Edgen Group Inc. (“Edgen”) (NYSE: EDG) today announced that Edgen Murray Corporation (“EMC”) has completed its previously announced offering of $540 million aggregate principal amount of its 8 ¾% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the “Notes”). Edgen will use the net proceeds of this offering to repay or retire all of EMC’s outstanding 12 ¼% senior secured notes due 2015. EMC is an indirect subsidiary of Edgen. Any remaining net proceeds would be used for general corporate purposes.
Edgen also announced today that EMC has repurchased all notes validly tendered, and not validly withdrawn, on or prior to the consent deadline, of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 15, 2012, with respect to its previously announced cash tender offer and consent solicitation for any and all of its $465,000,000 aggregate principal amount outstanding of 12 ¼% Senior Secured Notes due 2015 (the “Old Notes”) and issued a notice of redemption for the remaining $26,692,000 outstanding principal amount of the Old Notes. On October 19, 2012, EMC will redeem the remaining principal amount outstanding of the Old Notes at a redemption price equal to 100.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the Old Notes to be redeemed plus the “Applicable Premium” (as defined in the indenture governing the Old Notes) as of, and accrued and unpaid interest to, if any, the redemption date.
This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Notes, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.