ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP. (NYSE:AIN) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 30, 2019, Albany International Corp. (the Company) entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and BofA Securities, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule 1 thereto (the Underwriters), and Standish Family Holdings, LLC and J.S. Standish Company (together, the Selling Stockholders). to the Underwriting Agreement, the Selling Stockholders agreed to sell to the Underwriters, and the Underwriters agreed to purchase from the Selling Stockholders, subject to and upon the terms and conditions set forth therein, 1,405,217 shares of the Companys Class A Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the Class A Common Stock), to be issued upon conversion of an equal number of shares of the Companys Class B common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the Class B Common Stock), at a price per share of $64.668 (the Transaction).
In addition, Standish Family Holdings, LLC granted the Underwriters an option to purchase at any time within 30 days of the date of the prospectus supplement related to the Transaction, in whole or in part, up to 210,783 additional shares of Class A Common Stock to be issued upon conversion of an equal number of shares of Class B Common Stock at a price per share of $64.668 (the Option to Purchase). On May 31, 2019, the Underwriters exercised the Option to Purchase in full.
As of May 8, 2019, the Selling Stockholders and related persons (including Christine L. Standish, a director of the Company, and John C. Standish) held in the aggregate shares of the Companys common stock entitling them to cast approximately 52.7 percent of the combined votes entitled to be cast by all stockholders of the Company. Ms. Standish and Lee C. Wortham are directors of the Company and are executive officers and board members of J.S. Standish Company.
The Underwriting Agreement includes representations, warranties and covenants by each of the Company, the Underwriters and the Selling Stockholders customary for agreements of this nature. It also provides for customary indemnification by each of the Company, the Underwriters and the Selling Stockholders against certain liabilities arising out of, or in connection with, the sale of the shares of Class A Common Stock and customary contribution provisions in respect of those liabilities. The sale of the shares of Class A Common Stock in connection with the Transaction and the exercise of the Option to Purchase closed on June 4, 2019.
From time to time, the Underwriters and/or their affiliates may provide investment banking services to the Company. For example, under the Companys $685 million unsecured revolving credit facility, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., an affiliate of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, acts as administrative agent and co-lead arranger and joint bookrunner, and an affiliate of BofA Securities, Inc. acts as co-syndication agent and co-lead arranger and joint bookrunner.
The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement is a summary and is not meant to be a complete description of this agreement. This description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the detailed provisions of the Underwriting Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 1.1, and incorporated by reference into this Current Report on Form 8-K and the Companys registration statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-231776).
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On May 30, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the pricing of the Transaction at a price to the public of $68.00 per share of Class A Common Stock. On June 4, 2019, the Company issued a press release announcing the closing of the Transaction and the exercise of the Option to Purchase. The Companys press releases, dated May 30, 2019 and June 4, 2019, are filed herewith as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2 and are incorporated by reference herein.