Steel & Tube Closes Rights Offer and Commences Shortfall Bookbuild

5 Sep 2018



Steel & Tube Holdings Limited (NZX:STU) advises that its fully underwritten 1 for 1.9 pro rata rights offer,

which closed on 3 September 2018, received strong support from Steel & Tube’s shareholders.


Approximately $42.3 million in new shares (being 40.2 million new shares at a price of $1.05 per share),

were taken up by shareholders under the offer. This represents approximately 70.7% of the new shares

available to eligible shareholders under the rights offer. In addition, applications totalling approximately

$5.6 million were received for additional new shares attributable to rights not taken up.


Chair of Steel & Tube, Susan Paterson, said: “We are focused on the future, with our customers at the

fore. We are making excellent progress strengthening Steel & Tube’s position as New Zealand’s leading

supplier of steel products and solutions; driving earnings improvements; and delivering value for our

shareholders. The funds raised will strengthen our balance sheet and provide us with financial flexibility

to implement our business transformation initiatives and achieve our longer term strategic objectives.”


A shortfall bookbuild will be conducted by First NZ Capital Securities Limited on 5 September 2018.


Shareholders who did not take up their full entitlements, and those ineligible to participate, in the rights

offer will receive a share of any premium achieved (being the amount by which the shortfall bookbuild

price exceeds the application price for new shares of $1.05 per new share), for the rights which they did

not take up. There is no guarantee that the shortfall bookbuild will result in a premium.


The new shares under the rights offer are expected to be allotted on 7 September 2018.


For questions about this Offer, shareholders should consult their broker, solicitor, accountant, financial

adviser, or other professional adviser or call Steel & Tube’s Share Registrar, Computershare, on +64 9

4888 777.




Mark Malpass
Jackie Ellis
Steel & Tube CEO Media and Communications 
Tel: +64 27 777 0327 Tel: +64 27 246 2505 
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