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Holly LaFon
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Mario Gabelli Comments on The Empire District Electric Company

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May 03, 2016 | About:
The Empire District Electric Company (0.1%) (NYSE:EDE)(EDE – $33.05 – NYSE) is a regulated utility company. The company is engaged in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity. It provides its services within Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. It operates its businesses in three segments: electric, gas and ‘other’. On February 2, 2016, EDE entered into an agreement to be acquired by Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. for $34 cash per share. This transaction values EDE at $1.5 billion dollars, and is subject to regulatory approval and shareholder votes. It is currently expected to close in the first quarter of 2017.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2016 ABC Fund shareholder commentary.

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