INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ALSN), announced today the sale of 15,000,000 shares of its common stock by investment funds affiliated with The Carlyle Group and Onex Corporation (the "Sponsors"). All of the shares are being sold on a pro rata basis by the Sponsors, which are existing stockholders of Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. ("Allison"), in accordance with their current interests. Allison will not receive any of the proceeds from the offering of shares by the Sponsors. Closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about November 15, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
Credit Suisse Securities ( USA) LLC is acting as the sole underwriter for the offering. Credit Suisse Securities ( USA) LLC proposes to offer the shares of common stock from time to time to purchasers directly or through agents, or through brokers in brokerage transactions on the New York Stock Exchange, or to dealers in negotiated transactions or in a combination of such methods of sale, at a fixed price or prices, which may be changed, or at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to such prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices.
Allison, its directors and certain of its executive officers and each of the Sponsors have agreed to be subject to a "lock-up" period of 60 days from the pricing of the offering (subject to certain exceptions, including the sale of shares pursuant to plans that satisfy the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c)(1) under the Exchange Act, and the underwriter's ability to waive lock-up restrictions).Following the offering, the Sponsors will continue to beneficially own an aggregate of approximately 111,892,500 shares, or approximately 61.4% in the aggregate, of Allison's outstanding common stock after giving effect to the offering.