HEADWATERS INCORPORATED (NYSE: HW), a building products company dedicated to improving lives through innovative advancements in construction materials, today announced the closing of its offering of $150.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 7¼% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “Notes”). The Notes are senior unsecured obligations of Headwaters and are guaranteed by certain of Headwaters’ existing and future domestic subsidiaries.
Net proceeds from the offering were approximately $146.2 million (after deducting the initial purchasers’ commissions and estimated transaction fees and expenses). Headwaters expects to use the net proceeds from the offering to acquire an 80% equity interest in the business of Roof Tile, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high quality concrete roof tiles and accessories under the Entegra brand that are sold primarily into the Florida market, and a 40% equity interest in a separate joint venture to be controlled by the significant shareholders of Roof Tile, Inc. to market nationally Tag & Stick, an innovative roofing underlayment. Any additional net proceeds from the offering shall be used to fund future acquisitions and to pay related transaction fees and expenses, and for general corporate purposes, including capital expenditures and repayment of indebtedness.
The offering of the Notes was made in the United States to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release is being issued pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes.
About Headwaters IncorporatedHeadwaters Incorporated is improving lives through innovative advancements in construction materials through application, design, and purpose. Headwaters is a diversified growth company providing products, technologies and services to the light building products and heavy construction materials industries. Through its building products and coal combustion products, the Company has been able to improve sustainability by transforming underutilized resources into valuable products. www.headwaters.com Forward Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and Headwaters intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe-harbor created thereby. Forward-looking statements include Headwaters’ expectations as to the managing and marketing of coal combustion products, the production and marketing of building products, the licensing of residue hydrocracking technology and catalyst sales to oil refineries, the development, commercialization, and financing of new products and technologies and other strategic business opportunities and acquisitions, and other information about Headwaters. Such statements that are not purely historical by nature, including those statements regarding Headwaters’ future business plans, the operation of facilities, the availability of feedstocks, and the marketability of the coal combustion products, building products and catalysts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding future events and our future results that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industries in which we operate and the beliefs and assumptions of our management. Actual results may vary materially from such expectations. In some cases, words such as “may,” “should,” “intends,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “targets,” “goals,” “projects,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “forecasts,” or variations of such words and similar expressions, or the negative of such terms, may help identify such forward-looking statements. Any statements that refer to projections of our future financial performance, our anticipated growth and trends in our businesses, and other characterizations of future events or circumstances, are forward-looking. In addition to matters affecting the coal combustion products, building products, and energy industries or the economy generally, factors that could cause actual results to differ from expectations stated in forward-looking statements include, among others, the factors described in the caption entitled “Risk Factors” in Item 1A in Headwaters’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other periodic filings. Although Headwaters believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its knowledge of its business and operations, there can be no assurance that our results of operations will not be adversely affected by such factors. Unless legally required, we undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Our internet address is www.headwaters.com . There we make available, free of charge, our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and any amendments to those reports, as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish it to, the SEC. Our reports can be accessed through the investor relations section of our web site.