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Blue Buffalo Files Registration Statement for Proposed Secondary Offering

WILTON, Conn., May 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:BUFF) (“Blue Buffalo”) today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) relating to the proposed secondary offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock by certain selling stockholders named in the registration statement. The underwriters will have a 30-day option from the date of the offering to purchase up to an additional 3,750,000 shares of common stock from the selling stockholders.

Blue Buffalo is not offering any shares of common stock in the proposed offering and will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares in the proposed offering.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.

A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to the proposed offering has been filed with the Commission but has not yet become effective. The shares to be registered may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. 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.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the prospectus related to the offering may be obtained by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at 866-803-9204; or Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, or by telephone at (800) 831-9146.

About Blue Buffalo

Blue Buffalo, based in Wilton, CT, is a natural pet products company that makes natural foods and treats for dogs and cats under the BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics, BLUE Freedom and BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet lines, and cat litter under the BLUE Naturally Fresh line.

Forward Looking Statements

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Blue Buffalo’s current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global, regional or local economic, business, competitive, market, regulatory and other factors, many of which are beyond Blue Buffalo’s control. Any forward-looking statement in this release speaks only as of the date of this release. Blue Buffalo undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by any applicable securities laws.

Michael Nathenson EVP & CFO 203-665-3400 investors@bluebuff.com

Source:Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc.