Abengoa announces pricing of the initial public offering of Abengoa Yield plc.
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Abengoa Yield plc (NASDAQ: ABY), ("Abengoa Yield"), has priced an initial public offering of 24,850,000 of its ordinary shares at a price of $29 per share for total gross proceeds of approximately $720 million. The underwriters of the offering have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,727,500 ordinary shares from an affiliate of Abengoa, S.A. The offering is scheduled to close on June 18, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
The shares are expected to begin trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "ABY" on June 13, 2014.
Abengoa Yield is a dividend growth-oriented company formed to serve as the primary vehicle through which Abengoa will own, manage and acquire renewable energy, conventional power and electric transmission lines and other contracted revenue-generating assets, initially focused on North America and South America, as well as Europe.
Citigroup and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as global coordinators of the Offering. Canaccord Genuity, HSBC, RBC Capital Markets and Banco Santander are acting as joint bookrunners.
The offering has been made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus related to the Offering may be obtained without charge by mail from the offices of Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 (Tel: 800-831-9146) or BofA Merrill Lynch, at 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by emailing email@example.com.
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