|By Business Wire||
|March 24, 2014 05:04 PM EDT||
CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) announced today the commencement of an offering to sell 17,500,000 shares of its common stock by an affiliate of The Carlyle Group (the “selling stockholder”). The offering is being made pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The selling stockholder has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,625,000 shares of CommScope’s common stock. CommScope will not receive any of the proceeds from the offering of shares by the selling stockholder.
J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank Securities and BofA Merrill Lynch are lead book-running managers for the proposed secondary offering. Additional book-running managers are Barclays Capital Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Jefferies, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, RBC Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Securities. Co-Managers are Allen & Company LLC, Evercore, Raymond James, Mizuho Securities, SMBC Nikko and Drexel Hamilton.
Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the proposed secondary offering may be obtained from J.P. Morgan, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, telephone: 1-866-803-9204; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Department, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005, telephone: 800-503-4611 or email: [email protected]; and BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, New York, 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department or email: [email protected].
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 offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
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