IDT CORPORATION (NYSE:IDT) Files An 8-K Other Events

IDT CORPORATION (NYSE:IDT) Files An 8-K Other Events
Item 8.01 Other Events.

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On April 16, 2018, the Board of Directors of IDT Corporation (the “Company”) and its Corporate Governance Committee approved an arrangement with Howard S. Jonas, the Chairman of the Board and controlling stockholder of the Company, related to the purchase of shares of Class B common stock of the Company by Mr. Jonas. Under the arrangement, subject to approval of the stockholders of the Company, Mr. Jonas has agreed to purchase 2,546,689 shares of Class B common stock at a price per share of $5.89, which was the closing price for the Class B common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on April 16, 2018 (the last closing price before approval of the arrangement) for an aggregate purchase price of $15 million.

The arrangement is subject to approval of the stockholders of the Company, and no shares will be issued unless such approval is obtained. Mr. Jonas has agreed to vote in favor of the arrangement when it is submitted to the stockholders. The Company has agreed to present the matter to its stockholders at the next meeting of stockholders to be held.

Mr. Jonas will pay $1.5 million of the purchase price within ten days of execution of a definitive agreement. The remainder of the purchase price will be payable following approval of the stockholders of the Company, and the shares will be issued upon payment of in full.

The purchase price per share will be reduced by the amount of any dividends whose record date is between the date hereof and the issuance of the shares.


IDT Corporation is a holding company with operations primarily in the telecommunications and payment industries. The Company’s segments include Telecom Platform Services, Consumer Phone Services and All Other. The Company’s Telecom Platform Services segment provides retail telecommunications and payment offerings, as well as wholesale international long distance traffic termination. The Telecom Platform Services segment markets and distributes multiple communications and payment services across four businesses: Retail Communications, Wholesale Carrier Services, Payment Services and Hosted Platform Solutions. The Company’s Consumer Phone Services segment provides consumer local and long distance services in certain states of the United States. The Telecom Platform Services and Consumer Phone Services segments comprise the Company’s IDT Telecom division. The All Other segment includes its real estate holdings and other smaller businesses.

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