Neenah Paper to issue total US$175M aggregate principal amount of 5.25% senior unsecured notes as part of its previously announced offering; offer expected to close on or about May 23
May 16, 2013
– Neenah Paper, Inc. announced today the pricing of its previously announced private offering of senior unsecured notes maturing in 2021. A total of $175 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes, which will bear an interest rate of 5.25% per annum, will be issued. The offering is expected to close on or about May 23, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to redeem in full the outstanding balance of its existing 7.375% senior unsecured notes due 2014, and to repay all borrowings under its secured revolving credit facility. Any remaining funds will be used for general corporate purposes.
The 2021 notes will be guaranteed by the Company's current and future restricted subsidiaries that guarantee any other debt of the Company or its domestic restricted subsidiaries (other than guarantees by the Issuer's foreign subsidiaries of the Company's existing senior notes due 2014, which the Company intends to redeem in full with a portion of the proceeds from the issuance of the notes). The notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and to non-U.S. persons outside of the United States under Regulation S under the Securities Act.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any of these securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
The notes to be issued in the offering have not been registered under the Securities Act, or any applicable state laws. Accordingly, the notes may not be offered or sold in the U.S. or to U.S. persons without registration or an applicable exemption under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
About Neenah Paper, Inc.
Neenah is a leader in premium image and performance-based products, including filtration, specialized substrates used for tapes, labels and other products, and high-end printing papers. Products are marketed under well-known brands such as CLASSIC(R), ASTROBRIGHTS(R), ENVIRONMENT(R), CRANE(R), ROYAL SUNDANCE(R), Southworth(R) KIMDURA(R), Gessner(R), JET-PRO(R) SofStretch(TM) and varitess(R). Neenah is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia and its products are sold in over 70 countries worldwide from manufacturing operations in the United States and Germany. Additional information can be found at the company's web site, www.neenah.com.
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