Kraton Performance Polymers filed Tuesday with the SEC to sell 8 million shares of common stock. If the underwriters exercise their overallotment iotuib, the shares to be sold will total 9.2 million. TPG Capital and J.P. Morgan Chase are selling the stock. Kraton, a specialty chemicals maker, said it won’t receive any proceeds from the offering.
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, filed a registration statement on From S-1 in connection with the sale of up to 8,000,000 shares of its common stock (9,200,000 shares if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full) by affiliates of TPG Capital, L.P. and J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the offering, and the total number of shares of common stock outstanding will not change as a result of this offering.
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. will be the bookrunning managers of the offering.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 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. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attn: Credit Suisse Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Phone: 1-800-221-1037; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, Attn: Preliminary Prospectus Department or email Prospectus.Request@ml.com; KeyBanc Capital Markets, Attn: Prospectus Delivery Department, 127 Public Square, 6th Floor, Cleveland, OH 44114 or by calling (216) 689-0421; Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Attn: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014 or email@example.com; or Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Attn: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 300 Madison Ave., 4th Floor, New York, New York 10017, Phone (212) 667-8563, Fax (212) 667-6141, or EquityProspectus@opco.com.
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., through its operating subsidiary Kraton Polymers LLC and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Kraton”), is a leading global producer of engineered polymers and one of the world’s largest producers of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), a family of products whose chemistry was pioneered by Kraton almost 50 years ago. Kraton’s polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. The company, offers approximately 800 products to more than 700 customers in over 60 countries worldwide, and is the only SBC producer with manufacturing and service capabilities on four continents. We manufacture products at five plants globally, including our flagship plant in Belpre, Ohio, the most diversified SBC plant in the world, as well as plants in Germany, France, Brazil and Japan. The plant in Japan is operated by an unconsolidated manufacturing joint venture. For more information on the company, please visit www.kraton.com.
Kraton, the Kraton logo and design, and the “Giving Innovators their Edge” tagline are all trademarks of Kraton Polymers LLC.
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