Aug. 22, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) announced today that it had completed the previously announced acquisition of privately held K. A. Steel Chemicals Inc. (KA Steel), on a cash free, debt free basis, for
in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. Olin will utilize the proceeds from the recently completed
senior notes offering and cash on hand to finance the acquisition.
KA Steel, headquartered in
, is one of the largest distributors of caustic soda in
and one of the leading bleach manufacturers in the Midwest.
During the third quarter of 2012, Olin expects to expense approximately
of transaction costs related to the acquisition.
Olin Corporation is a manufacturer concentrated in two business segments: Chlor Alkali Products and Winchester. Chlor Alkali Products manufactures chlorine and caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, potassium hydroxide and bleach products. Winchester products include sporting ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges.
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