FCA Announces Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Ferrari Shares
OREANDA-NEWS. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU/MI: FCA) ("FCA") and its subsidiary Ferrari N.V. (NYSE: RACE) (“Ferrari”) announced today that the underwriters in Ferrari’s initial public offering have exercised in full the option to purchase 1,717,150 common shares of Ferrari from FCA at the initial public offering price of $52 per share less underwriting discounts. With the exercise of this option, the total offering will consist of 18,892,150 Ferrari shares and gross proceeds to FCA of $982.4 million.
The common shares of Ferrari began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on October 21, 2015 under the symbol “RACE” and the offering is expected to settle on October 26, 2015. Following completion of the offering, FCA expects to distribute its remaining ownership interest in Ferrari to FCA shareholders at the beginning of 2016.
UBS Investment Bank is acting as Global Coordinator for the offering. UBS Investment Bank and BofA Merrill Lynch are serving as bookrunners and representatives of the underwriters for the offering. Allen & Company LLC, Banco Santander, BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan and Mediobanca are also acting as bookrunners for the offering.
A registration statement has been filed with, and declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Ferrari is among the world’s leading luxury brands focused on the design, engineering, production and sale of the world’s most recognizable luxury performance sports cars. Ferrari brand symbolizes, exclusivity, innovation, state-of-the-art sporting performance and Italian design. Its history and the image enjoyed by its cars are closely associated with its Formula 1 racing team, Scuderia Ferrari, the most successful team in Formula 1 history. From the inaugural year of Formula 1 in 1950 through the present, Scuderia Ferrari has won 224 Grand Prix races, 16 Constructor World titles and 15 Drivers’ World titles, including most recently the Constructor World title in 2008. Ferrari designs, engineers and produces its cars in Maranello, Italy, and sells them in over 60 markets worldwide.