This excerpt taken from the EYE 10-K filed Mar 2, 2005.
Dividends. We have never declared or paid any cash dividends on our common stock or any of our securities. We do not expect to pay cash dividends on our capital stock in the foreseeable future. We intend to retain our future earnings to continue to fund the development and growth of our business as well as repay long-term debt. In addition, our amended and restated senior credit facility prohibits us from paying cash dividends.
Market Information. The following table shows the quarterly price range of our common stock during the periods listed.
Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is traded under the symbol AVO. The closing price of our common stock was $37.95 on February 28, 2005.
The approximate number of stockholders of record was 4,515 as of February 28, 2005.
Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities. During the quarter ended December 31, 2004, the Company issued an aggregate of 260,382 shares of common stock to a limited number of holders of the Companys 3 1/2% Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2023 (the 3 1/2% convertible notes) in exchange for approximately $4.8 million aggregate principal amount 3 1/2% convertible notes in privately negotiated transactions. The issuance of the shares of common stock was made in reliance on Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Purchases of Equity Securities by the Issuer. The following sets forth the amount of 3 1/2% convertible notes acquired by AMO during the quarter ended December 31, 2004:
ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES