Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) and Venator Materials PLC today announced that the previously announced private offering of $375 millionaggregate principal amount of 5 ¾ % Senior Notes due 2025 (the "Notes") of their wholly owned subsidiaries, Venator Finance S.à r.l. and Venator Materials LLC, has been completed.
Proceeds from the offering of Notes were funded into escrow pending the initial public offering of Venator Materials PLC and will then be used to pay related fees and expenses, pay a dividend or repay intercompany debt owed to Huntsman.
Peter Huntsman, President and CEO of Huntsman stated, "This marks a major milestone in the process to separate our Pigments and Additives business. We are pleased to have a portion of the Venator financing already funded in advance of the planned separation."
The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and other applicable securities laws.
This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a sale of, the Notes or any other securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with 2016 revenues of approximately $10 billion. Its chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. The company has more than 100 manufacturing and R&D facilities in approximately 30 countries and employs approximately 15,000 associates within 5 distinct business divisions. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website atwww.Huntsman.com.