SOURCE: Chase Packaging Corporation

May 08, 2008 17:50 ET

Chase Packaging Declares Semi-Annual Stock Dividend on Its Preferred Stock

FAIR HAVEN, NJ--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) - Chase Packaging Corporation (PINKSHEETS: CPKA) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a semi-annual five percent stock dividend on its outstanding Series A 10% Convertible Preferred Stock ("Preferred Stock"). Shareholders of record as of May 23, 2008, will receive the stock dividend for each share of Preferred Stock owned on that date, payable on May 30, 2008.

In addition, the Board of Directors corrected an oversight by declaring a stock dividend on the Preferred Stock owned by shareholders of record as of May 23, 2008, for the period between September 7, 2007, the date on which the Preferred Stock was initially issued, and November 30, 2007, the date on which the initial dividend was eligible to be paid.

Cash in lieu of fractional shares will be paid to the shareholders. As of May 8, 2008, Chase Packaging had 13,818 shares of Preferred Stock outstanding.

Chase ceased its prior packaging business operations as of December 31, 1997, and since that time the Company's existence has been as a publicly traded development stage shell corporation. Management of the Company is seeking to secure a suitable merger partner wishing to go public or attempt to acquire private companies to create investment value for the Company. However, there is no assurance a transaction will be concluded.

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A ofthe Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and projections about future events. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this press release regarding the Company are forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that those expectations and projections will prove to be correct.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:

    Chase Packaging Corporation
    Ann C.W. Green
    (732) 741-1500
    Chief Financial Officer