Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU) announced today the expiration and results of its offer to exchange (the “Exchange Offer”) $300,000,000 principal amount of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2022, which are registered under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “new notes”), for $300,000,000 principal amount of outstanding 5.625% Senior Notes due 2022, which have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “old notes”). The Exchange Offer expired at 11:59 p.m., ET on Friday, September 7, 2012. U.S. Bank National Association, the exchange agent for the Exchange Offer, has advised that all of the old notes were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to the expiration of the Exchange Offer. All of the old notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn have been accepted for exchange pursuant to the terms of the Exchange Offer.
In connection with the issuance of the old notes, the Company entered into a registration rights agreement in which it undertook to offer to exchange the old notes for the new notes registered under the Securities Act. Pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), holders were able to exchange the old notes for new notes in an equal principal amount. The terms of the new notes are identical in all material respects to the old notes, except that the new notes have been registered under the Securities Act, will not have any of the transfer restrictions, registration rights or additional interest provisions relating to the old notes and will bear a different CUSIP number than the old notes. The Company expects that settlement of the Exchange Offer will occur on or about September 10, 2012. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the Exchange Offer.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to exchange, nor a solicitation of an offer to exchange, the old notes. The Exchange Offer was made only pursuant to the Exchange Offer documents, which have been filed with the SEC and include the prospectus and letter of transmittal that were distributed to holders of the old notes.
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