AMES, Iowa – May 4, 2021 – Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) (NASDAQ: REGI) announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2028 (the “Notes”) in a private placement pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).
REG estimates that the net proceeds from this offering will be approximately $489 million, after deducting the initial purchasers’ discount and estimated offering expenses payable by REG. REG intends to use the net proceeds to finance or refinance, in part or in full, new and/or existing eligible green projects, including the expansion of REG’s Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery.
The Notes and related guarantees are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act or outside the United States to persons other than “U.S. persons” in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. The offer and sale of the Notes and related guarantees will not be registered under the Securities Act or applicable state securities laws and, unless so registered, the Notes and related guarantees may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.