Forestar Group Inc. ("Forestar") (NYSE: FOR) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Forestar (USA) Real Estate Group Inc. ("Forestar USA"), priced its previously announced offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 8.500% senior secured notes due 2022 (the "Secured Notes"). Subject to customary closing conditions, the sale of the notes is expected to close on or about May 12, 2014. The Secured Notes will be unsubordinated obligations of Forestar USA and will be guaranteed by Forestar and each of Forestar USA's existing and future U.S. subsidiaries that guarantee its senior secured credit facility, subject to certain exceptions. The Secured Notes and related guarantees will be secured by a second priority lien on Forestar USA's and the guarantors' existing and future assets, including pledges of Forestar USA's equity interests and the equity interests of certain of its subsidiaries, that also secure its senior secured credit facility. Forestar intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay and retire all of the amounts outstanding under the term loan portion of its senior secured credit facility and to use the remaining proceeds for general corporate purposes, which may include investments in strategic growth opportunities. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy the Secured Notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which, or to any person to whom, such an offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. Any offers of the Secured Notes will be made only by means of a private offering circular to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A and to persons outside of the United States under Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The Secured Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
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.