Griffon Corporation Announces Closing of Senior Notes Offering and Early Settlement of Tender Offer
The 2028 Notes are senior unsecured obligations of Griffon and are guaranteed by certain of its domestic subsidiaries. The 2028 Notes and related guarantees were offered in a private placement solely to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or outside
Griffon used a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of the 2028 Notes to repurchase
This press release does not constitute an offer to purchase the 2022 Notes. The Tender Offer is made solely pursuant to the Offer to Purchase. The Tender Offer is not being made to holders of 2022 Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. Holders are urged to read the Offer to Purchase and related documents carefully before making any decision with respect to the Tender Offer. Holders of 2022 Notes must make their own decisions as to whether to tender their 2022 Notes. Neither Griffon, the Dealer Manager, nor the Tender Agent and Information Agent makes any recommendations as to whether holders should tender their 2022 Notes pursuant to the Tender Offer, and no one has been authorized to make such a recommendation.
Griffon is a diversified management and holding company that conducts business through wholly-owned subsidiaries. Griffon oversees the operations of its subsidiaries, allocates resources among them and manages their capital structures. Griffon provides direction and assistance to its subsidiaries in connection with acquisition and growth opportunities as well as in connection with divestitures. In order to further diversify, Griffon also seeks out, evaluates and, when appropriate, will acquire additional businesses that offer potentially attractive returns on capital.
Griffon currently conducts its operations through three reportable segments:
Consumer and Professional Products (“CPP”) conducts its operations through
AMES. Founded in 1774, AMESis the leading North American manufacturer and a global provider of branded consumer and professional tools and products for home storage and organization, landscaping, and enhancing outdoor lifestyles. CPP sells products globally through a portfolio of leading brands including True Temper, AMES, and ClosetMaid.
Home and Building Products conducts its operations through Clopay. Founded in 1964, Clopay is the largest manufacturer and marketer of garage doors and rolling steel doors in
North America. Residential and commercial sectional garage doors are sold through professional dealers and leading home center retail chains throughout North Americaunder the brands Clopay, Ideal, and Holmes. Rolling steel door and grille products designed for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail use are sold under the CornellCookson brand.
Defense Electronics conducts its operations through
Telephonics Corporation, founded in 1933, a globally recognized leading provider of highly sophisticated intelligence, surveillance and communications solutions for defense, aerospace and commercial customers.
For more information on Griffon and its operating subsidiaries, please see the Company’s website at www.griffon.com.
This communication contains forward-looking statements that may state Griffon’s or its management’s intentions, beliefs, expectations or predictions for the future. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and typically can be identified by the use of words such as “intend,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “forecast,” “plan,” “believe” and similar terms. Although Griffon believes that its expectations are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct, and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated above include, among others, risks and uncertainties related to the capital markets generally, the anticipated use of proceeds in the 2028 Notes offering, and other factors detailed in filings made by Griffon with the
Brian G. Harris
Chief Financial Officer
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