CNX Gas Corporation investors file lawsuit against CONSOL Energy, Inc

Lawsuit on behalf of investors of CNX Gas Corporation (Public, NYSE-CXG) shares over possible breach of fiduciary duty by by CONSOL Energy, Inc – Contact the Shareholders Foundation
By: Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
April 2, 2010 - PRLog -- An CXG investor filed lawsuit in Delaware State Court on behalf of current investors in CNX Gas Corporation , who purchased their CXG shares before March 21, 2010, over alleged breach of their fiduciary duties by CONSOL Energy, Inc.

If you currently hold shares of CNX Gas Corporation , you have certain options and you should contact the Shareholders Foundation, Inc by email at or call +1 (858) 779 – 1554.

According to the complaint the plaintiff alleges that CONSOL Energy Inc as the controlling shareholder of CNX Gas Corp seeks to take over the remaining outstanding CXG shares through an unfair process and for an unfair price.
On March 21, 2010, CONSOL Energy Inc announced that it had entered into an agreement to purchase the remaining shares of CNX Gas Corporation that it does not currently own. CONSOL Energy currently owns approximately 83.3% of the approximately 151 million shares of CNX Gas common stock outstanding. According to the agreement, CONSOL Energy Inc will pay $38.25 per CXG share for the 9.5 million shares that are currently owned by investment advisory clients of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and CONSOL Energy agreed to commence a tender offer for the remaining outstanding shares of CNX Gas Corp. by May 5, 2010 at a price of $38.25 per share. According to CONSOL Energy Inc the offer represents a 24% premium over the closing price on March 19, 2010. Shares of CNX Gas Corporation traded after the announcement at $38 per share, and at $31 per share days before the news.

CXG shares reached over $41 per share in 2008, and closed at $35.45 as recently as October 20, 2010.

The plaintiff alleges, among other things, that CNX Gas Corp is significantly dependent on CONSUL Energy’s business, the offer undervalues CNX Gas Corp’s recent performance and promise for substantial growth, and at least one Wall Street analyst had a price target of $43 per share.

Those who currently hold shares of CNX Gas Corporation , have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation, Inc by email at or call +1 (858) 779 – 1554.

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