Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. Sets New Date For Closing On Acquisition Of Scores-Las Vegas Club
HOUSTON - (June 9, 2008) - Rick's Cabaret International,
, said today it has extended the date for closing on the acquisition of the Scores-Las Vegas adult nightclub to July 2, 2008.
The new date agreed to with the sellers of the club was selected to allow for the completion of the transfer of various state and local permits. Under terms of the purchase agreement signed on April 17,
2008 the transaction was to have closed on or before June 10, 2008. No other terms of the agreement have been changed.
Under terms of the agreement Rick's Cabaret will purchase Scores-Las Vegas from DI Food & Beverage of Las Vegas, LLC
for $16 million in cash and a $5 million convertible debenture bearing 4 percent interest. As part of the acquisition Rick's Cabaret also acquires an option to buy the property on which the club is located, just off the Las Vegas Strip.
Closing on the transaction is subject
to certain closing conditions, including but not limited to Rick's Cabaret obtaining adequate financing, approval by relevant regulatory authorities of the transfer of ownership in the selling entity and other conditions consistent with transactions of this type. As a condition of closing the sellers have agreed to demonstrate gross revenues for the preceding 12 months of at least $18.5 million and earnings before income tax, depreciation and amortization of not less than $4 million. The company believes this acquisition will add 29 cents per share to earnings on an annual basis.
Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) operates upscale
adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that
offer live adult entertainment, restaurant and bar operations. The company
owns and operates or licenses adult nightclubs in New York City, New Orleans,
Charlotte, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities under the names "Rick's
Cabaret," "XTC" and "Club Onyx." No sexual contact
is permitted at any of these
locations. Rick's Cabaret also owns the adult
Web site, couplestouch.com,
and a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL naughtybids.com.
Cabaret common stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol RICK.
further information contact [email protected].
This document contains forward-looking statements that involve a number
of risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results
to differ materially from those indicated in this document, including:
the risks and uncertainties associated with operating and managing an
adult business; the business climates in New York City and elsewhere;
the success or lack thereof in launching and building the company's businesses
in New York City and elsewhere;
the Company's ability to identify and
secure suitable locations for
new nightclubs on acceptable terms, open
the anticipated number of
new nightclubs on time and within budget; achieve
of same-store sales; hire and train additional nightclub
and integrate new nightclubs into its operations; unexpected
increases in costs of sales or employee, pre-opening or other expenses;
the economic conditions in the new markets into which the Company expands
and possible uncertainties in the customer base in these areas; fluctuations
in quarterly operating results; the impact of any negative publicity or
public attitudes; competitive pressure from other national and regional
nightclub chains; risks and uncertainties related to the operational and
financial results of our Web sites, conditions relevant to real estate
transactions, and numerous other factors such as laws governing the operation
of adult entertainment
businesses, competition and dependence on key personnel.
no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements
reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances. For further
information go to www.ricks.com.
for further information: Allan Priaulx, 212-338-0050, [email protected]