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Valmont Industries, Inc. Announces Sale of $255 Million of Senior Notes

OMAHA, Neb., June 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure development and irrigation equipment and services for agriculture, announced today the sale of $200 million principal amount of its 5.00% senior notes due October 1, 2044 and $55 million principal amount of its 5.25% senior notes due October 1, 2054. The Company previously issued $250 million aggregate principal amount of the 2044 notes and $250 million aggregate principal amount of the 2054 notes. 

The Company pays interest on the notes semi-annually on April 1 and October 1 of each year. The notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by the same Company subsidiaries that guarantee its revolving credit facility. The Company intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including to finance the redemption of a portion or all of its $250.2 million outstanding 6.625% senior notes due 2020 at the make-whole redemption price required by the 2020 notes.

The offering is expected to close on June 19, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

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 an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, BofA Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are acting as the book-running managers for the offering.

The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").  A prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus describing the terms of this offering will be filed with the SEC.  Copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained at no cost by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC can arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at 1-212-834-4533.

About Valmont

Valmont is a global leader, designing and manufacturing engineered products that support global infrastructure development and agricultural productivity. Its products for infrastructure serve highway, transportation, wireless communication, electric transmission, and industrial construction and energy markets. Its irrigation equipment for large scale agriculture improves farm productivity while conserving fresh water resources. In addition, Valmont provides coatings services that protect against corrosion and improve the service lives of steel and other metal products.

This release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that management has made in light of experience in the industries in which Valmont operates, as well as management's perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate under the circumstances. As you read and consider this release, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond Valmont's control) and assumptions. Although management believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect Valmont's actual financial results and cause them to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. These factors include among other things, risk factors described from time to time in Valmont's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as future economic and market circumstances, industry conditions, company performance and financial results, operating efficiencies, availability and price of raw material, availability and market acceptance of new products, product pricing, domestic and international competitive environments, and actions and policy changes of domestic and foreign governments. The Company cautions that any forward-looking statement included in this press release is made as of the date of this press release and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement.

 

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