquisition oriented holding company. The Company seeks to maximize shareholder value by acquiring and/or internally developing those operating entities, assets and/or marketing rights which may provide the Company and its shareholders with an entrance into new market segments or serve as a complementary addition to existing operations, assets, products and/or services.
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the future performance of Citizens Capital Corp. (the "Company"). These statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Additional cautionary statements regarding other "risk factors" that could have an effect on the future performance of Citizens Capital Corp. are contained in the Company's periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including its reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, if any. Prior to investing any monies, please read the Company's periodic reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, if any, filed with the SEC. Citizens Capital Corp. undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect occurrences of unanticipated events.
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