RED BANK, N.J., Sept. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:HOV) (the "Company") announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, K. Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. ("K. Hovnanian"), plans to issue an aggregate principal amount of up to $550,000,000 of senior secured first lien notes due 2020 (the "First Lien Notes") and $247,000,000 of senior secured second lien notes due 2020 (the "Second Lien Notes" and, together with the First Lien Notes, the "Notes") in a private placement (the "Notes Offering"). The Notes will be guaranteed by the Company and substantially all of its subsidiaries. Concurrently with this offering, K. Hovnanian plans to issue exchangeable note units (the "Units") in an underwritten public offering (the "Units Offering"). The First Lien Notes and the guarantees thereof by the Company and certain of its subsidiaries will be secured on a first-priority basis by substantially all the assets owned by K. Hovnanian and the guarantors and the Second Lien Notes and the guarantees thereof by the Company and certain of its subsidiaries will be secured on a second-priority basis by substantially all the assets owned by K. Hovnanian and the guarantors, in each case, subject to permitted liens and certain exceptions. K. Hovnanian intends to use the net proceeds from the Notes Offering and the Units Offering to fund a tender offer and consent solicitation for any and all of its outstanding 10 5/8% Senior Secured Notes Due 2016. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The Notes may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons, except to "qualified institutional buyers" in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A and to certain persons in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S. You are hereby notified that sellers of the Notes may be relying on the exemption from the provisions of Section 5 of the Securities Act provided by Rule 144A. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy Notes in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or sale would be unlawful.