PHILADELPHIA, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Livent Corporation (NYSE: LTHM) (“Livent” or the “Company”), today announced that it has priced its underwritten public offering of 13,000,000 shares of its common stock, $0.001 par value (“Common Stock”), at a public offering price of $17.50 per share of Common Stock. In addition, Livent granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,950,000 shares of Common Stock. The offering is expected to close on June 15, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
Livent expects to receive net proceeds of approximately $219.4 million (or approximately $ 252.4 million if the underwriters exercise in full their option to purchase additional shares of Common Stock) in the offering, after deducting the underwriters’ discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. Livent intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, including any net proceeds from the underwriters’ exercise of their option to purchase additional shares of Common Stock, primarily for growth capital expenditures, including lithium capacity expansion, and for general corporate purposes and to repay amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters in connection with the offering. BofA Securities, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and SMBC Nikko are also acting as joint book-running managers in connection with the offering. Citizens Capital Markets, Loop Capital Markets and Raymond James are acting as co-managers in connection with the offering. The shares of Common Stock are being offered and sold pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering will be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, which may be obtained free of charge on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or by sending a request to Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing [email protected]; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, telephone: 1-866-803-9204, or by emailing [email protected]. Affiliates of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan, BofA Securities, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and SMBC Nikko are joint book-running managers, Citizens Capital Markets is a co-manager in connection with this offering, and each is a lender under the Company’s revolving credit facility and therefore will receive a portion of the net proceeds of the offering.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any shares of Common Stock or any other security and shall not constitute any offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, purchase or sale is unlawful.
For nearly eight decades, Livent has partnered with its customers to safely and sustainably use lithium to power the world. Livent is one of only a small number of companies with the capability, reputation, and know-how to produce high-quality finished lithium compounds that are helping meet the growing demand for lithium. The company has one of the broadest product portfolios in the industry, powering demand for green energy, modern mobility, the mobile economy, and specialized innovations, including light alloys and lubricants. Livent employs more than 900 people throughout the world and operates manufacturing sites in the United States, England, India, China and Argentina.
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