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West Ham shareholders to invest £30m in rights issue

West Ham shareholders have agreed to a £30m rights issue in May to inject much-needed cash into the club.

West Ham supporting journalist Jacob Steinburg writing in the Guardian broke the news this evening saying ‘West Ham’s board plans to inject at least £30m into the club by launching a rights issue in response to the financial problems’

The Hammers floated the idea of a rights issue last summer to raise money for transfers but it was not concluded on that occasion.

A rights issue is an invitation to existing shareholders to purchase additional new shares in the company. In a rights offering, each shareholder receives the right to purchase a pro-rata allocation of additional shares at a specific price and within a specific period if time.

David Sullivan owns 51.1% of the shares, David Gold 35.1%. Tripp Smith 10% and Terry Brown, Harris Family and Karren Brady the remaining 3.8% of shares.

Should a shareholder not subscribe to the rights issue they would find their percentage decreasing when new shares are issued.

Claret and Hugh understand the rights issue will not cover all of the club’s losses as the club was already set to lose £40m even before the suspension of football.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “West Ham shareholders to invest £30m in rights issue

  1. Just read that West Ham are losing gate money, HOW ? when the season ticket holders paid last year, sure they may lose a little from away fans but really, come on they must have banked millions pre season

  2. Since when does KB own shares.

  3. Didn’t she always have shares?

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