Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) (the “Company”) today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 6.00% Tangible Equity Units (the “Offering”), resulting in net proceeds to the Company of approximately $144.8 million. The closing of the Offering includes the full exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase additional units. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for general corporate purposes, including investments in strategic growth opportunities. Goldman, Sachs & Co. served 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 acted 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. About Forestar Group Forestar Group Inc. operates in three business segments: real estate, oil and gas and other natural resources. At the end of third quarter 2013, the real estate segment owns directly or through ventures almost 132,000 acres of real estate located in ten states and 14 markets in the U.S. The real estate segment has 13 real estate projects representing approximately 25,800 acres currently in the entitlement process, and 72 entitled, developed and under development projects in eight states and 12 markets encompassing over 13,600 acres, comprised of almost 22,800 planned residential lots and approximately 2,300 commercial acres. The oil and gas segment includes approximately 809,000 net acres of oil and gas mineral interests, with approximately 590,000 acres of fee ownership located principally in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia and almost 219,000 net acres of leasehold interests principally located in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, North Dakota and Texas. These leasehold interests include about 7,000 net mineral acres in the core of the prolific Bakken and Three Forks formations. The other natural resources segment includes sale of wood fiber and management of our recreational leases, and approximately 1.5 million acres of groundwater resources, including a 45% nonparticipating royalty interest in groundwater produced or withdrawn for commercial purposes from approximately 1.4 million acres in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and Alabama and about 20,000 acres of groundwater leases in central Texas.
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.