Viasystems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAS), a provider of complex multi-layer printed circuit boards and electro-mechanical solutions, today announced that it is offering to sell, subject to market conditions, 2,000,000 shares of its common stock and its largest shareholder is offering to sell, subject to market conditions, 2,000,000 shares of common stock in a registered public offering. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Stifel Nicolaus Weisel are acting as joint book-running managers. Wells Fargo Securities, Houlihan Lokey, Maquarie Capital, and Needham & Company, LLC are co-managers. The underwriters will have an option to purchase up to an additional 300,000 shares of common stock from the Company and 300,000 shares from the selling shareholder. The net proceeds received by the Company from the offering will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes. A registration statement (including a prospectus) relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on April 7, 2011 and the Company has filed a related preliminary prospectus supplement with the SEC. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus and preliminary prospectus supplement included in that registration statement and other documents the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and its common stock. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, a prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: (866) 471-2526, facsimile: (212) 902-9316, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, One Montgomery Street, Suite 3700, San Francisco, California 94104, telephone: (415) 364-2720. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there by any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. The offering of the common stock will be made only by means of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the related prospectus. The common stock being offered has not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority, nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the registration statement, the prospectus contained therein or the preliminary prospectus supplement.
About ViasystemsViasystems Group, Inc. is a technology leader and a worldwide provider of complex multi-layer, printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electro-mechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). Its PCBs serve as the “electronic backbone” of almost all electronic equipment, and its E-M Solutions products and services include integration of PCBs and other components into finished and semi-finished electronic equipment, for which it also provides custom and standard metal enclosures, cabinets, racks and sub-racks, backplanes, cable assemblies and busbars. Forward Looking Statements Certain statements in this communication constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of Viasystems regarding future events and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty. Statements regarding our expected performance in the future are forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Viasystems undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by law. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Such differences may result from a variety of factors, including but not limited to: legal or regulatory proceedings; any actions taken by the Company, including but not limited to, restructuring or strategic initiatives (including capital investments or asset acquisitions or dispositions); or developments beyond the Company’s control, including but not limited to, changes in domestic or global economic conditions, competitive conditions and consumer preferences, adverse weather conditions or natural disasters, health concerns, international, political or military developments and technological developments. Additional factors that may cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements are set forth under the heading “Item 1A. Risk Factors,” in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by Viasystems with the SEC on February 9, 2011 and in Viasystems’ other filings made from time to time with the SEC and available at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov.