Kratos Defense (KTOS) Prices 16.67M Share Offering at $18/sh

February 22, 2024 7:48 PM EST

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (“Kratos”) (NASDAQ: KTOS), a Technology Company in the Defense, National Security and Global Markets, today announced the pricing of an underwritten offering of 16,666,667 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $18.00 per share pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The net proceeds to Kratos from the offering, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions, are expected to be approximately $288 million. Kratos has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,500,000 shares of common stock. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Kratos. The offering is expected to close on February 27, 2024, subject to customary closing conditions.

Kratos expects to use the net proceeds to facilitate its long-term strategy, including potential investment in facilities, expanding manufacturing capacity, anticipated capital expenditures for expansion of current sole-source/single award programs and high probability pipeline opportunities, further strengthen the Company’s balance sheet in anticipation of upcoming customer and partner decisions and source selection on additional large, new program and contract opportunities, for general corporate purposes, including paydown of debt, and to pay fees and expenses in connection with the offering.

Baird, RBC Capital Markets, and Truist Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. B. Riley Securities and Raymond James are acting as passive book-runners for the offering. The Benchmark Company and Noble Capital Markets are acting as co-managers for the offering.

The securities described above are being offered pursuant to an automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3ASR (File No. 333-277222) that was previously filed by Kratos with the SEC and automatically became effective upon filing on February 21, 2024. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. The preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus describing the terms of the offering have been filed with the SEC and a final prospectus supplement will be filed with the SEC. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, from Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, 777 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, by telephone at (800) 792-2473, or by email at [email protected], RBC Capital Markets, LLC, 200 Vesey Street, New York, New York 10281, by telephone at (877) 822-4089, or by email at [email protected], Truist Securities, Inc., 3333 Peachtree Road NE, 9th Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, by telephone at (800) 685-4786, or by email at [email protected], B. Riley Securities, Inc., 1300 17th Street North, Suite 1300, Arlington, VA 22209, by telephone at (703) 312-9580, or by email at [email protected], Raymond James & Associates, Inc., 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, by telephone at (800) 248-8863, or by email at [email protected], The Benchmark Company, LLC, 150 East 58th St., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10155, by telephone at (212) 312-6700, or by email at [email protected] and Noble Capital Markets, Inc., 150 East Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 110, Boca Raton, FL 33432, by telephone at (561) 998-5483, or by email at [email protected]. Electronic copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus will also be available on the SEC’s website at

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