Jan. 10, 2013
/PRNewswire/ - Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI, TSX: SSO) ("Silver Standard" or the "Company") announced today that it is offering
aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2033 (the "Notes") pursuant to private placement exemptions. The Company intends to use up to approximately
of the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes to repurchase or redeem its existing convertible notes in
and the remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes, which may include developing or advancing its property portfolio.
Silver Standard expects to grant the initial purchasers of the Notes an option to purchase up to an additional
aggregate principal amount of Notes at any time on or before the 30
day after the initial closing of the offering.
The final terms of the offering will be determined by Silver Standard and the initial purchasers. The Notes will bear cash interest semi-annually at a fixed rate and be convertible by holders into Silver Standard common shares at an initial conversion price higher than the closing share price on the day the offering is priced. Silver Standard currently expects that the Notes will be redeemable by Silver Standard in certain circumstances and Silver Standard also expects that holders may require Silver Standard to repurchase their Notes at certain times.
The offering of Notes is expected to close, subject to market conditions and the satisfaction of closing requirements, on or about
January 16, 2013
The Notes, and the common shares into which the Notes are convertible (the "Shares"), have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or qualified by a prospectus in
. The Notes and the Shares may not be offered or sold in
the United States
absent registration under the Securities Act or an applicable exemption from registration under the Securities Act. The Notes will be offered only to "qualified institutional buyers" (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) and outside
the United States
to non-U.S. persons in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. Offers and sales in
will be made only pursuant to exemptions from the prospectus requirements of applicable Canadian provincial securities laws.
This news release is neither an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy, or a sale of, the Notes or any other securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.