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Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. Announces Secondary Offering of Shares of Common Stock

13 Days ago

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: GO) (the “Company”) today announced that certain selling stockholders of the Company, including the selling stockholder affiliated with Hellman & Friedman LLC (the “H&F Investor”), have commenced an underwritten public offering of 13,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to a registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Additionally, the H&F Investor intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,950,000 additional shares of the Company’s common stock.

The Company is not selling any shares of common stock in the offering, will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale and will bear the costs associated with the sale of such shares, other than underwriting discounts and commissions.

The offering is being made through an underwriting group led by BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank Securities, Jefferies, Barclays, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Guggenheim Securities, UBS Investment Bank and Cowen, who are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.  Telsey Advisory Group, Drexel Hamilton and Penserra Securities LLC are acting as co-managers. 

A registration statement on Form S-1, including a prospectus, which is preliminary and subject to completion, relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective.  These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state 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.

The offering of these securities may be made only by means of a prospectus.  Copies of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained by contacting: BofA Merrill Lynch, Attention: Prospectus Department, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001 or by email at dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005, or by emailing at prospectus.CPDG@db.com or by calling at (800) 503-4611; or Jefferies LLC, Attn: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Departments, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, by telephone at 877-821-7388 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com.

About Grocery Outlet
Based in Emeryville, California, Grocery Outlet is a high-growth, extreme value retailer of quality, name-brand consumables and fresh products sold through a network of independently operated stores. Grocery Outlet has more than 300 stores in California, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Idaho and Nevada. Grocery Outlet stores carry an ever-changing assortment of “WOW!” deals, complemented by everyday staple products.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Layla Kasha
510-379-2176
lkasha@cfgo.com

INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT:
Jean Fontana
Jean.Fontana@icrinc.com

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