Platform Specialty Products (PAH) Launches $350M Common Stock Offering

September 15, 2016 6:32 AM EDT

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Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE: PAH) announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of $350 million of shares of its common stock. In connection with the offering, Platform intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional shares of its common stock. All of the shares of common stock to be sold in the offering are to be sold by Platform.

Platform intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including, but not limited to, the alternative settlement of certain obligations relating to Platform’s shares of Series B convertible preferred stock. The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the size or terms of the offering.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and UBS Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.

A shelf registration statement on Form S-3 relating to the shares of common stock being sold in the offering was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on July 12, 2016, and declared effective by the SEC on July 26, 2016. The offering of the shares of common stock is being made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, copies of which, when filed, may be obtained on the SEC’s website located at When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus related to the offering may also be obtained from Credit Suisse at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, telephone: 1-800-221-1037, email: The final terms of the offering will be disclosed in a final prospectus supplement to be filed with the SEC.

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