ROCK HILL, S.C., May 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today that it is offering to sell shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering of approximately $250 million. In addition to the $250 million from 3D Systems, certain stockholders, including certain officers and directors and their affiliates, are offering an aggregate of approximately 1.3 million shares in the offering. The Company and those stockholders also expect to grant 30-day options to the underwriters, exercisable on a pro rata basis, to purchase up to an additional 15% of the offered shares if the other offered shares are sold. 3D Systems intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance future acquisitions of other entities or their assets and for working capital and general corporate purposes. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders. Needham & Company, LLC is acting as the Sole Book-Running Manager of the offering and Canaccord Genuity Inc. and Piper Jaffray & Co. are acting as Co-Lead Managers. The shares described above are being offered by 3D Systems pursuant to an effective registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov . This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be 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 any such state or jurisdiction. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from Needham & Company, LLC, 445 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022, (800) 903-3268 or by email to email@example.com. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements made in this release that are not statements of historical or current facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from historical results or from any future results or projections expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements in the conditional or future tenses or that include terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "estimates," "intends," "anticipates" or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may include comments as to the company's beliefs and expectations as to future events and trends affecting its business and are necessarily subject to uncertainties, many of which are outside the control of the company. The factors described under the headings "Forward-Looking Statements," "Cautionary Statements and Risk Factors," and "Risk Factors" in the company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other factors, could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected or predicted in forward-looking statements.