Susser Exercises Underwriters’ Option for Share Purchase

Susser Holdings Corporation has exercised underwriters’ option to purchase shares in Wellspring‘s secondary offering of common stock, purchasing 750,000 shares of common stock at the public offering price of $36.00 per share. Last month Wellspring sold 5 million shares of its Susser Holdings common stock through an underwritten public offering. Corpus Christi, Texas-based Susser is a third-generation family led business operating approximately 545 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma under the Stripes┬« banner.


Susser Holdings Corporation SUSS -1.19% today announced that the underwriters of a recent secondary offering of Susser Holdings common stock by affiliates of Wellspring Capital Management have exercised their additional purchase option, purchasing 750,000 shares of common stock at the public offering price of $36.00 per share.

Last month Wellspring sold 5 million shares of its Susser Holdings common stock through an underwritten public offering. After the latest sale of an additional 750,000 shares, related to the exercise of the purchase option held by the underwriters, Wellspring currently holds 854,882 shares of Susser Holdings common stock, representing 4.1% of the outstanding shares.

Susser did not receive any proceeds from the offering, and its total number of shares outstanding – which was 20,956,237 as of July 1, 2012 – did not change as a result of the offering or the underwriters’ exercise of their option to purchase additional shares.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Jefferies and BMO Capital Markets are the joint book-running managers for this offering. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department or email [email protected]; from Jefferies & Company, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY, 10022, Telephone: 877-547-6340, Email: [email protected]; or from BMO Capital Markets Corp., Telephone: 800-414-3627.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that state.

About Susser Corpus Christi, Texas-based Susser Holdings Corporation is a third-generation family led business with approximately 1,100 Company-operated or contracted locations. The Company operates approximately 545 convenience stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma under the Stripes® banner. Restaurant service is available in more than 335 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Company® brand. The Company also supplies branded motor fuel to approximately 565 independent dealers through its wholesale fuel division.

Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains “forward-looking statements” which may describe Susser’s objectives, expected results of operations, targets, plans, strategies, costs, anticipated capital expenditures, potential acquisitions, new store openings and/or new dealer locations. These statements are based on current plans and expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to vary materially, including but not limited to: competitive pressures from convenience stores, gasoline stations, other non-traditional retailers located in our markets and other wholesale fuel distributors; volatility in crude oil and wholesale petroleum costs; wholesale cost increases of tobacco products or future legislation or campaigns to discourage smoking; intense competition and fragmentation in the wholesale motor fuel distribution industry; the operation of our stores in close proximity to stores of our dealers; seasonal trends in the industries in which we operate; unfavorable weather conditions; cross-border risks associated with the concentration of our stores in markets bordering Mexico; inability to identify, acquire and integrate new stores; our ability to comply with federal and state regulations including those related to environmental matters and the sale of alcohol and cigarettes and employment laws and health benefits; dangers inherent in storing and transporting motor fuel; pending or future consumer or other litigation; litigation or adverse publicity concerning food quality, food safety or other health concerns related to our restaurant facilities; dependence on two principal suppliers for merchandise and two principal suppliers for motor fuel; dependence on suppliers for credit terms; dependence on senior management and the ability to attract qualified employees; acts of war and terrorism; risks relating to our substantial indebtedness; dependence on our information technology systems; changes in accounting standards, policies or estimates; impairment of goodwill or indefinite lived assets; ability to complete the initial public offering of Susser Petroleum Partners LP; and other unforeseen factors.

For a full discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, refer to the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 1, 2012, and subsequent quarterly reports. These forward-looking statements are based on and include our estimates as of the date hereof. Subsequent events and market developments could cause our estimates to change. While we may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so, even if new information becomes available, except as may be required by applicable law.

Contacts: Susser Holdings Corporation
Mary Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer
(361) 693-3743, [email protected]
Ken Dennard, Managing Partner
(713) 529-6600, [email protected]
Anne Pearson, Senior Vice President
(210) 408-6321, [email protected]

SOURCE Susser Holdings Corporation

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