Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) (the "Company") today announced that it intends to offer 5,400,000 Tangible Equity Units (the “Units”), each with a stated value of $25.00, in an underwritten public offering. In addition, the Company intends to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 600,000 Units. Each Unit will consist of a prepaid stock purchase contract and an amortizing note. Unless earlier settled or redeemed, each stock purchase contract will automatically settle on December 15, 2016 for shares of the Company’s common stock (subject to postponement in limited circumstances). The amortizing notes will pay proportionally equal quarterly installments that will constitute a payment of interest and a partial repayment of principal. The amortizing notes will have a final installment payment date of December 15, 2016 and will be unsecured senior obligations of the Company. All of the securities to be offered will be issued under the Company’s currently effective shelf registration statement. The Company's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FOR.” The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including investments in strategic growth opportunities. Goldman, Sachs & Co. will serve as the sole book-running manager for the offering and KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., JMP Securities LLC, Capital One Securities, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, D.A. Davidson & Co. and UBS Securities LLC are acting as co-managers. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 134 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The offering of these securities may be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, forming a part of the effective registration statement, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting: Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: (866) 471-2526, facsimile: (212) 902-9316, e-mail: email@example.com. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
Investors in Forestar Group Inc saw new options become available this week, for the August 21st expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 211 days until expiration the newly available contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.