EnPro Industries announced that commencing April 1, the company's $172,500,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.9375% Convertible Senior Debentures due 2015 will be convertible by holders of the Debentures. This conversion right has been triggered because the closing price per share of EnPro’s common stock has exceeded $43.93, or 130% of the initial conversion price of $33.79, for at least 20 of 30 consecutive trading days during the period ending on March 31. At the time of the sale of the Debentures, a portion of the net proceeds was used to enter into call options, hedge and warrant transactions, which entitle the company to purchase shares of its common stock from a financial institution at $33.79 per share and entitle the financial institution to purchase shares from the company at $46.78 per share. These transactions reduce potential dilution to holders of the company’s common stock from conversion of the Debentures by increasing the effective conversion price to $46.78 a share.
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