SECAUCUS, N.J., April 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freshpet, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRPT) ("Freshpet" or the "Company") today announced that it has commenced a proposed public offering of 5,313,351 shares of its common stock held by certain of the Company's stockholders. The underwriters will have the option to purchase up to an additional 797,002 shares of common stock from certain of the selling stockholders. The Company will not issue shares in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares by selling stockholders in this offering. The offering is subject to market and other conditions.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, the lead book-running managers in the Company's recent initial public offering, are waiving a lock-up restriction with respect to shares of the Company's common stock held by certain of the selling stockholders in the offering, including certain directors and officers of the Company.
This offering will be made only by means of a prospectus forming a part of the registration statement filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). When available, copies of the prospectus may be obtained by contacting: Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, phone: 866-471-2526, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, phone: 800-221-1037, email: email@example.com.
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 when the registration statement becomes effective. Copies of the registration statement can be accessed through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. 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.
Freshpet has a single-minded mission – to bring the power of fresh, natural food to dogs and cats. We are committed to doing so in ways that are good for pets, for the people who love them, and for the planet we live on. That's why all Freshpet recipes are thoughtfully prepared in the Freshpet Kitchens in Bethlehem, PA, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.