NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ:IEP) (“Icahn Enterprises”) announced today that the board of directors of its general partner approved a rights offering to raise proceeds of approximately $600 million. The purposes of the rights offering are: (i) to enhance Icahn Enterprises’ depositary unit holder equity; (ii) to endeavor to improve Icahn Enterprises’ credit ratings; and (iii) to raise equity capital to be used for general partnership purposes.
Pursuant to the rights offering, Icahn Enterprises will distribute freely-tradable rights pro rata to holders of record of Icahn Enterprises’ depositary units as of the close of business on the record date to be established for the rights offering. Each whole right will entitle the holder to acquire a newly-issued depositary unit of Icahn Enterprises for an exercise price to be established for the rights offering. In addition, holders of rights will be entitled to subscribe for additional depositary units that remain unsubscribed as a result of any unexercised subscription rights.
Carl C. Icahn, who beneficially owns approximately 89.89% of the company's outstanding depositary units, has informed the company that certain of his affiliates intend to exercise fully all basic subscription rights and over-subscription rights allocated to them in the rights offering.
The rights offering will be made pursuant to Icahn Enterprises’ effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Reg. No. 333-213563) on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) that registers the depositary units and the rights, and a prospectus supplement to be filed with the SEC prior to the commencement of the rights offering. The prospectus supplement will contain important information about the rights offering and Icahn Enterprises, including the record date, the exercise price, the date of distribution of the rights and the expiration date of the rights offering. Holders of subscription rights are urged to read the prospectus supplement carefully, when available, copies of which will be filed with the SEC or may be available from the information agent for the rights offering, before exercising their rights and investing. There can be no assurance that the rights offering will be consummated or that Icahn Enterprises will receive the expected proceeds in the rights offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. Any securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
About Icahn Enterprises L.P.
Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ:IEP), a master limited partnership, is a diversified holding company engaged in ten primary business segments: Investment, Automotive, Energy, Metals, Railcar, Gaming, Mining, Food Packaging, Real Estate and Home Fashion.
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