Univar Inc. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. The total number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. The proposed offering is expected to commence subject to the review process of the SEC, and subject to market and other conditions.

Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and BofA Merrill Lynch are serving as the lead book-running managers. Barclays, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, Jefferies and Morgan Stanley are also serving as book-running managers.  The offering of common stock will be made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from:  Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005, via telephone: 1-800-503-4611 or via email: prospectus.cpdg@db.com; Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, or by telephone at 1-866-471-2526, or by facsimile at 1-212-902-9316 or by email at prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; or BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, New York 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by email at dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. 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.

About Univar Inc.

Founded in 1924, Univar is a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services. Univar sources from over 8,800 producers worldwide and provides its customer base, made up of 133,000 customers, with a full portfolio of specialty products. Univar operates a network of over 700 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements," including with respect to the proposed initial public offering, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond our control. We caution you that the forward-looking information presented in this press release is not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking information contained in this press release. In addition, forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "plan," "seek," "comfortable with," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. Any forward-looking information presented herein is made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

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SOURCE Univar Inc.



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