Iconix Brand Group to Sell $250 Mln in Notes in Private Placement

Iconix Brand Group said on Tuesday that it plans to offer $250 million in senior secured notes to institutional buyers. Proceeds will be used for “general corporate purposes.” Headquartered in New York, Iconix Brand Group is the owner of a number of fashion and home brands that include Candies, Badgley Mischka, Danskin, Royal Velvet, Sharper Image and Ed Hardy.

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NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICON) (“Iconix”) announced that certain of its subsidiaries intend to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $250 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes (the “notes”) in a private offering under its existing securitization program. The notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in compliance with Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).
Iconix expects for its subsidiaries to distribute the net proceeds to Iconix, and Iconix expects to use the net proceeds from the offering of the notes for general corporate purposes, which may include, but are not limited to, investing in or acquiring new brands through opportunistic mergers, stock or asset purchases and/or other strategic relationships, although there is no present commitments or agreements with respect to any such investments or acquisitions.
The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or applicable state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
This press release shall 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 such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
Iconix Brand Group, Inc. owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including: CANDIE’S®, BONGO®, BADGLEY MISCHKA®, JOE BOXER®, RAMPAGE®, MUDD®, MOSSIMO®, LONDON FOG®, OCEAN PACIFIC®, DANSKIN®, ROCAWEAR®, CANNON®, ROYAL VELVET®, FIELDCREST®, CHARISMA®, STARTER®, WAVERLY®, ZOO YORK®, ED HARDY®, SHARPER IMAGE®, UMBRO®, LEE COOPER®, ECKO®, and MARC ECKO®. In addition, Iconix owns interests in the ARTFUL DODGER®, MATERIAL GIRL®, PEANUTS®, TRUTH OR DARE®, BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB®, ICE CREAM®, MODERN AMUSEMENT®, and BUFFALO® brands. Iconix and its subsidiaries license its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the mass market in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.