PHOENIX, April 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (the " Company") (Nasdaq:SFM) today announced the closing of the public offering of 17,250,000 shares of common stock, including 2,250,000 shares of common stock issued as a result of the exercise in full of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares, by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (" Apollo"), and certain other stockholders of the Company (collectively, the " Selling Stockholders") at a public offering price of $33.75 per share. The Selling Stockholders received all of the proceeds from the offering. The offering is being made through an underwriting group led by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Credit Suisse, BofA Merrill Lynch, Apollo Global Securities, Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities, UBS Investment Bank, Guggenheim Securities and Wolfe Research Securities. Goldman, Sachs & Co., Credit Suisse and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering and the representatives of the underwriters. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The final prospectus relating to the offering has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and copies may be obtained from: Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Telephone: 866-471-2526, Facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Telephone: 800-221-1037, or by emailing email@example.com; or Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.