Eagle Computer Inc. stockholders voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to authorize the issuance of 11 million new shares of common and preferred stock to finance the product on which the company is pinning its hopes for the future.
The vote allows Eagle to sell an additional 10 million shares of common stock and a new class of 1 million preferred shares. Until the vote, the company's charter set the limit on the common shares at 25 million and there was no class of preferred stock. Currently, Eagle has 21.1 million common shares outstanding.
Gary Kappenman, Eagle's chairman and chief executive, said the company has no immediate plans to sell the stock,largely because its common shares are currently trading at 40 cents each. As recently as 1983, Eagle shares sold for $24 each.
Kappenman told an audience of about 50 shareholders who attended the special meeting in Garden Grove that the company would attempt eventually to sell the shares to a private investor rather than at a public offering.