Huntsman Announces that Venator Prices its IPO
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) announced its subsidiary, Venator Materials PLC ("Venator"), a global chemical company dedicated to the development and manufacture of titanium dioxide ("TiO2") pigments and performance additives, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering ("IPO") of 22,700,000 ordinary shares at an initial offering price of $20.00 per share for total gross proceeds (before underwriters' fees and estimated expenses) of $454 million. All of the ordinary shares will be sold by Huntsman Corporation, and Venator will not receive any proceeds from the offering. Huntsman Corporation has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,405,000 ordinary shares. Venator's ordinary shares are expected to be listed, and begin trading, on the New York Stock Exchange on August 3, 2017 under the ticker symbol "VNTR."
Upon closing of the offering, the public will hold approximately 21.4% of Venator's ordinary shares, or 24.6% if the underwriters exercise in full their option to purchase additional ordinary shares. Huntsman will own the remaining 78.6% of Venator's ordinary shares, or 75.4% if the underwriters exercise in full their option to purchase additional ordinary shares.
Citigroup, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, BofA Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan have acted as lead book-running managers for the offering. Additional book-running managers were Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities, UBS Investment Bank and RBC Capital Markets. Co-managers were Moelis & Company, HSBC, Nomura, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Academy Securities and Commerzbank. The offering of these securities is being made only by means of a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933.
Copies of the final prospectus relating to the initial public offering may be obtained, when available, from Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or telephone: (800) 831-9146; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: (866) 471-2526 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org; BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department or email: email@example.com; and J.P. Morgan, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or telephone: (866) 803-9204.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2016 revenues of approximately $10 billion. Its chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. The company has more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in approximately 30 countries and employs approximately 15,000 associates within 5 distinct business divisions.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. The registration statement may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov under "Venator Materials PLC." This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Forward Looking Statements:
Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company's operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, volatile global economic conditions, cyclical and volatile product markets, disruptions in production at manufacturing facilities, reorganization or restructuring of Huntsman's operations, any delay of, or other negative developments affecting, the IPO of Venator Materials PLC, the ability to implement cost reductions and manufacturing optimization improvements in Huntsman businesses, to consummate or achieve the expected benefits of the proposed transaction with Clariant and to realize anticipated cost savings, and other financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors. The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.
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Released August 2, 2017