MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. ("Hilton Worldwide") announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 117,640,624 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $20.00 per share. Hilton Worldwide is offering 64,102,564 of such shares and a selling stockholder is offering 53,538,060 of such shares. The selling stockholder has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 17,646,093 shares at the initial public offering price less the underwriting discount. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on December 12, 2013 under the ticker symbol "HLT." The offering is expected to close on December 17, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
Hilton Worldwide intends to use the net proceeds from the offering and available cash to repay approximately $1.25 billion of term loan borrowings outstanding under its senior secured credit facilities.
Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint bookrunners. Blackstone Capital Markets, Macquarie Capital, Barclays, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, HSBC, RBS, Baird, Credit Agricole CIB, Nomura, Raymond James, RBC Capital Markets, UBS Investment Bank, CastleOak Securities, L.P., Drexel Hamilton, Telsey Advisory Group and Ramirez and Co., Inc. are acting as co-managers.
A registration statement relating to these securities was filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Any offer or sale will be made only by means of a written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement. A copy of the final 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, via telephone: (866) 471-2526 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; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, via telephone: (866) 718-1649 or via email: email@example.com; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, via telephone: (866) 803-9204; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10152, via telephone: 800-326-5897 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
This press release contains a number of forward-looking statements. Words, and variations of words such as "believe," "expect," "plan," "continue," "will," "should," and similar expressions are intended to identify our forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, statements regarding the commencement of trading of Hilton Worldwide's common stock on the NYSE. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, and important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, trading disruptions, suspensions or limits or difficulties in complying with NYSE requirements. For additional information on these and other factors that could affect our forward-looking statements, see our risk factors, as they may be amended from time to time, set forth in our filings with the SEC, including our registration statement on Form S-1, as amended from time to time. We disclaim and do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement in this press release, except as required by applicable law or regulation.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 19 world-class brands comprising more than 7,100 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 123 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 150 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.