US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) (“US Foods”) today announced the pricing of a previously announced underwritten registered secondary offering of 17,425,053 shares of its common stock by KKR Fresh Holdings L.P. (the “Selling Stockholder”), substantially all of which will consist of common stock issuable upon the conversion of 371,044 shares of its Series A Convertible Preferred Stock held by the Selling Stockholder, at a price to the public of $39.90 per share. US Foods will not receive any proceeds from the sale of its common stock by the Selling Stockholder in the offering.
Morgan Stanley is acting as the sole underwriter for the offering.
The offering is expected to close on or about May 26, 2023, subject to customary closing conditions.
In addition, US Foods has agreed to repurchase approximately $150,000,000 of the shares of common stock being offered in the offering at the same per share price to be paid by the underwriter to the Selling Stockholder in the offering, inclusive of underwriting discounts and commissions (the “Concurrent Share Repurchase”). The Concurrent Share Repurchase is conditioned upon the completion of the offering and will close concurrently with the offering. The offering is not conditioned upon the completion of the Concurrent Share Repurchase.
Upon the closing of the offering and the Concurrent Share Repurchase, the Selling Stockholder will no longer own any common stock or Series A Convertible Preferred Stock of US Foods.
The offering is being made only by means of an effective registration statement, a prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus. US Foods has filed a registration statement (including a base prospectus) on Form S-3 and a preliminary prospectus supplement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), for the offering to which this communication relates. The registration statement automatically became effective on May 5, 2021. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement, the prospectus supplement and other documents US Foods has filed with the SEC for more complete information about US Foods and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, a copy of the prospectus supplement relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department.
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 law of any such state or jurisdiction.
About US Foods
With a promise to help its customers Make It, US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 70 broadline locations and more than 85 cash and carry stores, US Foods and its 29,000 associates provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill.
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