ALMELO, Netherlands, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. (NYSE: ST) today announced the commencement of an underwritten public offering of 11,500,000 ordinary shares by an existing shareholder (the "Selling Shareholder") as identified in the prospectus supplement relating to this offering. Sensata Technologies will not receive any proceeds from this offering. The underwriters will offer the ordinary shares from time to time for sale in negotiated transactions or otherwise, at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to such prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices. The last reported sales price of Sensata Technologies' ordinary shares on May 19, 2014 was $43.49 per share.
BofA Merrill Lynch and Citigroup are acting as underwriters of the offering.
In addition, Sensata Technologies announced that it has entered into a share repurchase agreement with the Selling Shareholder pursuant to which it intends to repurchase 4,000,000 of its ordinary shares from the Selling Shareholder concurrently with the closing of the offering. The share repurchase will be effected in a private, non-underwritten transaction at a price per share equal to the price per share being paid by the underwriters to the Selling Shareholder in the offering. The Company expects to fund the repurchase from cash on hand. The closing of the share repurchase is contingent on the closing of the offering. The closing of the offering is not contingent on the closing of the share repurchase.
Sensata Technologies has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents that Sensata Technologies has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Sensata Technologies and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from: BofA Merrill Lynch, Prospectus Department, 222 Broadway, New York, New York 10038, or by emailing email@example.com and from Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by calling (800) 831-9146.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
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About Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., a global industrial technology company, is a leader in the development, manufacture and sale of sensors and controls.
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