Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements about future, not past, events and involve certain important risks and uncertainties, any of which could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contain words such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “should,” “pursue,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” or “anticipates” or similar expressions that relate to Noranda’s strategy, plans or intentions. All statements Noranda makes relating to its future plans or to Noranda’s expectations regarding future industry trends are forward-looking statements. Noranda undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made and which reflect management’s current estimates, projections, expectations or beliefs. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties that may affect the future results of Noranda, please see the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (NYSE: NOR) (“Noranda” or the “Company”), a leading North American integrated producer of value-added primary aluminum products, announced today the pricing of a public secondary offering of 10 million shares of its outstanding common stock by certain investment funds affiliated with or managed by Apollo Management VI, L.P. (“Apollo”). Apollo has also granted the underwriter an option to purchase up to 1.5 million additional shares of common stock. Noranda will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of shares of common stock by Apollo in the offering. The offering is scheduled to close on or about March 19, 2012. UBS Investment Bank is the sole underwriter of the offering. As a result of the offering, Apollo will own less than 50% of the total voting power of Noranda’s common stock and Noranda will no longer be a “controlled company” under the NYSE corporate governance listing standards. The offering is being made pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the Company’s existing shelf registration statement. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained from UBS Investment Bank, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by calling UBS Investment Bank at (888) 827-7275. This press release is for informational purposes only. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, nor the solicitation of an offer to buy, Noranda’s common stock or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities mentioned in this press release 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 any such state or jurisdiction. About Noranda Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation is a leading North American integrated producer of value-added primary aluminum products, as well as high quality rolled aluminum coils.