LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE: LXU) (“LSB”) today announced the completion of the previously announced offering of $425 million principal amount of new 7.75% senior secured notes due 2019 (the “Notes”). The net proceeds from the Notes offering are approximately $418.0 million, after deducting the estimated expenses of the Notes offering. LSB intends to use the net proceeds from the Notes offering to (a) repay the $67.2 million unpaid principal balance and the prepayment penalty under its existing term loan facility, 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 located in El Dorado, Arkansas; improvement of reliability, mechanical integrity, and safety at all of its chemical facilities; and development of its acquired natural gas leaseholds during the next three years.
The Notes and certain guarantees of the Notes issued by subsidiaries of LSB will be secured, subject to certain exceptions and permitted liens.
The Notes were offered pursuant to an exemption under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), only to Qualified Institutional Buyers as permitted under Rule 144A of the Securities Act, or outside the United States to certain persons in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes, nor shall there be any sales of Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.