GME now debt free

Why didn’t they do this sooner?

April 26, 2021 11:19 PM ET (BZ Newswire) — News
GameStop Corporation (NYSE:GME) shares soared 22% higher in the regular and after-hours sessions combined on Monday.
What Happened: The video game retailer said Monday that it had completed its previously announced “at-the-market” equity offering in a statement.
GameStop completed the sale of 3.5 million shares of common stock and generated gross proceeds before commissions and expenses of nearly $551 million.
“Net proceeds will be used to continue accelerating GameStop’s transformation as well as for general corporate purposes and further strengthening the Company’s balance sheet,” as per the statement.
Also in April, GameStop issued an irrevocable notice of redemption to redeem $216.4 million in principal amount of its 10% Senior Notes due 2023 on April 30.
GameStop said the early redemption will cover the entire amount of its outstanding 10% Senior Notes, which makes up all its long-term debt.