ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) announced today that it intends to offer and sell, subject to market and other conditions, Series G units, with each Series G unit consisting of one share of common stock, Series K warrants to purchase a certain number of shares of common stock and Series M warrants to purchase a certain number of shares of common stock. The Company is also offering Series H units, in lieu of Series G units, to those purchasers whose purchase of additional Series G units in the offering would result in the purchaser beneficially owning more than 4.99% of the Company’s outstanding common stock following the completion of the offering. The Series H units will consist of pre-funded Series L warrants to purchase one share of common stock, Series K warrants to purchase a certain number of shares of common stock and Series M warrants to purchase a certain number of shares of common stock. The units are to be sold by Gevo subject to market and other conditions in an underwritten public offering.
Gevo currently intends to use 15% of the net proceeds from the offering, excluding any future proceeds from the exercise of the warrants, to pay down a portion of its outstanding 10% convertible senior secured notes due 2017, with the balance to be used to fund working capital and for other general corporate purposes.
In connection with the offering, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. is acting as sole book-running manager. Rodman & Renshaw, a unit of H.C. Wainwright & Co., is acting as co-manager in connection with the offering.
A shelf registration statement relating to the shares of common stock and warrants to be issued in the proposed offering has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is effective. A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus describing the terms of the proposed offering will be filed with the SEC. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the securities being offered may also be obtained from Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Attention: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10004, or by telephone at (212) 667-8563, or by email at EquityProspectus@opco.com. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus will also be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted. Any offer or sale will be made only by means of a prospectus which has or will be filed with the SEC.
Gevo is a renewable technology, chemical products, and next generation biofuels company. Gevo has developed proprietary technology that uses a combination of synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering to focus primarily on the production of isobutanol, as well as related products from renewable feedstocks. Gevo’s strategy is to commercialize biobased alternatives to petroleum-based products to allow for the optimization of fermentation facilities’ assets, with the ultimate goal of maximizing cash flows from the operation of those assets. Gevo produces isobutanol, ethanol and high-value animal feed at its fermentation plant in Luverne, Minnesota. Gevo has also developed technology to produce hydrocarbon products from renewable alcohols. Gevo currently operates a biorefinery in Silsbee, Texas, in collaboration with South Hampton Resources Inc., to produce renewable jet fuel, octane, and ingredients for plastics like polyester. Gevo has a marquee list of partners including The Coca-Cola Company, Toray Industries Inc. and Total SA, among others. Gevo is committed to a sustainable bio-based economy that meets society’s needs for plentiful food and clean air and water.
Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements relate to a variety of matters, including, without limitation, Gevo’s expectations regarding the sale of shares of its common stock and warrants in the proposed public offering, its use of the proceeds from the proposed offering and other statements that are not purely statements of historical fact. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of Gevo and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Gevo undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Although Gevo believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve many risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from what may be expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. For a further discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of Gevo in general, see the risk disclosures in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Gevo for the year ended December 31, 2015, as amended, and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Gevo.
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