ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BXC), a leading distributor of building products in North America, announced today that it has set the terms for its previously announced $40 million rights offering.
Under the terms of the rights offering, the Company is distributing, at no charge, to the holders of its common stock as of 5:00 p.m. New York City time on March 4, 2013, one non-transferable subscription right for each share of the Company's common stock then owned. Each subscription right will entitle the holder to purchase 0.35845026 of a share of common stock at the subscription price of $1.75 per whole share. Assuming the rights offering is fully subscribed, the Company expects to issue an aggregate of 22,857,142 new shares of common stock in the rights offering. The Company expects to utilize the estimated net proceeds of the rights offering of approximately $38.8 million to repay indebtedness under its U.S. revolving credit facility.
The rights offering also includes an over-subscription privilege, which entitles a stockholder who exercises all of its basic subscription rights in full the right to purchase additional shares of common stock that remain unsubscribed at the expiration of the rights offering, subject to the availability and pro rata allocation of shares among persons exercising this over-subscription privilege.
The Company also announced that the mailing of offering materials to stockholders is expected to begin on March 5, 2013 and that the subscription period will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 27, 2013, unless extended.
Cerberus ABP Investor LLC ("Cerberus"), the Company's majority shareholder, has indicated that it intends to exercise all of the rights issued to it and to subscribe for the maximum additional shares pursuant to the over-subscription privilege that it would be entitled to purchase. However, such indication is not binding, and Cerberus is not legally obligated to do so.
This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any offer or sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 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. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus which is a part of the registration statement. A copy of the prospectus may be obtained from the information agent, Eagle Rock Proxy Advisors, LLC at (855) 612-6975.
About BlueLinx Holdings Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx Holdings Inc., operating through its wholly owned subsidiary BlueLinx Corporation, is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing approximately 1,900 people, BlueLinx offers greater than 10,000 products from over 750 suppliers to service approximately 11,500 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The Company operates its distribution business from sales centers in Atlanta and Denver, and its network of approximately 56 distribution centers. BlueLinx is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXC.
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to the expected timing and completion of the rights offering. All of these forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by our management that, although believed by BlueLinx to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors outside of BlueLinx' control that may cause its business, strategy or actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties may include, among other things: completion of the proposed rights offering, changes in the supply and/or demand for products that it distributes, especially as a result of conditions in the residential housing market; general economic and business conditions in the United States; the activities of competitors; changes in significant operating expenses; changes in the availability of capital, including the availability of residential mortgages; the ability to identify acquisition opportunities and effectively and cost-efficiently integrate acquisitions; adverse weather patterns or conditions; acts of war or terrorist activities; variations in the performance of the financial markets; and other factors described under "Risk Factors" in the Company's preliminary prospectus included as part of the Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed by the Company in connection with this offering and in its periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. BlueLinx undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events, changes in expectation or otherwise, except as required by law.
CONTACT: Doug Goforth, CFO & Treasurer BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (770) 953-7505 Investor Relations: Maryon Davis, Director Finance & IR (770) 221-2666