Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. announced the pricing of a secondary offering of 90,000,000 shares of Hilton Worldwide common stock by certain selling stockholders affiliated with The Blackstone Group L.P. at a price to the public of $22.50 per share. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 13,500,000 shares of common stock from the selling stockholders. The offering is expected to close on June 27, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
Hilton Worldwide did not offer any shares of common stock in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares in this offering. In addition, none of Hilton Worldwide’s officers or directors sold any shares of common stock beneficially owned by them in the offering.
Deutsche Bank Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley are serving as representatives of the underwriters and joint book-running managers for the offering. J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo Securities are also acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Credit Agricole CIB, HSBC, Macquarie Capital, Barclays, Nomura, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, RBS Securities Inc., Baird, Raymond James, RBC Capital Markets, UBS Investment Bank, CastleOak Securities, L.P., Drexel Hamilton, Telsey Advisory Group and Ramirez & Co., Inc. are acting as co-managers.
The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained, when available, from: Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, via telephone: 1-800-503-4611 or via email: email@example.com; BofA Merrill Lynch, Attention: Prospectus Department, 222 Broadway, New York, New York 10038, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org; and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014.
A registration statement relating to the securities was filed with, and declared effective by, the SEC. 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.
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The Company’s portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The Company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.
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