GILLETTE, Wyo.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) (“CPE Inc.”) announced that it has commenced a registered underwritten public offering of 13,500,000 shares of its common stock. CPE Inc. intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase 2,000,000 additional shares of common stock. CPE Inc. intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the full redemption of its outstanding 8.50% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “2019 Notes”), plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date, with any remaining proceeds to be used for general corporate purposes.
Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan and Jefferies are acting as joint book-running managers. The offering will be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the underwriters will arrange to send you the preliminary prospectus supplement and related base prospectus if you request them by contacting Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at Eleven Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Attention: Prospectus Department or by calling (800) 221-1037; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions or by calling 1-866-803-9204; and Jefferies LLC at 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department or by calling (877) 547-6340 or by emailing Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy shares of common stock or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of shares of common stock or any other 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. A shelf registration statement relating to the securities has been filed with the SEC and was declared effective on December 20, 2016. The offering and sale of common stock will be made pursuant to this effective shelf registration statement.
About Cloud Peak Energy®
Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) is headquartered in Wyoming and is one of the largest U.S. coal producers and the only pure-play Powder River Basin (“PRB”) coal company. As one of the safest coal producers in the nation, Cloud Peak Energy mines low sulfur, subbituminous coal and provides logistics supply services. The Company owns and operates three surface coal mines in the PRB, the lowest cost major coal producing region in the nation. The Antelope and Cordero Rojo mines are located in Wyoming and the Spring Creek Mine is located in Montana. In 2016, Cloud Peak Energy shipped approximately 59 million tons from its three mines to customers located throughout the U.S. and around the world. Cloud Peak Energy also owns rights to substantial undeveloped coal and complimentary surface assets in the Northern PRB, further building the Company’s long-term position to serve Asian export and domestic customers. With approximately 1,300 total employees, the Company is widely recognized for its exemplary performance in its safety and environmental programs. Cloud Peak Energy is a sustainable fuel supplier for approximately three percent of the nation’s electricity.
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