This excerpt taken from the HBI 8-K filed Sep 5, 2006.
Preferred Stock Purchase Rights
We expect to adopt a stockholder rights agreement in connection with the spin off. After adoption of the rights agreement, each outstanding share of common stock will have attached to it a right entitling its holder to purchase from us one one-thousandth of a share of Series A junior participating preferred stock (subject to antidilution provisions) upon the occurrence of certain triggering events. The purchase price for the Series A junior participating preferred stock will be established by our board at the time the plan is adopted. Until one of those triggering events occurs, or the rights are earlier redeemed or expired, the rights will not be evidenced by separate certificates and may be transferred only with the common stock to which they are attached.
The rights will become exercisable ten days after any person or group publicly announces that it beneficially owns 15% or more of the outstanding shares of our common stock, or ten business days after a person or group announces an offer to acquire 15% or more of the outstanding shares of common stock, whichever occurs first. In the event that the rights become exercisable, we will distribute separate rights certificates evidencing the rights to all holders of our common stock held prior to the triggering event. Each right will then entitle its holder (except the acquiring party) to purchase the number of shares of common stock having a market value of two times the exercise price of the right.
In the event that, following a triggering event, we merge into or consolidate with, or transfer 50% or more of our consolidated assets or earning power to another entity (other than us or our subsidiaries), each right will then entitle its holder to purchase the number of shares of common stock of the acquiring entity having a market value of two times the exercise price of the right.
Our board of directors may redeem the rights, as a whole, at a price of $0.001 per right (subject to certain adjustments), at any time until the earlier of ten days following the date of the public announcement that the acquiring party acquired 15% or more of our common stock and the expiration date of the rights (which will be the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the plan).
For so long as the rights continue to be associated with our common stock, each new share of common stock we issue will include a right. Stockholders will not be required to pay any separate considaration for the rights issued with our common stock.
For a more detailed discussion of the rights under our rights agreement, please see Rights Agreement.