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LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE: LXU) (“LSB”) today announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $400 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2021 (the “Notes”) for sale in a private placement to eligible purchasers.
LSB intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to (a) repay the $67.2 million unpaid principal balance and the prepayment penalty of its secured term loan, plus all accrued and unpaid interest due thereon; and (b) for general corporate purposes, which LSB expects to include, among other things, the construction of an ammonia plant, nitric acid plant, and concentrator at its chemical facility in El Dorado, Arkansas; improvement of reliability, mechanical integrity, and safety at all of its chemical facilities; and the development of its acquired natural gas leaseholds during the next three years. Pending application of proceeds in accordance with clause (b), the net proceeds of this offering will be invested in investments with highly rated money market funds, U.S. government securities, treasury bills and/or short-term commercial paper.
This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. The Notes and the guarantees thereof have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The Notes are expected to be offered and sold only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to non-U.S. persons outside of the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. This press release is being issued in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.