LyondellBasell's Selling Shareholders Price Offering of Ordinary Shares
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced that affiliates of Apollo Management Holdings L.P. have priced a public offering of 17.5 million ordinary shares of LyondellBasell at a price to the public of $46.94 per share. The net proceeds to Apollo, after deducting discounts and commissions, will be approximately $821.3 million. The offering is expected to close Sept. 7, 2012, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Affiliates of Access Industries, Inc. determined not to participate in the offering.
Goldman, Sachs & Co., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as joint book-runners for the offering. In connection with the offering, Apollo granted them an option to purchase up to an additional 2.625 million ordinary shares.
The ordinary shares were issued pursuant to an effective shelf registration on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the ordinary shares nor shall there be any sale of these shares of ordinary shares in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
The offering of these ordinary shares is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and related prospectus. A copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from http://www.sec.gov/ or from Goldman, Sachs & Co., 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Attention: Prospectus Department, by calling (866) 471-2526, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn.: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, by calling (800) 503-4611, or by e-mailing prospectus.CPDG@db.com; or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10014, or by e-mailing email@example.com.
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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500 Index. LyondellBasell manufactures products at 58 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.
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