DENVER, Nov. 20, 2019 – — Gates Industrial Corporation plc (NYSE: GTES, “Gates”) announced today that its indirect subsidiaries Gates Global LLC and Gates Corporation (the “Issuers” and, together with Gates, the “Company”) intend to offer $568.0 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2026 (the “notes”). The Company intends to use the proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand, to redeem all $568.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.000% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “2022 Notes”) and to pay fees and expenses incurred in connection with the offering and the redemption of the 2022 Notes.
The notes to be offered have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The notes will be offered by the initial purchasers only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act and non-U.S. persons in transactions outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.
This press release is being issued pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act, and it is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.
Gates is a global manufacturer of innovative, highly engineered power transmission and fluid power solutions. Gates offers a broad portfolio of products to diverse replacement channel customers, and to original equipment manufacturers as specified components. Gates participates in many sectors of the industrial and consumer markets. Our products play essential roles in a diverse range of applications across a wide variety of end markets ranging from harsh and hazardous industries such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing and energy, to everyday consumer applications such as printers, power washers, automatic doors and vacuum cleaners and virtually every form of transportation. Our products are sold in more than 120 countries across our four commercial regions: the Americas; Europe, Middle East & Africa; Greater China; and East Asia & India.
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