Peak Resorts Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering

WILDWOOD, Mo., Dec. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Peak Resorts, Inc. (Nasdaq:SKIS), a leading owner and operator of high-quality, individually branded ski resorts in the U.S., today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $9.00 per share. All of the shares were offered by the company. The underwriters also have been granted a 45-day over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 shares from the company on the same terms and conditions. The shares began trading on the NASDAQ Global Market on November 21, 2014, under the ticker symbol "SKIS."

The offering raised net proceeds of approximately $82 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. The company intends to use the funds primarily to reduce outstanding debt with the remainder available for working capital and general corporate purposes, including future acquisitions.

FBR and Stifel served as active joint book-runners for the offering. Baird also served as a book-runner for the offering. Janney Montgomery Scott and Oppenheimer were co-managers for the offering.

The registration statement for the company relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 20, 2014. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, and there shall not 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.

This offering was made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained from FBR Capital Markets & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 1300 17th Street North, Suite 1400, Arlington, VA 22209, via telephone at (800) 846-5050 or email at; and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attention: Syndicate Department, One South Street, 15th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, via telephone at (855) 300-7136 or email at

About Peak Resorts: Headquartered in Missouri, Peak Resorts is a leading owner and operator of high-quality, individually branded ski resorts in the U.S. The company currently operates 13 ski resorts primarily located in the Northeast and Midwest, 12 of which are company owned. Four of the company's resorts have opened for the 2014-2015 ski season.

The majority of the resorts are located within 100 miles of major metropolitan markets, including New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland and St. Louis, enabling day and overnight drive accessibility. The resorts under the company's umbrella offer a breadth of activities, services and amenities, including skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, tubing, dining, lodging, equipment rentals and sales, ski and snowboard instruction and mountain biking and other summer activities.

Forward Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the future outlook and performance of Peak Resorts, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risk factors that could affect the company's ability to consummate the offering and other risks and uncertainties that are contained in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Peak Resorts undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: Heather Wietzel 616-233-0500 InvestorRelations@PeakResorts.comSource:Peak Resorts, Inc