WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12, 2007 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD), a leading provider of consumer Internet and media services, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Classmates Media Corporation, intends to withdraw its S-1 registration statement as previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. United Online has determined that proceeding with the initial public offering ("IPO") under current market conditions would not be in the best interests of its stockholders.
United Online expects to record transaction-related costs of approximately $4.5 million to $5.5 million during the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2007 in connection with its decision to withdraw the offering. These costs are based on preliminary estimates and actual costs may prove higher or lower than these estimates. These charges resulting from the decision not to proceed with the IPO were previously anticipated to be capitalized by United Online and will negatively impact United Online's financial results for the quarter and year ending December 31, 2007.
About United Online
United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD) is a leading provider of consumer Internet and media services. The company's Content & Media services include online social networking (Classmates) and online loyalty marketing (MyPoints). Its Communications services include Internet access (NetZero, Juno) and email. United Online is headquartered in Woodland Hills, CA, with offices in: New York, NY; Fort Lee, NJ; Renton, WA; San Francisco, CA; Schaumburg, IL; Orem, UT; Erlangen, Germany; and Hyderabad, India. For more information about United Online, please visit www.unitedonline.com.
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