Palo Alto Networks Prices 4.8M Share Secondary Offering at $63/Share
Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) announced the pricing of 4,800,000 shares of its common stock at $63.00 per share in a secondary offering. All of the shares will be sold by existing stockholders. In addition, the underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to 720,000 additional shares of common stock from certain of the selling stockholders. As part of the offering, all selling stockholders have entered into lock-up agreements that will extend the initial public offering lock-up period until 135 days after this offering.
Palo Alto Networks will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares in this offering. The primary purposes of the offering are to facilitate an orderly distribution of shares and to increase the company's public float.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. are acting as lead joint book-running managers for the offering, and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., UBS Securities LLC and Raymond James & Associates, Inc. are acting as book-running managers for the offering.
A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on October 17, 2012.