PR – Evergreen Solar, Inc., a manufacturer of solar power products with its proprietary, low-cost String Ribbon(TM) wafer technology, priced its previously announced public offering of common stock at $9.50 per share.
The number of shares of common stock to be sold in the offering has been reduced from 20,000,000, as previously announced, to 16,000,000, reflecting the company’s desire to lessen the dilutive impact of the offering in light of market conditions.
The offering will result in gross proceeds of $152.0 million and net proceeds, after deducting underwriting commissions and other offering expenses, of approximately $144.6 million to Evergreen Solar. Evergreen Solar also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,400,000 shares of its common stock. The offering is expected to close on or about February 15, 2008.
Evergreen Solar expects to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with funds it expects to raise by way of future debt financing and its operating activities, (i) to complete phase I of its new manufacturing facility in Devens, Massachusetts, (ii) to plan, construct and equip phase II of the Devens manufacturing facility and (iii) for general corporate purposes, including purchases or prepayments for raw materials, including polysilicon, and working capital.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. is acting as sole book-runner and Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Pacific Growth Equities, LLC, Simmons & Company International and ThinkEquity Partners LLC are acting as co-managers. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., 100 Plaza One, Floor 2, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311-3901, or by telephone toll free at 1-800-503-4611, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The shelf registration statement for this public offering automatically became effective upon filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 4, 2008. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy shares of common stock, nor shall there by 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.